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Senior Manager, Product Design - Design Systems

Company: Smartsheet Inc
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

At Smartsheet, our purpose is to empower everyone to improve how they work. As a member of the User Experience team, you'll have the opportunity to lead our design system strategy and shape the future of work, making our category-leading work execution platform useful, usable, and elegant. As the Senior Product Design Manager - Design Systems you will lead and grow a team of Product Designers and Design Technologists in applying principles of design thinking to align our experiences and user interface to create interaction and visual design elegance in our web and mobile apps. You will represent the end user and evangelize human-centered methodologies across the product organization to ensure innovative designs that truly meet people's needs from first-time users to seasoned experts.
This role will report to the Sr. Director of Experience Design and can be located remotely or in our Bellevue, WA Headquarters.
You will:


  • Help establish, articulate, and drive, a vision for the future of design at Smartsheet
  • Strategically identify and prioritize product areas most in need of UX alignment, to create a cohesive and delightful experience for our users
  • Establish goals and target metrics that drive effective design decisions
  • Manage the day-to-day and strategic activities of UX designers, making sure that human-centered design processes are planned, followed, and documented
  • Manage, mentor and coach a team of Product designers in a supportive and inclusive manner, and motivate the team to high productivity and performance
  • Ensure a modern and intuitive product design by evaluating emerging UX design techniques and tools
  • Work closely with product teams to launch new features and evolve existing ones based on an understanding of user needs, business objectives, roadmaps, and technical constraints
  • Test ideas and rapidly incorporate user and team feedback
  • Establish quality processes to ensure the design execution and engineering implementation are high quality and reflect the design intent of the Experience Design team on behalf of our users

    You have:

    • 7+ years experience designing exceptional experiences with a strong visual and information design skills, including color, typography, and visual hierarchy
    • 5+ years of people management
    • A systems thinking approach-you understand downstream impacts of design decisions, and well as the
    • Experience using and building modern UX frameworks and design systems
    • Experience facilitating activities to gather insights on user needs and the effectiveness of our solutions
    • Experience finding simple, innovative solutions for complex problems
    • Experience with Agile methods, as well as other SDLC models that holistically incorporate user experience
    • Expert in Figma and other visual design, wireframing, and prototyping tools. Ability to create task flows, wireframes, prototypes and other interaction design deliverables
    • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills; ability to work successfully with teams across the company, and leaders at every level of the organization
    • Ability to articulate design decisions and advocate for the user at all levels of the organization

      Perks & Benefits:

      • HSA, 100% employer-paid premiums, or Buy-up medical/vision and dental coverage options for full-time employees
      • Equity - Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) with all offers
      • Lucrative Employee Stock Purchase Program (15% discount)
      • 401k Match to help you save for your future (50% of your contribution up to the first 6% of your eligible pay)
      • Monthly stipend to support your work and productivity
      • Flexible Time Away Program, plus Incidental Sick Leave
      • Up to 24 weeks of Parental Leave
      • Personal paid Volunteer Day to support our community
      • Opportunities for professional growth and development including access to LinkedIn Learning online courses
      • Company Funded Perks, including a counseling membership, primary care membership, local retail discounts, and your own personal Smartsheet account
      • Teleworking options from any registered location in the U.S. (role specific)

        Equal Opportunity Employer:
        Smartsheet is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering an inclusive environment with the best employees. We provide employment opportunities without regard to any legally protected status in accordance with applicable laws in the US, UK, Australia, Costa Rica, and Germany. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.
        At Smartsheet, we strive to build an inclusive environment that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members who also represent the diverse needs of our customers. We're looking for people who are driven, authentic, supportive, effective, and honest. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match our job description-if your career path has been nontraditional, that will set you apart. At Smartsheet, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who aren't afraid to be innovative-join us!

Keywords: Smartsheet Inc, Bellevue , Senior Manager, Product Design - Design Systems, Executive , Bellevue, Washington

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