Our client is a leading digital company in the UAE and we are looking for an outstanding Senior Design Lead to lead our Design team. The role is accountable, above all, for leading our Product Development organization in the creation of the products and services which will delight our customers and consumers. You will work in a close and trusted partnership with our Product Management and Engineering team to deliver our ambitious growth plans.
Some duties include:
User-Centered Advocate - Advocate for strong user-centered design practices across the organization, ensuring that we always put the user and customer at the heart of our work.
Building processes and rituals that enable designers to work effectively with Product Management and Engineering counterparts to maximize impact.
Lead the Designers on the team to be the best at getting better in their craft.
Owning the design language and quality bar of the product.
Encourage experimentation, retrospectives, and team learning.
Determine hiring needs, and how best to leverage the talent we have at hand.
Helping the Designers grow in a well-rounded manner (technical design and non-technical design growth)
Skills and experience
● 5 to 7 years of experience in Product Design
● 2 to 3 years of proven leadership experience in building and scaling a design team.
● Strong communication and influencing skills
● Excellent knowledge of professional design best practices
● Experience working in a fast-paced startup a plus