Head of Design Services (EBS)

Culver City, California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200346562
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. We are looking for an extraordinary head of design to lead a team that conceptualizes, designs and creates new user experiences to solve the complex challenges facing Internal business teams including Apple TV+, Apple Music and Beats. Our ideal candidate is energized by design thinking, close collaboration between functional teams, and setting up our designers and products for success, design and mentorship. Someone who can uphold Apple’s design standards, portray a compelling vision and cultivate a strong team and has a strong understanding of user-centered design methods and principles, style guides, and product design; an elegant design aesthetic, with exceptional attention to detail; Sketch and InVision expertise, with solid understanding of HTML and CSS.

Key Qualifications

  • At least 7 years experience in enterprise-level product design (especially for web), defining or extending design systems, and/or working within a brand’s strict style guidelines.
  • At least 5+ years in a leadership role
  • Leading the design team and freelancers as required and helping develop our people.
  • Develop and lead productivity and to continuously improve the design team’s production capabilities
  • Ensuring that design and creative projects are delivered on time
  • Excellent storytelling and presentation skills
  • Comfortable voicing support for user-centered design
  • Solid understanding of web and iOS development, including HTML and CSS
  • Develop and manage a web and iOS design system
  • A deep understanding of the Apple design aesthetic
  • Understanding in the formal elements of design, with a focus on typography, balance, and proportion
  • An excellent portfolio showcasing UX, UI and visual design work for mobile and web
  • A passion for Apple and it’s products
  • Familiarity with managing a design system, develop guidelines, iterating on existing patterns and components, maintaining libraries and training the entire Design Services team on how to use these tools in their work.


As head of design, you are responsible for inspiring your team to design industry leading experiences that tackle challenges facing the original content creation process with the same design standards that Apple holds its consumer facing products to. To be successful in this role, you should be able to adhere to tight deadlines and manage budget constraints to deliver great products and experiences. Ultimately, you will need to be able to mentor and empower your team to deliver simple and elegant solutions to complex challenges. You will oversee a portfolio of multiple concurrent design projects from inception to delivery. You must flourish in a dynamic, ever-changing and deadline driven environment. You will collaborate closely with other multi-functional leaders, while also being responsible for the mentorship and development of the designers on your team.

Education & Experience

Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience is preferred

Additional Requirements