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Director, UX

Director, UX

Job ID 
536568
Location 
US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 
5/16/2017

Job Description

About Audible:
Audible, Inc. is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior programming has earned us millions of subscribers around the world. We’re an Amazon subsidiary with a presence on four different continents, yet we maintain a startup vibe and small company feel. We offer more than 350,000 downloadable audiobooks, audio editions of periodicals, and other programs, and an escalating array of listening products that enrich daily life for a growing population of people who want to be more productive, well-informed, and thoughtfully entertained.

About the Team:
Help shape the future of listening! We’re looking for user-focused designers to shape effortless and memorable experiences to millions of users -- impacting their lives in a meaningful way.

Call it interaction design, product design, user experience – the goal is the same, and Audible’s culture is increasingly focused and driven by our dynamic UX team.

About You:
  • You are customer obsessed (you design with the customer in mind), and represent our users in every design, always keep the users at the heart of what you’re building.
  • You understand why you designed something, and you can advocate for that in our team environment while collaborating with product managers and engineers.
  • You believe in robust research and can adapt to the results – even if it means significant change to an original idea.
  • You’re constantly exploring and evaluating the best design tools and processes.
  • We’ll like working together if you’re open-minded, thoughtful, visionary and understand the importance of a solid design process … and you can help us build and evolve that across our multifaceted teams.
  • We appreciate the ability to look at different ways to do things, to bring new ideas forward and advocate for the how and why.

Responsibilities:
  • Build an awesome cross-disciplinary UX team that embraces creativity, rigor and data.
  • Lead the definition and implementation of our UX approach and best practices.
  • Drive a responsive design agenda, ensuring product experiences render seamlessly
  • Appropriately balance need for efficiency and speed
  • Be a key leader in driving, defining and executing the company’s innovation agenda
  • Monitor relevant emerging trends and technologies,
  • Ensure product experiences behave according to our brand values and promise.
  • Establish design standards that reflect brand standards across the organization/territories.
  • Drive UX quality across product/devices/territories.
  • Build UX team delivery and collaborative processes. Deliver on-time and on-budget.
  • Always care to build and maintain strong talent foundation across UX function
  • Be a champion and evangelist for the UX discipline.
  • Measure, iterate, and deliver delightful experiences.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills.
  • Great at building consensus in cross-service design initiatives.

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years in UX leadership position for a consumer brand.
  • Team building, mentoring, and leadership skills is essential
  • Strong management and project management skills
  • Excellent creative, communication and analytical skills
  • Strong intellectual and emotional capacities
  • Passion for design and an eye for quality, taste, style, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to delight users at scale across platforms
  • Deep knowledge of the global digital device landscape
  • Deep knowledge of responsive design techniques
  • Deep knowledge and experience of user-research

Preferred Qualifications

Benefits
We have a comprehensive benefits package but here are some of the fun perks:All the snacks you can eat
  • Frequent company sponsored events
    • Weekly catered Happy Hour
    • Free lunch every day with many options for even the strictest diets
    • Transit/Parking reimbursement assistance
    • Tuition assistance
    • Annual Amazon discount
    • 25% fitness reimbursement

Audible is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Minority/ Female/ Disability/ Vet