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Sr. Manager/Director, UX Design


About the role:  

The position requires a strong goal-orientation (vs. a task-orientation) and an anchoring on the client experience to navigate the decisions needed to build great products. You will lead a team of Product Designers focused on delivering best user-centered experiences. While collaborating with key engineering and business partners, you will define and drive exceptional user-experience design deliverables across products and initiatives. This role focuses on tactically providing the best user experience along with leading talents.

What you will do:

  • Translate business requirements and complex design problems into intuitive and impactful solutions

  • Conduct behavioral and secondary research to understand customer pain-points, define problem statements, create customer personas, experience themes, and journeys

  • Partner with product owners and conduct workshops co-create product vision, success criterias, and roadmap

  • Ideate multiple concepts and translate concepts into user flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that lead to intuitive user experiences

  • Articulate the strategy behind design decisions and participate in regular peer-reviews

  • Create and maintain design system with reusable UX components, front-end libraries, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces

  • Implement a “lean” approach to product development where you and the team strive for early validated learnings by conducting quick usability testing that leads to shorter cycle times for delivering customer value

  • Lead by example and help junior designers grow in their career

  • Inspire, motivate, and lead the UX team to create elegant solutions that are coveted by end-users

  • Evangelize user experience methodologies and best practices

  • Ability to speak to technical constraints, experimentation, product, brand, business and strategy connecting across disciplines to cultivate collaboration between teams

What you will need:

  • Degree in a related discipline with 8+ years’ experience in product/UI design solutions based in completely digital environments & 2+ years of experience managing product designers

  • A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), human Computer interaction, planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns

  • Ability to work with a geographically distributed team by clearly and effectively communicating design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients

  • Strong visual design, brand, and user experience instincts; ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently

  • Understanding of front end development to be able to communicate with technology.

  • Experience designing with accessibility in mind

  • Experience leading and directing cross-functional and multi-geographic teams

What you will get:

  • Competitive salary, generous paid time off policy, charity match program, Group Medical Insurance, Parental Leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and more

  • Collaborative, team-oriented culture that embraces diversity

  • Professional development and unlimited growth opportunities

Who are we?

Gartner delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams. Our expert guidance and tools enable faster, smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s most critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have nearly 16,000 associates globally that support our 14,000+ clients in more than 100 countries.

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What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

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