UX Design Director

MentorMate is looking to hire a UX Design Director to lead our expanding Experience Design team in Bulgaria. This individual will be responsible for growing, developing and inspiring a team of uniquely intelligent designers who will create and deliver excellent digital experiences across a wide array of platforms and industries.

This position requires a high degree of direct coordination with the design team as well as with peers across practices to build and streamline processes which allow for the efficient delivery of thoughtful design work. You will work with the design team to develop career paths and to advance their skills and growth within the company. You will work with this same team to guide the strategy and execution of projects across a broad spectrum of diverse clients. It will be your responsibility to ensure that design opportunities are pitched and executed with an optimal approach and focus on both the user and business needs.

This role is highly influential and highly visible. If you are humble, visionary, collaborative, driven to solve complex problems, passionate about user-centered design, and effective at getting things done we want to hear from you.

As a fast-growing company, MentorMate provides challenging careers in a friendly, team-oriented environment. We value our employees and share our success through competitive pay, recognition, advancement opportunities and a great working environment. MentorMate has been recognized as The Top ICT Employer in Bulgaria in the category ‘Software Development’ for 2016.

Job Description

If you are a curious and enthusiastic individual with excellent design leadership skills, we want to hear from you! The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of managing design teams in an agile development environment and 8+ years of digital design experience. The ideal candidate will effectively do the following:

  • Take responsibility for the creative design vision from concept to completion
  • Translate client objectives and audience needs into clear creative strategies
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary project teams, especially User Experience Design, Front-End Engineering, Project Management, and Web Strategy to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Produce comprehensive creative briefs to help guide design execution and obtain explicit approval from key stakeholders at key project stages
  • Ensure UX specifications, marketing/communication messaging, accessibility requirements, and brand standards meet or exceed expectations in design deliverables
  • Lead the design portion of client pitches and proposals for key opportunities
  • Facilitate effective remote and onsite design reviews, workshops, and presentations
  • Work with Client Delivery to identify and assign the right creative staff to projects
  • Coach and oversee Experience Designers and other creative staff
  • Take an active role in leading design vision within sales opportunities
  • Meet with clients and prospects in person to gather requirements and/or run design workshops
  • Juggle multiple people, projects and priorities
  • Be a mentor and thought leader within the Design team and throughout the company
  • Grow – your craft, your responsibilities, your team and your career

Required skills

  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • 4+ years of experience in managing design teams
  • Deep experience in digital and user-centered design (design systems, responsive, front-end technologies, accessibility standards, usability testing etc.)
  • Experience working remotely or with distributed teams
  • Strong ability to quickly generate key design ideas/decks to win over clients
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, both with clients and technology/design
  • Experience working within a corporate environment (e.g. addressing feedback from complex stakeholder groups, capturing and working with detailed design requirements, etc.)
  • Demonstrated team building, mentoring and leadership skills

Preferred skills

  • Marketing and SEO experience

We offer

Career development

Professional growth in a global company
Variety of meaningful projects
Latest technologies to choose from
Work side-by-side with top engineers
Challenging problems to solve
Career path with regular salary increases
Individual learning budget
Internal technical and soft skills trainings
Leadership program
Business English classes
Knowledge sharing

Work & Life Balance

Flexible working locations in Bulgaria
Opportunity to relocate to one of our five offices within the country
Additional paid time off for loyal employees
Opportunity to work from home
Regular team buildings and office parties
Gamification program
Lounge and game zones
Charity and volunteer activities
Internal communities of interest such as board games, sports, etc.
Diverse working environment
Metro Station next to the office

Company benefits

Additional health and dental insurance
Covered transport expenses + MentorBike to use
Employee Referral program with bonuses
Showers at the office
Massages to relax
Discounts in shops & restaurants
Exclusive financial offers and consultations

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