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MANSON WESTERN LLC: Lead Product Designer (Ux/Ui)

Company: MANSON WESTERN LLC
Location: Gardena
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

About WPSWPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that has been around (and thriving) for over 70 years. We publish educational and psychological assessments that allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need. A great opportunity to grow your design skills and feel good about what you do at work!This is a full-time remote position with the option of coming into the office when needed. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), and profit-sharing plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of worklife balance.Pre-COVID, employees enjoyed perks like an on-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!We encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as building relationships that last. Were looking to build such a relationship with the right individual.About the PositionAs a Lead Product Designer, you will report to the Vice President of Product Management and use your skills to deliver exceptionally designed and easy to use products. You will work closely with Product Managers to ensure designs meet product requirements and with Developers to ensure ideas can be brought to life. You will play a very important role in our product development process. You will manage/lead a Product Designer as well as hire more Product Designers for your team in the future.ResponsibilitiesMentoring/Managing other Product DesignersYou will define and clearly articulate design criteria, and tell a clear thoughtful experience story through your design solutionsCreate intuitive user experienceDesign and prototype new features and ideas for current and next-generation productsWork closely with Product Managers to ensure designs meet product requirements and with Developers to ensure ideas can be brought to lifeContribute to all stages of the design process from brainstorming, research, ideating, creating wireframes, user flows, interactive prototypes and refining user experiencesCommunicate design goals and specifications to the engineering teamConceptualize, design and execute modern, complex digital designs and product experiences, including user interfaces and product flows for desktop and mobile applicationsDevelop and conduct usability testing and user research with key stakeholders and customers to get feedbackDeliver finalized design layouts, with all the assets required for developmentUnderstand what our users are doing and why; by using analytics and competitive analysis and supporting the research teamsTake a systematic approach to create clean, functional and beautiful UIFollow our visual brand guidelines, art direction and collaborate with other designersBuild & maintain a design system that outlines style, branding, components, layouts, and best practicesRepresent the UX voice and be an advocate for the user in all conversations when collaborating closely with Developers and Product Managers.Maintain, innovate upon, and surpass industry best practices for UX and product design methods, trends, accessibility (WCAG 2.1), and processesSome travel may be requiredQualifications5 + years of Product Design, User Research, UX & UI Design experienceHighschool diploma with a portfolio that demonstrates user-centered design by leveraging user research and dataAgile/Scrum experienceWorking knowledge of HTML5/XHTML, CSS3 and JavaScriptExperience building end to end prototypes both in low/high fidelity using tools like Figma, InVision, adobe XD, Sketch, etc.,Experience using website analytics tools like crazy egg, google analytics, Hotjar, etc to influence product designKnowledge of cross-platform browser compatibility restrictions and requirements (web and mobile)Experience with contributing to design style guides and working in adherence to guidelines and best practicesFirm grasp of responsive design principlesExperience with WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelinesManagement/coaching experienceYou embrace feedback you will give it, receive it, seek it out through facilitation of critiques and retrospectivesOther DutiesThis job description does not contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee in this role. Activities, duties, or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.Our StoryWestern Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in needespecially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known world-wide for our industry-leading autism assessments.Thats the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 100+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a careerMany of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.Our Latest ChapterThe second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now President + CEO of WPS), whos making a big investment in the companys future. Hes nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of-the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be workingWPS continues to do well year after year!www.Wpspublish.ComWPS is an equal-opportunity employer.

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