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Product Design Manager (UX Manager)

Okta

Okta

Product, Design
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Get to know Okta


Okta is The World’s Identity Company. We free everyone to safely use any technology—anywhere, on any device or app. Our Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds enable secure yet flexible access, authentication, and automation that transforms how people move through the digital world, putting Identity at the heart of business security and growth.

At Okta, we celebrate a variety of perspectives and experiences. We are not looking for someone who checks every single box - we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences.

Join our team! We’re building a world where Identity belongs to you.

Okta is looking for an experienced and talented Product Design Manager (you!) who shares our passion for bringing simple, yet powerful product experiences to our enterprise admins. At Okta, we're building a world where anyone can safely use any technology, and we're specifically focused on protecting the future of work. We bring simple and secure access to people and organizations everywhere, promising to not only protect the identities of our customers' workforce and users, but to ask, “what more can we make possible?”

As a Product Designer Manager for Okta, you’ll lead, grow and support members of our amazing product design team, ensuring our product user experience is valuable, easy to use, and of the highest level of craft and execution. You will help define and drive practice and process with our newest design team in the India Innovation Center. In close collaboration and partnership with Product and Engineering, you will flesh out, frame, and help prioritize UX in an ever-evolving and complex, often ambiguous, problem space that millions of people rely on every day.

The Finer Print

You will lead user experience strategy and execution for the projects in our India Innovation Center across Workforce Identity Cloud (WIC). Specifically, WIC will solve every identity use case at work – for all types of people (employees, business partners, contractors, frontline workers), for all types of resources (SaaS, servers, privileged resources, machines, etc.), for the largest and most secure businesses in the world. As a Product Design Manager, your focus will be on helping us build a secure, trusted and unified platform with deep integrations.

In This Role, You Will

  • Lead, grow, and motivate a high-performing design team
  • Establish and maintain a climate in which your reports can do their best work; cultivating high performance and a place where designers can collaborate and learn.
  • Increase Okta’s UX maturity by helping shape team-wide practices, processes and growing the team.
  • Ensure design quality and consistency by reviewing UX deliverables (research, designs, etc.) and provide feedback and direction to ensure high-quality output.
  • Thorough understanding of Okta's business strategy and VMTs, influence the product roadmap in collaboration with cross-functional partners while driving design forward at Okta.
  • Proactively identify strategic UX opportunities within your domain area and the product as a whole. Closely collaborating with EPD (Engineering, Product, Design) in a global team to lead and drive UX strategy for your product area and drive cross-product initiatives.

Who We Are Looking For

  • You are able to navigate ambiguity and envision complex UX ecosystems, rallying around a common vision while providing space for team-led innovation.
  • You possess a clear vision of the future of user experience and have the courage to lead and pursue forward-thinking design.
  • You are experienced in understanding user and customer needs and can translate those into experiences that provide meaningful value for customers and the business.
  • You are passionate about upholding design UX principles to help teams deliver cohesive user experiences.
  • You have the heart of a teacher and can help coach and train people. You build and share empathy with people in order to deeply understand them and their needs.
  • You are passionate about supporting teams with a wide variety of experience, backgrounds, and interests.
  • You have a clear philosophy about how to successfully manage design teams.
  • You have experience driving organizational change with cross-functional stakeholders.
  • You have a collaborative team spirit with great communication skills.
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in related field or relevant work experience as a UX designer/manager
  • Proficient in Figma, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and / or similar design tools.
  • Possesses at least a basic understanding of HTML / CSS / JavaScript.
  • Your portfolio will show that you've worked on complex and challenging technical projects across all aspects of the design process (conceptual design, interaction design, information architecture, and visual design). As well, your portfolio will showcase your values and philosophies with regards to design management, leadership and UX strategy.

Okta’s Top 5 Core Leadership Competencies are part of the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of our company’s actions. They also align strongly to our cultural cornerstones, our Okta values: love our customers, empower our people, never stop innovating, act with integrity, and maintain transparency. It’s our expectation that our managers and leaders embody these core competencies:

  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness (EQ): Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

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What you can look forward to as an Okta employee!

Okta cultivates a dynamic work environment, providing the best tools, technology and benefits to empower our employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Each organization is unique in the degree of flexibility and mobility in which they work so that all employees are enabled to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, regardless of where they live. Find your place at Okta today! https://www.okta.com/company/careers/.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran. We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and convictions records, consistent with applicable laws. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please use this Form to request an accommodation.

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