Lead UX Designer

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The customer journey starts with a question. And consumers expect answers. Yext puts businesses in control of their facts online with brand-verified answers in search. By serving accurate, consistent, brand-verified answers to consumer questions, Yext delivers authoritative information straight from the source — the business itself — no matter where or how customers are searching. Taco Bell, Marriott, Jaguar Land Rover, and businesses around the globe use the Yext platform to capture consumer intent and drive digital discovery, engagement, and revenue — all from a single source of truth. Yext’s mission is to provide perfect answers everywhere.
Yext is seeking a Lead UX Designer to join a growing creative team tasked with providing the best experience for our customers. As part of the product strategy group, you will partner with product managers, tech leads, marketers and business analysts to solve complex problems by crafting thoughtful, useful and usable user experiences for our software platform.
IMPORTANT: All candidates must include a portfolio with personal design contributions or work samples. Otherwise, the application cannot be taken into consideration.
Responsibilities

  • Synthesize high-level business requirements into usable and elegant design solutions
  • Create detailed wireframes for complex web and mobile applications quickly
  • Design and conduct small and medium scale usability tests and other UX research activities
  • Work autonomously with product managers to research, define and prioritize features needed to create great user experiences
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure the delivered product matches your design vision
  • Understand detailed user workflows and map out information architecture diagrams
  • Contribute to user experience best practices and act as an experience evangelist to the company
  • Stay up-to-date with and display knowledge of market trends and best practices

 Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS degree or similar level college education in Interaction Design, HCI, Graphic Design, or related field
  • 6+ years of professional experience in interaction design / user experience design (enterprise or SaaS software preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in designing a product from concept to delivery including wireframes, mid-fidelity deliverables, and interactive prototypes
  • Strong design vision: ability to be innovative in all spaces and create a wide variety of solutions
  • Knowledge of UX research and evaluation techniques
  • Ability to think strategically about overall platform focus, direction, and integration
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated, dedicated, detail-oriented, and organized
  • Experience in mentoring and coaching junior level designers
  • High level of empathy; ability to relate to users from various perspectives
  • Proven leadership, communication, and teamwork skills

 Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with prototyping in HTML/CSS/JavaScript and other web-native technologies
  • Interest in and experience with complex data visualization
  • Personality for engaging directly with customers in product definition phases
  • Previous experience in leading a project spanning multiple team members

Compensation, Benefits & Perks
Yext offers the following exceptional benefits: competitive compensation, 401k, unlimited snacks, daily meal allowance, flexible hours/paid time off, and excellent health/dental/vision insurance. We treat our employees well and offer tremendous growth opportunities. Challenging work pushes our people to be creative in a casual environment that is caring, fun, and collaborative. We believe that when you have smart, happy people working together you can produce something special.
About
Yext has been named a Best Place to Work by Fortune and Great Place to Work®, as well as a Best Workplace for Women. Yext is headquartered in New York City with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Dallas, Geneva, London, Miami, Milan, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo and the Washington, D.C. area.
Yext is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetics, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or nonbinary or nonconformity and/or status as a trans individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, marital, parental and/or familial status, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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Location

Our office is located in the heart of Flatiron and NoMad overlooking Madison Square Park.

An Insider's view of Yext

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Yext has been an amazing place to work over the last 7 years. I've been surrounded by people who care about working hard and getting the job done right, while still keeping the human elements of kindness and collaboration a top priority for interacting with others. It often feels like I'm at work with my friends, and I've always loved that.

Chris

Software Engineering Lead

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have been with Yext for 8 years and held 5 roles, which has led to tremendous growth both professionally and personally. Being a part of such a flourishing start-up has allowed me to see what true entrepreneurship looks like. Yext has taught me the importance of staying one step ahead of the industry and enabled me to be more adaptable to change.

Melissa

Senior Recruiter

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage my team to think outside the box. If it’s memorable, people are going to retain the info. If it’s fun, people are going to engage. Setting clear metrics for success on a project is what gives us the freedom to be creative. How we execute is all part of the fun! How we tweak and adjust is where we get to success.

Cindy

VP, Enablement

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Because of the flexibility Yext offers its employees, I was able to continue my athletic passion by playing in the Major League of Lacrosse while still holding my full-time position. Yext does a phenomenal job of ensuring their employees are excited to come work by providing them with an incredible work-life balance.

John "Yozzo"

Program Manager, Recruiting Programs

What are Yext Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Open Door Policy
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Unconscious Bias Training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team Workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company-Sponsored Family Events
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Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and Learns
Mentorship Program
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