UX Operations - Project Manager, (Remote, Americas) Americas

Company: Shopify

About the role

About Shopify UX

At Shopify, we build products that help entrepreneurs around the world start and grow their businesses. We’re the world’s fastest growing commerce platform and we have no plans of slowing down. Although everyone who works at Shopify is responsible for building great experiences, our UX team of over 500 designers and researchers has a special role in building understanding and empathy for merchants. 

Our UX team exists to actively lower the barrier to entrepreneurship by providing experiences that engage, educate, and empower merchants, and the communities around them. Check out our UX blog, podcast, and Twitter to learn more.

About the role

You'll join the UX Operations team, which is a small but mighty team of smart thinkers and problem solvers, who are thoughtful and passionate about creating services and systems to enhance UX at Shopify, and work towards making commerce better for everyone.  

As a UX Ops Project Manager, your work will focus on creating programs that support UX education, tooling, and culture.  Our UX Ops team is scrappy,  hands-on, technically adept, and masterful in balancing multiple projects and priorities.  We’re comfortable working in complex systems, with multiple constraints, we excel in clear communication and facilitating change, all while designing the very best service and support for UXers.

Projects you could work on: 

  • Collaborating with subject matter experts on the UX team to produce material for our internal learning programs and systems. E.g. our internal documentation, new hire onboarding, craft development programs, and more.

  • Working with UXers to establish rituals and programs to build culture and establish connection in our digital by design environment, across multiple timezones.

  • Developing and managing UX wide programs while also looking for ways to make ongoing improvements to their effectiveness, operational efficiency and scalability. e.g. our UX mentorship program.

  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with leaders across the UX organization to evaluate and identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Collaborating with the RnD Learning team to amplify the effectiveness of RnD offerings to a UX audience. 

Qualifications

  • Experience as a Programs Manager, Producer, or Project Manager, especially in an operations or service providing context

  • Experience managing and designing learning education programs

  • Strong  communication, engagement, consensus gathering skills

  • Strong project planning and management skills

  • Expert facilitation and coordination skills

  • A deep understanding of large-scale organizational behaviour

  • Technical knowledge in design, content design, marketing design, research, and UX methods and practices is an asset

The right person for this role will:

  • Thrive on collaboration: you’ll design and develop programs  for the UX team based on collaborative decision-making and collaborative program management. You’ll build strong working relationships with peers and stakeholders to create the best experience possible for the UX team.

  • Be self-directed: Every day is different and we thrive on ambiguity. You’ll adapt to shifting approaches, situations, and managing multiple priorities, and use your experience and judgement to create the best possible outcomes.

  • Love helping others: The UX Ops team works to support and elevate the effectiveness of the UX team. You’ll enjoy working in a service design/ service providing space.

Here’s how to apply: 

Please submit your CV and a cover letter that describes work you’ve created collaboratively to improve an existing program for a specific audience. 

  • What was your approach? 

  • What did you learn from the experience? 

Application Timeline:

We know that applying to a new role takes time, and we really appreciate your submissions! We're looking forward to learning more about you. This posting will close on January 26th.

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.
 

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
Learn more about our hiring process 

Vacancy page : https://www.shopify.com/careers/ux-operations-project-manager-remote-americas_0e67a2b0-54e9-4c3e-aa6e-4b33021ee7c7