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Director UX Design
Portland, OR

Are you the UX leader Cirium is looking for? Cirium has grown its portfolio significantly through the acquisition of leading data intelligence companies, including Ascend, Innovata, Diio and FlightStats. We are seeking the UX leader who will define what an exceptional customer experience is for us as one business. 


The candidate chosen for this role will have an opportunity to shape the future of UX for a leading data and analytics brand. They will have the opportunity to lead the delivery of exceptional, consistent customer experience for an innovative, exciting and growing business.   You will work with senior stakeholders from across the business and be the lead on Cirium’s most prominent product launches. You will be working in one of the world’s most fascinating industries, travel and transportation and aviation.

You will report to the Director of Product Operations and will be responsible for defining what a great customer experience is for Cirium across a consistent common user interface. You will lead UX strategically and build and embed UX in Cirium. 

This role will provide the opportunity for travel. Cirium is a flexible employer and happy to accommodate different working solutions for the right talent.

We want to hear from you if you believe:
  • In the power of aviation to transform the world and have a passion to improve the way we all travel
  • That an exceptional, consistent customer experience should be across every solution a business offers their customers  
  • UX can fundamentally change the way a data and analytics business can solve customers’ problems
Experience in the following will be beneficial:
  • Setting integrated customer experience strategies
  • Leading UX strategically within a data, analytics or aviation business 
  • Deploying an existing UX team to the greatest success 
  • Working in agile teams, style guides and component libraries

Cirium employs a team of over 400 technologists, analysts, data scientists and market experts in the UK, US, Europe, Middle East, India and Asia-Pacific. In 1909 we were the first to record the earliest days of flight and now in 2019, as Cirium, we are uniquely positioned to reshape the wider travel industry with smart data and advanced analytics solutions. Our people are at the center of who we are. Whatever your background you are welcome. We are looking for talented and dynamic team players who focus on delivering successful outcomes.


We are a business where three out of our seven leaders are women, over 20 languages are spoken, where some leaders have grey hair and some have purple. Where our sales teams take time out to support local schools and our product teams champion local women back into the workplace. We are a flexible employer and happy to accommodate different working solutions for the right talent. 


Cirium analyzes the huge volume of data generated from the millions of flights a year to help keep the travel industry in motion:

  • Over 36 million passenger itineraries are processed each year to alert corporate travel companies, travel agencies and airlines, so that travelers stay up-to-date with flight status and airlines minimize disruption
  • Over US$300 billion worth of airline tickets are analyzed for market insights
  • Over 35 million airline flights are tracked per month covering over 97% of scheduled flights worldwide and more than 90% of commercial aircraft in service so that engine OEMs can keep track of the per hour use of their engines 
  • US$5.3 trillion worth of aircraft assets are valued by Cirium each year, as part of strategy and pricing partnerships with the world’s top 50 lessors and tier one investment banks
  • Cirium has 11 offices in the UK, North America, Singapore, China, Japan and Hong Kong and we celebrate our global diversity through events and networks throughout the year 
Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:
  • Balances organizational needs with customer needs (commercial) and creates a strategic plan for the organization.
  • Sets overall design strategy for company and represents design at Senior Leadership Meetings.
  • Communicates and evangelizes the importance of real customer engagement within product development.
  • Develops an actionable, repeatable, and reportable user experience strategy
  • Champions that UX is not just about GUIs, but that it is about how our customers interact with all of our products (APIs, analytics, Pro Services and more!)
  • Monitors the requirement for the team to develop new technical skills to meet business requirements and groups team members with complementary skills on projects to facilitate learning.
  • Mentoring others within the UX team, being proactive and encouraging design learning 
  • Developing a strong process for requesting and resourcing UX and design support and being an advocate for user research and testing
Key Skills Required:
  • Creates an atmosphere of continual improvement, in which self and others are encouraged to exceed the expected results
  • Skilled in breaking down large complex issues into simpler elements that can be effectively addressed
  • Consistently generates creative, resourceful solutions to complex problems
  • Demonstrates a track record of generating, getting approval for and implementing innovative ideas
  • Coaches others on effective communication strategies and techniques
  • Is highly skilled at tailoring messages to the needs of the audience
  • Models teamwork by working effectively with other leaders within the organization
  • Has earned a high level of trust from other teams and is seen as a collaborative working partner
  • An understanding of HTML & CSS that is sufficient to collaborate with technology squads
  • An understanding of responsive grid layouts and design frameworks
Software skills required:
  • Expert knowledge of Sketch 
  • Proficient Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Microsoft office
  • Software skills desirable 
  • A vision for design/development collaboration 
  • Axure prototyping 
  • Microsoft Teams 
  • Experience working in Jira and confluence 
  • Adobe analytics

Cirium is part of RBI, which is part of RELX, a FTSE 100 traded company (which was just named by Forbes as one of the world’s most innovative companies) 


Our benefits stand out (they even include two days a year for you to dedicate to the charitable activity of your choice). Cirium and RBI are founding members of the Tech Talent Charter, committed to increasing the ratio of women and under-represented groups working in technology. 

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