UX Manager

About the role

Our User Experience (UX) Design team members are specialists in human-centered software design. They begin their work by understanding their audience in addition to all client and internal stakeholder objectives. By humanizing technology, the UX Design team empowers businesses to connect with their customers.

As Manager of UX Design, you will manage the delivery of UX project deliverables for specific clients and projects. Your focus will be on translating high-level client needs into specific UX designs and ensuring that the work is done with efficiency, effectiveness and at the highest quality. This work involves not only design oversight but daily management and mentoring of staff, timelines and budgets.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Lead UX project efforts from planning to analysis, design, build and test
  • Oversee, review and create architecture-focused deliverables for assigned projects (e.g., information architecture, taxonomy, content structures)
  • Lead and review client and industry research, including requirements gathering, data analysis, profile and persona development
  • Partner with cross-functional technology and design teams to integrate solutions and requirements into UX strategies
  • Coach, review and provide career guidance to junior UX Design team members
  • Raise client awareness of Experience Design solutions by developing customer case studies and representing Avanade in the larger UX community
  • Partner and manage offshore resources where required.

About you

You have an eye for beauty in UX design and a way with people. You have a passion for technology done well, and understand well how to marry real-world client needs with stunning design. Your team will look to you for inspiration and leadership in accomplishing their work.

Your skillset likely includes:


  • Extensive experience with UX disciplines such as UX research methods, information architecture, usability testing and content strategies
  • Knowledge of visual design capabilities and strategies
  • Leadership in strategy, execution, tools and active in the broader UX community
  • Translating requirements into design specifications
  • Working with cross-functional teams
  • Researching and designing solutions with mobile layouts in mind
  • Ability to understand and articulate technical feasibility assessments

You likely have a Bachelor's Degree in interaction design, human factors, computer interaction, behavioral psychology, human/computer interaction, or similar subject, though experience may substitute for a degree. A Master's Degree in a related discipline is a plus. You should have up to six years of UX experience and about two years of experience managing people and teams.

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 27,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

Qualifications

Years of Experience:

6+ years relevant UX experience

Management Experience:

2+ years managing people/teams

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design, Human Factors, ComputerInteraction, Behavioral Psychology, Human/Computer Interaction, or similardegree; experience may substitute degree. Master's in related discipline a plus

Other Skills/Knowledge:
  • Extensive experience with UX disciplines such as UX research methods, information architecture, usability testing, and content strategies
  • Knowledge of visual design capabilities and strategies
  • Leader in strategy, execution, tools, and an active UX community participant
  • Experience translating requirements into design specifications
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Experience researching, designing and/or proposing solutions with mobile layouts in mind
  • Capable of understanding and articulating technical feasibility of solutions


Required Certifications: N/A

Additional Area, Region or Service Line specific requirement:

Requisition ID - 51141

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.


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