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Principal UI / Visual Designer (m/f/x) - Design Language

The Principal Visual Designer role at Dynatrace is a high-impact position focused on leading the evolution of the company's identity and design language. As part of a team of visual designers, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams to create cohesive and innovative experiences. Your responsibilities include setting design direction, delivering outstanding presentations, and driving the continuous development of the design language. Success in this role involves pioneering new expressions, influencing creative direction, and creating consistent and impactful experiences across the company's solutions.

Your role at Dynatrace

As part of a team of visual designers, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams to create cohesive and innovative experiences. Your responsibilities include setting design direction, delivering outstanding presentations, and driving the continuous development of the design language.

Success in this role involves pioneering new expressions, influencing creative direction, and creating consistent and impactful experiences across the company's solutions.
You will help us achieve that mission in a high-impact, high-visibility role designing the next generation of our product. Therefore, this role requires a candidate with solid experience in Product Design, specifically in working within Design Language Systems on enterprise products. 

As the professional lead of the Design Language team, you are expected to drive what is next in the evolution of our identity and expression by coaching and mentoring our visual designers (on typography, motion design, illustration, iconography) on a professional level. Also, you will partner with the Design System team, the Platform UI team, and the Experience Design leadership to evaluate, envision, and expand our identity and design language. 

Success in this role is envisioning, delivering, and continuously pushing the future of our visual identity as a living, breathing system. You will pioneer new expressions that connect and span our family of capabilities and solutions, pushing forward possibilities. This work will set the bar for high-quality expression, influence creative direction, inform our product design language and design system, and create more consistent and cross-solution experiences at every touchpoint. 

Your role

  • Head up the visual design strategy for our product, ensuring a cohesive visual language.

  • Guide and direct delivery of consistent, end-to-end experiences from small, signature moments to broad scales across all product offerings. 

  • Work with experienced design leadership to build successful processes, methodologies, and culture for our design language development. 

  • Deliver outstanding presentations, moving people toward what is next through thoughtful, inspiring content, design, and storytelling. 

  • Support the UX Director for Platform in developing the team and the creative discipline, with clear goals and creating development opportunities.

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What will help you succeed

  • Bachelor's degree in communication design or equivalent related educational degree, along with 10+ years of proven experience in brand and identity design, design strategy, experience strategy, design thinking, and human-centered design.

  • Executive-level communication, presentation, storytelling, influence, and interpersonal skills.

  • Deep familiarity with identity and experience design in digital products and services and the ability to inject fresh ideas into a world-class experience design organization.

  • Able to balance methodological rigor with scrappiness and urgency.

  • Towering strengths in conceptual thinking and creative problem-solving.

  • Extraordinarily skilled in both written and spoken communication.

  • Experienced in the scale and implementation of design language systems.

  • An exceptional portfolio demonstrating all of the above. 

Dynatrace believes that potential is defined by more than qualifications or background. If you're passionate about this job, working in a tech environment, and are eager to learn, we invite you to apply.

Why you will love being a Dynatracer

What's in it for you? 

  • A one-product software company creating real value for the largest enterprises and millions of end customers globally, striving for a world where software works perfectly.  

  • Working with the latest technologies and at the forefront of innovation in tech on scale; but also, in other areas like marketing, design, or research.  

  • Working models that offer you the flexibility you need, ranging from full remote options to hybrid ones combining home and in-office work.  

  • A team that thinks outside the box, welcomes unconventional ideas, and pushes boundaries.   

  • An environment that fosters innovation, enables creative collaboration, and allows you to grow.  

  • A globally unique and tailor-made career development program recognizing your potential, promoting your strengths, and supporting you in achieving your career goals.   

  • A truly international mindset with Dynatracers from different countries & cultures all over the world, and English as the corporate language that connects us all  

  • A culture that is being shaped by the diverse personalities, expertise, and backgrounds of our global team.    

  • A relocation team that is eager to help you start your journey to a new country, always there to support and by your side.  If you need to relocate for a position you are applying for, we offer you a relocation allowance and support with your visa, work permit, accommodation, language courses, as well as a dedicated buddy program.

When applying for this role, please include a link to an online portfolio, featuring some selected projects that emphasize your experience in developing design language, design systems, and product design, particularly in B2B, Enterprise, or SaaS software contexts  — clearly outlining the problems and/or business opportunities taken on with your work, as well as your role and specific responsibilities as part of a multidisciplinary team. That should mostly touch on the process applied to find solutions and overcome obstacles, rather than focusing just on visual polish and final deliverables.   

Please kindly apply with both your resume and portfolio in English. 
We would highly appreciate a cover letter. 

Compensation and rewards  

  • We offer a competitive salary with a minimum salary of € 75,000 gross per year based on full-time for this position. The final offer could be higher in line with qualifications and experience. 

  • We offer attractive compensation packages and stock purchase options with numerous benefits and advantages. 

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About Dynatrace

Dynatrace exists to make software work perfectly. Our platform combines broad and deep observability and continuous runtime application security with advanced AIOps to provide answers and intelligent automation from data. This enables innovators to modernize and automate cloud operations, deliver software faster and more securely, and ensure flawless digital experiences.

We're an equal opportunity employer and embrace all applicants. Dynatrace wants YOU—your diverse background, talents, values, ideas, and expertise. These qualities are what make our global team stronger and more seasoned. We're fueled by the diversity of our talented employees.

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