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Lead UX Designer

Southfield, Michigan; Moon Township, Pennsylvania


Job Description

Eaton’s Industrial Sector is currently seeking a Lead UX Designer to join our team. This position is based at our Southfield MI, Galesburg MI or Moon Township PA facility.
Position overview:
As a User Experience (UX) lead, you help define and drive the future of Eaton UX design. You identify and help set design strategy, envision complex UX ecosystems and inspire teams to push the boundaries of what’s possible. You possess a clear vision of the future of user experience and have the courage to pursue forward-thinking design.  In this role, you will apply your passion for brand, craft, and design fidelity to guide research and design processes, mentor talented members of your team, and collaborate with leaders of product teams to create innovative experiences across all of Eaton’s products. 
Although Eaton is an established company with a diverse product portfolio, this IoT development exhibits many of the characteristics of a start-up initiative.  If you are a great design team leader, systems-level design thinker, and visionary - with strong instincts and outstanding intuition – who can provide leadership and direction for a team of designers, we want to talk to you about joining our team!
Essential functions for this role include but are not limited to:
  • Provide leadership, direction, and mentorship for a team of UX Designers and developers; lead creative and holistic thinking across diverse product releases, platforms, and devices.
  • Execute the UX vision, along with a plan for evolutionary, iterative updates that actualize the larger vision over time.
  • Build strong relationships and operating rhythms with leaders inside and outside their core UX team to efficiently implement user experiences that are cohesive, inclusive, and well-informed.
  • Foster Eaton’s culture and principles within the group, while setting new standards in executional and operational excellence.
  • Be responsible for and effectively advocate for users in a corporate climate, imparting day-to-day design leadership that fosters a shared understanding of the user-centric intersection between design, content, business, and engineering.
  • Translate concepts into wireframes and mockups that lead to intuitive user experiences.
  • Facilitate product visions by researching, conceiving, wireframing, sketching, prototyping, and mocking up user experiences for digital products.
  • Conduct detailed UI/UX design reviews, document issues, and coordinate issue resolution
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.
We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design or Computer Science from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 7+ years of experience as a User Experience Designer, Interaction Designer, or Information Architect
  • Minimum of 1 years of leading UX teams and strategy
  • This position requires us of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.  ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. “Green Card Holder”), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications: (Not required to be qualified for the role)
  • Masters in Human-Computer Interaction or related field from an accredited institution
  • 2+ years of leading UX teams and strategy
  • 2+ years’ experience and knowledge of MVC frameworks, web component libraries, HTML, CSS3, JS
  • 5+ years’ experience and knowledge of visual design, web design and wireframing tools, user research methods, digital prototyping tools
  • 3+ years’ experience with Agile development processes 
Position Success Criteria:
  • A portfolio demonstrating compelling information architecture, user experience, and progression from research through production
  • Demonstrated ability in creating highest quality user experiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with web and mobile technologies and their impacts on the feasibility of design solutions
  • The ability to grasp complex and sometimes diverse customer needs and distill them into clean, understandable solutions.
  • This position does not entail writing production-quality code, but an understanding of HTML and CSS3 is a must

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH VTI Engrg Vehicle Technology and Innovation

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 052092