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Magnetic Adoption, Design Lead

Company: Cisco
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Cisco Networking is an industry leader providing intelligent network solutions for organizations to securely connect users, devices, applications, and workloads everywhere. We empower organizations everywhere - from local libraries to global hotels - to focus on their mission and have technology that simply works. Cisco has been named #1 Best Company to Work For in the U.S. by Fortune in 2023!

What We Are Looking For

We're looking for an experienced design lead who can support Meraki product teams as they adopt the Magnetic Design System. You'll provide guidance, direction and hands on design support to unify our product experiences. You will collaborate with teams and roll up your sleeves to ensure teams understand the adoption processes, frameworks and support. You will support teams as they make design and development decisions sometimes acting in a contributing designer role focused on adoption to help ensure feature sets are designed consistently and leveraged across our portfolio. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to understand where there are gaps and opportunities for further alignment across the portfolio. Influence and relationship-building are key since decision-making is distributed.

Our team's primary focus is on software, and we also find opportunities to collaborate with teams across the organization to think about how to improve the entire customer journey. Meraki believes the quality of our products is dependent on the quality of our teams. We place a high value on nurturing the growth and development of everyone on our team, giving and receiving feedback early and often, sharing what we know, and learning from each other.


  • Evangelize Design System Adoption across a broad portfolio of products within Cisco.
  • Help teams develop an adoption strategy and support them to get traction
  • Play a strategic partnership role with engineering and product management for products on the adoption journey at all stages
  • Acts as a bridge between Magnetic Design System and product/feature teams.
  • Collaborate with cross functional Product and Engineering leads to manage and influence the Magnetic Design System adoption roadmap, backlog, planning and OKRs.
  • Work with the Magnetic cross functional leads to inform the design system backlog and ensure adoption blockers are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Partner with teams prioritizing Magnetic by contributing to screen designs and providing direction and guidance to designers and the cross functional feature team as well as teams working without design support.
  • Ensure cross-product and cross-platform consistency through consultation, bridge-building, and deep-dive design work on shared patterns.
  • Solve design problems consistently across the platform
  • Build effective working relationships and bring the wider team into the Magnetic adoption design process.
  • Leverage compelling storytelling skills and prototypes that help others envision the strategy and desired outcomes for both the customer and the business.
  • Guide teams through the ambiguity and benefits of adopting Magnetic
  • Translate what may start as ambiguous business needs into clear customer-focused solutions and frameworks.
  • Provide constructive feedback and direction to other designers.
  • Contribute to broader product strategy and initiatives, and mentor more junior designers.
  • Play a hands-on role facilitating workshops, sketching and prototyping solutions, creating high-fidelity designs.

    You're an ideal candidate if you have:

    • 10+ years of professional experience designing and delivering products, services or systems on cross-functional teams from start to finish.
    • And a proven track record of:
      • Driving high quality design, acting as tastemaker for the team
      • Focusing on the details
      • Strength in craft and passion for visual systems
      • Inspires designers / product teams to uplevel quality and align to deliver high quality, consistent products on a platform.
      • Standardizing and simplifying feature sets across platform(s).
      • Developing complex domain knowledge quickly and applying it to design problems and/or opportunities.
      • Evangelism and cross functional partnerships leading to successful, released features / products
      • Designing user-centered, task-based experiences for enterprise users
      • Aligning teams around customer-centered design decisions.
      • Making complex solutions feel simple and approachable.
      • Familiarity with the networking domain or experience in a related product or field is a plus.
      • Persuasive storytelling and influence.

        Does this sound like you? We'd love to hear from you!

        Please include a link to your online portfolio. Only those applications that include portfolios will be considered.

        At Cisco, we're challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We're building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

        Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


        Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

        When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

        U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

        Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco typically pays as follows:

        .75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

        1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

        1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

        For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.

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