Senior UX Strategist

Lights Out is hiring a Senior UX Strategist (Business Designer + UX Strategist) with a deep understanding of Consumer Products and brands. We’ll be accepting applications for the next few weeks, with a flexible start date between September-December.

About the Job

We work with high-growth businesses in the consumer space. That means each of these businesses have a lineage of existence, data to bank on and some lofty visions that the founding teams or investors come with. Our job is to use data from the past, conduct user interviews and also use secondary research to help them build a product roadmap that aligns with the future vision.

That means our UX Strategists need to be business designers + UX strategists – understand business strategy and link them with a product roadmap. At Lights out every problem we solve is design & experience led, so you’ll have a lot of influence and impact right away.

Product design and experience is at the heart of everything we do. As a Core UX Strategist, you’ll be working on product strategies for consumer products (e-commerce) as well as consumer tech (applications). They’ll be mobile and web interfaces of some of the most groundbreaking and innovative companies. You might be improving an existing product with an established market fit, designing something totally brand new, or rethinking how we at Lights Out do something at the core of our process.

You’ll be working with Lights Out’s core team of product designers along with some of our very talented friends around the globe. We do not shy away from collaborating or learning from the best in the Industry.

As the UX strategist you’ll set direction, take ownership, make calls, and see things through without a lot of oversight. You’ll be able to communicate clearly with your colleagues, work across teams, and lend a helping hand when needed.

You love to write, too. You understand that documentation of the process is as important. You will build upon case studies from your experience and publish them out to the world at regular intervals. We’re big believers of documenting the journey of design (which is far behind in India) and create awareness of our processes.

Here are some things we’ve put together to give you a sense of what you’ll be doing day-to-day :

◉ Understanding the product/business vision of the founder and mapping it back to how you’ll achieve the same through your product roadmap & flows.
◉ Pitching in solutions to approach a business problem through UX strategy
◉ Becoming an extended part of the Client’s team and planning the UX sprints (research → documentation → wireframes → testing)
◉ Presenting your solutions along with your teammates
◉ Working on UX overhaul of digitally active brands and products (Direct to Consumer Products)
◉ You’ll be involved in projects which require specialists in their respective fields right from Nutritionists, Athletes, Psychologists to Business designers
◉ In some cases you’ll have live working sessions with Client’s internal design team
◉ You’ll be picking up your passion projects/assignments under Lights Out along with other team members on a monthly basis
◉ Working on improving Lights Out core design processes

We have a hybrid working culture of remote & in-office working. If you’re applying from India, the profile would be based in office in Bengaluru.

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About Us

At Lights Out, we are a bunch of people who before coming together, shared one thing in common – the desire to create amazing experiences (human, tech, brand, product) and passion for innovation. It was the premise of why we started working on brands & products and it remains non-negotiable when we onboard anyone new into the team. We design products to solve real-life problems.

With everyone joining the team, we look for and emulate the following values:

◉ Ownership – Every aspect of what you do, who you are and how you work, needs to emulate the highest levels of ownership. We need you to #BeFuckingResponsible for everything that you do. The buck stops with you.

◉ Passion – We are in the field of design & creativity. Unless there’s passion for what you do, unless there’s every cell in your body which aspires to service a brand or product to perfection, we won’t be able to create great work. And that would defeat the purpose of our existence. So passion for us isn’t something that you bring to the table, it’s the reason why you would join a boutique team like us.

◉ Fairness & Integrity – While working with customers of all types, projects that take days to complete and results that are incomparable to what anyone could have imagined, you will be faced with a plethora of minor challenges, around staying true to yourself. And towards your team. It’s a value that would help you sail through our policies and our culture. It’s what would define who you are. And that’s why we want you in the team. This isn’t a value that you can develop over time, it’s something that you are bred with.

◉ Performance – We focus on the results and not a stickler for processes and structures. We look for high performing individuals who can not only move fast but move together. It’s easy to write admirable values; it’s harder to live them. But unless you have these, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy your time here at Lights Out.

Benefits & Compensation

Lights Out has a more entrepreneurial mindset that we like to fuel into our team. The base salary for this position, depending on your experience would be anywhere between INR 12L to INR 18L per annum.

Benefits at Lights Out are all about helping you lead a healthy life outside of work. We believe quality time to focus on work starts with quality time to think, exercise, prepare a meal, be with family & friends, and of course, time to yourself.

We work 5-day work weeks, prefer you don’t schedule too many calls in one day, help you with medical insurance and don’t really have the concept of designated number of leaves. If you want a break, you take a break. Just manage your work, let your coworkers know and there’s no record of such leaves.

In addition, we offer incentives in two parts:

a.) For every new account you win or extend, for the quality of work you’ve done, you get a direct % of the revenue.

b.) We also have the policy of team incentives. The whole team takes a percentage of the yearly profits home, after a 1 year cliff in the company.

How to Apply

We take every application seriously, whether or not you make it. So just fill in the form below OR just write in to us on and send in some of these bits about you:

1. A detailed, well crafted portfolio of work: this is key for a position like UX Strategist

2. Tell us a bit about yourself, your last stint and why you’re looking to move out

3. Give us a hint of what an ideal profile looks like for you

4. What’s your last drawn CTC and your expectation from your next stint

5. And lastly give us in on what a typical or an ideal weekend looks like for you. We wanna hear all about your interests, hobbies and passions.

In case you choose to email, the subject of this email would be: “Application for UX Strategist | Ref: Website”

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