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Principal User Experience Designer

Primary Location: Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania


Additional Location(s): Remote - California, United States (All Other); Remote - California, United States (Bay Area); Remote - Connecticut, United States (NY Metro); Remote - Delaware, United States; Remote - Illinois, United States; Remote - Maryland, United States (COUNTY - All Other); Remote - Maryland, United States (COUNTY - Charles, Prince Georges, Montgomery); Remote - Massachusetts, United States; Remote - Michigan, United States; Remote - Minnesota, United States; Remote - Missouri, United States; Remote - New Jersey, United States; Remote - New York, United States (All Other); Remote - New York, United States (NY Metro); Remote - North Carolina, United States; Remote - Ohio, United States; Remote - Pennsylvania, United States; Remote - Texas, United States; Remote - Utah, United States; Remote - Virginia (COUNTY - Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William); Remote - Virginia (COUNTY - All Other)

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Principal User Experience Designer

Boomi is a highly collaborative, rapidly-growing product development company that designs a cloud-native platform for enterprise architects, data stewards, business analysts, and administrators to unite everything in their digital ecosystem, so that they and their customers achieve better outcomes, faster. The products we design enable our customers to build complex processes with ease and familiarity through a visual interface; manage and synchronize data across domains; and control the creation, deployment and management of APIs—all made possible by making it faster and easier to link data, systems, applications, processes, and people. 

Boomi is consistently named as a leader in iPaaS, and as one of Philadelphia’s Best Places to Work. For more information about Boomi, visit http://www.boomi.com

The Role
As a Principal-level product designer, you’ll influence our organization and the user experience of our platform. We’re seeking a highly-experienced, T-shaped generalist to join our growing UX practice and evolve the product design discipline. If you are a research-driven Interaction Designer with strong verbal and visual communication skills, attention to detail, and a team-oriented spirit—let’s talk. You’ll be essential to ensuring that our product solutions are optimized for customer needs, and help them attain their goals.

This team is seeking someone with unique skills and qualities, to add to the diversity of the User Experience organization, but we want someone who shares a knack for understanding user needs and expectations, and manifesting them in useful, usable, desirable solutions.

We want someone who takes initiative, and feedback. You’ll be working side-by-side with other Product Designers, as well as the UX Researchers, Content Strategists, and Design Technologists who comprise the UX Organization. You’ll also be working closely with Product Owners, to inform and influence product strategy through evidence-based design recommendations. We’re a fluid, collaborative, cross-functional team — you’ll also be working closely with Quality Engineers, Developers, and Program Managers.

We are currently a fully-remote company, due to COVID-19, and will remain a remote-friendly company once we can safely return to site. We are headquartered in Chesterbrook PA (the greater Philadelphia area), and have product teams that were colocated in Philadelphia PA, Cambridge MA, and Exeter UK offices — when it’s safe to do so, occasional travel will be required (<10% travel). Boomi is a relaxed environment, with intelligent, supportive colleagues. Our product offices have brightly colored walls, and lots of whiteboard surfaces — our Zoom rooms have a wildly eclectic range of backgrounds, with the welcomed (if not always intentional) addition of pets, children, and partners.

This role reports to the Director of User Experience.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Understanding complex technological concepts and communicating them in simplified, visual form

  • Collaborating and communicating across teams and roles

  • Designing with consistency, an attention to detail, and with a knowledge of inclusivity and accessibility

  • Exhibiting familiarity with qualitative research methods and knowing how to incorporate research findings into designs

  • Contributing to our Design System, UI guidelines, and their maintenance, including ownership of the stewardship and communication of patterns to product teams

  • Thinking both conceptually and pragmatically about product strategy to ensure that Boomi remains an industry leader

  • Setting clear expectations and guidance for the designers supporting your efforts, and effectively managing “up”


Essential Requirements

  • An insatiable curiosity, a collaborative spirit, and a growth mindset – strong alignment with our team’s Core Values

  • A solid history of leading design efforts for product development, or complex business systems and applications, as well as leading others in those efforts

  • Strong empathy for our customers, and the ability to represent their business needs in optimally-designed experiences (sketches, wireframes, and prototypes) 

  • Exceptional verbal and visual communication skills

  • A commitment to excellence over perfection — you must be comfortable working nimbly with ‘just enough’ data to make informed decisions and operate within a fast-paced agile environment

  • Work samples and/or case studies that show us how you work through the process, and the outcome of those efforts

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience educating non-designers on the value of UX—and the patience and perseverance to do so

  • Strong business acumen, and a considered, clearly-articulated design philosophy

  • The interest and ability to mentor others

  • Familiarity with rapid prototyping tools (e.g., Figma, InVision, Sketch, Axure), and Creative Cloud

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize

  • Ability and interest in occasional travel spanning 2-5 days at a time (<10% travel)

  • The desire to collaborate, with the ability to operate independently

  • The ability to provide and accept constructive criticism in a timely and direct manner — Radical Candor is our team’s feedback framework

  • Experience working in Agile environments

  • Working familiarity with HTML and CSS

  • A ‘niche’ area of strength, e.g., information architecture, technical abilities, conceptual designer, visual design, design systems, content strategy, etc.

  • Involvement in the UX community


Team Core Values:

  • Be Scrappy:Commit to doing your best with the time and resources available; be nimble, lean, and flexible.

  • Collaborate Respectfully: Provide a safe space for the exchange of ideas and feedback; communicate clearly and candidly; engage in active listening.

  • Demonstrate Open-minded Curiosity: Ask questions, try new things, and recognize that there is always more to learn.

  • Give a Damn:Demonstrate your passion for the work, the Content and UX communities, and helping others grow; challenge respectfully, but directly.

  • Take Ownership:Show accountability by taking responsibility for your work and actions; show leadership by looking out for others.

Job ID: R110080
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