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Vice President, Head of Design

Company: VMware, Inc.
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Job Description

The VMware Design team is looking for an experienced design leader to lead our 250+ global design team.

The Team

We're a dedicated team that moves fast, upholds design quality, values consistency, and simplicity, and focuses on customers and their needs. We work together and value "we" over "me". We believe in inclusion both within our team and 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're the organization to "get it done" together. We're not afraid to make new mistakes, learn from them, and grow together as a team and an organization. We love what we do and build products that are used by hundreds of thousands of productive individuals and organizations around the world.

The Role

You will lead product design, user research, developer experience, design systems, accessibility, and our UI platform teams. In this role, close to 300 designers, engineers, design program managers, accessibility engineers, and user researchers will report to you and work alongside their partners to deliver end-to-end experiences to our customers.

Your role spans multiple business units at VMware and aims to build a set of cohesive end-to-end experiences across the organization.

You are:

  • An empathic leader who builds a psychologically safe environment for engineers, accessibility engineers, researchers, program managers and designers to grow and learn, to do their best work, and to collaborate with one another as well as with their cross functional team.
  • A passionate leader who has demonstrated their ability to lead multiple interdisciplinary teams that deliver across the organization and build solid experiences that serve the need of multiple different product and service teams.
  • Able to clearly articulate your vision, build a clear strategy, and drive execution across the organization while ensuring the quality and velocity of decision making and delivery.
  • A leader who embraces accountability in themselves and others. Move fast, make new mistakes, learn from them, and grow.
  • Comfortable with a highly technical product domain.
  • Able to champion the business value of user experience and continue to influence how design and user research is included early in the product and service definition phase.
  • A role model for, and encouraging of, inclusive behavior.

You have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent written, storytelling, and presentation skills.
  • Experience operating at an executive leadership level with budget responsibility.
  • Experience with enterprise product design and development.
  • Experience with cloud and SaaS product domains.
  • Led large cross-functional teams (100+) working on multiple product lines before.
  • Built the foundational pieces of process and structure for a global team.
  • A deep understanding of User Centered Design, Accessibility, Research and Operational excellence.
  • Examples you can share on how you mentored and helped Senior Leadership as well as ICs grow within an organization.

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.

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