Vice President, Design Systems at Optum

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN + 25 more | Remote
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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work. SM
You are excited about the opportunity to humanize healthcare through design by creating a world class design language. You are a human-centered designer, knowledgeable about leading edge design and technology trends. You are passionate about design and healthcare. You know how to lead cross-functional digital teams including designers, product managers, and engineers. You are ready to serve people across the spectrum of healthcare contexts, including providers, patients, consumers, members and partners. You are a change agent and ready to build, grow and mentor a high-performing team as part of the United Design organization that serves an entire Fortune 5 UnitedHealth Group enterprise.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
The core responsibilities for the newly created Vice President, Design Systems role will include:
  • Serve as Design organization leader for creating the "next generation" design language and design systems for the enterprise
  • Provide vision and strategy for a comprehensive, progressive and innovative design language
  • Lead the creation of design systems to provide for a range of user experiences, including web, mobile, voice, and physical spaces
  • Oversee delivery of design systems with primary responsibility for teams that deliver digital design patterns, guidelines, templates, repositories, and associated physical assets to support use of the design language
  • Leading cross functional teams that include product management, design, and front-end development (HTML/CSS/JavaScript), as well as other roles as appropriate
  • Collaborate and partner with back-end development teams to instantiate the web design system in Angular and React
  • Deliver reusable common capabilities and components with interoperability in mind
  • Ensure brand adherence, mobile responsiveness, and accessibility for web systems
  • Harmonize multiple existing design system and UI component library ecosystems and programs
  • Establish and manage governance of design systems, including working with sponsors, steering committee, stakeholders, and design guilds
  • verall management of design system programs, including strategic planning, roadmaps, backlogs, stakeholder and user feedback, human resources, and budget
  • Participate actively as part of the senior management of the United Design team

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Required Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience in the User Experience & Design (UX/XD) profession
  • 5+ years of experience directly leading multidisciplinary UX/XD teams
  • Proven experience leading the UX/XD capabilities within a global, regulated direct to consumer business
  • Track record of success leading UX/XD teams that produced measurable business value
  • Proven expertise in web design best practices for interaction design, visual design and information architecture; including typography, grid systems, color theory and iconography
  • Deep understanding of design theory, including affective, behavioral and inclusive design
  • Proven track record in creating and using design systems
  • Demonstrated experience managing design and development for accessible web sites and applications
  • Understanding of front-end development technologies and concerns, specifically HTML/CSS and mobile responsiveness and experience managing front-end development
  • Familiarity with Figma, Sketch, and other design tools
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with Google Material Design, Material UI, and IBM's Carbon Design System
  • Familiarity with Angular and/or React
  • Background in design of physical spaces and/or objects (e.g., industrial design, interior design, urban planning, architecture, etc.)
  • Experience working in native mobile contexts
  • Agile development expertise
  • Healthcare industry experience

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work. SM
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado/Connecticut/Nevada residents is $174,600 to $322,200. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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