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Director of UI/UX

Origami Risk

Origami Risk

Chicago, IL, USA · Atlanta, GA, USA · Richardson, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Director of UI/UX

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-GA-Atlanta | US-TX-Richardson
Full Time


The Director of UI/UX leads a team of skilled UI/UX designers to create, maintain, and optimize a system to support the high volume of production of SaaS UI/UX designs leveraging a carefully managed design system. This person acts as a liaison with engineering leaders to configure the design to enable expedited time to code for repeated UI components. The Director of UI/UX works closely with the VP of Product to execute concepts, prototypes, and forward-looking designs to support innovation goals and storytelling to business alignment.


  • Drives development, identification, adoption, and maintenance of design system(s) through adapting existing platform design into a cohesive, consistent, and executable design system.
  • Ensures the maintenance and management of the design system in Figma for consistency and scalability across products.
  • Establishes throughput expectations, meeting high-quality expectations with an emphasis on efficiency to support a rapid-paced software development life cycle.
  • Defines and monitors SLA’s, performance throughput, and qualitative expectations for team members.
  • Oversees collaboration of designers with product teams, ensuring the production of high-fidelity wireframes and walkthroughs ready for development.
  • Collaborates with architecture and engineering teams to ensure seamless code outputs and plugins for Figma, expediting and standardizing development implementation of reusable components and designs.
  • Performs continuous evaluation of the team to align qualitative measures demonstrating the impact of team performance.
  • Keeps end-user focus constantly in mind, utilizing product analytics data to drive efficiency by reducing repetitive/inefficient workflows and creating a positive and intuitive user experience.
  • Responsible for hiring, onboarding, and managing UI/UX designers and proactively building design skills for their team and supporting systems to ensure the highest performance levels.
  • Establishes and inspects that consistent and approved UI/UX design best practices are followed in tight collaboration with other department leaders.
  • Delegates appropriately and holds UI/UX designers accountable for their workloads and efficient throughput.
  • Encourages a culture of open feedback and continuous improvement, prioritizing user-centered design principles.
  • Oversees and routinely inspects and evaluates the work of UI/UX designers to ensure adherence against expectations and validation of work supporting quality.
  • Provides supportive leadership in guiding colleague career development, including executing the annual review process and providing ad hoc feedback and recognition.
  • Champions and models Origami Risk’s values (Prioritize Clients’ Trust and Success, Innovate with an Entrepreneurial Spirit, Collaborate and Win as a Team).
  • Other strategic projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree – Business, liberal arts, science, or engineering; MBA a plus.
  • 10+ years product leadership experience.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of business and product development, relationship, and project management.
  • Agile expertise a plus.
  • Relevant industry experience.

Who We Are

Origami Risk provides integrated SaaS solutions to organizations across the risk and insurance ecosystem — from insured corporate and public entities to brokers and risk consultants, insurers, third party claims administrators (TPAs), and risk pools. We deliver our risk management and insurance core system solutions from a cloud-based platform that is highly configurable, completely scalable, and accessible via web browser and mobile app.

Dais Technology, a subsidiary of Origami Risk, provides a no-code platform that revolutionizes insurance product creation for MGAs, insurers, and reinsurers. Dais’ event-based architecture enables AI-driven bundling, automation, and real-time deployment.

Solutions from Origami Risk and Dais Technology are backed by a best-in-class service team of experienced risk and insurance professionals who possess a balance of industry knowledge and technological expertise. A singular focus on helping clients achieve their business objectives underlies our approach to developing, implementing, and supporting our risk management, safety, compliance, and insurance core system technology solutions.

Origami Risk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We thrive and benefit from diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We do not discriminate against any individual based upon race, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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