Lead UX/UI Designer

Taco Bell

Who is Taco Bell?

Taco Bell was born and raised in California and has been around since 1962. We went from selling everyone’s favorite Crunchy Tacos on the West Coast to a global brand with 8,200+ restaurants, 350 franchise organizations, that serve 42+ million fans each week around the globe. We’re not only the largest Mexican-inspired quick service brand (QSR) in the world, we’re also part of the biggest restaurant group in the world: Yum! Brands

Much of our fan love and authentic connection with our communities are rooted in being rebels with a cause. From ensuring we use high quality, sustainable ingredients to elevating restaurant technology in ways that hasn’t been done before… we will continue to be inclusive, bold, challenge the status quo and push industry boundaries.   

We’re a company that celebrates and advocates for different, has bold self-expression, strives for a better future, and brings the fun while we’re at it. We fuel our culture with real people who bring unique experiences. We inspire and enable our teams and the world to Live Más.

At Taco Bell, we’re Cultural Rebels. Want to join in on the passion-fueled fun? Learn more about the career below. 

About the Job:

We’re looking for a Lead UX/UI Designer to bring a diverse toolset to help design excellent digital experiences for users while understanding how to work with cross functional teams to get it done. We are looking for someone with experience working collaboratively across multiple business functions and particularly skilled in working with marketing, product and development teams. The Senior UX/UI Designer is responsible for driving a user centered approach to creating a world class digital experience for Taco Bell users across multiple channels. Some projects include: enhancing the user ordering experience, designing an omnichannel loyalty experience, engaging the customer with cultural and lifestyle elements, helping create and maintain a design system, creating a connected experience, driving user research. This role reports to the Digital Product Creative Director.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Own or lead significant work streams with focus on producing fresh, innovative work (wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, site maps prototypes, and other design artifacts) that translates complex ideas into compelling digital experiences for sophisticated audiences
  • Design and validate experiences tailored to support digital users throughout their journey with Taco Bell, enabling them to achieve their goals and encouraging them to build loyalty with the brand and work cross functionally to create and test UI elements and tools such as navigation menus, search boxes, tabs, CTAs, banners, page layouts, page designs, page flows, and target links and widgets for our digital assets
  • Demonstrate knowledge and a wide breadth of experience with UX principles, user-centered product development methodologies, design thinking and tech forward approaches to design
  • Lead collaboration with cross-functional peers and partners, and internal and external designers to develop and maintain an ideal user experience. Work closely with product and engineering leads to support the entire UX lifecycle from discovery through product delivery and to craft consistent and connected user experiences across Taco Bell’s digital products to realize the short and long term product vision
  • Drive and augment the wider UX team culture through leading UX Critiques, Workshops, Sprints, ideation and co-creation sessions, team building as we evolve our process and practice.
  • Orchestrate the implementation of UX research methodologies and testing activities in order to analyze and predict user behavior and approach design challenges holistically, considering all parts of the experience including UI/UX, business, tech and legal requirements
  • Lead the conceptualization and creation of end-to-end designs for products and features efficiently and beautifully Iterate on existing products and features to ensure that we are delivering simple industry-leading user experience

Is This You?

  • A bachelor's degree and a minimum of 6 years combined experience in UI/UX design and front end development experience for digital products or services and a portfolio of professional work for both web and mobile platforms.
  • Working knowledge of design technologies and software including but not limited to: Figma, Sketch, InVision, HTML, CSS (SCSS), iOS, Android, Design Systems, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to balance technical constraints, business requirements, and marketing considerations and a strong knowledge and understanding of how to optimize the user experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • A team player but can work independently too with experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience utilizing research and applying insights to design work

Work-Hard, Play-Hard:

  • Hybrid work schedule and year-round flex day Friday
  • Onsite childcare through Bright Horizons 
  • Onsite dining center and game room (yes, there is a Taco Bell inside the building) 
  • Onsite dry cleaning, laundry services, carwash, 
  • Onsite gym with fitness classes and personal trainer sessions 
  • Up to 4 weeks of vacation per year plus holidays and time off for volunteering 
  • Tuition reimbursement and education benefits 
  • Generous parental leave for all new parents and adoption assistance program 
  • 401(k) with a 6% matching contribution from Yum! Brands with immediate vesting 
  • Comprehensive medical & dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care
  • Discounts, free food, swag and… honestly, too many good benefits to name 

Salary Range: ­­$115,100 - $163,790 annually + bonus eligibility + equity (if applicable) + benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

At Taco Bell, we Live Más and invite you to do the same. Take a seat at our table. Bring your voice. Bring you, just as you are, a Cultural Rebel. We want you to be your best self! 

Taco Bell is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equity, inclusion, and belonging for all dimensions of diversity.  We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other protected characteristic.

Taco Bell is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities or special needs.  

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