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Director of Experience Design, Content Creation

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Job Requisition ID #

22WD57571

Experience Design (XD) Team @ Autodesk

Our Experience Design (XD) Team is part of Autodesk’s Media and Entertainment Solutions group. This group creates award-winning desktop and cloud software for the media & entertainment industries, used for 3d modeling, animation, rendering, VFX, film finishing, production management, and more. This position reports to VP of Media and Entertainment Experience Design.

This role is hybrid and can be based out of any major cities where Autodesk has an office, in Canada or United States.

Position Overview

We seek an experienced and results-driven Experience Design Leader who inspires great work, nurtures talent, and can bring people together in the creation and evolution of best-in-class experiences that customers love. The role requires a strategic mindset, proven leadership experience, and a passion for promoting design thinking to drive alignment, innovation, and contribution to product strategy.Your team will be responsible for designing the experiences for our industry leading content creation products such as Maya and 3dsMax as well as content creation experiences that will take the production of television, film, and games into the future.

You will ensure a strong point of view and execution excellence resulting in a cohesive, modern experience. You understand how to facilitate the balance between tactical and strategic design priorities. You have solid negotiation and consensus building abilities needed to gain cross-discipline leadership alignment. You know how to grow and nurture a healthy team and develop an excellent design practice.

Responsibilities

  • As an active member of the XD leadership team, you advocate for customer-centric and dynamic experiences
  • Drive your content creation XD team to articulate a design vision and evaluate alternate design approaches, considering the cost of implementation and the value to customers
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with product management, engineering, and other design disciplines ensuring a frictionless product development process and high-quality outcomes
  • Provide coaching, mentorship and career stewardship for a team of user experience design professionals
  • Be a thought leader, staying informed of emerging media and entertainment technologies and trends

Minimum Qualifications

  • 12+ years of related professional design and people management experience
  • Extensive experience working with 3d design, visualization, or animation software
  • Top-notch design-thinking skills to facilitate the creative process
  • Positive, can-do approach that inspires collaboration
  • Nurture your team members in a way that enriches their professional priorities
  • Familiarity with current product, Maya and 3dsMax or other content creation products
  • 5+ years of related Media and Entertainment industry experience, people management experience
  • 5+ years of managing a variety of user experience disciplines including UI, UX, User Research, Content Design and Strategy, Analytics, etc.

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