Sr Experience Design Manager, Adobe Spark at Adobe

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Our Company
Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe's all about. We give everyone-from emerging artists to global brands-everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences! We're passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen.
We're on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!
The opportunity
The Creator Economy is upon us. Increasing expectations to stand out visually is impacting how we create and share stories, promote a business or cause, build brands, and engage with our audience. Design matters! Adobe Spark is a next generation content creation platform used by millions of individuals, small businesses, social media marketers, and students who want a fast, fun, and frictionless solution. Join our team and our mission to enable creativity for all.
We're about to do some amazing things and we think you'll want to be a part of this journey. We're looking for a Sr. Design Manager to join our team and provide immediate impact to Spark's product evolution and strategy. In this role you and your team will focus on horizontal experiences across Spark, including SEO, search and discovery, productivity and collaboration, creative systems, and extensibility. You'll demystify to users what they can create, how they can best accomplish their goals, and why they should return. As a broad role, it will require a champion for crafting experiences that scale across a wide range of surfaces, including services and systems.
This pragmatic leader will employ a user-centered and data-informed approach to lead the horizontal design team. They will work closely alongside their product manager, engineering, and marketing peers to develop ideas from concept to implementation. This role offers a chance to taken on a large scope with high visibility across the organization at a pivotal moment of growth. Most of all, you'll have fun while driving results.
In this role, you will:
Lead. Enable a highly effective UX design organization including a culture of critique from concept through finished product. Attract design talent to the team, while growing and retaining the rest.
Strategize. Define the future through experience and business opportunities, including how users discover value and engage with our solutions across multiple platforms, segments, channels, and partners.
Simplify. Break down large and complex problems into solvable chunks while prioritizing reliably in fast-moving and evolving environments to deliver practical design solutions
Collaborate. Partner with other functional teams and orgs (apps, content, growth, platform, commerce, marketing, etc.) to ensure that there are stories that speak to multiple touch points of the user journey.
Visualize. Bring design to life. Articulate the need and proposed solutions through strategy decks, storyboards, hi-fidelity mockups, prototypes, or animations across all levels of the organization.
Influence. As a sought-after advocate for design excellence, you show design-thought leadership through collaborative sessions and workshops with product and engineering partners
What you need to succeed:
  • 5+ years of management and leadership experience with a history of operational excellence
  • Experience working in large teams with many moving parts and matrixed organizations
  • Working directly with product leadership and executives on ambiguous problems and crafting big picture strategies driven by design
  • Experience working with and/or helping your team conduct research, presenting results and acting on those results
  • Awareness of how visual design languages and UI frameworks affect the design process and contribute to the adoption of design systems.
  • A consistent track record of launching products that delight, innovate and scale
  • Willingness and ability to contribute to the creative spirit of the design team and the company
  • Ability to create mechanisms and processes to deliver quality product experiences in an effective, predictable way
  • Fantastic instincts when visualizing large amounts of content in modular ways without sacrificing hierarchies, comprehension, etc.
  • Previously designed wayfinding and discovery experiences with large inventories of content (for example: media, fashion, news, social, search, or commerce platforms)
  • Familiarity with search methodologies: ranking, query disambiguation, and AI/ML to optimize for intent scenarios
  • A degree in a design-related field (HCI, interaction, visual), or comparable work experience

How to Apply
To be considered for this role you must submit a resume and portfolio with examples of process and evolution of work.
About Adobe Design
Adobe Design creates tools that amplify the world's ability to create and communicate. We're a global team of designers, researchers, prototypers, content strategists, program managers, and more who work across Adobe's three product lines: Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud.
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