Moving the business beyond just maps and directions, MapQuest is looking to transform itself and retake its rightful place as an industry leader in local discovery and travel. In order to finish the transformation to a fast-paced innovation machine, MapQuest is hiring a Design Director.
As the Director of Design and User Experience you will drive design innovation and consistency across MapQuest, lead and build our Design and UX team—all while fostering a fun and collaborative work environment. You’re obsessed with interactive design and are completely versed in all of the latest trends in mobile and web application visual and UX design. You are recognized as a leader in in the design community and likely have an extensive public persona.
You have 10+ years of design experience, and at least 3 years of experience managing a design/UX team. You’re an accomplished designer by yourself and you have a strong network to recruit from to continue building our design team. You’re well versed in the standard design toolbox, but also are an early adopter of newer design/UX technologies and are confident in continuing to develop more junior designers. You have strong leadership skills and are able to gracefully give and receive critical design feedback. As the leader of the design group, you’re also familiar with Agile development practices and how business functions, QA, product and engineering interface in an Agile environment to help the design team interface with the rest of the organization.
Don’t worry about compensation; we’ll do whatever it takes to bring the best talent into the company.
So if you’re up for a challenge and have the hunger to be part of potentially one of the greatest turnaround stories in the tech industry, MapQuest is the place for you. This position is based in lower downtown Denver, location is not flexible.
To apply, send your resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Design Director”