What you’ll be doing...

UX Principal and Manager (Dublin)

Verizon Connect is guiding a connected world on the go by automating, optimizing and revolutionizing the way people, vehicles and things move through the world. Our full suite of industry-defining solutions and services put innovation, automation and connected data to work for customers and help them be safer, more efficient and more productive. With more than 3,500 dedicated employees in 15 countries, we deliver leading mobile technology platforms and solutions.

As a SaaS leader, we know our talent is the most important component to our success. We hire top talent and empower them to do their best work. The Verizon Connect Experience team is a global team of 70+ researchers, UX, UI, Service, Content and Product designers all following the Lean methodology.

What you’ll be doing…
As the UX Principal and Manager you will report into the Head of UX, Service and Product Design. You will manage part of the growing team based in Dublin, and lead that team’s output in UX, user research and service design.

You will lead the Dublin Research and Experience design team working closely with engineering, product management, product marketing, senior executives and key stakeholders to ensure the team goes successfully from research, to early stage concepts, user testing, to launch and repeat, all following our established end-to-end process. You will also be responsible for the strategy, OKRs and KPIs in your area.

What we’re looking for...

  • 15+ years in UX
  • A proven track record of hiring, mentoring, developing and managing others in a team of 10 or more.
  • Excellent communication skills, comfortable updating senior executives and reporting regularly.
  • Collaborating and aligning with Product Management and Engineering.
  • User Research leadership experience and data analytics experience.
  • Examples of how all you and your teams’ workshops lead to actionable plans with accountability from other functional areas and leadership.
  • Capable of managing multiple schedules, resource planning and priorities across a team, adapting and reprioritizing throughout the day.
  • Immerse yourself in the user journey through our products and those of our competitors, help the UX Leads to craft the user experience and ensure the user is placed at the centre of the design and development process throughout.
  • Help the designers plan and run workshops and assist or guide the process through the various stages of UX design process including UX brief, research, wireframing, prototyping, testing and iterating.
  • Responsible for the organizing, managing and moderating of user testing on a product level.
  • You will be an ambassador for simple design, ease of use and user centered design across Verizon Connect.

Even better if you:

  • End to end Saas product experience, including e-commerce.
  • Identify user problems and issues through hands-on user research and user testing.
  • Service Design process, and proven track record of actionable outcomes based on To-Be blueprinting workshops and stakeholder management.
  • Experience of working in cross functional teams throughout the end-to-end Design Process.
  • Working in Lean Kanban and Lean UX Methodology.
  • An online portfolio showcasing some, or all, of the following – Research, Personas, UX Flows, Experience Maps, Prototypes and User Testing.
  • Experience in the Design Thinking methodology.

Nice to have:

  • Experience of Lean UX and Kanban a distinct advantage.
  • Degree (MS/BA/BS) in interaction, UX, visual or graphic design, HCI or equivalent experience.
  • Business and process transformation experience.

Design Thinking, UX, user experience, lean, user research, user testing, service design.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.