Principal Product UI / UX Designers (Contract or Full time)
User Experience | San Mateo, CA | Full Time and Contract
As a Momentum Design Lab Principal Product UI/UX Designer, you’ll ensure the work we produce is effective and intelligent while working with a team of other designers and developers. You will be responsible for creating better, more forward-thinking work. We need someone ready to lead research and strategy, information architecture, and interaction design to create bleeding edge graphical user interfaces on multiple platforms.
You'll collaborate closely with clients throughout the entire lifecycle of the project. To succeed, you'll need to have an eye for details and keep an eye on the big picture. You can be excited to work as part of a team or tackling challenges on your own in creating rad products for innovative and exciting brands. You relish the opportunity to mentor your designers to grow them to their full potential.
This role is based in San Mateo, CA—right in the epicenter of technology. Easily accessible by plane, train or automobile. You can walk to the best ramen in the state or any of the many restaurants in beautiful downtown San Mateo.
What you’ll be doing
You’ll obsess over the details and develop concepts for enterprises and start-up’s alike. We craft pixel-perfect systems with compelling form and simple function. You’ll bring ease of use to complex ideas in Fortune 100 enterprises and emerging start-ups alike.
We move quickly but also have enough time and space to create broad, innovative ideas. You will help to shape the next generation of the web that have real social impact.
Great eye and passionate for visual design, you stay up with the latest trends
Define visual interfaces that adhere to and extend the defined wireframes and specifications
Can lead discovery and research workshop with C-level executives
Create and communicate end-to-end scenarios, interaction models, and screen designs to clients and executives
Collaborate with other designers to evangelize new interface guidelines and design patterns
Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor other designers
Actively seek to understand business requirements to develop solutions
Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team
Work with project management to create digital experiences on time and on budget
Ability to think beyond the user interface to touch brands and marketing
Portfolio demonstrating your experience in software application design
Minimum 5 years of UX or you’re really good
Ability to clearly express yourself both in person and on paper (or a dry erase board if that’s your thing)
Extremely comfortable presenting our work to clients, gathering feedback and sharing it to other team members
Strong experience with creating user stories, doing research, and creating user personas
- World class benefits such as all types of insurance coverage (health 80% covered by us, dental, vision, legal, AD&D, disability, life, pet), FSA, EAP, commuter benefits, discounted shopping and more!
- Core Contribution—Small team means big impact. Every team member’s contribution has a tremendous impact on the project and our clients
- Autonomy—Our staff own their work and you will have autonomy over how to get it done
- Project Diversity—In a months span you may work on the next mobile social network, internet of things product, ad platform or financial services product
- Occasional travel to clients from around the world, we often conduct our project kick offs on-site
- Kegerator and a kitchen full of snacks
Who We Are
Momentum is a close-knit team of designers based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2002. Our team is founded and managed by UI/UX Designers for the past 12 years. We have been designing and building solutions for web, mobile, automobile, TV, consumer electronics and other “Internet of Things” devices. Our global customers span names like LiveNation, AT&T, Sony Playstation and Hasbro; as well as early to late stage startups like ChangeTip, Scality, Krux Digital, Liftopia and Gracenote. We value a collaborative and family friendly work environment.