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Product Design UX Director
Edina, Minnesota  |  Onsite
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Applied on August 1, 2021
Job Id #49111 Posted July 19, 2021

Job Summary: Our client makes software that celebrates people. Our peer recognition platforms are used by millions of users in countries around the world. We are seeking a seasoned Design/UX leader to grow & shape the product Design practice and to help ensure an outstanding user experience in both our customer-facing and internal-facing software products. This role is a hands-on lead of a small Design/UX team, advocating for users, defining and evangelizing best practices within the product team, leading another designer and contributing to hands-on design.

Education/Experience Required:
•    8+ years of design and user experience for web and mobile applications
•    Experienced in both visual design and product user experience
•    A portfolio of your work – either accessible online or submitted electronically – that illustrates your approach to design and usability
•    Experience leading a small team (1-4).

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: You are possessed of a desire to create outstanding experiences for customers and internal users. You are a champion of new ideas and an early experimenter with new technologies and design trends. Also, you have:
•    An understanding of user-centered design and Design Thinking
•    Experience designing software products for web and mobile
•    Experience providing vision and work direction to UX designers
•    Able to influence and guide leaders within the organization to embrace and support your vision and plan
•    An understanding of usability heuristics
•    Experience building wireframes and functional prototypes for web and mobile
•    Experience building and working with design libraries
•    Fluency in modern UX design applications, particularly Figma and Sketch
•    Familiarity with composing and interpreting agile user stories
•    Understanding of the capabilities and limitations of HTML/CSS/JS
•    Understanding of accessibility and internationalization best practices
•    Experience conducting usability testing

Roles & Responsibilities
(the “deliverables” in the position): 
•    Set the vision for Product UX Design
•    Articulate the vision, define desired roles and staffing, execute the vision
•    Meet with stakeholders, SMEs, users, and product owners to assess user needs
•    Interpret business needs and translate them into user stories
•    Identify design problems in current software and devise elegant solutions
•    Create user flows and task flows
•    Design wireframes and prototypes
•    Iterate rapidly and collect feedback from the Product Team
•    Present your work and explain your design decisions
•    Conduct usability tests
•    Provide UX guidance to development teams
•    Maintain, expand, and adapt the cross-product design system

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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