The role of a Design Team Manager at CanonicalOur Design Manager will play a key role making open source software available to the world. Our Design function ensures the experience of using software is true to our intentions, and the Design Team Manager makes this possible through leadership within, and beyond, our teams.As a Design Team Manager, you bring experience managing delivery teams and have expertise in visual and UX design. This enables you to coach designers cross-context to move towards tangible outcomes and lift the quality of their work. You will manage expectations and ensure deadlines are met in a timely manner against your roadmap. You will be able to communicate clearly and actively listen to product and engineering stakeholders, and your team, to drive sustainable quality improvements and guide individuals towards meaningful growth.Leading the Brand & Marketing Design team, you will take responsibility for how we express the Canonical and Ubuntu brands and product content operations, especially on our web touchpoints.Location: This role will be based remotely in the EMEA regionWhat your day will look likeReviewing the work of your design team for qualityWorking with individual designers to support their professional growthContinuously improving operational workflows, including production outsourcing and collaboration with Web EngineeringWorking with stakeholders, especially Marketing and our Head of Brand, to clearly define and validate outcomesEvolving design systems and guidelines to drive consistent quality and improve efficiencyCoordinating with the rest of design leadership to mature our collective practiceBringing your team and others together to share their work and strengthen cultureEngaging the open source community to learn and make the value of our work legibleWhat we are looking for in youA portfolio demonstrating quality in UI design, especially visuallyExceptional educational achievements in design or related behavioral science disciplineFull lifecycle experience from user needs discovery through validation and implementation guidanceCommitment to transparent project delivery and owning team deadlinesExperience of managing a team that interacts with technical stakeholdersFamiliarity with quantitative optimisation approachesA passion for balancing consistency and innovationWillingness to travel up to 4 times a year for internal eventsWhat we offer youYour base pay will depend on various factors including your geographical location, level of experience, knowledge and skills. In addition to the benefits below, certain roles are also eligible for additional benefits and rewards including annual bonuses and sales incentives based on revenue or utilisation. Our compensation philosophy is to ensure equity right across our global workforce.In addition to a competitive base pay, we provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. Please note that additional benefits may apply depending on the work location and, for more information on these, you can ask in the later stages of the recruitment process.Fully remote working environment - we've been working remotely since 2004!Personal learning and development budget of 2,000USD per annumAnnual compensation reviewRecognition rewardsAnnual holiday leaveParental LeaveEmployee Assistance ProgrammeOpportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues at 'sprints'Priority Pass for travel and travel upgrades for long haul company eventsAbout CanonicalCanonical is a pioneering tech firm that is at the forefront of the global move to open source. As the company that publishes Ubuntu, one of the most important open source projects and the platform for AI, IoT and the cloud, we are changing the world on a daily basis. We recruit on a global basis and set a very high standard for people joining the company. We expect excellence - in order to succeed, we need to be the best at what we do.Canonical has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2004. Work at Canonical is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game. Canonical provides a unique window into the world of 21st-century digital business.Canonical is an equal opportunity employerWe are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity, we will give your application fair consideration.