Senior UX Design Manager
We are a rapidly growing UX team focused on crafting innovative end-to-end designs and customer experiences for a global customer base with millions of users around the globe. Our work and vision define Qualtrics as the Experience Management company. We are looking for leaders that are enthusiastic about leading and growing design teams that inspire the biggest brands to join our group of builders. Our leaders and customers expect and encourage us to push the boundaries of what an enterprise product could be, envisioning across all platforms to directly impact the product roadmap and our customer’s goals. Qualtrics is blazing a new space for Experience Management and is much more than surveys - your design skills and management acumen help make this vision a reality.
This specific role would be our first and most senior role in our new EMEA design studio, with oversight on our team in Krakow, Poland. This role will be critical in staffing up the team, creating a design culture in the office, and ensuring seamless collaboration across all our studios.
What Success Looks Like in the Role
Your product design vision sees 2-3 years into the future and evolves by listening to customers and ideating ground breaking solutions. You challenge norms to arrive at the right design solution. You obsess about a user’s experience and every detail that goes into it. You identify and surface UX issues and opportunities and set your team up to lead the change with speed and agility. You are a hands on manager that leads by example. Leading collaboration across design teams, software development, product management, and product marketing you create fluid, intuitive user experiences that scale seamlessly across desktop, native mobile and push into paradigms such as voice.
A Day in the Life
- Lead your team in the creation of a product design roadmap that pushes the boundaries of what it means to be the market leading Experience Company.
- Mentor your team and grow individual designer’s careers and body of work.
- Participate in recruiting and ensuring that your teams are resourced and allocated appropriately.
- Spend time with a customer learning from them what would make Qualitics fluidly integrate into their workflow and improve the quality of their work. Bring the junior members of your team along with you to grow their customer empathy.
- Develop a new standard in how core design patterns are shared and documented ensuring that engineers around the globe can seamlessly tap into the patterns allowing them to independently build with confidence.
- Attend a UX team critique - set the standard on how work is presented that inspires the junior designers on the team.
- Translate data from a usability study and translate it into concrete user interface design improvements and get them prioritized into design sprint planning.
- Integrate the latest standards in interaction design and trends in user design into the product creating the most intuitive and easy to use enterprise product in the market.
You are a customer advocate, you grow and mentor other designers, and you live to see your UX designed experiences in products. You have a clear history of crafting user experiences for web applications and websites that inspire brand loyalty. You have a proven track record of rigorously applying user-centered design processes and methodologies to product development and are enthusiastic about solving complex user interface problems. You have experience with data visualization and a deep understanding of what it takes to build responsive web applications. From data modeling to UI transitions, design systems to pattern definition, your diverse set of skills delivers consumer quality with enterprise power.
- 8 plus years as an information architect, user experience or interaction designer.
- Experience leading teams of 5+ designers.
- Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or related field such as Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Visual Arts, or Computer Science. Master’s preferred.
- Have shipped and maintained multiple products and features with an online portfolio that showcases this work.
- Ability to work cross functionally and influence partners with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of web accessibility principles and experience in building for accessibility.
- Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Figma and Sketch.
- Working knowledge of Jira or Airtable is highly preferred.