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IBM Design Manager in Ahmedabad, India


Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Security Design Manager

IBM Security is looking for a Design Manager with the unique ability to align cross-disciplinary teams to help shape the future of a variety of IBM Security properties. This position is for a hands-on manager who can drive multiple projects within a small but resourceful design team. You will work closely with Design leadership, Product managers, and Engineering managers to definine strategies, craft Hills, and lead the design across multiple user experiences. As part of the larger Security Design team, will also work with our global UX teams to ensure consistency across the Security portfolio.


The world of security is incredibly complex and layered... and it is rich with opportunity for design patents, unique interfaces and incredible data visualizations. You will play a key role in building experiences that help our customers ensure the security, stability and integrity of data controlled in their environment.


  • Evangelize a clear vision of best-in-class designs to senior executives

  • Responsible for project engagements, including all deliverables (such as concepts, wireframes, interactive prototypes, specifications, etc.) engagement agreements and timelines

  • Translate business requirements to end-user needs and create differentiated design solutions

  • Coach and mentor a high-performing cross-discipline design team. That will include user researchers, UX/UI Designers, and Front-end developers

  • Foster capable team collaboration that is focused on outcomes and delivers consumable offerings into the market

  • Enable user experience engagements that exceed customer expectations by partnering with key product stakeholders to understand and support business goals, advocating user-centered design industry best practices, and effectively managing design talent

  • Present effectively to large audiences and executives

  • Juggle multiple projects while effectively managing timelines and expectations

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 15+ Years overall experience

  • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, highly dynamic, rapidly growing environment

  • Sharp, clean visual design sense

  • Solid analytical thinker

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • 9+ years' experience creating large scale enterprise application interfaces or large scale websites

  • Successful track record leading interdisciplinary teams

  • Creative and strategic thinker, able to develop innovative solutions to problems and leading-edge design

  • Hands-on expertise in use case development, storyboarding, mock-ups and highly interactive prototypes

  • A strong understanding of front-end technologies

  • Open to feedback and knows how and when to defend design choices

  • Expert on Design Thinking -Hills, Sponsor Users, Playbacks

  • Can run an end-to-end client workshop driving towards user outcomes

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Passion for emerging technologies and hunger to innovate

  • Degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Web Design with a focus on User experience or related field

About Business UnitIBM's Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM's Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments-with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBMWhat matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location StatementFor additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.