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Head of Product Design (REMOTE)

Company: Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies, Inc.
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

About SANS
SANS Institute (SANS) was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. In the next 25 years it grew to become the most trusted and, by far, the largest source forinformation security trainingandsecurity certification in the world reaching more than 300,000 security professionals around the world today, with around 60,000 having been granted Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) security certifications - the leading certification that provides assurance to employers that their people and prospective hires can actually do the job. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners - from auditors and network administrators to chief information security officers, all sharing the lessons they learn and jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face - in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community.
Join the SANS Team
At SANS, our culture is defined by Mission, Brand, People. Our goal is to hire people who understand the importance of continuing to fight against the "bad guys" (Mission) while delivering the highest quality training (Brand) to our students. We want employees whose personal values align well with our culture of fairness, honesty, customer focus, and pragmatic approach (People).
Summary of Position
We are seeking a Head of Product Design within the Product Development business unit, with an interest in designing web applications and learning experiences.
Key Responsibilities


  • Lead the SANS Product Design team which is responsible for product design across a portfolio of offerings.
  • Develop our design strategy, standards, and vision, ensuring the team delivers cutting-edge UX/UI, user flows, user journeys, wireframes, prototypes, and detailed mockups.
  • Define and drive processes like user research, critiques, and ideation sessions for all necessary deliverables. Foster a great design culture within the design team and across the company.
  • Work with product managers, engineering, and other stakeholders to establish objectives, high-level strategies, and key results for the design team. Understand the design needs of large-scale software projects and break them down into achievable tasks.
  • Ensure the team and projects are well planned, scoped, and organized to ensure their timely delivery.
  • Be a thought-leader on product design to partners at all levels of the organization with a clear, articulate rationale for design decisions.
  • Find opportunities to improve both how we work together and develop systems for scale.

    Core Skills and Behaviors
    Building Relationships / Leading Change / Listening / Communication / Conflict Resolution / Navigating in a Virtual Environmental / Core Values / Operational Excellence / Customer Focus / Problem Solving / Influencing / Results Driven / Self-Awareness
    Skills, Experience, and Education

    • Bachelor's or master's degree in human-computer interaction or design (product, industrial, or graphic)
    • 7+ years leading Product Design teams with proven experience leading the design of sophisticated interconnected products
    • 10+ years of hands-on experience designing web and/or mobile applications
    • Advanced user research, information architecture, interaction design, and visual design skills
    • Experience developing and evangelizing adoption of a design system, both in building patterns and component libraries
    • Ability to recruit, hire and retain multi-disciplinary design teams
    • Desire and ability to be hands-on with design work
    • Willingness to "roll up your sleeves"
    • Will be a team player with humility
    • Proficient with Sketch, Creative Suite, and prototyping tools
    • Ability to present a portfolio showing examples of product design work

      Reporting Relationships
      Reports to Head of Product Development
      Work Environment
      Remote work environment
      Equal Opportunity Employer
      SANS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact SANS Human Resources.

Keywords: Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies, Inc., Atlanta , Head of Product Design (REMOTE), Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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