Design Lead, Verticals

Walmart Stores SAN BRUNO, CA

About the Job

Position Description

As a Design Lead, we need your expertise to make an impact in a highly strategic and important initiative within the Customer Experience of Walmart’s Global eCommerce Division. Specifically, your assignment is to help the Verticals team to deeply empathize with the customer, liaise across partners in Business, Product, and Engineering and dedicate their collective creativity and execution to delivering experiences that bring delight to our customers, meeting them where they are. Ultimately, your passion to serve and a growth mindset will make you a valuable member of this cross-functional team, owning and crafting effective designs from top to bottom.

The right fit is someone who is a creative and strategic visual designer, passionate for building in the ecommerce space, who will jump in and make an immediate impact.

What You'll Do
• Think visually – using techniques like storyboards, wireframes, process flows and sketching – to communicate interaction design concepts
• Make design decisions based on good judgment, experience, research, and data
• Have a real impact at scale through new product launches and incremental improvements that effect billions of our customers everyday
• Be part of a fun, humble team, always learning, collaborating with other designers to deliver a cohesive customer centered experience


Minimum Qualifications

• A product design portfolio that demonstrates how you design to solve customer needs.
• Prototyping, product/interaction/visual design/prototype through pencil on paper sketching and using tools such as Sketch, Invision, and Zeplin.
• Deep understanding of design principals and industry trends.
• Ability to clearly present your work; you are articulate and can advocate design rationale.
• Readily give and receive constructive feedback.
• Experience partnering with cross functional teams in launching new products and improvements to existing features.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 6+ years design experience, or Master’s degree and 4+ years design experience, or PhD and 2+ years design experience.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with responsive web, iOS and Android
• Experience building efficient scalable systems in eCommerce

Company Summary

The Walmart eCommerce team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future state of shopping. As the world’s largest retailer, we are on a mission to help people save money and live better.  With the help of some of the brightest minds in technology, merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimagining the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.

Position Summary

Do you want to make an impact on the future of retail? Want to work in a fun, flexible, environment and have good work life balance?  The Verticals team owns the new look and feel of our digital properties, which includes co-branded experiences such as home & fashion with best-in-class vertical apparel brands, as well as e-books, and experiences such as easy-reordering. 

The Verticals team is part of a broader e-commerce strategy to enhance the customer value proposition, including: Offering customers low prices and convenient ways of getting the items they buy every day, like food and consumables; Offering a vastly expanded assortment while building expertise in key long-tail categories, like apparel and home.