Head of Design

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego | US-VA-McLean
Software Development
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Clearance Level


BigBear.ai is seeking a Head of Design to lead the creative vision for our total customer journey and user experience across our data-driven AI product portfolio. In joining the Product and Technology Team, you will work in close partnership with AI/ML engineers, developers, data scientists, and BigBear.ai leadership throughout the process, and play a key role in the development and implementation of the product vision, strategy, and execution. The ideal candidate will have a growth mindset and a creative and collaborative approach with customer satisfaction top of mind.  You will be self-driven and fueled by your passion for building and delivering amazing products to market. 

This is an ideal opportunity to be part of one of the fastest growing AI/ML companies in the industry. At BigBear.ai, we're in this business together. We own it, we make it thrive, and we enjoy the challenges of our work. We know that our employees play the largest role in our continual success. That is why we foster an environment of growth and development, with an emphasis on opportunity, recognition, and work-life balance. We give the same high level of commitment to our employees that we give to our clients. If BigBear.ai sounds like the place where you want to be, we'd enjoy speaking with you. 

What you will do

  • Responsible for the creative vision and total customer journey across product portfolio.
  • Influence and help drive product strategy with compelling and engaging user experiences.
  • Build intuitive concepts and interfaces to solve a wide range of product and user-interaction challenges in domains such as artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and data science.
  • Partner with product and technology leadership, product managers, UI/UX designers, and engineering teams to deliver product to market.
  • Champion iterative UI/UX testing, deep user research, and broad experimentation. Incorporate user feedback, measure interaction, and leverage user driven data to improve and enhance our total customer experience.
  • Establish consistent and unified look and feel across portfolio, implement best practices, and set and reinforce enterprise design standards.
  • Build, develop, and mentor our rapidly growing teams with creative inspiration in design, authentic leadership, and culture building.

What you need to have

  • 10+ years of experience as a User Experience Designer, Interaction Designer, or Product Designer.
  • 7+ years of experience successfully leading and managing design and development teams for a technology driven product.
  • Proven real-world experience in design, taking product from initial concept and ideation to full production, with rapidly growing user adoption in an enterprise market segment.
  • Excellent storytelling, ideation, and creativity skills in capturing needs, wants, and unknowns into transformative features and increased value for users.
  • Highly successful collaborating and communicating UI/UX and design strategy across product, engineering, customer success, marketing, and sales teams.
  • Experience with fundamentals and concepts in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, Data Science, and Data Visualization.
  • Current US Citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent in Product Design, Human Computer Interaction, UX, Computer Science, or related field.

About BigBear.ai

BigBear.ai is a new leader in decision dominance serving the national defense and intelligence communities. The Company delivers high-end capabilities across the data and digital spectrum to deliver information superiority and decision support. BigBear.ai provides a comprehensive suite of solutions including artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, advanced analytics, offensive and defensive cyber, data management, cloud solutions, digital engineering, and systems integration. BigBear.ai’s customers, including the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and U.S. Federal Government, rely on its advanced technology solutions to analyze information, manage risk, and solve complex problems, leading to better decision making. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, BigBear.ai has additional locations in Virginia, Massachusetts, and California. 

BigBear.ai is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled Employer. 


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