User Experience Principals work hand in hand, often pairing, with other members of product teams to bring products to life. They look for opportunities to connect the dots across product teams and surface key dependencies.
The User Experience Principal is responsible for designing intuitive, quality products through collaboration with end users and modern software development teams. Principals work directly with end users and senior business stakeholders to understand needs and synthesize hypotheses as well as recommendations. There is also an expectation that the User Experience Principal lead the creation and communication of designs within and across product teams.
As a User Experience Principal, you will be extremely knowledgeable across the various UX disciplines and are expected to build and grow the skillsets of the more junior Designers on the team.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:
50% - Strategy & Planning:
Communicates with key user and operational groups to understand business needs
Elicits ideas and assists team members with gaining shared understanding, and aligns the product team and stakeholders
Presents complex design concepts, user needs, and design rationale to multidisciplinary teams, as well as to key stakeholders and business partners
30% - Delivery & Execution:
Provides guidance on design of products while keeping in mind dependencies and integration with other products across the enterprise
Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met
Leads the analysis of user experience data and provides recommendations to address business needs
Coaches and pairs with product team members (UX, engineering, and product management) across product teams to design solutions and share best practices
Leads the creation of designs such that information is easy to find, consume and understand
Leads the communication of ideas and designs to end users and product team members
20% - People:
Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern software design and development core practices (communities of practice)
Guides and mentors more junior team members in strategy, alignment, analysis, and execution tasks
Nature and Scope:
Typically reports to the User Experience Manager or Sr. Manager, Technology Director or Sr. Director.
For Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada and New York City residents: The pay range for this position is between 160K and 220K. Starting salary may vary based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, the position being offered, location, education, training, and/or experience. The Home Depot offers additional competitive financial and non-financial benefits, which may include a performance-based bonus program or a profit sharing program depending on position.
Environmental Job Requirements:
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Conditions could produce mild discomfort on occasion.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Standard Minimum Qualifications:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience:
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
6-8 years of relevant work experience
Mastery of two or more of the following disciplines: user research, interaction design, information architecture, visual design; Experience with the others
Mastery of translating user needs into visual assets and guiding others to do so
Mastery of analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data and presenting findings and recommendations and guiding others to do so
Proficiency in rapid prototyping and visualization
Mastery of leveraging research and usability strategy deliverables such as discovery findings, mental models, scenarios, user journey maps, personas, debrief documentation, screeners, testing plans, task lists, low and high fidelity prototypes, annotated wireframes, and/or clickable prototypes
Proficiency in leveraging approaches to translating findings into tangible designs such as heuristic reviews, usability testing, competitive product analysis, web metrics data, field research, quantitative surveys, user interviews, and persona development
Mastery of rapid prototyping and visualization tools such as Axure, iRise, Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, Visio, Adobe CC, and UXPin
Proficiency in visual software tools such as Adobe illustrator, Photoshop, and Fireworks
Mastery of using and proficiency in generating style guides, iconography, and/or typography
Proficiency in guiding more junior team members through User Experience fundamentals in a professional setting
Mastery of working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional modern software development team
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Balances Stakeholders: Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders
Business Insight: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals
Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
Drives Engagement: Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives
Drives Vision and Purpose: Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
Manages Complexity: Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
Organizational Savvy: Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics
Self-Development: Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels
Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations
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