Job ID: 7579
Updated: Feb 7, 2024
Location: Houston, TX, United States
Category: Information Technology
About Kirkland & Ellis
At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500 lawyers) operating from 20 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.
Essential Job Functions
The Associate Director of UX Design & User Experience helps develop and execute the UX & Design strategy in line with the firm’s core pillars, policies and procedures.
This person will partner closely together with the Director of User Experience & Design to establish the firm’s first User Experience & Design Center of Excellence (CoE) and its vision. They will act as the Director’s right hand to ensure its success. The base-line goal is offering services and value that scales across the Firm’s business and practice of law channels that delight our users with compelling, streamlined experiences that meet them where they work.
The AD will partner with the Director to establish processes and artifacts, working in conjunction with the Firm’s IT Portfolio & Business Transformation Office to apply the UX CoE strategy.
This individual will consistently demonstrate the passion and know-how needed to stay connected to the user and remain up-to-date on the latest UX trends and related technology. They will ensure decisions are user-centric and data-driven. This person must show leadership qualities, to include independence, confidence, responsibility to the larger purpose and be able to lead, present, actively listen and evangelize UX and drive alignment with stakeholders. As the right hand to the director, you are encouraged to advise, counsel and challenge to make the vision succeed.
POSITION SPECIFIC SKILLS
(This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
Tools and Equipment
How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in Kirkland & Ellis LLP. To complete an application and submit your resume, please click "Apply Now."
Please ensure that the resume you submit includes a link to your design portfolio (see Qualifications).
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