Oracle UX Design Manager in Santa Clara, California

Manage a team that designs, develops, troubleshoots and debugs software programs for databases, applications, tools, networks etc.

As a manager of the software engineering division, you will apply your knowledge of software architecture to manage software development tasks associated with developing, debugging or designing software applications, operating systems and databases according to provided design specifications. Build enhancements within an existing software architecture and suggest improvements to the architecture.

Manages and controls activities in multi-functional areas of sections. Ensures appropriate operational planning is effectively executed to meet Corporate specifications. Demonstrated leadership and people management skills. Strong communication skills, analytical skills, thorough understanding of product development. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 4 years of software engineering or related experience.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Oracle is focused on enhancing the experience of developers building and running cloud native applications, and a large part of that effort is a platform that provides engineers the visibility they need from their applications running in the cloud. We are looking for an exceptional User Experience manager to join this effort and help build tools that improve the experience of developing for the cloud.

We are building an interface team that will be dedicated to designing and building beautiful web applications that our customers use on a daily basis.

We're a fairly small and new team, so there is a great opportunity to make a big impact. We believe this team and mission sits squarely at the center of Oracle's future, and this is an opportunity to rethink the way we develop applications for the cloud.

Our team is located in beautiful downtown Oakland, California.

About You

You are an experienced and passionate User Experience Design practitioner and team leader who is able to set vision and direction on large UX projects and initiatives and drive those efforts to successful completion while providing support, guidance and direction to the UX designers who are engaged in the work.

You are able to execute on strategic-level decisions in the areas of: UX design and interaction, information architecture, visual design, design research and analysis. You know how to craft a concrete plan of action, manage that plan to completion while accounting for the changes and challenges that may occur along the way.

You are comfortable defining and driving our products user experiences with autonomy, leadership and ownership, while working with with cross-discipline teams to own and define scope and feature set, driving schedules, improving processes and providing direction and mentorship to the team.

You are able to deal with the most complex and/or highly technical design problems with large impact on our products User Experience, and your time is split and directed roughly two-thirds at tactical considerations, and one-third at strategic considerations.

Your Responsibilities

You define the User Experience of large-scale projects, across platforms and departments.

You work closely with cross-functional disciplines to conceive, propose, and sell new ideas, strategies, or concepts, and guide those projects to completion.

You manage and mentor other designers. You define process and deliverables and drives the best practices in design research and analysis, information architecture, interaction design, UI and visual design.

You design complex, large-impact solutions from the ground-up. You have an understanding of technical capabilities, user research and business acumen that provides justification for design decisions.

You are a key driver of User Experience for our products. You conceive creative ideas and solutions that meet the needs of the user while balancing business and technical requirements. You are responsible for the end-to-end design process. You deliver high-quality, comprehensive deliverables that are user-focused, simple and intuitive, and present those designs to executive level management and at end-of-sprint demos.

You drive design and user experience discussions across the company and shares the latest research, developments and ideas from among the outside design community with internal team members.

You lead design efforts on mid to large-scale projects that span multiple platforms, teams or departments. Initiates and garners support for new ideas and projects, working to constantly improve the User Experience.

You actively participate in recruiting, interviewing and hiring.

Requirements of the Role

Requires a Bachelor s degree, graduate degree (or the equivalent of relevant work experience) in Interaction Design, User Experience Design, HCI, Human Factors, Industrial Arts, or related field.

Has seven or more years of industry experience in User Experience Design.

Must have a strong portfolio including projects of large-scale, complexity, and strategic in nature. Demonstrates an ability to initiate and own a project end-to-end and to create scalable solutions against tough constraints. Must be able to interpret and apply advanced principles and theory to the most complex problems.

Requires expert-level skill in Information Architecture, Interaction Design, and User Experience design. Requires the ability to include User Research findings and methodologies in their process. Experience creating brand guidelines and design patterns is required. Basic front-end development skills are desirable.

Expert in design tools (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Axure, OmniGraffle, CSS HTML, etc.) and knowledge of technologies (cloud, web, mobile, responsive, Android, iOS, etc.) required for the specific design role.

As part of Oracle s employment process candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process, prior to an offer being made. This will involve identity and employment verification, salary verification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).

Please email your resume to for immediate consideration.

Job: *Product Development

Organization: *Oracle

Title: UX Design Manager

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 17000O3K