We have a brand new opportunity for a talented and motivated Design Lead to inspire and motivate our teams designing Australia's most popular and high-profile apps.
You must be passionate about design and care about the small details which make a product really great to use. Importantly, you will have strong leadership skills to motivate and manage teams of designers across Australia.
This is a dream role for someone who values the impact that design has on a product and can help us articulate the benefits to our clients and their customers alike.
What does the role involve?
Leading small/medium sized teams of UX and UI designers across multiple states (some travel will be required)
Ensuring design artifacts are delivered on time and are of a development-ready quality
Preparing and facilitating a variety of workshops to explore insights and gather requirements e.g customer journey mapping
Creating and maintaining close client relationships at project level through to senior leadership
Working iteratively with our agile development teams to ensure the design prerequisites are ready
Presenting regular key design updates to senior stakeholders to keep them informed
Collaborating with cross functional teams to ensure that the technical dependencies and possible user experience risks are handled up front
Leading estimation sessions for UX & UI design work across multiple projects/platforms
Working closely with programme leads and senior technical leads to inform the overall design programme of work
Ensuring a balance is met between achieving strategic goals of the business and needs of our users
What do we look for in a suitable candidate?
Proven experience managing teams of UX and UI designers on large digital transformation projects (mobile is a preference).
Proven experience managing teams in different locations, driving high levels of coordination and consistency of output.
Excellent stakeholder management experience, with a clear ability to engage business and technical stakeholders alike, from project level to senior manager level.
Excellent ability to rationalise design choices.
Excellent understanding of mobile design patterns and guidelines.
Experience in HCD including research, journey mapping, personas, concepting, prototyping, usability testing etc.
Experience with Agile software delivery and coordinating with large scale development teams to bring designs into production.
Excellent presentation and written communication skills.
Ability to work at high speed, multi-task, and manage multiple projects at once with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
Enthusiastic, passionate and knowledgeable about the mobile industry and mobile trends.
Degree in Computer Science, HCI, Design or Psychology
Nice to have
Experience creating/maintaining design language systems (DLS)
Understanding of digital strategy and how this informs design
Interest in emerging design tools/techniques
What are the perks of working with Outware?
Work on the largest and most diverse mobile projects in Australia with a group of extremely talented designers and developers.
Be part of a culture of learning and development, where investment in people is the highest priority of the company
Contribute to a thriving innovation program that experiments with voice experiences, AR, VR, Machine Learning and much more.
Be part of a creative and passionate team that loves technology
Be supported by friendly and experienced colleagues that can help you progress your career
Work from a great central location close to public transport and cafes
Join a team that is committed to being a great place to work
Regular company wide hackathons
Outware podcast with regular design contributions
Outware design blog, where you can a post your thoughts on the latest mobile design trends
As part of your application you must include:
A link to your online portfolio - demonstrating your key achievements, examples of design work including your design process where available (web/mobile preferred)