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Product Design Lead

OpenGov

OpenGov

Product, Design
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024
OpenGov is home to an exceptional team - passionate about our mission to power more effective and accountable government. By bringing the OpenGov Cloud to our nation's state and local government, we’re transforming communities so they can thrive!
Imagine yourself being able to help small business owners open their doors faster, ensuring our tax dollars are accounted for, creating safer infrastructure, modernizing the permitting process, and assisting with disaster recovery. The work you do here every day has a meaningful impact on people's lives!
Join our smart, fun, and humble team to experience the most rewarding career of your life!
Manage our design, vision and direction and influence across the entire organization, including our executive leadership. Have a goal to not only understand but also evangelize and deliver business value through a highly usable, delightful, and thoughtfully-designed product suite.
Responsibilities:
Support the process of implementing and scaling our design methodologies and systems
Serve as a champion for user experience across the organization
Collaborate at the leadership level to create clarity out of ambiguity, and deliver clear messages and strategies to our teams
Develop a deep understanding of our users' unique needs, through various research techniques
Champion and implement design strategies that evoke loyalty and delight from our user base
Source, attract, hire and retain the best talent
Requirements and Preferred Experience:
7+ years of UX/UI design experience and 2+ years of design leadership experience managing a team of designers
Comprehensive understanding of how to apply modern design principles and design systems into practice in the context of a rapidly growing product suite
Demonstrated experience designing complex workflows and interfaces for desktop or mobile products proven by a portfolio that highlights past work and your teams’ design decisions
History of inspiring and building a cohesive vision
Demonstrated ability to lead long-term research-driven strategic projects while ensuring day-to-day design deliverables are timely and well tested
A keen understanding of how to implement and use design systems and UI patterns to scale and simplify design execution
A passion for making government processes more effective
Undergraduate or graduate degree in a related field, or equivalent work experience
Portfolio is required
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What makes OpenGov unique
» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!
» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.
» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, annual wellness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!
» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.
» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.
Come join us and make a positive social impact!
OpenGov is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.