(USA) Designer Lead
What you'll do...
We design experiences that support and empower our corporate associates. We help our users discover and connect to opportunities that help create and support those moments that matter. We work hand-in-hand with other members of the product, business, and technical teams to deliver high-quality products that enhance the experiences of Walmart associates.
As a Lead Designer, you'll help set the vision for the best customer experience and create a space for cross-functional colleagues to collaborate. You will use your knowledge of the Design Thinking process to collaborate with partner teams, facilitate conversations, create concepts, run design sprints, and build rapid prototypes to leverage the collective creativity.
We are dedicated to making Walmart the preferred retail destination for consumers. We believe that great design is about more than just making things look good, and our team exemplifies this philosophy. We create beautiful, engaging, and accessible experiences for everyone. Whether they are designing for traditional platforms or emerging channels, their design formula is almost always simple; it is a space where intuitive usability produces satisfying results. This user-centric design approach is one of the reasons why Walmart customers return again and again.
What you'll do:
Conduct research and usability studies with users living with disabilities and design products.
Conduct benchmarking studies for accessibility metrics and reports.
Work cross-functionally with researchers, developers, and other stakeholders to ensure that designs are accessible.
Provided recommendations to help make products more accessible.
Leveraging design best practices when creating user flows, mockups, prototypes, workshop documents, and hand-off files
Using various communication methods to convey data-driven design decisions, document design engagements, share information, and work towards alignment and mutual understanding
Defining vision and strategies for each project through domain expertise, internal and external best practices, and by identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation
Building collaborative relationships with key partners by driving priorities aligned to business goals, communicating and prioritizing design efforts, and gaining buy-in from executive leadership
Providing overall direction by analyzing business objectives and customer needs
Building a team environment by collaborating closely within our team and cross-functionally with our partners across the business
Mentoring Senior Designers, Associate Designers, Designers and Apprentice Designers in UX/UI design methodology and principles as well as providing guidance on project-based design tasks
What you'll bring:
Strong commitment to inclusive design
Knowledge and use of accessibility standards (WCAG 2.1+) for all deliverables including research outputs.
Experience with accessibility evaluation tools to assess accessibility in designs and products.
Experience creating and handing off designs in design software (Figma preferred).
Experience designing for mobile.
Strong ability to communicate UX design decisions and UX best practices
Experience working with multiple team members and stakeholders (business, product, engineering)
Be knowledgeable of current ADA/inclusivity standards and able to apply them.
About Walmart Global Tech
Imagine working in an environment where one line of code can make life easier for hundreds of millions of people. That's what we do at Walmart Global Tech. We're a team of software engineers, data scientists, cybersecurity expert's and service professionals within the world's leading retailer who make an epic impact and are at the forefront of the next retail disruption. People are why we innovate, and people power our innovations. We are people-led and tech-empowered. We train our team in the skillsets of the future and bring in experts like you to help us grow. We have roles for those chasing their first opportunity as well as those looking for the opportunity that will define their career. Here, you can kickstart a great career in tech, gain new skills and experience for virtually every industry, or leverage your expertise to innovate at scale, impact millions and reimagine the future of retail.
Flexible, hybrid work:
We use a hybrid way of working that is primarily in office coupled with virtual when not onsite. Our campuses serve as a hub to enhance collaboration, bring us together for purpose and deliver on business needs. This approach helps us make quicker decisions, remove location barriers across our global team and be more flexible in our personal lives.
Benefits: Beyond our great compensation package, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions - while being inclusive of all people.
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.
Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.
Option 1: Bachelor's degree in UI/UX design, graphic design, visual communication, product design, computer science, information technology, or related area and 4 years' experience in UI/UX, interactive and visual design, electronics art, multimedia design, or related area. Option 2: 6 years' experience in UI/UX, interactive and visual design, electronics art, multimedia design, or related area.
Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.
Design certification (for example, IDEOU - Foundations in Design Thinking Certificate), Driving product development in a user experience area, Master's degree in UI/UX Design, Interactive and Visual Design, Product Design, or related area, Related industry experience (for example, retail, supply chain, eCommerce, healthcare), UI/UX, Interactive and Visual Design, Electronics Art, Multimedia Design, or related area
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