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John Smith
Data Scientist, USA
Cloud-Ready Data
Digital Transformation
Data Governance

Remote, USA

Design System Director

Joining Collibra’s Product Design team:

At Collibra we make data meaningful for our Data Citizens. As Collibra Design System Director, you will apply your passion for systems thinking, rapid and iterative product development, and deep collaboration skills to design and develop a robust design system that allows Developers and UX/UI Designers to create compelling, meaningful experiences for our users across all Collibra products. You understand why and how a human-centered design approach transforms a business. You are a designer with a strong engineering background who can inspire and work equally well with both teams. You’ll lead a team of 2-3 direct reports that has been through rapid growth.  Through this continued growth, this role requires an effective leader who drives cohesion, product vision, execution excellence, and excellent cross-functional relationships further advancing design’s strategic value within the organization.

The Design System Director at Collibra is responsible for:

  • Championing the Collibra Design System (CDS) and building understanding and support for it within all relevant divisions of Collibra.
  • Developing a cohesive strategy of how to evolve the Collibra Design System so that it becomes the preferred way to build products at Collibra.
  • Developing a tight collaborative working relationship with the Central Front End team, so that they adopt and grow the CDS 100%.
  • Ensuring that we have an effective, efficient process to migrate the older system to the new system and have a process to add new components.
  • Identifying critical user-centric metrics to showcase measurable results and build trust with Collibra’s leadership. Be data driven and drive for execution, yet don’t compromise on quality.
  • Managing, mentoring, and growing a team of UI and UX designers who work on the CDS.

You Have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, UX/UI Design, Computer Science, and or equivalent practical experience
  • 10+ years of experience in UX Design or related Design field
  • 6+ years of experience managing and leading design teams, including building a design system for a complex B2B product
  • A strong technical background with solid project management skills
  • Excellent collaboration and relationship management abilities

You Are:

  • A systems thinker, committed to developing and owning the Collibra Design System and its roadmap
  • Proficient at creating comprehensive metrics to report on how you advance towards implementation and adoption of the Design System
  • Customer-driven and passionate about helping our internal and external customers be successful
  • Able to work cross-functionally and work equally well with Engineers as with Designers.
  • A master at balancing short-term goals and long-term vision

Reporting to Collibra’s VP of Design, measures of success are:

  • Within your first month, you will study Collibra’s business strategy, and understand how the Product Design strategy connects to the larger picture. You will have an understanding of the state the Design System is in, and what needs to be done to achieve success.
  • Within your third month, you will have made close connections with relevant stakeholders, your direct reports, peers and skip levels in the Product & Engineering group, and with customers. The CDS group team has a charter, vision, mission and steps to achieve the mission. 
  • Within your sixth month, you will have shown success by having made measurable advances of how we adopt and advance the CDS.  You will have customer data to support your decisions, and can show a before and after measurable difference. 

Benefits at Collibra:

We strive to provide all Collibrians with competitive and cost-efficient benefits that are aligned to our company values. As a high-growth company, our goal is to offer flexibility and choice with our benefits programs to support the evolving needs of our changing workforce. The specific offerings will differ slightly by region but our {Be}well benefit programs encompass the following strategic pillars:

  • {Be}Healthy: Healthcare for yourself and eligible dependents (inclusive of partners/domestic partners), mental health resources and care, tax-advantaged accounts, income protection, discount programs and more! Additionally, we encourage employees to treat their whole self by offering a bi-monthly calendar of events and programming dedicated to our {Be}well initiatives which focus on wellbeing areas including emotional, professional & social, financial, physical, allyship & belonging and giving back.
  • {Be}With Family: We offer multiple types of leave so that you can spend time with loved ones, including parental leave, caregiver leave and our annual family day. These are all complementary to our culture in which we value output over hours!
  • {Be}Kind: Collibra For Good, Unconscious Bias & Allyship training, Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy, Environmental Social Governance (ESG) strategy, racial equity awareness programs and Collibra-led fundraisers.
  • {Be}Unplugged: Our paid time off programs include vacation, holidays, sick time and compassionate/bereavement leave. We also offer remote-friendly meditation sessions and cooking lessons – all of which you’re actively encouraged to use!
  • {Be}Informed: Competitive compensation, bonus potential, private company equity, merit reviews and promotion cycles, company pension, discounts programs, access to LinkedIn Learning, employee referral program, employee rewards & recognition, development programs and more!
  • {Be}Together: Community and belonging with our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and personal interest groups, ERG-driven events, speaker series, and celebrations, a dedicated DEI council, the virtual Collibra cafe, trivia, bingo games and much more! 

When in-person (office) life resumes, we look forward to more snacks, catered lunches, team offsites and social events (think holiday gift exchange, fundraising events, happy hours, celebrations and more)!

Equal Opportunity:

At Collibra, we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer – which ties directly to our core value, “open, direct, and kind.” We realize the key to creating a company with a world-class culture and employee experience comes from who we hire and creating a workplace that celebrates everyone. 

With this, we proudly consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, HIV status, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status or any other legally protected category.