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Director of UX Design - Opportunity for Working Remotely

Primary Location: Columbus,Ohio

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VMware is looking for an experienced hands-on design leader looking to lead a talented, focused, and fast-moving group of product designers within VMware’s EUC R&D division.  At VMware, the Director of UX Design will focus on leading, developing, and growing product designers while also pushing the boundaries of design quality and process within their own team and across a matrix of cross-functional product, engineering, and leadership teams.  

We are looking for the right individual who can build, drive, and execute on a vision in concert with our overall strategy.  As part of the VMware’s digital transformation goals, we are focused on bringing product design to the core of every solution that touches our customers, employees, partners, and channels. Be ready to join a dedicated team that moves fast, upholds design quality, values consistency and simplicity, and focuses on serving customers and their needs.  

At VMware, we work together and value "we" over "me".  We believe in inclusion both within our team as well as in the way we build products and make that clear in the way we hire, design, and execute.  We value growth and encourage, not just respect, our differences.  We are the organization to "get it done" together.  We love what we do and build products that are used by hundreds of thousands of productive individuals and organizations around the world.  

Required Experience:

  • Help define, prioritize, and execute a clear UX vision roadmap in concert with overall with the VMware EUC strategy and highly talented UX and design teams.

  • Hire, mentor, and lead an excellent team of designers and researchers.

  • Elevate and oversee the design process

  • Boost the overall user experience across VMware’s EUC products.  

  • Be fluent in all aspects of user-centered design

  • Be able to generate UX requirements when provided business desires, design graphic elements, and build UI mockups and prototypes to present to stakeholders.

  • Deliver effective solutions and partner effectively across a matrix of cross-functional product, engineering, and leadership teams.

  • Participate in marketing and branding efforts as the role requires.

  • Set and achieve performance targets to measure the success of the design team.

  • Utilize data to identify problems and opportunities, and evaluate the solution.

  • Care about every pixel we're shipping and always strive for excellence.

  • Push the boundaries of design beyond the "functional" to building products that people love to use every single day.

  • The UX team today is about 30 people designing across 5+ products.  

  • It also has within it a number of UX core services such as research, content, and architecture.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, HCI, or equivalent practical experience

  • 8+ years of experience creating strategy, and designing & building highly accessible and trusted enterprise products

  • 5+ years of experience in leading cross-functional design oriented teams

  • Ability to collaboratively create strategy from quantitative and qualitative research 

  • Ability to communicate strategy to stakeholders through influence and presence 

  • Ability to execute strategy collaboratively with designers, engineers and product managers

  • Experience delivering clear insights, problem solving, and simple solutions

  • A great portfolio that can help us gain insight into your work and the work you've led to completion.

Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: User Experience
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-01-07

VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law. Job ID: R2016604
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