Design Program Director

Company: IBM
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 06.NOV.2018


**Job Description** Does the thought of creating the platform at the heart of solutions like Watson, Blockchain, IoT, and Security excite y...


**Job Description**

Does the thought of creating the platform at the heart of solutions like Watson, Blockchain, IoT, and Security excite you? Do you love helping others around you grow, thrive on building cross-functional teams with Offering Managers and Developers, live to ship beautiful and functional products and strive to create a great place to work?

If so, read on!

Today?s operating environment demands a stack that?s responsive to the innovative enterprise -one that can leverage all data types & access the latest technologies. By 2020, businesses will commit at least 50% of IT spend on cloud. Businesses are prioritizing the secure connection and extension mission-critical apps, and IBM Cloud is a leader in providing these solutions. Here?s the chance to become a part of the IBM Cloud Design team ?a well-established user interface design team designing integrated cloud services for IBM's Cloud Platform.

**The Position**

As a Design Program Director, you?ll contribute to every aspect of the product creation process, from brainstorming the next great innovation to tweaking pixels before launch. You?ll mentor members of our team to elevate our level of craft, guide branding decisions to craft a uniquely IBM product experience, and drive UX and UI consistency across the platform.


+ Guide the design of a software platform while collaborating alongside brilliant software engineers and marketers in an innovative culture

+ Actively participate in design discovery activities to help define products and features

+ Sketch and prototype to quickly iterate on innovative UX/UI experiences

+ Execute high/low fidelity wireframes and user flows that promote ease of use

+ Work with user research and product managers on user testing

+ Design visually arresting interfaces and visualizations that push past the obvious and delight our fans around the globe

+ Champion the IBM Cloud brand and work with other designers to own, uphold and document UI kits and design style guides to achieve consistency across our platform

+ Prioritize work effectively and collaborate with product managers, developers, research and designers as needed

Preferred Work Location: Austin TX

Sound like you? If so we?d LOVE to hear from you! Come help us shape the next generation of IBM Cloud.

**Required Technical and Professional Expertise**

+ Dynamic design portfolio that shows your design process, and shipped products

+ Associate's Degree/College Diploma in a design field or Computer Science or Human Computer Interaction

+ Advanced Interaction Design skills and Human-Centered design methods in practice that meet user needs and business goals

+ Actively engaged in the UX community and in tune with the latest developments in the industry

+ Minimum of 10 years of experience in design

+ Ability to define product requirements based on user and stakeholder research

+ Deep understanding of web technologies such HTML, CSS and JavaScript

+ Mastery of design and prototyping tools such as Sketch, inVision, Adobe creative suite.

**Preferred Tech and Prof Experience**

+ Master?s Degree in a design field or Computer Science or Human Computer Interaction

+ 12 years of experience in design

+ Desire to make the best products in the industry hands-down

+ Infectious curiosity ? always looking for opportunities to learn new things

+ Self-Motivation, an open mind and a sense of humor

+ Demonstrated communication skills ? Candid, honest and above all thoughtful and kind

**EO Statement**

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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