23 days old

UX Design Producer

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Francisco, CA 94102

About the Role

Were looking for a Design Producer to support our product design teams and help grow our design operations practice. In this role, youll help make our design organization more effective by applying process improvements, facilitating UX and cross-functional collaboration, and driving design work forward from strategy to implementation. 


Specifically, you will:

  • Coordinate and facilitate UX activities throughout project lifecycle for a variety of initiatives
  • Partner with design and research leads and provide input with regard to scope, resourcing and sequencing of work for small to large projects
  • Act as liaison between UX, Engineering and Product, ensuring that interdependencies are understood and planned for
  • Schedule and facilitate kickoffs, internal and cross-functional design reviews, standups, retrospectives and handoffs with engineering
  • Manage project details such as meeting agendas, key decisions, action items, meeting notes and other relevant project files or reference material
  • Proactively assess risk, raise flags, and seek to resolve issues that come up over course of a project
  • Track and continuously communicate project status with team, stakeholders and senior management. 
  • Maintain high-level familiarity with design system and the constraints thereof
  • Uphold UX standards and best practices and help identify areas for improvement 


Who You Are

Youre a creative problem-solver with strong project-management skills and a deep understanding and appreciation of design principles and process. Youre able to assess project needs and bring the appropriate clarity and structure to ambiguity. You collaborate easily with Designers, Researchers, Writers, Engineers and Product Managers and are able to facilitate decisions and resolve issues diplomatically. 


Minimum Requirements for this role:

  • 3-5+ years as a UX/Design Producer, UX/Design Program Manager, Project Manager, or relevant experience in a product-driven organization, design consultancy or creative agency 
  • Experience managing UX projects with various project management methodologies (Agile, Waterfall), with a passion to drive towards more agile practices
  • Proven experience managing workflows, project plans and driving execution
  • Knowledge of design process, design thinking, and user-centered design approaches
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and strong meeting facilitation skills
  • Experience advocating for UX within groups of cross-functional stakeholders
  • Excited by the potential of a growing and evolving design organization and design ops team

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all. 

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 

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    Posted: 2021-02-03 Expires: 2021-03-05

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