Senior Design Lead / Design Principal: IBM Strategic Partners

Company: IBM
Location: Littleton, Massachusetts, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 29.AUG.2021


IntroductionAt IBM, we know that transformation drives change, and it is in our DNA to continuously transform. Our Business Transformation C...


IntroductionAt IBM, we know that transformation drives change, and it is in our DNA to continuously transform. Our Business Transformation Consultants help drive large scale change that spans IBM business units and geographies. As a part of this team, you will have the unique opportunity to be a part of driving IBM's ongoing transformation as a company that continuously innovates and leads the market.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesIBM Blockchain Services is seeking a senior design lead with a user experience (UX) or visual design background for its global practice. A strong portfolio of work is required.As part of IBM's Global Business Services division, IBM Blockchain Services is charged with educating the market about blockchain, advising clients on how blockchain can improve their businesses and building new blockchain solutions on behalf of clients.The Senior Design Lead will wear multiple hats, but can expect to:+ Manage, mentor and upskill junior designers with various creative backgrounds and career experiences+ Mature the team's design practice globally, activating teams around the world and prototyping, evolving and scaling methods+ Contribute to the strategic business direction of the global Blockchain Services practice+ Drive demand in strategic focus areas (blockchain identity, supply chain transformation, decentralized finance, etc.)+ Facilitate Enterprise Design Thinking Workshops (virtual and in-person) with clients both pre- and post-sale+ Build demos, prototypes, and production-level client solutions utilizing the IBM Garage method+ Support strategic consulting, offering management, enablement, activation and marketing efforts+ Collaborate and drive alignment with colleagues across all divisions of IBMThis is a global role, and, when safe, some travel will be required. This is an opportunity to provide strategic design leadership for a practice in one of IBM's 'hypergrowth' areas. Responsibilities include:+ Responding dynamically to changing market conditions and client needs+ Advising leadership on market and practice needs and trends+ Setting high-level design direction and goals to ensure a consistent and engaging experiences+ Juggling of multiple ongoing projects+ Day-to-day direction of design team members and communication with extended team members+ Hands-on design work creating interface and visual design solutions from concept to final deliverable+ Creation of storyboards, layouts, comps, visual compositions, presentations, graphics and other design artifacts+ Enterprise Design Thinking facilitation in both internal workshops and client meetings+ Working with user experience designers, visual designers, design researchers and developers to ensure delightful user experiences+ Articulating and defending design choices using user research, heuristics and usability standards+ Mentorship of other team members+ Thought leadership in both design and blockchain, demonstrating eminence through external speaking engagements, attending conferences, participating in podcasts, authoring blogs and other related activities+ Inspiring and cultivating a team culture that values diversity, inclusion and equity in the spirit of encouraging all members to bring their 'whole selves to work'Skills Required:+ Excellent creative, conceptual and problem-solving skills+ Excellent communication and presentation skills+ Excellent strategic skills in assessing business and user scenarios, approaches and deliverables+ Demonstrated ability to synthesize real user feedback into designs+ Solid understanding of mobile and desktop graphic techniques and production practices+ Working knowledge of how compositions translate to HTML, JavaScript and CSS used to deliver feasible designs+ Ability to work independently, when needed, as well as collaborate with a cross-functional team+ Ability to work with brand and design guidelines+ Outstanding written and verbal communication skills+ Outstanding storytelling and presentation skills+ Exceptional attention to detailGBS10APRequired Technical and Professional Expertise+ Qualifications:+ 10+ years of experience in design+ Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite+ Portfolio that displays a solid understanding of design research, user experience, visual design or front-end development principles+ Familiarity with industry, design and web trends+ Pragmatism in negotiating tradeoffs and plans, informed by stakeholder and user inputs+ Demonstration of committed and respectful collaboration between members of cross-functional teams+ Readiness for global travel up to 30% annually (likely 1-2 trips per month)+ English: Fluent+ This position reports to the Design Partner for IBM Blockchain Services, based in Austin, TX. Location: US, Multiple (relocation assistance is not available)Preferred Technical and Professional ExpertiseN/AAbout Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.Your matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.Being 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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