UX Design Leader, Google Play

Google Play

United Kingdom

UX Design

Job description


Note: Google’s hybrid workplace includes remote and in-office roles. By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following:

In-office locations: London, UK.
Remote location(s): United Kingdom.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Experience in product design or UX.

  • Experience leading design projects and managing people or teams.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience guiding products from concept to launch on mobile devices, incorporating user research findings into product design, and the ability to switch between low-level, specific product details and high-level ecosystem needs.

  • Experience working within large, matrixed organizations at the intersection of UX, technology, and business strategy.

  • Ability to lead teams through ambiguity and organizational transformations.

  • Ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries, domains, and geographies to promote the value of a user-centered product development approach.

  • Excellent leadership skills to create a supportive, inclusive, collaborative, and empowering team culture.

About the job

As a User Experience (UX) leader, you help define and drive the future of Google design. You identify and set product strategy, envision complex UX ecosystems and inspire teams to push the boundaries of what’s possible. You possess a clear vision of the future of user experience and have the courage to pursue forward-thinking design.

In this role, you will apply your passion for brand, craft, and design fidelity to guide research and design processes, mentor talented members of your team, and collaborate with leaders of other UX and Engineering teams to create innovative experiences across all of Google’s products.

Google Play offers music, movies, books, apps and games for devices, powered by the cloud. It syncs across devices and on the web. As part of the Android and Mobile team, Googlers working on Google Play do everything from engineering our backend systems, to shaping product strategy, to forming great content partnerships. They make it possible for people to do things like buy an ebook or song on their Android phone, then have it instantly available on their laptop. The Google Play team enhances the Android ecosystem by giving developers and partners a premium store where they can reach millions of users.


  • Facilitate developers’ audience and business growth on Play by providing unique and valuable tools, opportunities, insights, and optimizations that leverage our position as a partner and platform.

  • Define a strategic roadmap for the future of the Google Play developer tools in partnership with cross-functional leadership, while fostering cross-functional collaboration and imparting user-centered philosophy across the Google Play organization.

  • Drive both UX strategies and tactical executions across the team. Define processes and best practices to advance collaboration across teams and cross-functional partners.

  • Attract, grow, and retain a world-class, multi-disciplinary team of diverse user experience talent.

  • Build strong relationships with Google Play leadership, as well as other UX leaders across Google, to share best practices, create collaboration opportunities, and enable talent mobility.