UX Design Lead

Google Inc. Mountain View , CA 94035

Posted 3 months ago

As a User Experience (UX) Design lead, you will help define and drive the future of Google design. You identify and set product strategy, envision complex UX ecosystems and inspire teams to push the boundaries of what's possible. You possess a clear vision of the future of user experience and have the courage to pursue forward-thinking design.

In this role, you will apply your passion for brand, craft, and design fidelity to guide research and design processes, mentor talented members of your team, and collaborate with leaders of other UX and Engineering teams to create innovative experiences across all of Google's products.

You are a great design team leader, manager, systems-level design thinker and visionary - with an outstanding intuition - who will provide leadership and direction for a team of designers. You have a sense for clean design and are committed to creating elegantly simple user experiences from otherwise complex workflows. You also take time to understand performance side of design, and also the business aspects of the products.

User experience is at the forefront of how we create intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that people love. We strive to learn and understand our users' needs, behaviors, and emotions to gather insights that inform product strategy and design. Our UX teams include designers, researchers, content strategists, and engineers who are passionate about quality, usability, and simplicity. We work on collaborative teams to solve complex challenges and craft experiences that highlight our products' unique capabilities and personalities. Our work touches billions while exemplifying a key principle that is core to Google's philosophy: "Focus on the user and all else will follow."

Minimum qualifications:

  • 10 years of experience in UX Design.

  • Portfolio of UX-focused work samples for web and mobile applications.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience in managing or leading design teams.

  • Experience working across organizational boundaries to define, manage and prioritize work, with a collaborative and innovative approach.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts clearly across different audiences and varying levels of the organization.

  • Excellent communication, presentation and analytical skills.

  • Provide leadership, direction and mentorship for a team of UX Designers; lead creative and holistic thinking across diverse product releases, platforms and devices.

  • Deliver a UX vision, along with a plan for evolutionary, iterative updates, that actualize the larger vision over time.

  • Build strong relationships and operating rhythms with leaders inside and outside their core product team to efficiently implement user experiences that are cohesive, inclusive and well-informed.

  • Implement culture and principles within the group, while setting new standards in executional and operational excellence.

  • Advocate for users in a fast-paced, corporate climate, imparting day-to-day design leadership that fosters a shared understanding of the user-centric intersection between design, content, business and engineering.

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