Gilt Groupe
Senior User Experience Designer
Technology / Product Management | New York, NY, United States


Gilt is seeking a talented User Experience Designer to join our UX team. User Experience Designers at Gilt are creative thinkers who effectively communicate their ideas and collaborate with members of our Product Management, Visual Design, Editorial, and Engineering teams to continually innovate in the e-commerce space.

Responsibilities

  • Define and evangelize the design process throughout the organization

  • Cultivate an active debate about what makes for great user-centric designsShape the environment that attracts thoughtful and creative people

  • Ensure that UX Design resources are correctly aligned with company goals

  • Ensure strong internal communication flow

  • Keep up with relevant industry trends and apply new ideas as appropriate

  • Collaborate with engineering, project, and general managers to define initiatives and projects

  • Advocate for the Customer

  • Foster a healthy team environment that enables productivity and high quality of work

  • Set the example for work ethic, motivation, and overall culture

  • Provide mechanisms for career growth of the team members, i.e. professional development and training

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in Interaction Design, Interface Design, or Information Architecture

  • Proven experience leading ʻdesign-thinkingʼ and user-centered design practices across multiple functional disciplines

  • A strong portfolio which demonstrates problem solving in the various phases of user-centered design

  • Excellent communication skills (both in conversation and in writing)

  • Proficient in latest design tools (InDesign, Illustrator, OminGraffle)

  • Degree in Design-related field (MA in Interaction Design or HCI preferred)

Our culture

We’re very committed to preserving our culture of trust and empowerment. Anyone on our team, from first-time bloggers to experienced writers, can publish to our Tech Blog, give a presentation on mobile development, spend funds in the team budget, organize a meetup, attend a conference, speak at a conference, develop an open source project, or invite someone from the tech community over to our office for coffee (we have cold brew!) and a chat. We embrace our creativity and are open to embracing yours.

During the interview process, we hope to learn something from you: expertise about a new technology; insight into a trend; a novel approach to solving a problem—something we don’t know yet. What’s your potential? What can you bring that no one else can? What open source projects can you share with us? We can’t wait to hear from you!





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