Director of UI/UX Design

Palo Alto
Engineering – Product
Ambient.ai is a stealth AI company headquartered in Palo Alto on a mission to enable intelligent environments that are safe, efficient and sustainable. Our breakthrough technology combines cutting-edge deep learning with a contextual knowledge model to achieve human-like perception ability. Ambient's flagship product has been deployed by multiple Fortune 100 companies to solve a mission-critical problem in a way that has never been possible.

The company was founded in 2017 by experts in artificial intelligence from Stanford University who previously built iconic products at Apple, Google, Microsoft and Dropbox. We are a Series-A company backed by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), SV Angel, YCombinator, and visionary angels like Jyoti Bansal, Mark Leslie and Elad Gil.

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As the Director of UI/UX Design on the Product team, you’ll be responsible for providing an Ambient-class magical experience to our customers. You will be the guardian of the overall user experience and the look and feel of multiple mission-critical product features. The ideal candidate has an obsession with simplifying complexity and delivering a delightful experience to users. You will also be responsible for building the UI/UX team.

Responsibilities

    • Perform user studies to understand the impact of design and constantly innovate to improve user experience.
    • Define product workflows, interactions and UI specifications in close collaboration with product managers and the engineering team.
    • Create wireframes, storyboards and sketches to deliver beautiful and intuitive products.
    • Develop personas and usage scenarios and conduct usability testing.
    • Leadership of UI/UX team, including hiring and mentoring.

Qualifications

    • At least 7 years of UI/UX experience; preferably academic background in art / design. Bonus points for visual design experience for enterprise products.
    • High proficiency in popular design and prototyping tools such as Sketch, InVision Studio, Figma, Photoshop and After Effects.
    • Ability to apply design principles across web, mobile and native platforms.
    • Rich portfolio demonstrating interaction and visual design experience.
    • Basic understanding of frontend engineering.
    • Strong desire to solve challenging problems, learn new things and wear many hats as part of an early stage company.
    • Experience with building a team of UI/UX designers and leading them through complex projects.
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