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This position is a remote/work from home role. You will need to reside within the Western, Central or Eastern Time Zones, and be able to work overlapping times with the teams in Irvine, CA and Atlanta, GA.
Cox Automotive is looking for an experienced, passionate and hands-on User Experience Manger to join our team in Irvine, CA. In this role, you will manage a team of UX Designers tasked with creating outstanding personalized experiences for the Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book brands. In addition, you will team up with colleagues from Product Management and Engineering to guide product discovery and design efforts for an agile release train.
The Cox Automotive work environment is highly collaborative and requires excellent communication skills and a keen ability to build and foster strong partnerships across organizational boundaries. Our UX team comprises a diverse mix of skills. We work together to help our consumers research, purchase and service their vehicles more easily, and this work has a substantial impact on the business.
You must have solid experience managing UX designers in growing user-centered design techniques, using data to drive design outcomes, and prioritizing work to support multiple Scrum teams. Above all, you must love what you do and stoke this passion within your team to bring out their best. If this sounds like the type of environment you would like to work in, lets talk!
Key Roles and Responsibilities
- Lead UX designers to create innovative, re-usable design solutions that thrill consumers while delivering measurable business value
- Facilitate design workshops with stakeholders using design thinking techniques to explore user needs and design concepts from multiple perspectives
- Partner with user research and analytics to identify improvements and evaluate the effectiveness of the solutions implemented
- Engage in enterprise thinking across product lines and services to identify new product ideas
- Work with the Senior Manager of User Experience to prioritize work, leveraging a strong understanding of the business while advocating for users throughout the product lifecycle
- Promote close collaboration between UX team members and Products, Engineering and other teams to produce high-quality design deliverables and ensure designs are delivered as specified
- Leverage and extend our design system to promote brand consistency and re-use of functional components across our websites
- Present design work to peers and business leaders to gain consensus
- Conduct employee performance reviews and help set goals with the team to foster and encourage career growth
Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)
8+ years of hands-on design experience creating wireframes, high resolution mocks, prototypes and related design documentation for consumer-facing web and mobile experiences
5+ years of experience successfully partnering with development teams in an agile environment
2+ years of experience directly managing UX resources to deliver with quality against aggressive deadlines
A portfolio of past work that demonstrates the effectiveness of your design solutions in meeting user needs while achieving business results
Knowledge of current UX design strategies and trends across web and mobile platforms
Experience in iterative software delivery methodologies like Agile and Scrum
Excellent oral, written, and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
Passion and experience working with engineering and product teams
Independent self-starter with excellent leadership skills
Attention to detail and follow-through on completion of tasks
Excellent time-management skills, including the ability to work on concurrent projects and quickly prioritize competing tasks and responsibilities
Proficiency with leading design tools, including Figma, Sketch and Invision
Bachelors degree in Graphic Design, Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction or equivalent work experience required; Masters degree a plus
Who We Are
About Cox Automotive
Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page .
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