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UX Design System Director

Company: Workday, Inc.
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Your work days are brighter here.At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That's why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don't need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.About the TeamYou will be joining one of Workday's most exciting organizations, the Experience Design and Development Group (EDDG). As a cross-functional organization of 500 individuals, EDDG is responsible for elevating Workday's User Experience, and delivering products that more than 45 million users love. The world of work is changing, and we are at the forefront! Our team promotes Workday's core values, with 'Employees' being the first. This is why we empower you to follow your desired career path and achieve professional and personal goals, encourage work-life balance and wellbeing, and are proud to champion equal opportunities for everyone.About the RoleWe are looking for an exceptional design leader that has first-hand experience developing design systems and growing a design system organization through their stellar people-management skills. You're a strategic and systems-thinking design leader who actively looks for ways to substantially improve our design system . You have pixel-perfect standards with exceptional interaction design skills and an eye for accessibility and usability. In this role, you will be responsible for leading and managing a broad functional team of product designers, content strategists, researchers, and potential future growth into other disciplines. -ResponsibilitiesSystem Design and Dev Leadership

  • Lead the visual and technical direction of Canvas' design, visual style, and technical tooling, with input from director-level peers of design and development teams.
  • Report team and system progress regularly to primary director leads and executive/VP-level sponsors.
  • Direct scope of systems concerns and relevant products to adopt it.
  • Present the system's mission, library, and process to other groups, including product managers, content specialists and other design and development teams throughout the enterprise.Product Management
    • Decisively resolve priorities, timing, risks, task importance, and possible breaking changes.
    • Clarify scope to balance delivering minimum useful functionality with properly scalable system design.
    • Identify, monitor, and report on system use across the enterprise.
    • Attend and coordinate with product management release planning activities to identify library needs.
    • Interview and foster discussions with others using the system.
    • Align research activity to assess efficacy of system concerns.
    • Challenge the system team on what to automate vs manually perform.Project Management / Scrum Mastery
      • Deliver system releases at a predictable cadence.
      • Manage the backlog and roadmap of library features.
      • Oversee regular team scrum and sprint planning sessions.
      • Identify, prioritize, and monitor task progress of design, development, and documentation across team members.
      • Lead regular meetings for critique, scrum, planning, and reviews.
      • Negotiate and clarify staff capacity for system work relative to other commitments to deliver releases at a predictable velocity.
      • Review library docs for editorial quality, consistency, and usefulness.
      • Identify and nurture team growth and culture, identifying opportunities for team members to drive and lead system aspects.Workday is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and applicants from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in tech are especially encouraged to apply.Our commitment to inclusion, belonging, and equity for all is why we're ranked #4 Fortune's , #12 on Fortune'sand #24 on Fortune's.About YouBasic Qualifications:
        • 15+ years of experience and proven track record in product design
        • 10+ years of experience in managing teams of product designers and front end developers
        • 10+ years of experience developing and implementing a design system that leads to improved product quality and consistency Other Qualifications:
          • Experience with, and strong point of view on how to best organize, maintain, and scale a design system
          • 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#LI-EV1As a federal contractor, -Workday -is -requiring -all new hires -to verify -that -they -are -fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 -within 72 hours of -beginning employment with Workday, consistent with applicable law. -Workday -is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates who are not vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief, medical reasons, or other legally-protected reason should contact - -to explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations or exemptions Workday is able to offer.Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at Workday about our Employee Referral process!

Keywords: Workday, Inc., Pleasanton , UX Design System Director, Executive , Pleasanton, California

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