Join our team and experience Workday!

It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing. At Workday, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications. We work hard, and we're serious about what we do. But we like to have a good time, too. In fact, we run our company with that principle in mind every day: One of our core values is fun.

Job Description

Job Description - Director, UX Design 

Join our team and experience Workday!

It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing. At Workday, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of designing enterprise applications. We work hard, and we're serious about what we do. But we like to have a good time, too. In fact, we run our company with that belief in mind every day: One of our core values is fun.

We are looking for an exceptional design leader who is both a strategic systems-thinker and inspirational leader for their teams. You have high standards for the artifacts your teams create, a drive to help teams express their creative visions, and a passion for creating an inclusive culture of curiosity where team members can grow. In this role, you will be responsible for leading and managing design managers across Workday’s Talent Optimization pillar.  Whilst this person will sit on the Talent Optimization leadership team they will report directly to the Vice President of UX Design.

Responsibilities

  • Head up UX Design for Workday’s Talent Optimization pillar 

  • Build, hire, empower, inspire, and retain a best in class design team that effectively delivers impactful design work that champions the user experience

  • Lead, inspire and mentor teams; promote their work, guide them, and bring them to the next level

  • Serve as a design subject matter expert internally and externally, providing specialized thought leadership to others in the industry

  • Espouse Workday’s Design Principles of Simple, Fast, and Clever across the organization

  • Create and ensure adoption standards for our product through cross-functional and company-wide communication

  • Collaborate with creative directors, design teams, product management and engineering to craft best in class user experiences for our products

  • Participate with other senior level design managers to establish strategic plans and objectives

  • Create and champion a user experience vision, along with a plan for evolutionary, iterative steps to get there

  • Adept at recruiting top talent and finding growth opportunities for the entire team

  • Critique design work and provide actionable feedback, and grow team’s critical design thinking skills

  • Enhance the performance and skill set of your team by promoting mentoring and educational opportunities

  • Coach and mentor other design managers in Dublin

  • Build relationships with other leaders at Workday

Skills/Requirements

  • At least 15 years experience and proven track record in product design

  • 10+ years experience managing teams of product designers and researchers, with experience leading design managers

  • Experienced and purposeful in building an environment of diversity, inclusion, cooperation, and trust in service to our teammates and users

  • Experience with, and strong point of view on how to best organize, maintain, and scale design teams

  • Excellent written communication and compelling presentation style that encourages stakeholder buy-in 

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with product management, engineering, and other design groups to ensure a smooth product development process

  • Excellent people and design culture advocate with amazing interpersonal skills that imbue compassion and honesty

  • Familiar with enterprise software and the future of work

  • Functional knowledge of Talent Acquisition and Development is desired

Director, UX Design

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