UX Design Lead, Paris Office

Location: Paris, France

Department: Product

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Company Overview

Synthesio is an established international high growth company offering technology solutions that drive social media listening, analytics and engagement.  Recognized by Forrester and Gartner as an industry leader, Synthesio creates and delivers the tools that allow Fortune 500 brands and agencies to understand and effectively engage with consumers. By delivering social media data of the highest quality within 190+ countries & 50 languages, brands such as Toyota, Johnson & Johnson, and Tripadvisor receive crucial intelligence & insights into their market's opinions, wants and needs.  Decisions that make a difference in today’s rapidly changing landscape can be made with true consumer insight in a timely, cost-effective manner.  www.synthesio.com.

Social Intelligence. Actionable Insights. Business Results.



Position Overview

Under the direction of the VP of Product, and in collaboration with other Product Managers, the Lead UX is responsible for the experience across all of the  Synthesio suite of products (dashboards, Beam, Profiler, Pages…). As a Lead UX, you have been working in User experience for at least 5 years, have a good product sense and you have a strong methodology to answer user’s problems and requirements with an engaging and effective experience.

Responsibilities

Two main Missions:

  • Produce high quality wireframes, mockups or designs for the roadmap projects in an iterative manner.
    • Work closely with the VP Product to imagine the experience of tomorrow’s products. You’ll need a great comprehensive understanding of your users’ requirements as well as a strong methodology to approach the most effective solution. The goal of this work is as much to provide a first guideline as it is to showcase what the product team is trying to build in order to gather early feedback from selected customers.
    • Build more precise wireframes or mockups when the development of specific features is coming closer.
    • Using qualitative and quantitative data, continually identify user experience issues or problems on browsers, mobile, touchscreens and propose a solution to product managers.

Manage and grow the UX team

  • Define, share and drive the Synthesio product experience strategy. Work toward experience and user engagement across the full product line.
  • Grow and manage the UX team
    • To deliver on each project; ensure the right mix of skill and headcount to meet the business goals; continually develop the talent and ensure strong career pathing exists to keep the team engaged
    • Make sure the UX designers of your team deliver great wireframes each sprint
    • Implement UX best practices into an agile and iterative workflow
  • Build a dedicated UX roadmap with the VP product
  • Create and communicate a real UX vision to the company’s shareholders


What have you done in the past?

  • +5 years of professional experience designing consumer or SaaS applications
  • Experience in user-centered design methods including user research, design research, prototyping and detailed design
  • Expertise in graphic design practices, workflow, and software with emphasis on data visualisation (turning data into knowledge)
  • Deep knowledge of modern web UI patterns and antipatterns
  • A portfolio that showcases your work and your role on projects - with examples of functional designs that you have developed from concept through final delivery
  • Experience managing and growing skills of a team

Who are you?

  • You’re an excellent communicator, self-starter and collaborative enthusiast
  • You have a very positive spirit and you’re always searching for a way that would accommodate the user needs (first) and the technical challenges (second)
  • You’re a leader and you have great teaching skills
  • You can sell your ideas through data to stakeholders as well as strong
  • You like things done properly. From the big picture to the tiniest of details when it’s implement the feature
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