About This Role
You will join a talented and motivated engineering team to, along with an engineering lead and product lead, creatively direct day-to-day visual design and user experience. You will work with stakeholders to understand our prospective and current members, conducting usability evaluations to recommend world-class product solutions based on real-world user feedback.
The person in this role is expected to both work individually and collaborate deeply with product managers and developers to design compelling product prototypes, polished interfaces and ready-to-build designs to hand off to engineering, while leading visual and final production design as needed.
You will play a key role in brainstorming, ideation sessions, research and communication. In these sessions, you will be expected to advocate for the user, providing guidance on best-in-class design and user experience principles. You will maintain high standards of design and be an ambassador for digital design within the company.
We’re a passionate group who values teamwork, getting things done and having fun together. If this describes where you want to work, you’ll fit right into our team.
Establish visual creative direction for digital products in Japan
Ship world-class interfaces
Design wireframes, prototypes, interaction studies, and polished visual interfaces
Conduct research and provide data-driven decisions
Make decisions on a variety of matters consistent with goals and objectives of group
Manages personal duties and areas of responsibility on a day-to-day basis with periodic assistance and direction from others
Is able to function independently with minimal oversight and direction
Assignments range from focused to broad in nature and scope
May play significant role in marketing, customer outreach, correspondence and training
Fluency in best practices for responsive web design and mobile user interfaces
Strong knowledge of information architecture
Mastery of Sketch, Photoshop
Careful attention to details, pixel perfection and visual form
Knowledge of rapid prototyping tools, such as InVision, Principle, Flinto
Working knowledge of interactive design
Experience working with engineers
Understanding of the technical development / engineering process, or ability to code a plus.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Fluent in English
Japanese language abilities a plus
Senior thought leadership around industry trends
Thrive in a fast-paced work environment that requires independent self-direction with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication
Demonstrate initiative, self-confidence, energy, and an eagerness to learn
Present ideas, expectations and information in a concise and well-organized way
Ability to think creatively and challenge preconceived notions around UI/UX
Demonstrates passion and excitement for the opportunity to solve some of the industry’s biggest user problems that exist beyond the pixels on a screen