The User Experience (UX) Director reports to the VP of Engineering, and UX Managers report to the UX Director.
- Sets overall direction of UX from both a design and application experience view
- Identify shortcomings of GitLab UX from a holistic view (e.g. users attempting to import repos)
- Identify improvements for UX design (e.g. look and feel, color, spacing, etc.)
- Work with UX researchers to prioritize quantifiable and actionable feedback through videos and other tools
- Work with product leads on new UX designs/screenshots
- Improve scheduling process to balance necessary UX improvements
- Interviews candidates for UX Designer
- Works with all parts of the organization (e.g. Backend, Frontend, Build, etc.) to improve overall UX
- Reviews material made by UX designers
- Ensures that the technical decisions and processes set by the CTO are followed
- Does 1:1's with all reports regularly (e.g. every week or two)
- Is available for 1:1's on demand of the report
- Ensures quality implementation of design materials
- Delivers input on promotions, function changes, demotions, and firings in consultation with the VP of Engineering and Frontend Manager
Apply for this Position
- A minimum of 3+ years experience as a design lead, product lead, or design manager
- Experience managing managers
- Solid visual awareness with understanding of basic design principles like typography, layout, composition, and color theory
- Proficiency with pre-visualization software (e.g. Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator)
- Experience defining the high-level strategy (the why) and creating design deliverables (the how) based on research.
- Passion for creating visually pleasing and intuitive user experiences.
- Collaborative team spirit with great communication skills
- You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.