Product Design Lead

Austin, Texas, USA Design Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit www.cision.com and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
 
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As a Product Design Lead in our growing design team, you will support platform-wide product design for Cision customers. In this important role, you will be engaged in user research, workshops, data visualization and ideation toward product execution and innovation at scale. As well, you will help lead and raise the bar for Cision’s design language system to deliver a seamless and intuitive user experience. You will also enable strategic UI conversations across Cision to capture broad business impact around global use cases. 

Responsibilities

  • As part of Cision’s strategic efforts, you will engage in design in areas of social media integration, social influencers and new strategic/emerging areas
  • You will partner day-to-day with product managers and developers in crafting UI solutions that address business needs and scale through our platform
  • You will plan design approaches to address user goals and workflows as well as our internal stakeholders
  • You will design future-forward and elegant UI that solves for our users pain points
  • You will engage in concept validation and usability sessions with our customers around new value offerings and prototypes
  • For certain projects, you will be primarily responsible for final UI delivery – tech-ready assets, flows, wireframes and visuals
  • You will provide quality checks on designs through product-based requirements as well as system-wide consistency
  • You will develop design standards across Cision’s core Design System
  • You will evangelize, syndicate and inform new design patterns/components to design team members in order to enhance and provide usability improvements and modernization
  • You will be the subject matter expert on UI patterns and put focus on innovative execution and techniques for design systems

Requirements

  • Minimum of 5-6 years experience in Product Design UI/UX
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in enterprise-grade applications
  • Solid/fluent experience with Figma is a must
  • You have an established point of view on your work
  • You have proven user research experience that includes personas & user journeys
  • You are a strong communicator and can present ideas clearly to business owners
  • You have extensive experience with engineering teams to refine and spec out designs
  • You have a portfolio that includes products/case studies that launched within the past 1-2 years
  • You can adapt to a changing environment and be able to pick up on the business needs of others
  • You are well versed around other designers in flat organizations and can lead by example
  • You hold a Bachelors Degree in Design and or related field
  • Experience in React a plus
  • Experience with 3rd party design systems tools a plus
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