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Senior UX Manager

Product Management

Remote, United States

Now is the time to join us! 

At Virgin Pulse we value and celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe in creating teams made up of individuals with various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Why? Because diversity inspires innovation, collaboration, and challenges us to produce better solutions. But more than this, diversity is our strength, and a catalyst in our ability to #changelivesforgood.   

Who are you?

As a crucial member of the design group, you will help shape our global health and wellbeing product by managing individual contributors in the UX Design function. Our software platform spans from the web to wearables, from iOS to Android and other connected devices and reaches more than 14 million impacted members across 18 languages and 190 countries.

 

You have an avid interest nurturing the work of others and in creating conditions for designers and design managers to succeed. The output of the team is highly collaborative and represents the contributions of numerous specialists and stakeholders, including product managers, data scientists and engineers. Experience design at Virgin Pulse comprises research, system thinking and service design, plus feature-level UI production and visual design. Tasks may range from specifying consumer-style fitness app experiences to the assembly of complex back-end admin interfaces and tools.

 

Primarily, your daily work  will be a mix of administration, communication, and human-centered mentorship within the design practice. You will help designers perform better by aligning to goals and prioritizing workflow. You will help designers grow by sharing constructive feedback, assessing skills and suggesting areas for growth. And you'll keep designers engaged throughout their career by making their onboarding valuable, recognizing their successes, and partnering with them to improve our shared culture.

 

This role also involves articulating UX strategy for multiple cross-functional teams while being hands-on to assist with early-stage concept exploration and ideation. Collaborating with other product and engineering leads to address ambiguity is essential. You’ll also interact with stakeholders outside the design group, including end-users, clients and prospects.

 

In this role you will wear many hats, but your knowledge will be essential in the following:  

• You empower designers to lead. You may occasionally pair or work in combination with other designers, but your focus is on their welfare and productivity
• You are friendly, positive, able to orient toward people and engage in thoughtful, kind ways
• You work with designers in critiques and reviews to ensure quality and cohesion across features
• You are a holistic thinker, problem-framer, and advocate, able to sketch out journeys, shape design sprints and lead product-thinking activities
• You understand complex technical and user challenges and help provide clarity and momentum. You have a deep appreciation and talent for simple solutions
• You are a champion of accessibility, responsive design, native device design standards, and can evangelize this approach to drive better design and engineering outcomes
• You are able to provide cross-org guidance about key features and approaches
• You can define and influence UX operational processes and mechanisms
• You can aid and promote ongoing corporate initiatives (rebranding, quality etc.) where they intersect with the product
• You have demonstrated expertise in working with other managers and designers to identify opportunities for collaboration

 

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

What you bring to the Virgin Pulse team

In order to represent the best of what we have to offer you come to us with a multitude of positive attributes including:

  • BA/BS or MA/MS in design, HCI or related field (or equivalent experience)
  • 8-10 years in UX Design, including 5 years or more managing direct UX Designer reports
  • Previous domain experience in digital health innovation or related categories including consumer experience and B2B2C SaaS applications
  • Well-versed in Figma, Jira, the Adobe suite and other operational tools and norms
  • Fluency in user-centered design methodology, best practices, and facilitation – and you’re always looking to improve and grow
  • Collaboration skills (across disciplines and departments)
  • Research experience, ability to coordinate and guide user testing sessions, as well as analyze and communicate insights
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, agile environment (while also leading process improvement efforts)
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, able to present (and support) design decisions in a clear and compelling way

You also take pride in offering the following Core Skills, Competencies, and Characteristics:

  • Experience in data-oriented products and data visualization
  • Interest and awareness of quantified-self trends and personal data collection as it relates to heath, financial categories

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

 

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Why work at Virgin Pulse??? 

We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a collaborative and supportive culture and cutting-edge technology and services. Virgin Pulse is an equal opportunity organization and is committed to diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice. To that end, we make a particular effort to recruit candidates from minoritized backgrounds to apply for open positions.