VP of Design at Collibra

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Meeting your future team:

Reporting into our Chief Product Officer, the Vice President of Design will be responsible for leading our design strategy, our UX/UI team, User Research team, and technical writing team within the Product organization. Our ideal VP of Design is a collaborative, data-driven, creative, and resourceful leader who brings key experiences to the role - as we create a unified, best-in-class experience across all Collibra products.  Our ideal candidate should have previous experience working with agile development teams driving and executing on a design-centric approach to development.

The Vice President of Design at Collibra is responsible for:
  • Researching, Analyzing and Determining the user experience for all personas’ workflows across Collibra’s Platform and Products.
  • Partnering closely with the Engineering and Product leaders and teams to create and align a product strategy that supports our users’ needs, and ensures that research, UI, UX, concepting, prototyping, and testing are integrated in every step of the product and development roadmaps.
  • Applying deep understanding of user research to ensure that what gets built solves real user problems in a way that is simplistic, intuitive, consistent and seamless for all experience levels.
  • Overseeing and guiding rapid, iterative conceptual designs across Collibra’s platform, products, and marketplace.
  • Conducting regular design reviews, elevating designs with every visit.
  • Recruiting, building, leading, growing, and retaining a world-class team of fantastic UX, UI, and research designers and leaders.
  • Orchestrating and delivering bar-none product experiences within enterprise software at scale.
  • Leading by example and participating in all stages of the product design and development lifecycle, including generative research, concepting and definition, prototyping, UI design and testing. Your sketches, wireframes, mockups and prototypes will set the direction, bar, and tone for the next generation of design at Collibra.
  • Creating a clear vision on how to make Collibra a Category leader in SaaS software for Design, UX, and design culture.
You Have:
  • 10+ years in UI/UX and Design leadership, ideally with a blend of experience in complex, cloud-native software products and consumer products.
  • Extensive experience in interface design, research, and new product development in a high-growth, product-driven company.
  • A track record of distilling complex, business objectives into design-driven product solutions.
  • Establishment and measurement of customer-facing metrics such as competitive analysis, product satisfaction, NPS, usability efficiency and ease of use.
  • BA/BS in User Centric Design, Interactive Design, Product Design, Cognitive Psychology, Computer Science, or related discipline and experience required; MBA preferred.
You Are:
  • An advocate for the user's perspective across all development phases, using their perspective to guide effective communication with cross-functional stakeholders and executives.
  • Passionate and experienced working with engineering, product and marketing.
  • Hands on with experience in a variety of user research techniques including user testing, personas, user tasks and scenarios, internal and external user interviews.
  • Experienced in attracting, leading, and inspiring highly talented, research and data-driven productive design organizations. Bonus points if you’ve built this with geographically distributed teams.
Benefits at Collibra:

We strive to provide all Collibrians with competitive and cost-efficient benefits that are aligned to our company values. As a high-growth company, our goal is to offer flexibility and choice with our benefits programs to support the evolving needs of our changing workforce. The specific offerings will differ slightly by region but our {Be}well benefit programs encompass the following strategic pillars:

  • {Be}Healthy: Healthcare for yourself and eligible dependents (inclusive of partners/domestic partners), mental health resources and care, tax-advantaged accounts, income protection, discount programs and more! Additionally, we encourage employees to treat their whole self by offering a bi-monthly calendar of events and programming dedicated to our {Be}well initiatives which focus on wellbeing areas including emotional, professional & social, financial, physical, allyship & belonging and giving back.
  • {Be}With Family: We offer multiple types of leave so that you can spend time with loved ones, including parental leave, caregiver leave and our annual family day. These are all complementary to our culture in which we value output over hours!
  • {Be}Kind: Collibra For Good, Unconscious Bias & Allyship training, Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy, Environmental Social Governance (ESG) strategy, racial equity awareness programs and Collibra-led fundraisers.
  • {Be}Unplugged: Our paid time off programs include vacation, holidays, sick time and compassionate/bereavement leave. We also offer remote-friendly meditation sessions and cooking lessons – all of which you’re actively encouraged to use!
  • {Be}Informed: Competitive compensation, bonus potential, private company equity, merit reviews and promotion cycles, company pension, discounts programs, access to LinkedIn Learning, employee referral program, employee rewards & recognition, development programs and more!
  • {Be}Together: Community and belonging with our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and personal interest groups, ERG-driven events, speaker series, and celebrations, a dedicated DEI council, the virtual Collibra cafe, trivia, bingo games and much more! 

When in-person (office) life resumes, we look forward to more snacks, catered lunches, team offsites and social events (think holiday gift exchange, fundraising events, happy hours, celebrations and more)!

Equal Opportunity:

At Collibra, we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer – which ties directly to our core value, “open, direct, and kind.” We realize the key to creating a company with a world-class culture and employee experience comes from who we hire and creating a workplace that celebrates everyone. 

With this, we proudly consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, HIV status, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status or any other legally protected category.

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An Insider's view of Collibra

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

There are several things in our employee benefits that I need such as remote work and flexible schedule. I'll go to the gym in the morning, then I’ll start late. Sometimes I work late, sometimes I work on Saturday, but then on Monday, I won’t work. I can maintain that flexibility as long as I deliver my work.

Laura

Sales Engineering Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our customers need a product that delivers a lot of capability, and their needs demand constant product development. I love that we invest to make it happen. I’ve established structures within the sales team that help streamline the process for all sides of the relationship. I just try to be very efficient with my time and my colleagues’ time.

Teba

Sales Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I feel like my sense of ownership and initiative have been well-rewarded with new projects that have allowed me to build upon my skillset. I want to learn, and I feel like it’s known and supported by my management.

Haydee

Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The culture has typically been open. It has certainly been kind. I think that those are the two big ones for me, which is just information sharing and openness in a way that's positive. If we have something that we can course correct on, share it, but do it in a way that’s positive or proactive.

Ryan

Area Vice President

How does your team reward individual success?

I never thought I’d be teaching a team that’s already been with Collibra for a year. It’s phenomenal. My manager asked me to show my emails and my messaging to the team of 15. There is a lot to learn here, and I had only been here for two months.

Roger

Business Development Representative

What are Collibra Perks + Benefits

Collibra Benefits Overview

Designed to nourish the wellbeing of our teams around the world, Collibra’s Benefit’s program, {Be}Well, provide healthcare, mental health support, generous time off and other wellness policies and resources. Learn more about the pillars behind Collibra’s {Be}Well Program, our global minimums and more at www.Collibra.com/careers.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

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