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Salesforce Experience Design is a group of passionate designers who build transformational products and experiences by turning human insights into business impact at Salesforce scale.

Playing an integral part in Cloud Services, we partner alongside Service, Sales, Marketing, IT, and Human Capital Management Lines of Business across all industry verticals to help customers unleash the full power of Salesforce through a design-centric approach delivering useful, usable and desirable experiences

Our work environment appeals to self-motivated, flexible team players that have great interpersonal skills and lots of curiosity. We believe in peer relationships rather than hierarchies; in teams rather than lone thinkers. Salesforce is all about an open collaborative approach and we think it is the key enabler for us to deliver innovative, ground-breaking work.

As part of Salesforce Cloud Services Group (CSG), our designers follow a consultant mindset including working with different Salesforce colleagues across various engagements, willingness to travel when required and understanding the value of working on site.

Salesforce has been ranked the world’s #1 most Innovative Company by Forbes for 2017, and our core value of Innovation drives our work each day — along with our values of Trust, Growth and Equality.

Role Description
We are looking for a passionate and pragmatic design thinker who is eager to join a fun, collaborative and innovative team. The Experience Architects role is to lead client design engagements ranging in size and scale ensuring and maintaining the highest quality of execution. They will be responsible for setting and ensuring alignment to the vision of an engagement, as well as, leading a multi-disciplinary team of designers and researchers. The Experience Architect is also charged with building strong partnerships with the customer via collaboration and consistency.

Key Accountabilities
Success will be measured by your contribution and collaboration within the Experience Design group — leading, advising and aligning project teams and customers to create successful outcomes and ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction. Specifically, the areas of focus will be: leading a variety of engagements, actively participating in the Salesforce culture, and continually ensuring your skills and role requirements are met.

Design Leadership:

Leverage Design-Thinking methods and participate and contribute to new methods and offerings

Assist with digital strategies and visions and ensure these are communicated effectively

Understand and guide research, interaction and visual design across all platforms, driving towards the highest level of quality and execution

Present concepts clearly and justify design decisions

Provide mentorship and guidance to other designers within the Experience Design group

Liaise between design, business, and technology to ensure an overall desirable experience (this implies some level of Salesforce Platform expertise, which can be taught and is not a prerequisite to hiring).

As needed, produce design work to be consumed by the client as well as development teams.

Client Engagement:

Advise and help our customers in their digital transformation and innovation agenda through a design-led approach

Manage changes in project scope, identify potential issues, and pivot when necessary

Collaborate with internal team members to structure project work, plan and execute client proposals

Identify new business opportunities and be able to connect appropriate people to support

Lead and drive key experience design activities throughout a project’s lifecycle including research, workshops, and conducting interviews and synthesizing

Multi-task and perform well under pressure in a constantly changing environment with key stakeholders and teams

Build close relationships with customers and key stakeholders and ensure project teams and client understand roles, responsibilities and vision of project

Team Leadership:

Lead and coordinate the work of a project team either independently or in conjunction with key project team members

Manage and maintain team motivation and morale

Identify and resolve or escalate issues and conflicts within the project team

Engage and partner with external clients and other partners when required

Support recruitment efforts for teams within the studio across different geographies

Collaborate and manage effectively with remote team members

Manage a team of Experience Design colleagues with multidisciplinary backgrounds including visual design, interaction design, information architecture, etc.

Manage tactical and logistical needs of a project including budget, travel, timecards, etc. with the assistance of Account teams as needed.

Basic Requirements

Preferred 8-10 years relevant industry experience (but we still want to meet you if you’re amazing and don’t quite make it tenure wise)

Relevant degree or professional qualification(s)

Proven ability to lead multidisciplinary teams to create impactful customer solutions.

Proven track record of building client relationships and being client facing

Proven experience designing applications that balance user needs, business requirements, commercial interests and technological constraints

Proficient in relevant software packages (Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, UX-related, Prototyping [InVision, Flinto, Marvel,], etc.)

Well-versed in technology and software development as it relates to design

Proactive, self-sufficient and professional, with strong organizational, time management and communication skills

Passionate and enthusiastic about delivering design and user experience excellence

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time

A general “get it done” attitude and the energy to back it up

Preferred Requirements

Design consulting background a plus

Knowledge or experience using Salesforce products

Experience working across a variety of industries, including B2B and B2C