Principal UX Designer - REMOTE
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: May 16, 2022
This Position is 100 % REMOTE! You can live anywhere in the
Varis is a well-funded and fast-growing technology startup. Our
incredible team includes top industry leaders with decades of
experience. We are innovation driven, customer centric, and ready
to transform eProcurement. Our culture is focused on bold vision,
launching the simplest (yet still valuable) initial solution to
learn, then either failing or scaling fast. We seek teammates who
drive value creation, are great problem solvers, have strong
interpersonal savvy, and can successfully learn on the fly! Joining
us now is a ground-floor opportunity to shape our limitless future.
On our team you will: see and feel the direct impact of your work;
be surrounded by passionate people; learn how to be an
entrepreneur; and be at the center of a highly dynamic business
model with tremendous individual and collective potential.
As a Principal UX Designer, you will drive large-scale initiatives
that create or enhance the online customer experiences for
consumers, business users. You'll be a part of a centralized
customer experience team and shepherd best practices for a
cross-functional team of software developers and product leaders.
You will drive early stage discovery on some of the most strategic
initiatives in the company, as well as work with CX Leadership and
others to help improve processes that will empower teams to build
better and faster for customers.
What You'll Do:
- Present strategic design decisions with clarity and poise to
highest levels of leadership; clearly depicts why design is
achieving the goal for the user and the business; integrates
multi-phased approaches for long-term initiatives that cross
multiple tech experiences.
- Identify means in which teams engage;
- Lead in collaboration with other designers as well as partner
with engineering and product management to achieve business
outcomes; also produce assets such as wire-frames, UI design or
prototyping as needed for portfolio of products.
- Develop and operationalize formal and informal techniques for
diverging and converging on problems and solutions; lead teams into
deep analysis of solutions.
- Independently partner with research experts and end users,
beyond usability testing. Use data and research methodologies to
improve the customer experience;
- Develop and mentor other across the UX team on research
activities and customer engagements.
- Help drive continued modernization of use of tools (Sketch,
InVision, etc.) and design methodologies (workshops, design ops,
research methods, etc.) for the organization.
- Bachelors Degree in Design or technical spaces such as: Design,
Fine Arts, Computer Science/Engineering. or equivalent
- Minimum 10 years' experience in related field
Type of Experience:
- Web and mobile UX Design
- Interaction design, service design, visual design, UX writing,
- Technical Competencies:
- Extensive experience in research and design techniques
- Mastery of Sketch, InVision, and similar
Skills and Ability:
- Customer engagement
- Relentless attention to detail
- Builds Collaborative Relationships: Anticipates customer needs
and champions initiatives to increase customer satisfaction. Builds
effective professional relationships with internal and external
- Makes Decisions Using Analytical Thinking: analyzes and
integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data
from a wide range of sources. Sees key, high level trends across
data sets. Recognizes subtle inter-relationships among multiple
issues and sees the potential effects on the overall system or
- Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written
communication skills; regularly required to make presentations to
stakeholders, and must clearly present, articulate, and defend
research findings, design decisions, and formulated strategies to
the stakeholders in a way that they can relate to and easily
- Interpersonal/People Skills: ability to facilitate smooth
collaboration and relations necessary to be successful in this
role; not troubled by complications, disagreements, and unnecessary
delays. Ability to build trust among team members and convince
people to follow him/her. Effective presentation skills.
- Leadership Qualities: Ability to continuously drive results,
display a high level of confidence not just in self but in other
people as well, inspire and motivate team performance. Demonstrate
an ability to navigate complex situations and tasks with calmness
and composure, setting an example for others. Ability to identify,
attract, and develop team talent.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this
classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all
required responsibilities and skills. Other duties and special
projects may be assigned per business needs. Job descriptions are
subject to change at any time with or without notice. Varis is
wholly owned by The ODP Corporation, which is the legal employer of
Varis associates. ODP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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