Product Design Lead, Assurance at Cisco Meraki

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What We Are Looking For

Network Assurance provides visibility to the experiences of the users and applications across the network end-to-end. It involves proactive monitoring, management, and verification of the network to guarantee that it meets the required service levels and supports the needs of the organization or its customers. As a Network Assurance Design Lead, you will be designing analytics and tools for businesses and organizations of all sizes to maintain their operational continuity, optimize network performance, and protect against potential threats. You will also help drive unified user experience across Cisco cloud/on-premise networking portfolio.

In this role, you will develop and demonstrate deep domain knowledge, product expertise, and an understanding of complex customer use cases and deployment models. You’ll deeply understand the needs of our customers, set the vision for the product grounded in those needs, and partner with cross-functional teams to build it iteratively.

Our team’s primary focus is on software, but we also find opportunities to collaborate with teams across the organization and think about how to improve the entire customer journey. Meraki believes the quality of our products is dependent on the quality of our teams. We place a high value on nurturing the growth and development of everyone on our team. We give and get feedback early and often, share what we know, and learn from each other.

  • Lead a small team of designers and perform hands-on work. 
  • Through UX methodologies, drive early discovery work, using findings to craft short, mid, long-term delivery roadmaps, leading and designing with a team to bring it to life.
  • Design products: identify the right problems to solve, run and synthesize research, sketch and prototype solutions, make hi-fi visuals.
  • Earn trust with cross-function partners by seeking out their points of view, collaborating regularly and invite them into research and co-creation with the team and customers. Advocate for prioritization of design-centered product enhancements grounded in research and analysis.
  • Present persuasively. Be able to tell the story of a project and build prototypes that precisely articulate design rationale.
  • Provide direction to and mentor other designers; guide team to focus on the most important customer needs, difficulties and opportunities
  • Think beyond your team’s goals and consider how your work affects others and how you can influence other teams’ work.
  • Influence the strategic vision and guide design of large, complex initiatives for a product, program or strategic effort of considerable size and scope.
  • Translate what may start as ambiguous business needs into clear customer-focused solutions.
  • Facilitate workshops, sketching and prototyping sessions; build documentation and templates that enable others to consume and contribute.
You’re an ideal candidate if you have:
  • 10+ years of professional experience designing and delivering products in cross-functional teams from strategy to delivery.
  • 2+ years experience managing a UX team. 
  • Knowledge of networking domain or experience in a related product or field is a plus.
  • Experience working on technically complex B2B enterprise products
  • Aligned teams around customer-centered design decisions, using UX methodologies and tools (double-diamond, personas, journey mapping, dual agile, lean ux, prototypes), and influenced adoption by those who aren’t familiar with strategic UX engagements.
  • A proven track record of shipping large scale enterprise products.
  • Ability to see the bigger picture, while zooming in to rationalize and perfect the nuanced details.
  • Made complex problems and workflows feel simple and approachable.
  • Balanced strategic research and discovery with shipping often.
  • Persuasive storytelling and influence.
  • Led and mentored junior UX designers, fostering a collaborative and innovative design culture within the team.
  • Knowledge and experience with analytics design and data visualization. 

Does this sound like you? We’d love to hear from you!

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Compensation Range:
$121,200$232,900 USD

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada: 
When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate’s hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

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