Principal UX Designer - Data Visualizations (Remote)

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Are you passionate about helping others use data to change hearts and minds? Do you enjoy the challenge of helping users quickly and easily turn big data into valuable insights?

Splunk is looking for a product designer with passion for building design tools for dashboards and data visualizations. We have sophisticated users who perform complex, iterative analyses on data of widely varying types to quickly find insights. We create tools that empower them to craft compelling visualizations from those insights and tell meaningful stories.

One of our key goals is to make our products more consumer-friendly with elegant out-of-the-box tools and features. Think “Squarespace for dashboards”.

We’re looking for someone who thrives by taking initiative - someone who can communicate effectively and collaborate closely with other designers, user researchers, developers, and product managers.

Responsibilities

  • You will assist with building attractive, high quality UI/UX designs, of both low and high fidelity to solve visualization specific problems.
  • Day-to-day responsibility for design on your projects with corresponding mid-senior autonomy. Some ability to manage and prioritize your work.
  • You'll get the opportunity to explore visualization solutions for various mediums including monitors, augmented reality, virtual reality, mobile, tablets and more. Involvement in end user research to explore, uncover and analyze end user requirements during field studies, user interviews etc.
  • Solving the visualization problems include but are not limited to: designing new visualizations for our libraries, understanding how each visualization is best optimized for certain data, understanding and optimizing our visualization frameworks while being able to look to the future.
  • Effective communication of your ideas and rationale - spoken, written and visual through clear documentation.
  • Crafting thoughtful flows, rough designs, polished designs, and other solutions in Figma, Sketch, Framer etc. within our visual design language. Sometimes helping to improve that language. This is a hands-on role.
  • Involvement in end user research to explore, uncover and analyze end user requirements during field studies, user interviews etc.
  • Effective collaboration with Product Managers to frame user problems, use cases, technical requirements, critical metrics etc.
  • Close collaboration with engineers to build your designs accurately or refine them in acceptable ways.
  • Clearly communicate solutions and ideas, advocate for them, ask questions and push for clarity when it may be lacking.
  • Provide thought leadership and support to other teams with visualization related goals and problems.

Requirements:

  • A champion of design process focused on identifying/solving problems with elegant solutions
  • Fluency with common UX patterns and their best uses
  • Experience testing and exploring different ideas at various fidelities of prototypes
  • Working ego-free within a team as well as being self-driven to work with autonomy and ownership
  • Bonus: experience designing dashboards for web apps & cloud products
  • Bonus: ability to prototype your solutions
  • Bonus: experience with user research, whether conducting or just using learnings
  • Experience with big data is not required but the capacity to learn relevant concepts is
  • General interest and/or passion for data visualization

Education:

  • Completed a Bachelor’s degree in UI/UX design or related major (Computer Science a plus), and strong record of academic achievement
  • Minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent experience.

We value diversity at our company. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which you are applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

This is a remote position located in the US. You must be able to work on the West Coast time zone (PST). For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction record.

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!