Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Oct 8, 2021
Travel Requirements: None
UX Product Design Manager
We’re looking for a UX/Product Design Manager to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology. Education is our passion, and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world. Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community. We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter learning environment.
At Blackboard, we believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices, but who we are as a company.
For more information about Blackboard and our career opportunities, please visit www.blackboard.com.
This position is part of our User Experience & Design (UXD) organization, which plays a critical role in defining, designing, and developing Blackboard’s products and solutions. Our diverse and talented team is made up of user experience and design professionals who work across our product portfolios and web and mobile platforms to champion best-in-class design leadership throughout Blackboard. Our team believes that user experiences are as much about behavior and emotion as they are about usability, utility, and accessibility.
In this role you will lead and manage a team of UX design professionals focused on the continued growth of Blackboard’s Community Engagement web platforms, Student Success Services & Mobile strategy & applications to support our teaching and learning tools and platforms. You will direct product and UI/UX design activities and ensure operational success on cross-functional product development teams. We’re looking for an experienced people manager to lead and manage all aspects of staff development, budgeting, tactical and strategic design, and user research with a strong emphasis on growing and mentoring the team.
The Product/UX Design Manager is an experienced design professional who knows what it takes to build and cultivate a high-performing UI/UX design team. You will be responsible for nurturing career growth and fostering a culture of inclusion and continuous learning. This is a highly visible and key leadership role where you will interact with stakeholders and management across the company and will work closely with the Sr. Director, Product Design to develop and implement strategies to improve the User Experience & Design Team’s positioning, processes, and workflows. Additionally, this role is expected to collaborate well and communicate effectively with cross-functional partners in product management, engineering, marketing, and strategy to advocate for the team, mitigate blockers and set the team up for success.
This is a full-time position with a competitive salary based on your experience.
Primary responsibilities will include:
Please provide samples of your work with your application.
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackboard positions are currently remote (where possible).
Blackboard has an office in one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India: Chennai.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.
Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.
Req ID: 571