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UX Lead Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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Example of UX Lead Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  •  Develop and drive the overall UX strategy and vision.
  • Lead and mentor a team of UX designers and researchers.
  •  Conduct user research and usability testing to inform design decisions.
  •  Create and oversee the development of wireframes, prototypes, and user flows.
  • Collaborate with product managers, developers, and other stakeholders to ensure a seamless user experience.
  • Advocate for user-centric design principles within the organization.
  •  Analyze user feedback and data to continually improve the user experience.
  • Ensure consistency and quality across all UX deliverables.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, tools, and best practices.
  •  Present UX concepts and findings to stakeholders and senior management.
  •  Manage project timelines and resources to meet deadlines.
  •  Foster a collaborative and innovative team environment.

Skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Extensive experience in UX design and research.
  •  Strong leadership and team management skills.
  •  Proficiency in design tools (e.g., Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD).
  •  Deep understanding of user-centered design principles.
  •  Experience with user research methods and usability testing.
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities.
  •  Strong analytical skills for interpreting user data.
  •  Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  •  Knowledge of front-end development and design systems.
  •  Strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
  •  Proven track record of successful UX projects.
  •  Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Design, HCI, or related field.
  •  Up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies.
  •  Experience with agile methodologies and project management.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with emerging technologies (e.g., AR/VR, AI).
  •  Proficiency in advanced prototyping tools.
  •  Background in cognitive psychology or human factors.
  •  Familiarity with accessibility standards and guidelines.
  •  Multilingual skills for global user research.
  •  Experience with service design and design thinking.
  •  Track record of published work or speaking at industry events.


  • Salary 
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office) 
  • Perks 


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager. 

If you are looking for roles that are more web specific, you can check the Head of UX Job Description.

If you would like to check 2024 salaries for UX Designers or Graphic Designers, check our UX/UI Design salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.