Senior User Experience Designer

Job description

The Manager of the UI/UX studio will lead a team of designers as well as initiative stakeholders to build a cohesive user experience across all product lines, and play a key role in the development and early-stage support of visual style for new initiatives within the Al Jazeera Digital network.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ownership and leadership of all UX, visualisation, and interaction roadmaps across all Al Jazeera Digital products
  • Ownership of development of visual style and identity for new initiatives within the AJ Digital network
  • Lead, manage, and inspire a strong team of Researchers, UX Architects, Designers, and Visualization Developer
  • Assist Creative team in aligning output to the product
  • Champion Usability and A/B testing
  • Champion user-experience research and ensure target user motivation and requirements are adequately captured and catered for
  • Champion a UX and design development culture; adopt and enforce an agile design development approach
  • Collaborate with product managers and developers to turn requirements and designs into real working products
  • Develop and enforce UX policy and standards across AJ+ to maximize the end-user experience
  • Ownership of UX flows and patterns, UX research, and usability testing
  • Build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, and lead formal experience design initiatives across the company
  • Work closely with the Creative teams on continuous design iterations
  • Mentor and advise on UX architecture, IA, and relevant information flows

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors degree or relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • At least 6 year specific experience in mobile and or smart device UX and Interaction design
  • Fluency in Arabic and English
  • Ability to guide complex projects from initial concept to production and post-launch evaluation
  • Understand and apply qualitative research, quantitative research, and analytics to solve customer’s problems based on their needs
  • Ability to inpisre and lead a team of creatives
  • Excellent understanding and demonstrated working knowledge of UX/HCI principles
  • A UX visionary with a track record of staying ahead of the curve
  • Understanding and demonstrated working knowledge of UX/HCI principles
  • Receptive to constructive and timely feedback, prepared to provide recommendations

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