Head of Design

Confidential Company  •  San Jose, CA

15+ years experience  •  Internet Services

$150K - $200K
Posted on 09/28/17 by Kathy Gwozdz
Confidential Company
San Jose, CA
15+ years experience
Internet Services
$150K - $200K
Posted on 09/28/17 Kathy Gwozdz

My client is undergoing a major transformation and as a result they are looking to make some critical hires that will assist in that transformation.

They deliver innovative cloud-based solutions that facilitate superior end-user experiences through always-on services and real-time engagement. They are simplifying complexity to deliver the promise of mobility.

One of their key hires is the Head of Design-

Location-Campbell, CA

In this role, you will -

  • build the team of extremely talented visual & interaction designers and user researchers
  • develop new comprehensive design framework in collaboration with product management and marketing & product marketing leaders
  • define the process for engaging design from the inception phase of the new product development in collaboration with product and engineering teams
  • collaborate across all business units and functions to bring the most beautiful and intuitive experiences to life
  • balance between the art (intuition) and science (insights)
  • inspire, influence and build trust throughout the company
  • be hands on and lead by example

You'll thrive in this role, if you -

  • are an amazing designer
  • have a strong network of fellow designers that you inspire that you'd be able to bring onboard in your team
  • stay constructively dissatisfied even with your best work and believe that with time & focus the best can be made better
  • have mastered the art of working with geographically distributed teams
  • feel very comfortable in a cross functional environment and know how to lead through thought leadership and influence and not through authority
  • can build trust and long-lasting relationships with your counterparts
  • are fun!

Qualifications -

  • 4years college degree or higher (MBA with design specialization preferred)
  • At least 15years of experience in leading & growing design organizations
  • Substantial experience as a design director & people manager at fast paced companies
  • Track record of shipping visible products out to the end customers resulting in significant efficiencies
  • Comfortable in leading design studios, design sprints and ideation exercises
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