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IBM Senior Design Lead - IBM Security in Houston, Texas


Thomas J. Watson said it best: “Good design is good business.” Visualization is critical to discovering data-driven insights and effectively communicating that knowledge to others. Designers at IBM work to create experiences that work together, work the same, and work for our clients. Does the thought of creating the platform at the heart of solutions like Watson, Blockchain, IoT, and Security excite you? If so, read on!

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Security is looking for a hands-on Design Lead who will work with cross-disciplinary teams to shape the future of cyber security offerings. As a Design Lead, you will work closely with Design Managers and Offering Managers to define strategies and lead the creation of end-to-end customer experiences. As part of the larger Security Design team, you will inspire, mentor, and lead excellence in craft for our global team. Available locations for this role: Austin, TX, Atlanta, GA, Littleton, MA, or San Jose, CA.

  • Evangelize a clear vision of best-in-class designs to senior executives

  • Responsible for project engagements including deliverables (such as concepts, wireframes, interactive prototypes, specifications, etc.) engagement agreements and timelines.

  • Craft user experiences alongside key product stakeholders to understand and support product business goals, advocating user centered design industry best practices, and effectively managing design resources

  • Translate business requirements to end-user needs and create differentiated design solutions

  • Juggle multiple projects while effectively managing timelines and expectations

  • Coach and mentor a strong team of User Experience professionals

  • Lead teams in design thinking and agile methodologies

  • Cultivate a healthy, collaborative, and supportive team culture

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 7 years’ experience in solving complex user problems through user interface design, creating mock-ups and prototypes (low and high fidelity), as well as documenting interaction patterns for product UI

  • Portfolio of previous work must be presented incorporating UI designs and/or sketches that demonstrate an understanding of wireframing, interaction design, visual design, and design best practices

  • Degree in Human Computer Interaction, Web Design with a focus on User Experience or related field

  • Analytical, creative, and strategic thinker – Able to develop innovative solutions to problems

  • Strong, clean visual design sense

  • Strong understanding of front-end technologies

  • Passion for emerging technologies and hunger to innovate

  • Hands-on expertise in use case development, storyboarding, mock-ups and highly interactive prototypes

  • Open to feedback and knows how and when to defend design choices

  • Successful track record leading interdisciplinary teams

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


About Business Unit

IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM’s Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments—with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.