JOB DESCRIPTION

Ripkord.tv is seeking a design leader with a strong set of technical and UX skills from leading mobile-first companies that have community driven strategies and beautifully executed products (i.e. Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, AirBnb, Snapchat, Uber, Netflix, Hulu, etc.).

You will be spearheading the design framework of a mobile app platform at the forefront of interactive entertainment. Our vision is to create the future of live and on-demand interactive content for audiences who want to build a deeper connection with the hosts and community of their favorite shows.

You will be responsible for developing and executing a design / user experience strategy across a range of problem spaces (eg: parties / friends, survey / polls, communication, news / updates, discovery, media, commerce, sports, etc.).

In this role, you will work closely with the technology, product and creator development groups to develop, scope, spec, build, and go live with products that gain mass consumer adoption.  You will work with these groups to inform and influence a roadmap which takes into account the requirements to build (and design) products that appropriately balance the need for speed-to-market, scalability, and differentiation.

This is both a creative and data informed position, where the ability to analyze and recommend scalable best practices is a critical factor.

While this is a senior managerial position, to start the role requires a highly experienced individual contributor who can single handedly execute against both strategic design foundations (design system, brand guidelines) and polished player facing features.

Online portfolio required to apply.

Some of the position’s highlights are…

  • Lead the design / UX strategy across all platforms – Mobile, TV, etc..

  • Oversee the design and usability of everything Ripkord creates. Impact the UX of the entire product by influencing prototypes, visual taxonomy, player flows, and implementation.

  • Lead a fast-paced organization to create, prototype, test and release exceptional (and innovative / elegant) mobile products and features.

  • Own and execute a brand package that defines Ripkord’s tone and visual identity both on and off the app.

  • Work with engineering, product and creator development teams in the definition of functional requirements and lead the design and execution of applications and products.

  • Monitor all the Ripkord products (features, design, usability), and work with internal teams to gather player, creator, and market feedback. Then integrate that feedback into the design / user experience.

  • Deliver presentations (for team and board) representing user experience deliverables through presentation of design concepts. Influence prioritization and development.

  • Build the strategic plan for the design organization structure short-term and long-term.

  • Be part of the team developing a corporate understanding of Ripkord’s business risks, competitive landscape, and industry-wide (or niche) opportunities with a focus on design as a competitive advantage.

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Work on-site in Playa Vista, CA (preferred) or Remote.

  • Experience developing and scaling responsive design systems that have been applied in consumer facing applications (mobile / web).

  • Cutting edge, hands on design / UX experience at a top-tier design oriented mobile product  (i.e. Instagram, Pinterest, AirBnb, Twitter, Snapchat, Netflix, Hulu, Waze, Tinder, Foursquare, etc.).

  • An entrepreneurial product thinker who can creatively problem solve new challenges with design and has a breadth of product and design analysis to draw from.

  • An excellent design communicator who can shepard product goals from scalable design specs to Engineering implementation.

  • A do-er who can quickly translate concepts to purposeful designs.

  • Expert level experience with mobile app design and UX using a range of screen design and animation tools (Sketch, Adobe XD, Figma, InVision Studio, Framer, Cinema 4D, After Effects, etc).

  • Personality profile to fit into a high-growth, entrepreneurial culture that requires teamwork and interaction with employees at all levels.

  • PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:  

    • You are a do-er who can jump in to help wrangle complex problems

    • You are resourceful.

    • You display high energy and are personally highly productive.

    • You are creatively pragmatic, and know when a project has met the quality bar.

    • Your team loves working for you; your colleagues love working with you; your manager loves having you on their team.

    • You are obsessed with design and its application to new technologies, industries and business models.

    • You can set operational targets and manage a cross-functional effort to achieve them.

    • You motivate others; you communicate clearly; you inspire your coworkers.

    • You are a collaborative, hardworking, problem solver, who leads by example.

    • You don’t understand a 9 to 5 attitude or orientation.

    • You are way above average, and only want to work at a place that is nowhere near average.


Apply here. Please also send a copy of your resume to geremie@ripkord.tv