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Senior UX Manager

Company: Fabric
Location: Seattle
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: UX Manager

Department: Product Design + Creative Studio

Location: Remote (This position is eligible to work remotely except for in New York City or the state of Colorado)

Who we are:

Imagine what you could do here. At fabric, new ideas have a way of becoming "best-in-class" products. fabric is a place where you can be innovative, and the sky is your limit.

fabric is the headless commerce platform purpose-built for growth. We champion a new, harmonious business that emphasizes connectedness and collaboration over competition and dominance. This is showcased in our products that rely on microservices, APIs, and easy integrations and our globally distributed team that genuinely cares about its customers.

Customers like GNC, BuildDirect, BarkBox, bttn, Modsy, and Universal Lacrosse trust fabric for its open and modular design that allows them to be live within weeks without having to replatform. fabric is a force multiplier on retailers' existing technology investments proven to grow digital revenue by up to 3x.

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, fabric is backed by Softbank, Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Stripes, BCapital, Greycroft, Expa.

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Your Next Career:

Our UX Manager is, first off, a stellar designer. You will lead, admin, and drive Design-led operations while giving ongoing creative feedback to UX & UI designers, questioning the status quo and incorporating creative feedback from all levels along the way. You are as good at balancing shifting priorities as you're good in giving direct, nuanced feedback. You will report directly to the VP of Design & UX at fabric, who will work closely with you to ensure a comprehensive, holistic creative vision at fabric, and will be a fundamental addition to our Product Design & Creative Studio teams. You will be working closely with project managers, lead engineers, and directors of Marketing, Sales, and Product, driving the future of headless eCommerce. You will join a multi-faceted, uber-talented team of product, visual, and UX designers, and be the spearhead of ensuring best practices across multiple departments and full cycle deliveries. You will be responsible to expand our Agile for Design teams ways-of-working set forth by our VP of Design, and lead daily scrums, ongoing design reviews and managing shifting priorities on a daily basis. You will consistently ensure that the highest level of visual implementation, research artifacts, and prototyping are met.

As the right-hand to our head of design, you will be responsible for ongoing design operations' needs as well as help define and strategize ongoing initiatives. You will strive to create a fine balance of high-level deliverables along with a healthy work-life schedule for the designers and researchers in your team. You will plan out, launch and drive creative & cross-departmental workshops, while ideating, designing, testing, reiterating, and sometimes - pixel-perfecting high fidelity prototypes yourself, for a wide variety of Enterprise tools, applications, and marketing needs. You will be responsible for delivering high-quality visual insights, pixel-perfect high-fidelity design documents, and setting the bar for our upcoming Design System, working with peers and clients throughout the entire product development lifecycle.

Your empathy and patience towards customers, higher ups and teammates - is a core quality of your approach to design leadership, as is your successful and effective engagement with a wide range of stakeholders.

We're looking for an EQ-driven, highly skilled, multi-faceted UX manager who's an excellent communicator to join our fast-paced (yet work-life conscious) marvelous design team. If you're looking to challenge your skillset, grow in different directions, and be inspired by top talent in the field: this is the place for you.

You will:

* Be the core member of our Design Operations team, driving fast-paced as well as long and hefty projects to the finish line
* Lead daily standups, peer-review and lead-review sessions diligently, while incorporating best practices in your ongoing reviews
* Initiate and drive user discovery sessions, design thinking discussions, and journey/empathy mapping workshops to unlock a cohesive understanding of our users' pain points & blockers
* Deliver designs on-time for sprint cycles continuously, while constantly raising the quality bar
* Lead design-centric projects hands-on from beginning to end; through internal + exec reviews, internal testing, and UAT insight to pixel-perfection
* Learn, relearn and share best practices with peers and higher-ups
* Ensure adherence to best-in-class methodologies, research & brand consistency standards
* Scan, critique, redesign & grow our internal Design System, while inspiring designers & peers
* Relentlessly seek user feedback and validation; rework your deliverables accordingly; repeat

What You Bring to The Table:

* A bachelor's degree in a relevant field
* 7+ Years of experience in Digital design, UI+GUI, full-stack product design
* Stellar portfolio demonstrating both technical skills & creative thinking
* A keen eye for details
* Willingness to learn, iterate and reiterate
* Proficient written & oral skills
* A superpower to operate and invent optimally while under pressure
* Superb skills in Sketch, Figma, Invision & Adobe creative suite

It'll be great if you also (Bonus):

* Have an engineering/industrial/graphic Masters degree
* Have experience in leading teams of 5+ designers across disciplines
* Have experience building scalable Design Systems
* Have eCommerce and/or SAAS experience
* Worked in an agency, creative studio, or startup before
* Have experience involving Accessibility best practices in your design & review cycles

What We Bring to The Table:

* Competitive compensation packages
* PTO and Holiday plans
* Diverse, vivid, multi-cultural environment
* Benefits packages which include Medical, Dental, Life, and Vision
* Fast-paced, fun, and collaborative environment
* A team invested in you both personally and professionally
* Real growth opportunities
* Education packages
* Fully remote environment
* Happy hours from home!

The safety of fabric employees and our community is our number one priority. The Company requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in an office, to travel on work-related business, and to attend in person events; unless the employee requests and is granted an accommodation. Questions about this requirement should be addressed to fabric's People team.

Keywords: Fabric, Seattle , Senior UX Manager, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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