Senior Design Manager – IBM Budapest Lab

  • Design & UX
  • Professional

Senior Design Manager – IBM Budapest Lab

  • Design & UX
  • Professional

At IBM, we believe that innovative design propels business success. In our Cloud Business Unit based in Budapest, Hungary, we are committed to creating cloud solutions that are not only technologically advanced but also user-friendly and intuitive. We are seeking a visionary Design Manager to lead our UX team, crafting exceptional user experiences for our global clients.

Your Role and Responsibilities

A sneak peek into this role:

About IBM Cloud Design:

We are a global team of designers and researchers, committed to design world-class cloud products. Last year, our work was recognized by Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award, iF Design Award, Red Dot Award, Core77 Design Award, Fortress Cyber Security Awards, and Cloud Awards. Our team includes all levels of seniority from design interns to design executives across the USA and Europe.

Our design team in Budapest consists of 30 designers and researchers committed to helping each other do great work. We work in a hybrid environment, that is, you will be expected to spend 2-3 days per week in our Budapest office to collaborate with local teammates, learn from each other, and be part of an engaged design community.

Why you’ll love your job:

  • Lead a team of UX and UI designers, focusing on the development of user-centric cloud solutions.
  • Champion design thinking and human-centered design principles across our cloud offerings.
  • Craft and execute a UX strategy that aligns with business objectives and user needs.
  • Utilize user research to guide design decisions, ensuring our cloud products are intuitive and efficient.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of user interfaces, ensuring high standards of aesthetics and functionality.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, marketing, and product management, to deliver holistic cloud solutions.
  • Manage project timelines, budgets, and resources effectively, ensuring timely delivery of design projects.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within the design team.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

What you will bring to the team:
  • Proven experience as a UX Design Manager, particularly in the cloud or technology sector.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing leadership in design and a deep understanding of UX principles.
  • Experience with design and prototyping tools (e.g., Figma, Adobe XD).
  • Excellent communication, team, and people management skills.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to align design efforts with business goals.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Experience with the following are bonus points, but not necessary, you can learn them at IBM:

  • Experience in B2B cloud services design.
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies and design prints.
  • Knowledge of current cloud computing trends and technologies.

In return we provide you with:

  • Dynamic, diverse, inclusive, and supporting environment
  • Professional, skill – growth opportunities, reskilling possibility
  • Access to worldwide leading technologies
  • Agile office area
  • Hybrid working model
  • Competitive compensation and benefit package including healthcare

Our awards why you might be a proud IBMer:

  • Randstad: Most Attractive SSC Employer in 2020
  • Family Friendly Workplace Award (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Responsible Employer recognition (2018-2021)
  • Most Attractive Employer (3rd) (2020)
  • Disability-Friendly Workplace Recognition (2010-2020)
  • Disability-Friendly Workplace Best Employee & Role Model Employee Award (2021)
  • Stevie Awards for our Teams & Professionals (2018, 2019, 2021)
  • Hungarian Outsourcing Association CSR Award (2021)

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About Business Unit

The Cloud Business Unit at IBM is at the forefront of cloud technology development. We focus on delivering cutting-edge cloud solutions to our clients, ensuring scalability, security, and a seamless user experience. Our team in Budapest is an integral part of our global mission to transform businesses through cloud innovation.

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 wants you to bring your whole self to work and for you this might mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern, please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.

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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