Director, Product Design – UI/UX Connected TV

| Greater NYC Area
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Major League Baseball Advanced Media is searching for a Director of Product Design with a strong design, strategy and leadership background who enjoys solving difficult business challenges, building and embracing the design culture at MLB well as building beautiful connected device UIs that will be used by millions of people.

Our perfect candidate is an advocate for our fans and has a passion for creating engaging user experiences. You will collaborate with a passionate team and stakeholders to conceptualize, design, prototype and iterate to bring designs to life. You are a hands-on designer, a problem solver, as well as a design leader who is just as confident at creating user flows, journey maps, wireframes, and prototypes as you are at constructing and leading a talented design team. And, most importantly, you are excited about the challenge and opportunity of building the next generation of amazing baseball experiences for fans.

Responsibilities:

· Collaborate across Product, Engineering and Content teams to design interfaces for connected device products on platforms including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, Samsung, PS4, Xbox and more

· Balance user research insights, business needs, innovation goals and specific platform demands to improve our products and delight our users through design

· Demonstrate a customer-obsessed mindset that spans every aspect of your work, including building out processes for gathering and applying user feedback to both your team’s designs as well as the broader Product, Engineering and Content teams

· Be hands-on to create detailed wireframes, visual design comps, user flows and journey maps to deliver holistic, end-to-end experiences for users

· Produce a bold vision and quickly and collaboratively incorporate feedback to create great design outcomes, knowing when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail, and when to make low-fidelity sketches

· Lead, mentor and inspire a growing team of Designers, and be a design leader for partner teams and the broader organization

· Communicate conceptual ideas and detailed design rationale both verbally and visually to partners across the organization

· Contribute to the definition and scope of project timelines

· Collaborate with the entire Product Design team and participate in review sessions for other MLB projects

· Evaluate designs and provide actionable feedback to other designers in a way that deliver great outcomes for users and also helps your team to grow as designers

Requirements/Qualifications:

· 10+ years of experience designing and delivering products in cross-functional teams

· 5+ years of leadership experience

· Experience recruiting, hiring, managing, and developing a high-performing team

· Experience running product design teams that collaborate effectively with engineering managers and product leaders

· Portfolio of shipped work that highlights your impactful principal design work and project leadership

· Technically adept and familiar with UI and UX trends on CTV, iOS, Android, and the web

· Experience directing brand, visual, and user experience/product design of projects, across both web and mobile platforms

· Experience using analytics and user research to help make design decisions and the ability to balance quantitative and qualitative feedback

· Possess bold vision and passion for great design

· Ability to understand user needs, motivations and behaviors and translate them into easy-to-use interfaces

· Detail-oriented and can prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

· Strong knowledge of User Experience design processes and methodology

· Ability to collaborate with others to envision and iterate on concepts

· Advanced proficiency with design and prototyping tools like Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InVision and Principle

· Knowledge of baseball, sports media and streaming a plus

This is an excellent opportunity to work on award-winning applications used by millions of people worldwide.

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Location

Located in midtown west Manhattan across from Radio City Music Hall provides easy commuter access. Great restaurants in heart of NYC, let's go!

What are Major League Baseball Perks + Benefits

Major League Baseball Benefits Overview

We know that our employees' performance is directly related the environment that they're in. That's why at MLB, we provide exceptional Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage - premiums 100 percent employer covered - so you can focus on being your best.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision plan has only a $10 co-pay for annual eye exams and maximum out of pocket cost of $25 for glasses and/or contact lens.
Health Insurance Benefits
Health insurance policy covers 100% of premiums, with no deductible and minimum co-pays when in-network.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3 times an employee's annual salary. Premiums 100% employer covered.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Automatic annual employer contribution to 401(k)!
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We often sponsor family oriented events!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
We typically host company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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