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Principal UX Designer - REMOTE

Company: Varis
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

This Position is 100 % REMOTE! You can live anywhere in the United States!
Varis is a well-funded and fast-growing technology startup. Our incredible team includes top industry leaders with decades of experience. We are innovation driven, customer centric, and ready to transform eProcurement. Our culture is focused on bold vision, launching the simplest (yet still valuable) initial solution to learn, then either failing or scaling fast. We seek teammates who drive value creation, are great problem solvers, have strong interpersonal savvy, and can successfully learn on the fly! Joining us now is a ground-floor opportunity to shape our limitless future. On our team you will: see and feel the direct impact of your work; be surrounded by passionate people; learn how to be an entrepreneur; and be at the center of a highly dynamic business model with tremendous individual and collective potential.
As a Principal UX Designer, you will drive large-scale initiatives that create or enhance the online customer experiences for consumers, business users. You'll be a part of a centralized customer experience team and shepherd best practices for a cross-functional team of software developers and product leaders. You will drive early stage discovery on some of the most strategic initiatives in the company, as well as work with CX Leadership and others to help improve processes that will empower teams to build better and faster for customers.
What You'll Do:

  • Present strategic design decisions with clarity and poise to highest levels of leadership; clearly depicts why design is achieving the goal for the user and the business; integrates multi-phased approaches for long-term initiatives that cross multiple tech experiences.
  • Identify means in which teams engage;
  • Lead in collaboration with other designers as well as partner with engineering and product management to achieve business outcomes; also produce assets such as wire-frames, UI design or prototyping as needed for portfolio of products.
  • Develop and operationalize formal and informal techniques for diverging and converging on problems and solutions; lead teams into deep analysis of solutions.
  • Independently partner with research experts and end users, beyond usability testing. Use data and research methodologies to improve the customer experience;
  • Develop and mentor other across the UX team on research activities and customer engagements.
  • Help drive continued modernization of use of tools (Sketch, InVision, etc.) and design methodologies (workshops, design ops, research methods, etc.) for the organization.
    • Bachelors Degree in Design or technical spaces such as: Design, Fine Arts, Computer Science/Engineering. or equivalent experience
    • Minimum 10 years' experience in related field
      Type of Experience:
      • Web and mobile UX Design
      • Interaction design, service design, visual design, UX writing, voice design
      • Technical Competencies:
      • Extensive experience in research and design techniques
      • Mastery of Sketch, InVision, and similar
        Skills and Ability:
        • Customer engagement
        • Relentless attention to detail
        • Builds Collaborative Relationships: Anticipates customer needs and champions initiatives to increase customer satisfaction. Builds effective professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders
        • Makes Decisions Using Analytical Thinking: analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources. Sees key, high level trends across data sets. Recognizes subtle inter-relationships among multiple issues and sees the potential effects on the overall system or process.
        • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; regularly required to make presentations to stakeholders, and must clearly present, articulate, and defend research findings, design decisions, and formulated strategies to the stakeholders in a way that they can relate to and easily understand.
        • Interpersonal/People Skills: ability to facilitate smooth collaboration and relations necessary to be successful in this role; not troubled by complications, disagreements, and unnecessary delays. Ability to build trust among team members and convince people to follow him/her. Effective presentation skills.
        • Leadership Qualities: Ability to continuously drive results, display a high level of confidence not just in self but in other people as well, inspire and motivate team performance. Demonstrate an ability to navigate complex situations and tasks with calmness and composure, setting an example for others. Ability to identify, attract, and develop team talent.
          The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all required responsibilities and skills. Other duties and special projects may be assigned per business needs. Job descriptions are subject to change at any time with or without notice. Varis is wholly owned by The ODP Corporation, which is the legal employer of Varis associates. ODP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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