Lead User Experience Designer

Lead User Experience Designer


As a Lead User Experience (UX) Designer you will drive the user experience across a defined area of the Workiva platform, taking lead on high-impact challenges that ultimately delight our customers. You are exceptional in leading product discovery with your team, transforming ill-defined opportunities into innovative experiences that solve deeper user needs. You will be responsible for coordinating the work of other UX designers in your product area, making critical group-level design decisions. You are well-versed in communicating vision across teams and upper management to build consensus.

This role is open to U.S. remote.

What You’ll Do

  • Ensure intuitive user experiences across a defined product area, driving innovation, and delighting customers.
  • Partner with research to lead customer interviews and testing to synthesize into design constraints and ideas
  • Facilitate empathy building activities, ideation, and design critique. Look past obvious solutions to solve deeper problems.
  • Craft vision and evangelize to stakeholders.
  • Prototyping and testing are core to your design process, iteratively progressing toward the desired business and user outcomes.
  • Drive planning for cross-product, multi-team, multi-designer projects.
  • Proactively partner with engineering across multiple product areas to drive product quality.
  • Ensure success metrics are defined and revisited after deployment in order to iterate on delivered solutions
  • Coach and mentor other designers.

What You’ll Need


  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.
  • Related fields include Design, Human Computer Interaction, User Experience Design, Software Engineering, Psychology, and Technical Communication


  • Expert level user-centered design skills and systems thinking.
  • Proven collaboration and facilitation skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Innovative thinking, empathy, and a desire to continuously learn and evolve.
  • Excellent at building consensus across multiple teams and stakeholders.
  • Solid with design and prototyping tools such as Figma, XD, Sketch, Axure, etc.
  • Ability to create and maintain working relationships with a geographically distributed team


  • 7+ years of professional UX experience, shipping multiple successful products
  • Experience leading alongside engineering and product management in a Lean UX / Agile software development environment
  • Passion for making high-quality, user-centered products and a demonstrable portfolio to prove it
  • Experience directing and mentoring other designers

Travel Requirement

  • Travel is expected up to 25% to participate in to participate in customer research or collaborate in other office locations (depending on project assignment)

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office

How You’ll Be Rewarded

  • Base Pay Range in Colorado: $126,000 – $169,000
  • A discretionary bonus typically paid annually
  • Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire

The base pay range represents the low and high end of the hiring range for this job. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to relevant skills, experience, and capabilities.

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Posted on

January 12, 2022