Senior UX Designer
ABOUT THE PROJECT
We're gearing up to help our client (a major consulting company) reimagine an internal platform that will help them save time and money across the firm. We're seeking an experienced designer to join this project team. You'll be working closely with a cross-functional team comprised of engineers, product strategists (including one of our founders), and designers.
We're looking for someone full-time who can work on site for 8-20 weeks, beginning immediately. This project may be extended. When applying, please include a recent portfolio.
You enjoy transforming ideas into meaningful products with successful business outcomes. Your approach is deeply collaborative and you derive satisfaction from advising clients and leading project teams. This is a collaborative project where your expertise will be valued and relied upon.
IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL
+ Prepare and lead collaborative design workshops
+ Conduct user and competitive research
+ Create low-fidelity design prototypes
+ Regularly test and validate solutions with users (usability tests)
+ Interact directly with the client
+ Collaborate closely with other team members (engineering, product, client, etc.)
+ Actively participate in an agile design process, including contributing to story creation, daily standups, etc.
+ Actively participate in a lean product development process (influenced by Lean Startup, Lean UX, etc), including bringing the design perspective to engineering activities
WE’D LOVE YOU TO BRING
+ Strong knowledge of user experience conventions and principles
+ Strong understanding of information architecture
+ Excellent visual, verbal, and written communication skills
+ Comfort leading meetings and facilitating design discussions and exercises
+ Strong desire to quickly externalize and test your designs
+ Strong process orientation
+ A sense of humor; because, in the end, working here should be fun
+ Comfort in a fast-paced environment
A LITTLE ABOUT THE TEAM
“My only wish is that I had the opportunity to work at Philosophie earlier in my career. At Philosophie, you gain real experience building products. This, on top of the mentorship and thought-leadership here, deeply prepares us to be innovative in our own lives and careers.”
—Product Strategist, LA
At Philosophie, we love making things. We are a diverse team of designers, engineers, and product strategists. With different backgrounds and skill-sets, we come together to make meaningful technology. Our clients (Fortune 500 to startups) come to us with innovative digital product ideas; and we bring those ideas to life. We believe in agile design, rapid prototyping, and software craftsmanship. The team is trusted to make decisions collaboratively and lead the client to a successful outcome. We’ve been around for almost a decade, but we still apply a startup mentality to everything we do. We work out of our beautiful, creatively inspired offices in Los Angeles and New York. Our culture is deeply collaborative, empowering, kind, and ethical.
LAST, BUT NOT LEAST
At Philosophie, we believe that different perspectives lead to better ideas, and better ideas lead to better products. We've designed our company to be responsive to employees: good ideas are heard and easy to execute on. We champion people of different backgrounds and perspectives. We do not discriminate; we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. We consider all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories.