UX Design Lead, Next Billion Users at Google


Minimum qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in design leadership or management.
  • Experience in product innovation, connecting research findings with product proposals.
  • Experience distilling findings into concise insights.
  • Experience insights to brand, technical requirements, and product vision and strategy.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working across organizational boundaries to define, manage, and prioritize work, with a collaborative and innovative approach.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and collaboration skills.
  • Interest to move quickly and innovate alongside research developments.
  • Passionate about new technologies and user-centered product development approaches.

About the job

As a User Experience (UX) leader, you help define and drive the future of Google design. You identify and set product strategy, envision complex UX ecosystems and inspire teams to push the boundaries of what’s possible. You possess a clear vision of the future of user experience and have the courage to pursue forward-thinking design.

In this role, you will apply your passion for brand, craft, and design fidelity to guide research and design processes, mentor talented members of your team, and collaborate with leaders of other UX and Engineering teams to create innovative experiences across all of Google’s products.

As a UX Design Lead, you will be a great design team leader, manager, systems-level design thinker, and visionary with an outstanding intuition, providing leadership and direction for a team of designers. You will contribute a sense for clean design and for creating elegantly simple user experiences from otherwise complex workflows. You will also take time to understand the performance side of design and the business aspects of the products.

In Next Billion Users (NBU), we want all online users to feel that Google was built for them. That means deeply understanding their needs, contexts, goals, and challenges, and creating products that meet those needs in ways that only Google can do.

User experience (UX) is at the forefront of how we create intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that people love. We strive to learn and understand our users’ needs, behaviors, and emotions to yield insights that inform product strategy and guide the design of the experiences we create. Our multidisciplinary UX teams include designers, researchers, content strategists, and engineers who are passionate about quality, usability, and performance. We collaborate closely with product managers, software engineers, and many others to solve complex challenges and craft powerful experiences that highlight our products’ unique capabilities and personalities. Our work touches billions while exemplifying a key principle that is core to Google’s philosophy: “Focus on the user and all else will follow.”


  • Manage and lead a team of interaction and visual designers to craft useful, usable experiences.
  • Define and guide team UX processes, methods, and culture to drive collaboration and innovation.
  • Build effective partnerships and collaborate with UX Research, Content Strategy, Program Managers, and with cross-functional Product Management and Engineering teams.
  • Communicate recommendations, rationalize design decisions, and advocate for users’ needs.

Posted Jan 11, 2019