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Full-time User Experience (UX) Lead at Hi Interactive

at Hi Interactive in Portugal

As a User Experience (UX) Lead at Hi Interactive, you will help define and drive the future of design on our team. You identify and set product strategy, envision complex UX ecosystems and inspire teams to push the boundaries of what’s possible. You possess a clear vision of the future of user experience and have the courage to pursue forward-thinking design.

In this role, you will apply your passion for user centered design to guide research and design processes, mentor talented members of your team, and collaborate with leaders of other teams to create innovative experiences.
You are a great design team leader, manager, systems-level design thinker and visionary - with an outstanding intuition - who will provide leadership and direction for a team of designers and researchers. You have a sense for clean design and are committed to creating elegantly simple user experiences from otherwise complex workflows. You also take time to understand performance side of design, and also the business aspects of the products.

- Deliver a UX vision, along with a plan for evolutionary, iterative updates, that actualize the larger vision over time.
- Build strong relationships and operating rhythms with leaders inside and outside his/her core product team to efficiently implement user experiences that are cohesive, inclusive and well-informed.
- Implement culture and principles within the group, while setting new standards in executional and operational excellence.
- Advocate users in a multidisciplinary team, imparting day-to-day design leadership that fosters a shared understanding of the user-centric intersection between design, content, business and engineering.
- End-to-end project management
- Scope project requirements and prepare budget
- Develop a detailed project plan and monitor progress
- Collaborate with internal teams to design, develop and implement digital projects
- Deliver projects on time ensuring quality standards are met
- Communicate with the team and ensure all members are on board with delegated tasks
- Highlight potential risks or malfunctions and act proactively to resolve issues
- Seek opportunities for improvement and suggest new projects
- Actively collaborate with team mates and other colleagues for the continuous improvement of the practices of the organization
- Ability to understand client problems and needs and to reconcile UX with the clients’ business goals

Minimum Qualifications:
- An available portfolio demonstrating conceptual thinking and creative problem solving.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience as user experience designer,
- Fluency in best practices for interaction design, user-centered design process, as well as strong knowledge of user experience principles and techniques.
- Experience creating prototypes and highly detailed wireframes for complex user flows in web applications.
- Fluency with user interface patterns for desktop and mobile experiences.
- Experience working in a tight design cycle and collaborating with the development team for design implementation.
- Proven work experience as a digital project manager
- Hands-on experience with project management software.
- Excellent organization and time management skills
- Communication and team management skills
- Flexibility and open-mind
- Empathy
- Team builder

Preferred qualifications:
- 2 years of experience in managing or leading design teams.
- Experience working across organizational boundaries to define, manage and prioritize work, with a collaborative and innovative approach.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts clearly across different audiences and varying levels of the organization.
- Excellent presentation and analytical skills.
- Experience in other user interface roles, such as interaction design, information architecture, front-end engineering or similar.
- Fluent English
- Geographical and functional mobility
- You are both a talented thinker and a doer. You may not still be the very best at what you do, but you are among the best. You ambition to get better everyday all life long and for you the sky's the only limit.

What we offer:
- Young, energetic and inclusive organization with great plans for the future.
- An organization that values the reconciliation of professional and personal lifes
- Competitive package.
- Opportunity to grow in a stimulating, open and flexible work environment.

What we are:
- One of the leading digital services company in Portugal.
- Creative and forward thinking organization.
- Excellent brand reputation.
- Portfolio of outstanding projects developed for top clients, both nationally and internationally.

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Published on 18-01-2018