Director, Product Design – UI/UX Mobile & Web

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Director, Product Design – UI/UX Mobile & Web

Report to: Chad Evans
Location: New York City

Job Overview:

Major League Baseball Advanced Media is looking to hire a Director of Product Design to lead our New York-based Product Design team. We are looking for a Product Design leader with an extensive background in design strategy and innovation on products with millions of users. With a history of solving difficult business challenges, this individual will be responsible for building and embracing the design culture at MLB as well as building beautiful mobile and web UIs that will be used by millions of people every day. 

Just like our teams, we are looking for the best of the best: Someone with a passion for creating simple, yet engaging, user experiences. You think first about what our fans want. You naturally collaborate with teammates to conceptualize, design, and prototype in order to bring designs to life. You are a problem solver who confidently creates user flows, journey maps, wireframes, and prototypes, and you are equally as capable at leading a talented design team. 

Responsibilities:

•    Be the Bridge: Collaborate effortlessly across Product, Engineering and Content teams
•    Seek out and identify novel ways to improve MLB’s Product through design
•    Manage, mentor, and grow MLB’s Design team
•    Own responsibility for designing interfaces across iOS, Android and web 
•    Create detailed wireframes as well as visual design comps
•    Create User flows and journey maps
•    Produce multiple concepts and variations – you know when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail, and when to make low-fidelity sketches
•    Effectively communicate conceptual ideas and detailed design rationale both verbally and visually
•    Contribute to the definition and scope of project timelines
•    Collaborating with the entire Product Design team and participate in review sessions for other MLB projects
•    Evaluate Designs and provide actionable feedback to other designers
•    Capable of handling multiple projects at any given time

Requirements/Qualifications:
•    8+ years of experience designing and delivering products in cross-functional teams
•    3+ 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
•    Technically adept and familiar with UI and UX trends on 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 an user research to help make design decisions
•    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 ability to 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
•    And…some knowledge of Baseball doesn’t hurt.

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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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