Principal Designer (6 12 Month Contract)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job Description

Digital14’s Digital Transformation practice aims to help organizations harness advanced technologies in smart, secure, and effective ways in pursuit of operational excellence. The Digital Transformation team aspires to be the trusted partner to advise, coordinate, and execute a digital transformation strategy successfully for governments and businesses. We bring together the best of digital capabilities to help our clients use digital technology to transform their businesses. Digital Transformation not only advises but also creates, operates, and transfers capabilities to help our clients use digital technology to transform their businesses. We are Digital14. We are hiring a Principal Designer to join our team. Candidate will be embedded to the Central Design team and report directly to management. The ideal candidate must be able to manage a team of UX/UI designers within a broader departmental function and develop policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure, develop creative briefs and design concepts to meet the business objectives of the organization/project. Candidate must have knowledge of the requirements of the design process including typical time and resources needed to produce quality work on time and to specification. Serves as a resource to, and supervises the work of designers. Be effective communicator, both verbally and in writing and engender trust and respect within the community. In this role, you will:
  • Collaborate with product owners to develop and realize the vision for our products and design.
  • Facilitate brainstorming workshops based on Human Centered Design process with Product, Development and other designers to come up with new ideas for the product.
  • Take ideas and concepts, and translate them into world class designs.
  • Take ownership and lead design development throughout the entire lifecycle, from initial explorations through final design deliverables. This includes continuous QA during development to ensure the product is aligned with the design specifications.
  • Push creativity, challenge established thinking, and discover new ways of solving a problem
  • Manage resource allocation to develop visual design prototypes ranging from comps to interactive mock-ups
  • Communicate and present design strategy/rationale effectively to key stakeholders
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (UX, fellow visual designers, researchers, product managers) to create compelling visual designs of interactive experiences
  • Work closely with engineering and product management to deliver the final product
  • Deep understanding of platform and device requirements such as form factors, screen resolutions, pixel density and aspect ratios
  • Spark fresh ideas that are infused in our culture and our products
To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:
  • 10+ years in mobile design
  • An outstanding portfolio demonstrating the successful delivery of multiple innovative design solutions for IOS and Android.
  • A strong working knowledge of interaction design, user-centered experience design, brand identity management, digital marketing and the creative process
  • Demonstrated expert level knowledge in mobile platforms (iOS and Android).
  • Must have launched multiple mobiles apps.
  • Excellent visual design skills; attention to detail and a demonstrated mastery of typography, color and layout
  • Experience and understanding of product management and the agile process
  • Expert-level proficiency with design tools in the Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch
  • Be able to stand by your designs and provide solid rationale to back up your decision.
  • In-depth familiarity with the latest trends in Mobile app user experience.
  • Ability to use prototyping tools to convey design intent.
  • Relevant BA/BS required. MS/MFA preferred.
  • Expert-level proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Sketch, Adobe XD, Photoshop, Zeplin and Invison
  • Expert-level proficiency in a variety of Wire-Framing tools such as Balsamiq, Moqups and UX Pin
  • Need a basic understanding of CSS, HTML and SVG images so as to help support the development team with relevant design information and performance aware assets.
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements :
  • 10+ years of experience as an UI-UX Designer or similar role
  • UI/UX design portfolio
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in relevant field or equivelent
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to discuss and explain design options
  • Detail oriented & Critical thinker
  • Problem solver and customer-centered
  • Knowledge of Adobe range of products (preferred) including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and Dreamweaver
  • 3+ years of experience with HTML5 & CSS3
  • Some knowledge of Usability Factors in Human Computer Interaction.
Working in Abu Dhabi: Just off the Arab Gulf and right at the edge of your imagination, is a place where geniuses make their cyber security dreams come true. At Digital14, we’re turning our biggest ideas into reality in the fastest moving and most dynamic city on the planet. Working here, you’ll lead technical innovation in the region while taking advantage of all Abu Dhabi has to offer. From first class healthcare and education, to superior living accommodations and cultural attractions, you’ll find your ideal career and more in this global crossroads. The UAE is one of the safest and most secure areas in the world. And with its location between Europe, Africa and Asia, you’ll expand your worldview in just a short flight. But you won’t have to venture far from the city to experience its diversity. You’ll find people of over 50 nationalities working at Digital14. Join us and see that while far away from the concrete tech jungle, Abu Dhabi is an oasis where your latest innovations will thrive and grow.

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