Senior Director of User Experience

Atlanta, Georgia | Permanent | Job ID #47697 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Senior Director of User Experience to join our agency client in Atlanta for a permanent, direct hire opportunity!

Job Summary:

  • In this role, you will be responsible for providing world-class user experiences and UX strategies for digital products, taking extensive design knowledge and coupling it to business goals.
  • You will partner with a line of business (LOB) marketing, project management, product management and customers to lead the design of innovative, industry leading products.
  • You will lead design teams to drive the product design process from conceptualization, research, functional design, and user interface, through implementation and usability review.
  • You will be responsible for attracting, retaining, and developing top talent focused on designing intuitive, quality products through collaboration with end users and modern software development teams.
  • You will work closely with teams of designers to support in-depth business reviews, communicate and present across all levels of the organization, and support cross-functional product teams.
  • You will champion data-informed, user-centered design where the goals of the user and the business are brought together to form seamless solutions.
  • You will lead design from concept to final execution, producing initial research, sketches, wireframes, visual designs, prototypes, and performance data following launch.

Who You Are:

  • You are a natural leader with deep professional experience at the intersection of creative and technology.
  • You live, breathe, and speak user experience.
  • You have experience managing teams of 5 of more and are comfortable leading teams across geographically diverse locations.
  • You are a visionary and a strategist with an exceptional ability to guide, mentor, and drive UX teams in the development of impactful, engaging experiences that resonate with the target audience.
  • You are very serving as a key member of the leadership team for a large organizations.
  • You are comfortable meeting with clients and thrive on building those relationships.

Who You Are NOT:

  • A Creative Director or Art Director who also happens to do UX design.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Effectively lead design efforts and manage junior team members
  • Compellingly communicate your ideas to a wide variety of key stakeholders
  • Function as a bridge across disciplines, such as Design, Product, Engineering, and Marketing, and across time zones
  • Own various web and mobile application interfaces
  • Generate detailed specs of final designs that allow devs to build accurately
  • Work with devs and QE to deliver polished final product
  • Evangelize new interface guidelines and design patterns
  • Mentor junior members of the design team
  • Work closely with Executive Creative Director and Creative teams

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10 years of experience designing and delivering products in cross-functional teams from start to finish for enterprise level clients
  • Deep understanding of user-centered design methods and best practices - and you're always looking to improve on your process
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, agile environment
  • Power to influence others and build consensus, while dealing with ambiguity
  • You can produce results independently as well as collaboratively in a team
  • Self-motivated, a good communicator, and able to balance great design with meeting short deadlines
  • Experience using analytics, user research and other approaches to help make decisions and iterate on the product
  • A deep appreciation and talent for simple solutions to complex problems
  • Expert knowledge of design tools such as Sketch, OmniGraffle, Axure, InVision
  • Required: Experience managing teams of other designers
  • Required: Ability to travel as needed
  • Experience working in and evolving design systems
  • Ability to lead and conduct on-site client stakeholder interviews
  • Ability to lead and conduct client driven workshops around customer journey mapping and persona development.
  • Understanding of component based design principals and pattern library's for enterprise CMS solutions to include Adobe AEM, Crownpeak & Sitecore.

Does this sound like you? Apply today!



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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