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Design Manager, Advanced Technologies Group

Product and Design, Advanced Technologies Group in San Francisco, CA

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.



We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

About the Role


As a Design Manager, you will work closely with Product Designers, UX Researchers, and Product Managers to develop deep empathy for our users and create desirable user experiences.

You’ll be involved in every aspect of the product development process, across both internal and external product. You’ll be collaborating with design leads and cross functional partners to help shape the vision and strategies behind some of the biggest initiatives in the company. You’ll be working with the design team across both San Francisco and Pittsburgh to help them deliver smart products and grow as creative professionals. You should feel comfortable changing elevations quickly, from high-level strategic thinking to interaction and visual design execution. Uber’s work in Advanced Technologies has many exciting challenges ahead, and we’re excited to welcome you as team member as we build the future of transportation. This is a full-time position open to either our San Francisco, CA or Pittsburgh, PA offices.


About You

  • You're still an amazing designer. Your portfolio is inspiring, and your interests lie in helping others become amazing designers.
  • As a designer, you're a unicorn. You're driving best practices in overall experiences and product design -- way beyond the visual.
  • You know how to set the bar high. You know what quality looks like and how to help product teams ship at that quality with minimal impact on velocity.
  • You teach the soft and hard skills. You help designers become the collaborative glue that inspires product management and engineering while also developing their core competencies at envisioning what could be.
  • You hire excellent people. You're able to create the systems for you (and others) to effectively evaluate and hire designers and researchers who can take Uber to new levels of excellence.
  • You increase the effectiveness of the entire team. You improve the entire design and product teams, not just your direct reports. As a leader and example-setter you should be more effective when you're not even in the room. Your processes will be celebrated, emulated and copied by teams throughout the organization.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills that help you to quickly adapt in a new dynamic, cross-functional environment
  • Uber ships fast. You know what quality looks like and how to help product teams ship at that quality with minimal effects on velocity.



What You’ll Do
  • Lead internal design team for Uber ATG to help define product vision and executions.
  • Happy to be hands on with creating necessary artifacts to support the program and team.
  • Someone who can lead the team by showing great example of design practices and help solve complex interaction problems.
  • Responsible for end-to-end creative direction of the website and web campaigns, from defining complex user-stories, wire-frames and prototyping to visual design with accountability to results.
  • Package creative concepts and present to internal stakeholders in persuasive, articulate and compelling ways.
  • Integrate brand and marketing and positioning with direct response to drive conversions throughout the entire customer journey.
  • Help guide the design team develop IA frameworks that aligns to complex taxonomies, create the foundation for a systematic design thinking to help build and define holistic customer experience across all website properties of uber.
  • Collaborate with analytics and testing team on iterative tests to improve and optimize key metrics.
  • Collaborate with product managers, program managers, engineering leads and design engineers to help define requirements for product development.


What You’ll Need
  • 5+ years managing design teams in the development of software and optionally hardware products and leading design teams and the ability to build, mentor and motivate teams
  • 10+ years digital design and UX/IA experience for a large / complex websites with multiple KPIs
  • 10+ years in product design field with outstanding core design skills and visionary mindset
  • Strong background and knowledge working with a wide range of UI Design, Visual Design, UX Research in a highly technical environment or complex product suite, demonstrated through a comprehensive portfolio of successful consumer products.
  • Excitement for building team culture, hiring and promoting design education within the greater organization. Ability to lead teams through vision, planning and talent management.
  • Experience working with leadership to identify key business opportunities and IP.
  • Ability to context switch between major focus areas within an organization.
  • Ability to create and share a vision with stakeholders and the public.
  • Ability to travel 25% of time.


About the Team

We’re changing the way people experience transportation. Not that long ago we were just a surface to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the larger fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride or getting a meal delivered, we use technology to meet the needs of our users.


Self-driving vehicles have the potential to make our roads safer, more connected, and less congested. At Uber ATG, we are building the technologies, teams, and products to bring these benefits to the world. This is a ground-zero opportunity to lead a fundamental paradigm shift in transportation and technology to solve really hard problems, and to experience professional growth with the smartest minds in the industry. We hope you’re as excited about it as we are.


We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together!

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