• Design Director

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    Design Director

    Lafayette, LA Full-Time

    At Waitr, we’re driving the future of on-demand food delivery. As the Director, Design, you’ll lead and grow a team of 6-10 people. You’ll work closely with our product management and software engineering teams to design and build applications for consumers, drivers, restaurants, and our internal teams, and with our marketing team to refine and execute our message across a variety of media channels.

    We’re looking for a seasoned design leader to instill a culture that delivers a delightful experience for everyone in our marketplace. If you make things happen, are curious and thoughtful about your work, and have a passion for designing for people first, we’d love to connect with you

    Essential Functions

    • Lead a team of designers and user experience researchers to drive consumers to our platform and improve the product experiences for all our users
    • Own the end-to-end design process of the team, ensuring on-time deliverables that meet or exceed expectations
    • Instill design thinking across the entire organization
    • Use data, market analysis, and customer research findings to drive design decisions
    • Work closely with business and technology teams to shape strategy, use cases, and overall vision
    • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams to deliver great user experiences in the face of technical constraints
    • Promote design best practices and successful design systems; ensure consistency with design standards for all our brands
    • Hire, manage, mentor, develop designers and researchers; inspire your team to deliver outstanding experiences, and empower them to lead design projects

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 8+ years of experience as a UX designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar
    • 5+ years of successfully managing designers and user experience researchers
    • Experience with marketing/advertising environments, in addition to product-focused UX/UI work
    • A track record of solving difficult UX design problems and delivering intuitive interfaces
    • Experience closely collaborating with technical teams and ensuring designs work within their development libraries and frameworks
    • Familiarity with technical aspects of UX across iOS, Android, and other mobile platforms
    • Experience growing a design organization and developing design career paths for designers and researchers
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills including the ability to present design concepts clearly and persuasively to colleagues, partners, stakeholders and senior executives
    • Experience working with cross-functional, distributed teams using an iterative, feedback-driven methodology
    • Ability to work efficiently and demonstrate a bias for action in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment
    • Experience building high-quality consumer-facing applications, ideally in a multi-sided marketplace

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

    This role reports to the VP of Product and will work closely with different functions inside the company, including product, engineering, operations, customer support, and marketing.

    Core Competencies 

    Nimble: You move fast and accurately in a dynamic environment
    Customer-Focused: Proactively seeks and finds ways to provide the highest standards of service.
    Innovator: Generates and recognizes creative solutions in varying work situations.
    Team player: Collaboration and strong communication skills.
    Effective Communicator: Demonstrates open, honest and respectful written and verbal communication.
    Results-Oriented: Productively focuses time and resources on activities to produce quality results.
    Forward-Thinking: Problem solver, do whatever it takes attitude
    Strategic Thinker: Views events and possibilities from multiple perspectives. Understands the bigger picture and the interdependencies and effects of other systems.
    Ethical: Maintains and promotes individual and organization integrity and values in the conduct of all activities.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    # of direct reports: 7-10
    # of indirect reports: 3-5

    Waitr, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Waitr, Inc. is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Waitr, Inc. are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to  race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

    Other Duties

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.