We’ve never been believers in burying the lede, so we’re going to cut right to the chase here: This is a rare opportunity to grow a UX practice at a major company. If you’ve spent the last decade building up both your practical and leadership skills in the design space and have ever dreamed of helming the function at a large and successful company, this is your big chance.
A sizeable and diverse team of UX designers will be looking to you for leadership in rolling out digital content, SaaS platform development and a slew of other digital applications. You’ll be seen as the rightful authority on modern UX best practices and the voice of experience when it comes to developing elegant solutions that are part of highly complex ecosystems. You’ll establish the vision, set the tone, roll out the strategy and shepherd the team along, making decisions, resolving conflicts, leading by example and providing plenty of opportunities for training and growth. Everywhere you go throughout the organization, you’ll be the spokesperson for user-centered design, and you’ll infuse your team with enthusiasm for the kinds of solutions that meet business needs while relentlessly seeking to improve users’ lives.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
You’re not a manager who can do UX; you’re a UX pro who’s a natural and developed manager of people. You love coaching, directing, providing feedback, and seeing to the professional development of creative employees. You’ve already gained years of experience doing all of those things in Agile environments, and are ready now to take things up to the next level.
Your UX skills are sufficiently evident by glancing over your resume or scrolling through your portfolio. Your people skills become evident the moment you open your mouth — you’re a natural communicator, sincere and thoughtful, with a commanding presence and an ability to own a room. When you speak, your passion for UX becomes immediately apparent. You have real vision and the ability to harness the talents of creative colleagues to make that vision a reality, including embracing and working with ideas that are not your own.
Generally the right mix of practical UX versus leadership experience would be something like seven years practical/three years leadership.
This company looms so large in its space because it knows what it’s doing and how to keep moving forward. If you’ve got a deep-seated passion for UX and the ability to lead a team to a place of healthy, happy collaboration, you’d do well to get yourself in the running for this gig.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.