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Design Lead

Company: Aquent
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

How we're investing through this unprecedented time. Your next big adventure starts with a single step. Start by finding jobs perfectly matched to your unique talents. Aquent's Sports company provides premium online and mobile content to the connected sports fan, including live and
on-demand video, in-depth analysis, breaking news, scores, and statistics across high school, college,
and pro sports. CBS Sports includes premium fantasy offerings, MaxPreps, 247Sports, Sportsline, Scout,
and Live News on Sports HQ. Role Details
Looking for a Design Lead to be the driving force behind the strategy and evolution of the--Sports iOS and Android experiences.
The right candidate brings design leadership and expertise to any project and has a proven ability to act
as a product owner. They will work closely with our customer service and research teams to understand
our customers' needs. While weighing those against the business goals to deliver exceptional
experiences. Whether you're a sports fan or not, designing sports experiences is rewarding and a unique creative
challenge. Let's help shape the future of sports for millions of dedicated fans.
You will report to Sr. Design Director with your team being distributed across Kansas City, Florida, and
New York. You must be a self-motivator, full of enthusiasm, a desire to learn and have a fine eye for
detail.
Couple of exciting things we're working on:
--- Playbook Design Systems. The rollout of our new design system across all products and
platforms.
--- Launching new and inspiring Connected TV experiences for the sports streaming age.
--- Overhaul of our Sports iOS and Android Apps.
--- Personalized sports video tools.
--- Design partnerships with Apple, Google, Roku, and Amazon on large-scale projects.
Shh!
--- Fantasy games at scale!
Your Day-to-Day
--- Work with Engineering and Product leads to set the quarterly roadmap. Balancing business,
customer, and technical goals.
--- Continually monitoring our app health and customer satisfaction metrics for customer
opportunities.
--- Rapidly produce multiple solutions, from sketches, wireframes, and user flows to high-fidelity
mockups and prototypes, depending on the level of detail needed to present and communicate
proposed solutions and interaction flows that will resonate with our target audience.
--- Validate your design explorations with data, be it qualitative, quantitative, or both.
--- Maintain and evolve a scalable design system.
--- Present your work to various stakeholders, explaining your creative process and how your final
design aligns with the product goals.
--- Provide specs, interactive prototypes, and design requirements to developers.
--- Drive design opportunities around essential editorial storytelling experiences and tentpole events
--- Enhance the video viewing experience and integration throughout the app
--- Maintain and develop our visual language/design system across the app.
Qualifications
You have -
--- 7+ years of Product Design experience working on consumer-facing iOS and Android apps.
--- Design leadership or mentor experience.
--- Experience distilling roadmaps and product directions based on business and customer goals.
--- Track record of working cross-functionally and influencing sr leadership across groups
--- The ability to form consensus across a broad, fast-moving organization
--- A portfolio of case studies that demonstrate a thoughtful, user-centered approach to product
design.
--- Fluency in industry-standard tools such as Figma or Sketch.
--- You know the differences between the iOS and Android platforms, knowing when to use native
patterns and when to create custom solutions to UI challenges.
--- Strong beliefs, loosely held, with a willingness to defend your design decisions yet also have your
opinion changed.
--- The ability to give and receive candid and constructive feedback.
--- Strong visual design sense, clean command over interaction design, typography, and usability.
--- You can communicate design decisions clearly and effectively across all functions and levels.
--- Experience collaborating, iterating, and testing with Product and Engineering to discover the
solutions that exceed user expectations. From the beginning, we've believed that change doesn't happen without leadership. That's why we keep on forging new, innovative pathways in the industry we helped transform.

Keywords: Aquent, Kansas City , Design Lead, Other , Kansas City, Kansas

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