Sirius XM Radio Inc. Principal, UX Designer in Irving, Texas

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Principal, UX Designer





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Location: Irving, TX

Position Summary:

This position requires a comprehensive understanding of emerging user experience technologies and how they apply to consumer facing products and services. This key role will support the vision, research, application and design of 0D (screenless, voice interface, etc.), 2D, and 3D interfaces and devices. Ideal candidates will demonstrate proficiency and expertise in user experience, artificial intelligence, accessibility, usability, mobile (hybrid, responsive, native), prototyping, and product design. This person will lead, mentor and/or guide cross-functional teams (engineering, product development, marketing, and other business units) on the level of effort required to successfully take products from concept through launch.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Command an extensive and immersive understanding of emerging technologies (IOT, industry adoption and exploration, maturity states of each, future applications) and how those apply to the company's primary product offerings. 

  • Architect the vision and future state of the emerging UX product portfolio with executives, product managers, business analysts, and development teams. 

  • Directly engage with consumers, clients, and stakeholders to understand the demand for emerging technology. 

  • Utilize efficient and optimized methods (design sprints, etc.) to conduct/direct product design/development exploration with multi-disciplinary teams. 

  • Develop high-level and detailed storyboards, mockups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.

  • Begin development of voice user interface (VUI) and multi-modal UX specifications in collaboration with Engineering and ensure alignment with company and OEM libraries and brand standards.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Act as subject matter expert for product managers, designers, and developers to integrate emerging UX technologies into the company's portfolio. 

  • Guide and mentor emerging UX technology advocates within existing design and development teams. 

  • Partner with data architects and product delivery teams on the technical integration and overall execution of the ET team's project work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, relevant experience.

  • 10+ years of related design experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to speak to UX/UI frameworks, mobile UX design, mobile accessibility, voice, and AI technologies. 

  • Demonstrated ability to present, communicate, and explain approach towards applying emerging technologies to products. 

  • Online or PDF portfolio that demonstrates thought process.

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Superior knowledge of artificial intelligence, its current and future application, and requirements for design, execution and implementation.

  • Experience with various interaction modes (touch, voice, gestures, steering-switch commands).

  • Superior design skills; proficient in designing digital applications for the web and mobile devices.

  • Proven experience with rapid, iterative design and development processes.

  • Fluency in accessibility standards and their application in design/development.

  • Good public speaking and presentation skills.

  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to pay attention to details and be organized.

  • Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.

  • Commitment to "internal client" and customer service principles.

  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.

  • Spelling, grammar, proofreading and editing skills.

  • Creative writing ability.

  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Able to travel (20%) 

  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with current providers of technology services (AWS, Chatfuel, Bot Tools, etc.).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and current practices for responsive web design.

  • Familiarity with progressive web design.

  • Proven skills in Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Cloud, and related visual concept sharing and prototyping tools. 

  • Familiarity with mobile frameworks and atomic design methodologies.

  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

Company EEO Statement

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.