UX Program Manager

Synergis Creative

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Actual title: UX Program Manager

Location: Mountain View

Duration: 12 Months

About the job

About UX Program Management: As a UX Program Manager, you will combine expert project management skills with a passion for user experience to help your team improve the design of products that are used by billions of users. You’ll plan projects, define milestones, assess risks, create actionable insights, and ensure projects meet deadlines. You’ll harmonize the work of UX Designers, Researchers, Content Strategists, UX Engineers, and other UX disciplines, while also working closely with our Engineering and Product Manager cross-functional partners, to drive UX team objectives and create innovative experiences for our business, products, and users.

Job responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and operational excellence across the Nest Apps UX teams to deliver the highest level of trust-building and strategic counsel through all project interactions.
  • Utilize your deep understanding of the UX craft, methodologies, and/or analytics to build programs that scale across teams.
  • Act as a representative for UX in cross-functional collaborations with Engineering and Product Management teams, connecting all three groups and making sure interdependencies are understood and planned for.
  • Identify team needs with regards to process, tools, documentation, and asset management, driving required changes to make sure the UX team is working at optimum efficiency.
  • Lead and collaborate with UX team leadership in key project decision-making and orchestrate successful delivery for multiple UX related projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication, collaboration and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills.

What makes this job unique at Google

The UX team is looking for a strong UX program manager to help define the design systems and guidelines that scale apps experiences for the home. In this role, you'll create program plans, and operational support for the UX Apps team across across the portfolio and partnerships..

We’re a collaborative team of designers, program managers, researchers, prototypers, and content writers focused on creating the thoughtful and helpful home experience. Our team thinks about the personal and shared experiences people have in their homes. This includes everything from getting and setting up new devices for the first time, to controlling and interacting everyday with a variety of smart home devices in the home, to automation and assistance to help be more comfortable at home.

Skill/Experience/Education

Mandatory

You must meet these minimum qualifications to apply for this job –

5-8 years of UX program management experience –

Experience developing project plans for ux centric scope in an iterative software development environment. –

Experience collaborating with multidisciplinary UX and/or product teams (motion, interaction, UX research, engineering, content strategy) on technical implementation. –

Proven ability to communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale.

Must be self-motivated to prioritize and manage workload and meet critical project deadlines. –

Excellent problem-solving skills and familiarity with technical constraints and limitations as they apply to UX operations across platforms and surfaces. –

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working relationships.

Portfolio highlighting multiple projects and your direct contributions.

Desired

– BA/BS in related field

– Experience with industry standard design tools (e.g. Figma, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator).

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