Manager, UX

Job Locations US-CA-Folsom | US-- US-Remote
ID 2023-6874
Product Management
Full Time


As the UX Design Manager at PowerSchool, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the design direction, strategy, and execution of our products/services. You will lead a team of skilled UX designers, fostering a collaborative and creative environment while ensuring the delivery of high-quality design solutions. Your expertise in connecting the dots, identifying the big picture, and driving a vision in ambiguity will be essential in navigating complex challenges and driving innovation.


Team Management and Mentorship (40%):

  • Lead and manage a team of 2-6 UX designers, providing guidance, mentorship, and feedback to help them grow in their careers.
  • Cultivate a positive, inclusive team culture that encourages innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning.
  • Utilize your ability to connect the dots and identify the big picture to guide the team in aligning design efforts with overarching business goals.
  • Define clear roles, responsibilities, and expectations for each team member, ensuring optimal team performance and productivity.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations, set goals, and provide constructive feedback to help team members achieve their potential.
  • Identify opportunities for skill development and training, both individually and collectively, to enhance the team's capabilities.

Hands-On Execution (20%):

  • Demonstrate your deep expertise in UX design by actively contributing to design projects creating wireframes, prototypes, and high-fidelity designs.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, engineers, and other stakeholders, to translate business requirements into effective design solutions.
  • Apply your ability to connect the dots and identify the big picture to ensure design solutions align with the broader user experience strategy.
  • Lead by example, showcasing best practices in user-centered, interaction, and visual design to inspire your team.

Strategy and Planning (40%):

  • Develop and drive the UX design strategy in alignment with the company's overall product and business goals.
  • Collaborate with product managers and stakeholders to define design requirements, user stories, and project scopes.
  • Utilize your ability to connect the dots and identify the big picture to synthesize complex information and guide strategic design decisions.
  • Identify and partner with the user research team to gather customer feedback to inform design decisions and iterate on existing designs.
  • Identify trends, opportunities, and emerging technologies in the UX design space to keep the team at the forefront of industry innovation.
  • Create and manage project timelines, ensuring timely delivery of design milestones and product releases.


Qualifications :
To be considered for and perform this job successfully, an individual must perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements below represent the required knowledge, skill, and/or ability.

Qualifications include:

  • 5-7 years of UX Design experience, with 4+ years in a leadership role, preferably in enterprise software.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a highly focused team environment.
  • Self-starter and with demonstrated initiative.

Compensation & Benefits

PowerSchool offers the following benefits: ​
Comprehensive Insurance Coverage (including Medical, Dental, Vision, Pharmacy benefits, Life Insurance and AD&D)​
Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts​
Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability​
Comprehensive 401(k) plan​
Generous Parental Leave​
Unrestricted paid time off (known as Discretionary Time Off - DTO) ​
Paid Community and Volunteer Time Off (VTO)​
Wellness Program, including ClassPass& Employee Assistance Program​
Tuition Reimbursement​
Optional Benefits: Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Student Debt Repayment Program and Prepaid Legal coverage​
A reasonable estimate of the base compensation range for this position is $72,500 – $150,000. The compensation range is specific to the United States and incorporates many factors including but not limited to an applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience and training; licensures, degrees, and certifications; internal equity; internal pay ranges; and market data/range parameters. 

EEO Commitment

PowerSchool is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. PowerSchool is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Our inclusive culture empowers PowerSchoolers to deliver the best results for our customers. We not only celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we celebrate the diverse ways we work. If you have a disability and need an accommodation regarding our recruiting process, please let us know by emailing





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