User Experience Manager

| Greater Denver Area
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Summary

User Experience Managers are leaders that drive the creation of world class user experiences across multiple Workiva products. You empower excellence through advocating for design strategy, coaching and managing your reports, building and improving UX processes, advocating for the user, and connecting UX to business outcomes. You are an expert in user-centered discovery & design processes and can mentor others to effectively execute in an innovative, fast-paced and agile development environment. 

Responsibilities

User Experience Oversight: Oversee the UX Design work at all stages of the process. Deliver outstanding results.

  • Craft and drive a UX design vision and strategy in alignment with customer, product and business needs.
  • Coaches and provides oversight to team members regarding discovery of customer needs, planning, framing of problems, testing solutions, and delivering designs
  • Provide feedback to team members on design iterations and advise on best practices of user experience design.
  • Ensures a consistent user experience across product teams.

Management: Creates and implements processes that optimize operational effectiveness and efficiency and that enhance employee performance

  • Set priorities for self and team based on department objectives.
  • Give clear directions and hold the team accountable to objectives.
  • Understand business goals, customer needs, and internal team needs to ensure that the Design System delivers results.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement of quality and productivity by leading the UX department in ongoing reevaluation and revision of processes, tools, and standards.

Team-Building & Mentorship: Builds a strong sustainable organization with high levels of employee engagement by attracting and developing superior talent and rewarding superior performance of teams and individuals

  • Provide UX employees with context, training, coaching, feedback, leadership development, and other developmental opportunities to enhance their skills, motivation, and performance.
  • Maintain an atmosphere of respect, mutual support, flexibility, continuous learning, good humor, and commitment to business goals and customer needs to fulfill the company vision.
  • Match staff skills and talent to tasks to ensure optimal engagement and performance.
  • Reward superior team and individual performance in ways that enhance employee engagement, commitment, and satisfaction.
  • Advocate for resources, attract top talent to scale the team as the business grows.
  • Manages staff recruitment, performance evaluation, development plans, and disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Identifies and resolves interpersonal conflicts and resource issues.

What You'll Need

Skills

  • Superior design skills with proven skills in interaction and product design
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of user experience principles and research methodologies
  • Proficiency with gathering and interpreting user data
  • Ability to manage teams
  • Time management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to effectively recruit team members

Experience

  • 6-10+ years of expertise in the field of user experience, visual design or a related discipline.
  • A proven track record of direct report/peer engagement and advancement, whether in a management position, as a mentor, or as a coach.
  • Demonstrated exceptional proficiency in user experience including lean design, agile development, design thinking, and/or additional methodologies is preferred.

Education

  • B.A./B.S. degree in design, software engineering, psychology, related field or equivalent experience
  • Master’s degree or PhD in human computer interaction, user experience design or similar degree preferred

Travel Requirement

  • Up to 10% to meet with geographically dispersed team members depending on proximity to Workiva offices

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office.

How You Will Be Rewarded

  • Base Pay Range in Colorado: $141,000 to $182,000
  • A discretionary bonus typically paid annually
  • Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire
  • The base pay range represents the low and high end of the hiring range for this job. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to relevant skills, experience, and capabilities.
Where You’ll Work

Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we’ve created.

  • Customer Success: Always delight our customers.
  • Trust: Rely on each other. 
  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. 
  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together. 
  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. 
  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. 
  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need—backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought—to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems.

At Workiva, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.
  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.
  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more
  • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.

     

Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/workiva-life-and-careers/

Learn more: https://www.workiva.com/careers/benefits

Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We believe that great minds think differently. We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation. Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.

Workiva is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. To request assistance with the application process, please email [email protected].

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Technology we use

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Location

Workiva is in an ideal location on the banks of the South Platte River surrounded by restaurants and retail shops!

An Insider's view of Workiva

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Workiva is a close-knit workplace where teamwork is highly valued—people encourage and truly appreciate the hard work of their fellow team members and treat each other as family.

Molly Nitka

Corporate Programs Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Our platform is incredibly fun to build! It empowers our customers to produce complex documents involving hundreds of contributors, on extremely tight deadlines, leveraging their company’s most sensitive data, and where every single word and number must be exactly right.

Gray Sandridge

VP of Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

One of my favorite aspects of Workiva is how all of us collaborate. With collaboration comes new relationships and opportunities to learn about other departments and roles. I've always felt encouraged to pursue opportunities, collaborate with others and find what makes me the most satisfied in my career.

Maddelyn Stephens

Product Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Our mission at Workiva—to build trust in the global economy—is supported by our company values: customer success, innovation, trust, integrity, inclusion, collaboration, and accountability. We are successful because we put our employees first, listen to their voices, and respond to their needs.

Marty Vanderploeg

CEO

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

I value that our culture is built around outcomes over output. We have the autonomy to get our work done on our own time. We're encouraged to take time to fully recharge and be our best selves.

Ryan Gilsdorf

Senior User Experience Designer

What are Workiva Perks + Benefits

Workiva Benefits Overview

Workiva offers competitive health and wellness benefits and perks, including a medical plan that offers paid premiums for employees, generous PTO and paid time to volunteer in the community. We have a flexible and casual work environment that also offers 12 weeks of paid parental leave, the ability to work remotely as needed, and to be able to bring your dog to work with you.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have seven employee resource groups that are formed around a shared interest or common goal. These groups are designed to support their members and cultivate a more diverse & inclusive workspace.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Workiva also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Workiva offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

When you join Workiva, you get a world-class benefits package for you and your family. On day one, every full-time employee starts with stock options, vacation, and the opportunity to enroll in our discounted stock purchase plan. We offer comprehensive health, dental, and vision care plans; life and disability insurance; and 12 weeks of paid parental leave. With a casual dress code, support for health and wellness, and flexible work hours, we’ve got you covered for whatever life brings.

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