Principal UX Designer for Platform

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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Enterprise Networking is a global leader networking solutions for global enterprises. Our hardware and software products literally power the largest, most complex and pervasive networks in the world. 


At Cisco, we are transforming networking from managing individual devices in the network to intent based management where policies and automation create efficiencies for our customer companies. Help us write the next chapter on Networking – the enabler of government, education, business, militaries, social progress around the world. Your work will impact millions of people every day.


Who You Are

* You're an evangelist. You're passionate about building a design culture across the business.

* You're a craftsman/craftswoman. Your work shows your passion and care.

* Your results outshine your pedigree. You're experienced. Lots of it. And it's impressive.

* You leave your ego on the sidelines. You're not in it for yourself. You understand it's bigger than you.

* You have a deep passion for the UX process and the operations around it – you find it thrilling to define a process, operationalize it and optimize it over time. 

* You see the value in Design Thinking exercises and can bring to the table a ready-made (tried and true) methods to enhance cross-functional collaboration and outcomes.


What You’ll Do

* Manage a team of UX Design Leads who are expert designers and are charged with having a vision for the areas they lead. 

* Assist your UX Leads in sizing work across releases and sprints to ensure the commitments made by our team match with the resources at hand – purposefully looking to avoid team burnout and a total loss of work/life balance. 

* Define, evangelize, operationalize UX process from documentation structure, version control, publishing, interaction specifications, and quality across all the teams in our organization. 

* Evaluate the effectiveness of the UX process over time and optimize the documentation and delivery of our artifacts to ensure the best cross-functional collaboration possible. 

* Lead the experience strategy for your area of responsibility by partnering with product owners, architects and development managers to deliver product strategies/solutions.

* Partner with our User Research staff to ensure we are using user research to inform experience decision making in the most efficient manner possible.

* Execute within our Agile/Continuous delivery model.

* Build a team of superheroes that have complementary but different skills that can step forward and lead when thetime is right. Create confidence, camaraderie, and career growth for the UX team.

* Mentor and provide guidance to members of your team.

* Be a good partner.

* Have a vision and ensure purpose.

* Evangelize good design practices, principles, and patterns. Contribute to a Cisco wide design practice.

* Be intentional, purposeful, bold, and humble.


Who You Are

* Great leadership skills (people, strategy and execution).

* Ability to effectively communicate concepts with passion and integrity. Excellent communication skills.

* Minimum of 8-10 years of experience with at least 5 years managing people.

* Experienced in design in a multi-site global product development and delivery.

* Solid design history backed by delivery and execution.

* Managed and mentored a team of 6 or more.

* Results outshine a pedigree. Degree in design related field preferred. Bonus points if yougraduated from a design school (e.g. CMU, SCAD, RISD).


Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 


We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. 


We Are Cisco. 




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