Design Director, Discovery

Design Director, Discovery

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Career Area Technology & Software Development
  • Job Function User Experience and Design (UX/UI)
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 965376BR

What you'll do at

The Director of Design for Discovery establishes and drives the overall strategy for design and execution of our ecommerce properties. This is a senior-level role with significant responsibility, creativity, technical expertise, and business sense required.


  • Recruit and develop extraordinary talent, by coaching, managing and mentoring a team of 10-20 designers.
  • Establish and communicate effective design processes through a strong understanding of user-centered design techniques coupled with practical experience in how a design team should collaborate cross-functionally for maximum effectiveness delivering solutions.
  • Juggle many objectives, as a consistent champion for the customer.
  • Lead strong teams through rapidly evolving, complex demands, including multiple projects with dependencies on other internal teams.
  • Apply and further develop your experience in developing new approaches to design based on industry best practices, including agile and lean product development methodologies.
  • Drive multi-channel user experience strategy and innovation with successful delivery of product roadmaps
  • Gain strategic alignment within and across the organization
  • Identify the need for analysis of customer behavior changes (for example, spikes in sales revenues, traffic, abandonment, engagement)
  • Manage and approve prototypes, specification documentation and style guides.
  • Provide overall direction for design.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Psychology, Information Science, Design, Communications, English, Writing, or related field and 7 years user experience design or related field OR 11 years experience in user experience design or related field.
  • 6+ years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Architecture, Business, or related field.
  • 8 years experience in software design or related field.
  • 6 years experience in eCommerce or related field.
  • 2 years experience developing user experience solutions with agile methodology
  • 2 years experience designing front-end user experience solutions for consumer software development using modern web technologies such as AJAX, Ruby on Rails, or related skill.

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?
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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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