Senior Product Designer Digital Experience Management & Content Platform Team

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Posted Date
09-16-2021
Job ID
21601
Job Function
eCommerce / Online
REI City
Seattle
REI State
Washington
REI Location
Seattle HQ
Remote Eligible
Yes
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What's cool about this job
REI is a different kind of company. As a co-op, we put purpose before profits and act in the long-term interests of our members. We believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived, and as a member of the User Experience team, you will contribute to REI’s mission to connect every person to the power of the outdoors and engage them in the fight to protect it. 

Our designers strive to deliver customer-centric experiences that are inspiring, inclusive, human, purposeful & trustworthy. 

The Omni-Products and Platform Product Design team is looking for a Sr. Product Designer. In this role, you will lead a wide range of design activities across the lifecycle of our digital experience management product, and you will create experiences that are valuable for people, easy to use, and of the highest level of craft and execution. 

Often working with non-designers, you are educating and advocating for the practice of human-centered design, customer centricity, and product led strategies. You will be expected to utilize your full range of product design, interaction design, and visual design skills in this role. 

You will also have a voice in defining where your team will have the most impact. We approached design holistically, strategically, and systematically, and we need an integrator who keeps information flowing up, down, and across the organization. 

Role Description 

The Digital Experience Management and Content Platform team is looking for a Senior Product Designer to streamline digital merchandising and site marketing workflows focused on creating customer experiences that integrate product and content data. 

In this role, you will drive a wide range of design activities across the Product, Content, and Findability Platform team, enabling the orchestration and testing of personalized content and data across microsites and content experiences, reduce the engineering effort required to create new experiences. This role will also enable the dynamic, relevant distribution of reusable content across Digital channels and empower distributed authors with content creation and management capabilities. 

The ideal candidate will have proven experience tackling ambiguous customer problems, leading, and implementing impactful experiences. Additionally, you will possess an exceptional ability to collaborate across teams, present a vision, define outcomes, and be hands-on in implementing the work. You will be a leader in educating and advocating for the practice of human-centered design, customer centricity, and product ways of working. Candidates must be proactive, responsive, flexible, and able to succeed in a fast-paced, transforming, collaborative environment without supervision. 

Responsibilities 

• Lead the User Experience design efforts for one or more critical products or strategic projects on digital platforms 
• Communicate the user experience at various stages of the design process by developing wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, mockups, and/or high-fidelity prototypes. 
• Maintain and contribute to REI's brand and design systems 
• Advocate for the prioritization of design centered changes, refinements, and improvements and present concepts, proposals, and updates to executive stakeholders. 
• Collaborate with product managers, engineers, and cross-functional stakeholders to understand requirements, and provide creative, thoughtful solutions and build concise user-centric visions and journeys. 
• Apply a data-driven approach to define experience which integrates user feedback and business requirements. 
• Foster REI’s culture, values and principles while setting new standards in executional and operational excellence.
Bring your passion and expertise
Minimum Qualifications 

• 6+ years’ experience as a User Experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, Service designer or similar. 
• Proficient at building and shipping features/products that encompass an end-to-end experience across a variety of platforms. 
• Experience leading product direction and strategic thinking. 
• Deep understanding of design and prototyping tools such as Figma, Sketch, Adobe CX, etc. 
• Adept at utilizing design systems, best practices, accessibility guidelines, and human-centered design methodologies. 
• Experience working collaboratively with User Experience, product managers and engineers. 
• Ability to communicate complex interaction concepts clearly and persuasively to different audiences. 
• Strong organization, attention to details and time-management skills. 
• A portfolio demonstrating excellent User Experience design skills for solving complex problems with clear results. 
• Bachelor’s degree in Design, HCI, Interaction or similar area, or equivalent practical experience. 

Preferred Qualifications 

• Excellent problem-solving skills and familiarity with technical constraints and limitations when designing platforms. 
• ALT: Intermediate experience using modern web development technologies including HTML, CSS, ES6, JavaScript, AJAX, DOM scripting, JS frameworks 
• Ability to plan and conduct user research and data to build a strategic point of view. 
• Experience in creating strategy and designing products, with a record of accomplishment of key contributions to innovative and successful products or platforms. 

REI Essentials 
• Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals. 
• Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions to support the direction taken by others at REI. 
• Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities. 
• Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions. 
• Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers. 
• Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well to produce quality work. 
• Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals. 
• Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations. 
 Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization. 
• Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals. 
• Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change.


REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.  We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us. 


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As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. The salary range for this position may be lower or higher in different markets.

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At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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