FUTURE OPPORTUNITY: Lead Product Designer at Cisco Meraki (San Francisco, CA or Remote)
As the leader in cloud-managed IT, Cisco Meraki connects passionate people to their mission by simplifying the digital workplace. Our impact is driven by the innovative, purposeful, and vibrant people who make up our inclusive community. When technology is intuitive, our customers can focus on what matters.
We are building a network of future Merakians who are excited by our mission & culture and want to make an impact in their next role. We would like to hear from you if you are interested in being considered for future career opportunities with us.
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What we’re looking for
As a Lead Product Designer, you’ll help envision and create outstanding experiences, while leading and mentoring other designers. Collaborating closely with cross-functional partners, you’ll balance a strategic approach with lean design execution. You’ll get to understand the complex needs of our customers, set the vision for the product grounded in those needs, and partner with a cross-functional team to build it iteratively.
Our team's primary focus is on software, but we also find opportunities to collaborate with teams across the organization and think about how to improve the entire customer journey. Meraki believes the quality of our products is dependent on the quality of our teams. We place a high value on nurturing the growth and development of everyone on our team. On the Design Team, we give and get feedback early and often, share what we know, and learn from each other.
- Guide the design of large, complex projects or initiatives that span products.
- Partner with Product Managers and Engineers to find opportunities, explore solutions, and take concepts from ideation to execution.
- Translate what may start as ambiguous business needs into clear customer-focused solutions and frameworks.
- Ensure a holistic, strategic, detailed approach to design in your product area.
- Build effective working relationships and bring the wider team into the design process.
- Craft stories and prototypes that help others envision and rally around your designs.
- Provide constructive feedback and direction to other designers.
- Contribute to broader product strategy and initiatives, and mentor more junior designers.
- Play a hands-on role facilitating workshops, sketching and prototyping solutions, creating high-fidelity designs.
You're an ideal candidate if you have:
- 10+ years of professional experience designing and delivering products in cross-functional teams from start to finish.
- Love for making complex problems and workflows feel simple and approachable!
- Ability to balance working strategically with shipping often.
- Ability to persuasively tell the story of a project and its underlying design rationale.
Does this sound like you? We’d love to hear from you! Please include a link to your online portfolio.
At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.
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