UX Manager

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UX Manager

Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

DarkMatter is developing a suite of communication applications covering encrypted voice, instant messaging, email and other in-transit data.  Working in a fast paced environment, the candidate will be responsible for software design, implementation, testing, debugging, and deployment of security-focused products and services.

The Role

DarkMatter is looking for a User Experience (UX) Manager to mentor our User Experience (UX) team, shape our long-term UX strategy, and establish UX best practices in our product development process.

The UX Manager will lead and inspire our team to provide products that are simple to use, well organized, and meaningful. This will drive greater adoption of our products and improved success by our customers.

In this role, you will:

 

  • Define a long-term, unifying UX vision that creates strategies for success through a holistic view
  • Incorporate leading UX strategies into our design, prototyping, and research initiatives
  • Manage projects from conception through completion designed to enhance the customer’s journey
  • Lead and mentor our UX team while making sure team and individual goals are aligned with the overall established strategy
  • Collaborate with Executives, Product Managers, and Developers to shape user-centered design solutions
  • Partner with Product Managers to formulate their products’ experience strategy
  • Quantitatively connect experience strategies to business results
  • Prioritize experience strategies through research, customer usage, and contact data
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To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Psychology, Graphic/Web Design, Sociology, Cognitive Science, or other related field
  • 5+ years of full-time professional experience leading UX teams
  • 5+ years of full-time professional work in user experience design/research

Desired skills:

  • Advanced understanding of web and mobile usability
  • Experience building teams, establishing goals, and developing team members
  • Comprehensive understanding of UX design concepts and UX research techniques
  • A natural inclination to make things simpler and more intuitive with a sensitivity to how UX can help users; considering color, layout, space, icons and visual hierarchy
  • Proactive mindset when it comes to uncovering opportunities for research
  • A portfolio of hands-on experience demonstrating professional examples
  • Experience managing remote team members
  • Familiarity with development and configuration tools (Git, Jira, Jenkins, etc.)

Working in Abu Dhabi

At DarkMatter, 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 in the DarkMatter Group. 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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DREAM ENVIRONMENT

At DarkMatter, you’ll find a fast-paced environment where you can shape our product roadmap. We’re a young company with the agility of a startup, but the experienced talent and resources of an established firm. With a sense of adventure and drive to succeed, you can make your dreams a reality in the Middle East.

A hub for innovation

  • The Middle East is one of the fastest moving economic regions on the planet and the UAE plays a largerole in this growth. In 2014, the government launched its National Innovation Strategy, which aims to transform the UAE into one of the world’s most innovative countries through a seven-sector plan.
  • The plan includes creating innovation incubators and technological infrastructure and supporting the private sector in building research centres, innovation communities and more. 
  • Additionally, the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda aims to shift the nation to a knowledge-based economy. Smart cities such as Dubai and the technologies they employ are examples of how the UAE has set these goals in motion.
  • This connectivity and investment in innovation can lead to exciting career opportunities for you in an expanding economy.

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