Senior UI Designer and Team Lead

Location: Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia | Department: Software Development - User Interface (UI) | Type: Full Time | Min. Experience: Experienced

 

Company Overview

At SproutLoud our people and culture are central to our incredible growth. Perhaps that's why in 2016 SproutLoud was ranked one of the 50 Innovative Companies to Watch by Silicon Review. In 2015, we were named among the 50 Most Promising Google Technology Solution Providers in the country by CIO Review, among the Top 10 Marketing Automation Solution Providers nationwide by Marketing Tech Insights, and ranked No.1 for Local Partner Execution by Forrester Research in 2015. SproutLoud has also been recognized as one of the Fastest-Growing Technology Companies by Deloitte, Inc. 5000, Inc. 500 and the South Florida Business Journal multiple times between 2010 and 2016.  

We are looking for eager, talented, experienced and passionate professionals to help our clients grow using SproutLoud technology.

Headquartered in Medellin in the great Poblado, SproutLoud develops its own technology to service the local marketing needs of large organizations. We help our clients manage their brands and distribute their marketing resources locally - through sales channels, franchisees, chain-retail locations, dealer networks, value-added reseller (VAR) programs, and field employees/offices - with a comprehensive distributed marketing solution. SproutLoud solutions manage brand compliance, increase speed to market, automate manual tasks, and provide robust reporting and business intelligence.

Job Summary

The Senior UI Designer & Team Lead will oversee a group of UI Designers to ensure products adhere to visual requirements and design specifications as well as correct presentation of the product in diverse environments. This individual designs, develops and maintains the visual style system and consistency of the application as it relates to established design guidelines. He/she oversees the creation and maintenance of the application Style Guide and Pattern Library and performs/documents code reviews to insure UI Designers and developers use approved design styles and patterns appropriately. The Senior UI Designer & Team Lead is also responsible for researching and improving the current code base by driving design system improvements. This individual also trains and coaches UI Designers in career skills and develops specific training programs to monitor these efforts.

Challenges

  • Establish and evolve formal UI design processes, ensuring that the team uses industry-accepted best practices
  • Act as key point of contact for all UI design requirements, providing services and coordinating resources internally and externally
  • Work with product architects and developers at all stages of the development process to promote quality and ensure visual consistency in the application
  • Participate in the estimation, prioritization and execution of user stories
  • Review, catalog and audit SproutLoud’s application visual design patterns
  • Maintain and improve visual Style Guide and Pattern Library for SproutLoud’s application
  • Perform code reviews for UI designers and developers regarding application of pattern library elements
  • Create evaluation of current design issues and impact of improving them
  • Write and review technical documentation for Pattern Library, methodologies, tools, etc.
  • Analyze requirements from other departments and coordinate tasks with UI designers
  • Work in an agile team environment
  • Work in a continuous integration environment
  • Perform bi-weekly one-on-one coaching and mentorship with members of the UI design team

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in User Centered Design, Web technologies or related experience
  • 4+ years’ experience with front end development (HTML and CSS)
  • Familiarity with standard design practices and procedures for web applications
  • Professional manner and ability to work in a fast paced, team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with cross functional teams
  • Ability to manage a mix of local and remote team members
  • Well versed in layout and design composition
  • Excellent illustration skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, technical, and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Not required, but would be a plus:

  • Experience with front end design frameworks (Bootstrap)
  • Experience with Unix/Linux environments
  • Experience with Git
  • Experience with JQuery or JavaScript
  • Experience with Agile Development

Benefits and Perks

At SproutLoud, we continue to cultivate an environment that aspires to be one of the best places to work - period. SproutLoud pays the full cost of some benefit programs with our team members. Benefits include health-care coverage (Poliza de Seguro Sura), maternity and paternity benefits, professional development, generous paid time off (PTO) policy, employee and client referral programs, and wellness initiatives. We also have fun along the way - a paid gym membership right next door, community involvement events, creative recognition programs, breakfast Fridays, BBQ/picnic summers, annual kick off events, monthly happy hours/team building activities, casual dress code, etc. And because we believe in keeping the innovative spirit alive over the long haul, we provide a paid four-week sabbatical leave after every sixth year of service for team members to recharge, renew and reboot.

Having a career at SproutLoud means you are on a team that helps each other win. You will be in an environment that is 100% jerk-free, and share values with others who are accountable, care, inspire, elevate and grow. Come grow with SproutLoud!

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