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Director User Experience Design

024174 Requisition #

Do you enjoy steering innovation through design for next-gen enterprise product experiences?

Would effecting change in building user-centric, collaborative design processes excite you?

Join our User Experience Team!

Our Edge Experience Team is a group of dedicated professionals shaping Akamai’s aspirations to create an industry-leading user experience. We take ownership for the design and development for core interfaces, applications, APIs and services. We create an experience that allows customers and internal stakeholders to build software using the best of internal and third-party technologies.

Great design can transform businesses

As the Director of User Experience Design, you will develop a strategy for executing on a collaborative and frictionless design process. You will work to deliver high-quality creative direction and product designs for our company.

As a Director of User Experience Design, you will be responsible for:

  • Hiring, Managing, and mentoring a team of 20 designers, including creating career growth paths and coaching
  • Setting the direction for UX design to deliver outcomes that align with corporate goals and divisional objectives
  • Collaborating across business units to advocate for the customer to design solutions that are intuitive and clear
  • Evolving our design system through collaborations and a contribution model to encourage multi-team engagement
  • Using data and research to evaluate impact, and push for continuous improvement that shows real business results
  • Building external relationships to learn and share best practices and establish a community of practice for enterprise UX design

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have 8-10 years of relevant UX Design experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Design or equivalent
  • Demonstrate influential experience leading a Design group of more than 6 people, preferably managing through managers
  • Show evidence of implementing successful design processes with clear, actionable strategy and plans
  • Have experience leading multiple strategic projects, working collaboratively across teams while managing stakeholder expectations
  • Be passionate collaborating and working with cross-disciplinary teams to create delightful experiences for humans

Work in a way that works for you

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

We are happy to discuss flexible working options in this role, please discuss your requirements with the recruiter when you apply.

Working with us

At Akamai, we’re curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, you’ll thrive here.

Working for you

At Akamai, we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefit options are designed to meet your individual needs for today and in the future. We provide benefits surrounding all aspects of your life:

  • Your health
  • Your finances
  • Your family
  • Your time at work
  • Your time pursuing other endeavors

Our benefit plan options are designed to meet your individual needs and budget, both today and in the future.

About us

Innovating on a global scale, we deliver our customers a fast, smart and secure intelligent edge platform. Working against a backdrop of digital collaboration, our highly skilled teams build progressive solutions that have the scope to transform entertainment, business, and life in ways that we have yet to imagine.

Join us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will challenge and inspire you! Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.


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