Visual Design Lead

  • Design & UX
  • Professional

Visual Design Lead

  • Design & UX
  • Professional

A career in IBM Software means you’ll be part of a team that transforms our customers challenges into solutions.

We are an infinitely curious team, always seeking new possibilities, and dedicated to creating the world’s leading AI-powered, cloud-native software solutions. Our renowned legacy creates endless global opportunities for our network of IBMers. We are a team of deep product experts, ensuring exceptional client experiences, with a focus on delivery, excellence, and obsession over customer outcomes.

Thomas J. Watson said it best: “Good design is good business.” Design is an essential profession—an imperative thread—interwoven through the various functions and segments of the business. Design is a driver of improved outcomes, contributing to business value for our clients and for IBM. Our designers work to create experiences that work together, work the same, and work for our clients. IBMers have a growth mindset and work in teams to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. We showcase ownership and independence throughout the design process and seek understanding of strategic goals to create beautiful and functional products. At IBM you will be joining us in serving as a responsible technology innovator and an influence for good in the world.

Your Role and Responsibilities

We are seeking an innovative and enthusiastic visual design lead to join our team building the Multi-Cloud SaaS platform (MCSP) and onboarding numerous products to the platform.

MCSP enables teams across IBM Software to make their products available as a service on a variety of hyperscalers. Whether it is IBM Cloud, AWS or others, MCSP accelerates our teams’ ability to make their products marketplace ready. Our customers will be empowered to discover, learn about, try and buy IBM SaaS from the marketplace of their choice. In addition, they can enjoy the flexibility, consistency and efficiency of a common digital experience and common management tools for all their SaaS regardless of the cloud where it runs.

In this role you will be a hands on expert in visual design, capable of working with User Experience designers, Design Researchers and Developers to ensure the visual look-and-feel enhances the overall user experience of our products. Pixel perfect precision and demonstrated skills in Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, and other design software are a must.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Work hands-on, creating interface and visual design solutions.
  • Team with user experience designers, design researchers and developers to ensure visual design enhances the overall user experience.
  • Contribute to storyboards & task flows designs, effectively communicating visual intentions to the design team and sponsor users.
  • Deliver pixel perfect hi-fidelity designs to deliver to engineering for implementation.
  • Collaborate on user experience planning with the team’s UX leads and consult with architects, product leads and key stakeholders.
  • Participate in user research activities to understand stakeholders and users, promote a user first approach and evangelize the importance of design research as part of IBM Design Thinking.
  • Provide visual feedback and guidance to other designers as necessary on visual design execution as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • A minimum of 7+ years of visual design experience for enterprise applications and software administration. A minimum of 5+ years experience as a design lead and a minimum of 3+ years’ experience in the SaaS and cloud space (e.g. SaaS administration, consoles, catalogs, marketplace listings, product marketing pages, etc.)
  • A portfolio of work that demonstrates creative, conceptual, and problem solving skills, knowledge of best practices in typography, color theory, page layout, and iconography, a strong foundation in industry standard design processes, methods, and tools as well as a disciplined attention to detail.
  • Mastery of design tools such as Figma and Adobe creative suite. An understanding of guidelines and standards of web design. Proficiency in HTML and CSS.
  • Familiarity with design and technology trends and an understanding of interface and user experience design best practices.
  • Great communication and presentation skills. Comfortable in handling multiple projects, deadlines and working on a dynamic cross-functional team that is co-located and remote.
  • Bachelor’s degree or 10+ year of experience in visual, interactive, or UX design.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Exposure to Motion Graphics.
  • Demonstrated experience with Collaboration across Creative Design teams.
  • Demonstrated Design Thinking experience.

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About Business Unit

IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM’s Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments—with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBM

In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

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About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

– Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being
– Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs
– Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law
– Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals
– Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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