Head of UX/UI Design

| Greater Boulder Area

Head of UX/UI Design


Department Overview

At IHS Markit, we’re changing the way the world interacts with information. Our dynamic team consists of more than 15,000 analysts, data scientists, industry experts, and software developers serving 80% of the Fortune Global 500.

In the Emerging Products Division we think differently, combining the knowledge and resources of an established company with the unapologetic boldness of a startup. We’re building a software solution that connects data in revolutionary ways, illuminating answers that previously were impossible to find and empowering our clients to envision the future, so they can determine best course of action in the present. We’re disrupting the current digital transformation landscape with state-of-the-art AI developed by a passionate team with a bias to action. Are you ready to join us in building the software that will power the most impactful companies in the world?

Position Summary

Are you a builder? Do you have passion for design? Are you up to the challenge to make AI user-friendly? Do you see the possible in impossible? Are you inspired by the beauty of the world? Do you feel joy in delivering the best possible experience? If so, then we need to talk!

Reporting to the Head of Commercial Product, you will be a hands-on designer and leader of a team of user experience and visual designers who will be tasked with bringing the magic of AI to life in a suite of workflows that this world has never seen before. This person will not just oversee and lead the design team, but they will be there designing side by side with the team, ensuring that they have both the big picture and pixel level details always top of mind. Create your own designs, build the vision for the design of the platform, direct the design and usability, build and scale the team, establish our creative processes, the list goes on and on. This is a big role that requires a lot of versatility and design chops.

This role requires a high degree of integrity, motivation, discipline, energy, persistence, and attention to detail. The ideal candidate must be a motivated leader who thrives on tackling new challenges with the eye of an artist and the ability to deliver a magical user experience. 

Duties & Accountabilities

  • Lead, coach, and inspire a team of designers, by providing vision and direction
  • Attract, retain, and develop a world-class design team
  • Create your own design artifacts to communicate the user experience at various stages of the design process such as wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, mockups, specs, and/or lightweight prototypes
  • Oversee high-quality work in a fast-paced, complex, and often ambiguous environment
  • Establish effective design processes that scale
  • Lead through rapidly evolving, complex demands, including multiple projects with dependencies on other internal teams
  • Partner with product managers, researchers, engineers, and cross-functional stakeholders to understand requirements and provide creative, thoughtful solutions
  • More importantly, establish trust with clients
  • Help the team explore a variety of design directions, analyzing the pros and cons of each while exploring the bounds of creativity and usability
  • Ensure the designs create a cohesive and coherent product experience, utilizing design patterns
  • Balance qualitative and quantitative data to make user-centered design decisions
  • Conduct and participate in design reviews with a range of stakeholders across the organization

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • 6+ years of experience in product design, interaction design, and/or visual design
  • We would be delighted if you had previous experience leading and scaling a design team
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Portfolio highlighting multiple projects demonstrating design experience and expertise
  • Experience collaborating with teams of designers, researchers, product managers, and engineers throughout the design process
  • Strong communication skills to describe issues and solutions to various audiences in order to be effective in our flat structure
  • A mindset of collaborating and influencing others, regardless of title or level, to drive the company forward
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and relentless attention to detail
  • Exceptional project management skills with the ability to define, plan, and lead projects forward
  • Ability to lead user centered design research, report findings to leadership as well as other groups for shared understanding
  • Experience with SaaS component design within both B2C and B2B solutions at enterprise scale
  • Experience working in an Agile / Scrum development process
  • Proficiency in design tools such as Axure, Sketch, InVision, proto.io, Figma, or the Adobe Creative Suite
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An Insider's view of IHS Markit Digital

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Uniqueness and creativity can be seen in all areas here! We have a digital community bulletin board where you can buy, sell, or post just about anything (seriously, anything!), a company sponsored picnic that includes spirited cornhole competitions, and regular group outings like running or cycling, before, during, or after work.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My teammates and I come from a diverse set of backgrounds and combine our unique perspectives to provide innovative solutions to problems. As a result, our products push new boundaries and delight our clients.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

I’ve learned to appreciate and be intentional. My teammates are always ready to help each other find a better workflow, learn new tools, and support each other emotionally. This culture of support and collaboration inspires me to contribute by creating amazing work for our clients and being creative in connecting with colleagues intentionally.


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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our culture promotes hard work while also living a fulfilling life outside of the office. We all love spending time working together on challenging projects, and when the time comes to get away, the support is felt throughout the company. Whether it's an extended vacation or volunteer opportunity to give back to our community!


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What are IHS Markit Digital Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We each get 3 days a year to volunteer and will help match you with existing opportinities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have ample opportunities to join committees! We've got guilds, a Pride committee, a crafting club, a book club, a green team, a parenting community and several more.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Restricted share unites (RSU's) may be grated recognizing performance.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Life happens and we trust our colleagues to get the work they committed to done.
Remote Work Program
COVID-19 has provided us the opportunity to quickly acclimate to working remotely and we are establishing new guidelines as we continue to learn.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
We all want the opportunity to learn and grow. You and your manager can talk about what makes sense for you and your team.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

To name a few...pet insurance, ECO pass, loaner bikes and secure bike storage, showers + locker room onsite, food trucks every day and regular visits from Sweet Cow Ice Cream.

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