MGR, UX DESIGN

| Chicago

ABOUT THE ROLE

Centro is looking for an experienced UX Design Manager to mentor and lead our user experience team. We strive to learn and understand our users’ needs, behaviors, and emotions to yield insights that inform product strategy and guide the experiences we create. We collaborate closely with product managers, software engineers, and many others to solve complex challenges and craft powerful experiences. You’ll help shape our product, our people, and the way we approach research and design.

ABOUT THE TEAM

At Centro, we’ve always been about making people’s lives better—from our employees to our clients. Today, we’re building a unified platform to execute every digital media advertising transaction, thus providing a new level of automation and intelligence in ad tech. This is an enormous task that will disrupt an industry and improve the lives of those who work within it.

To do this, we’re aggressively growing our team of engineers, product developers and designers. We are imaginative, passionate, determined and relentless in our efforts. Of course, we are fascinated by the complexity of engineering problems at this scale—it’s what brings bright minds together. But what keeps us coming back (and why we love coming to work every day) is the chance to improve how work gets done: freeing up people’s time so that they can dream bigger and make life better.

Come build something amazing with us.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership, direction, and mentorship for a team of UX Designers
  • Collaborate and help develop a UX Strategy, along with a plan for evolutionary, iterative updates, that actualize the larger vision over time
  • Partner with tech leadership to ensure projects are well-defined, have high impact, and are successfully executed
  • Work in step with Product Management to ensure that projects and design decisions are aligned with customer and business needs
  • Build and maintain strong knowledge of the advertising technology industry
  • Collaborate with UI Manager to ensure that designs are user-centered
  • Facilitate and provide forums for design critiques, stakeholder reviews, and internal product demos


QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10 years in a User Experience / Product Designer role
  • 4 years design management experience
  • Experience in advertising technology a bonus
  • Proven experience contributing to a large-scale product evolution, from concept to post-launch learnings & enhancements
  • Enterprise-level or SaaS design experience
  • Experience attracting quality talent
  • Big-picture thinker
  • Collaborative, low-ego approach to working with others
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, and analytical skills; the ability to communicate complex interaction concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • PixelmatorDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Oracle EloquaLead Gen

Location

The Chicago Loop is a great place to work, located in a central area of Chicago accessible to major public transportation, dining and shopping.

An Insider's view of Centro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Instead of balancing work and life, it’s about blending the two. As a parent, I may need to leave for part of the day or before 5. Everyone here understands and I don’t feel guilty. Even if I’m not sitting at my desk from 9-5, my work and my teams work will still be done on time. Centro is giving me the opportunity to live the best life I can.

Matt Klaers

Manager, Financial Reporting

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

There’s an incredible balance of freedom, drive, and fun that I’ve only experienced at Centro. On an engineering team retreat this summer, the plan was to code from 10 AM – 2 PM on a fun team-based competition and then go outside to enjoy the day. The team would not stop coding until 10 PM! Of course, this was followed by 6 hours of karaoke.

Mike

VP, software engineering

What are Centro Perks + Benefits

Centro Benefits Overview

While our people work to change an industry, we reward them with industry-leading perks. It’s not just about the free snacks and onsite yoga (although they help)—it’s about making sure Centrons feel happy, healthy and fulfilled when they come to work.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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