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Product Design Lead (Software)

Who we are:

Aires (www.aires.com), named to the 2017 Computerworld’s “Best Places to Work in IT”, has been providing best-in-class relocation management services for over 30 years. Aires is a recognized industry leader in delivering high-quality relocation and assignment management services to leading corporations. Our dynamic professionals specialize in providing high-touch corporate relocation services for both domestic and international assignments.  As a stable organization that has grown organically with our clients, we have experienced 10+% growth annually.

We are crafting the next generation of digital mobility management tools and looking for an experienced product designer to lead design across our key technology initiatives. Your passion for human-centered design will help our teams research and develop product strategies based off insights from real people then collaboratively turning those insights into beautiful and enabling products. Additionally, you'll work with our technology and product teams as a strategic partner supporting all phases of the product development lifecycle.

This is a full-time position at our corporate office in Pittsburgh, PA (Robinson Township). Reporting to our Director of Product Management, you will be a key member of a small and highly influential product team.

Who you are:

  • You’re an expert communicator and collaborator. You naturally seek out others with varying viewpoints and subject matter expertise to help you craft appropriate solutions. Presenting work at any stage and eliciting constructive feedback is normal for you.
  • You treat any idea as an untested hypothesis. Great ideas can come from anyone on your team, and you are a master at validating assumptions and leading the team to a shared understanding and decision.
  • You think visually. Your native habitat is a whiteboard where you flesh out rough sketches of early concepts, eventually evolving them into a well-crafted interface.
  • You are comfortable with being uncomfortable. You are used to being thrown into the middle of messy problems in unfamiliar domains, and yet you masterfully clarify confusion and bring order to complexity.
  • You are a talented designer with a broad skillset. On any given day you may be required to conduct research, construct the user experience for key functionality, create content, and define high-fidelity user interface components.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead our product designers in developing deep insights into user behavior and crafting innovative product ideas
  • Recruit new designers when needed, participate in the hiring process, and mentor our product designers
  • Drive a consistent approach to creating new or improving existing products by adhering to an HCD/Agile process and ensuring adoption and use of tools like the Aires Digital Design Language
  • Actively contribute as a designer on products, becoming a system expert and leveraging that knowledge to understand business processes as they relate to system design
  • Work cross-functionally with Product Management, Engineering, and Subject Matter Experts to represent the design team, facilitate design discussions, and giving feedback for both planning and reviewing design work.
  • Regularly present your work to senior management and subject matter experts as a thought leader
  • Promote awareness and competence in design thinking

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, Design/Fine Arts, Psychology or a closely-related field (required)
  • Five to ten years work experience designing and shipping products for mobile and desktop (required)
  • Two or more years work experience leading a team of designers (preferred)
  • Experience creating UI designs with Sketch and Invision (preferred)
  • Experience in fast-paced development teams and understanding agile software development practices (required)
  • An outstanding digital portfolio demonstrating your passion for simple, intuitive, and beautiful design (required)

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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