Lead UX Designer

Australia - Sydney

Lead the UX and Design for one of the world's leading on-demand talent platforms!

  • Drive HCD and optimize the way users interact with the platform
  • Cultivate a strong design culture throughout the business
  • Huge growth opportunity over the next 12 months

MitchelLake are proud have partnered with a high-growth, Australian start-up to search for a talented and experienced Lead UX Designer who will own the UX and Design across the platform. One who has a strong, progressive vision for user experience and a history of designing responsive, mobile-first sites that include discovery, onboarding, search, engagement and personalisation.

The Role

Reporting directly to the VP of Product, the Senior UX role will manage one UI designer and collaborate effectively with key stakeholders including Product and Developer leads.

Own the User Experience

  • Create engaging, elegant, simple user-centered design solutions that address complex business and user needs. Helping to define design patterns that can be used across the entire product ecosystem.

  • Lead and facilitate brainstorming sessions and workshops with multidisciplinary teams during early stages of product ideation. Develop a strong point of view on product concepts.

  • Produce concept models, design principles, journey maps, interaction flows, wireframes, and interactive prototypes

  • Produce final high-fidelity mocks that are creative and thoughtful in both interaction and design

  • Collaborate with engineers through specs and one-on-one sessions to ensure world class thinking and quality user experience in agile process.

  • Lead and manage user research and usability studies to iterate design solutions based on customer dat

  • Collaborating deeply with product managers and engineers through the product lifecycle to ensure designs are addressing user and business needs, lean and feasible to implement, and are subsequently implemented accuratel

  • Present your design work to peers and partners with exceptional presentation, communication, and negotiation skills. Be a leader both inside the UX group as well as within a project team.

  • Design and develop experiences that can be mapped directly to business and customer needs.

  • Help cultivate a strong design culture within the business through managing UI member(s), organizing opportunities for skills sharing and/or developing thought leadership within the UX community through teaching and speaking opportunities.

Your Experience

  • Minimum 5-8 years of professional experience in UX including management experience

  • Portfolio demonstrating user flows and interaction patterns across mobile and desktop applications for consumer facing products. Example: buy and sell transactions for e-commerce, marketplace interactions, search patterns, etc.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a design related field

  • Experience building responsive digital experiences

  • Experience conducting customer research including usability testing

  • Expert-level knowledge of wireframing tools (e.g. Illustrator, sketch, Axure)

  • Technical acumen with web technologies - HTML, CSS, and browser capabilities across platforms. Experience building HTML/CSS prototypes a plus

  • Experience designing for enterprise SaaS, Search algorithms, mobile apps, and analytics a plus

  • Experience working in lean and agile environments

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