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Context

You are conducting an annual survey of the state of the Design Operations (aka DesignOps) field of practice. The objective of the survey is to benchmark year-over-year signals indicating the change in growth, health, and maturity of the field.
You have asked participants a variety of qualitative and quantitative questions regarding:
organizational context
career path into and for DesignOps
Purpose + Focus of the DesignOps function within an organization
Impact of DesignOps within and upon an organization and its Design team(s) [value and measurement]
Health and maturity of DesignOps function in respondents’ organizations
Special topics, including use of AI in Design and DesignOps, DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging), design systems, (UX) research operations, economy and job market, and tools

Survey question

What is your current or most recent job title?
Please avoid abbreviations and acronyms.

Findings Summary: Job Titles in Design Operations

Summary

The most common job titles in the Design Operations field are:



Job Title Categories and % Breakdown

Note: A job title shall not exist in more than one category.
Job title category | % of the whole

Job Title Synonyms

ex: Design operations manager (1.4%) and Design Ops manager (1.4%) are considered synonyms in the Design Operations Managers category.


Suggested categories (JM)

DesignOps individual contributors (ex: lead, specialist)
DesignOps leaders (VP, head, director, or manager, but not “program manager”)
Design or UX leaders (head, director, or manager without any of these words in the title: designOps, design operations, research operations, program manager, creative operations)
Research Operations professionals
Design / UX individual contributors (designer or researcher in title)
Project Managers
Creative Operations professionals (has “creative” in the title)
Producers
Design Systems professionals
Other professionals (including, but not limited to, IT, administrative, tech writer, etc.)
Chiefs of Staff

Functions (job titles)
0
Name
1
Design
2
UX / User Experience
3
Research
4
Design System
5
Creative
6
DesignOps
7
Program Management
8
Project Management
9
Other (includes IT, admin, tech writer, etc.)
10
product
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Levels (job titles)
0
Levels
1
individual contributor
2
senior / lead / staff
3
specialist
4
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
5
other
6
chief of staff
7
program manager
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Raw Data

Job titles (DOA 2023 survey)
0
GUID
Job Title
Level
Function
1
179
Administrative Assistant
individual contributor
Other (includes IT, admin, tech writer, etc.)
2
164
Associate Director
chief of staff
3
148
Associate Director of Design Operations
chief of staff
4
88
Associate Director, Creative Operations
chief of staff
5
102
Associate Product Designer
individual contributor
6
131
BRCL + tools and vendor manager
individual contributor
Other (includes IT, admin, tech writer, etc.)
7
138
Chief Designer
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
8
1
Chief of Staff
chief of staff
9
77
Chief of Staff for head of design
chief of staff
10
53
Content Design Lead
11
244
Creative and Multimedia Director
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
12
106
Creative Operations Manager
13
87
Creative Producer
14
241
Creative Project Manager
15
154
Design & Research Operations
16
263
Design & Research Operations Lead
17
75
Design and Creative Lead
18
176
Design and innovation manager
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
19
81
Design Competence Lead
20
279
Design Director for Latin America
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
21
99
Design Director, Design System and Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
22
306
Design group manager
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
23
117
Design Manager
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
24
218
Design Manager
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
25
249
Design Manager
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
26
116
Design Manager
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
27
26
Design manager &designops
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
28
298
Design Operation Lead
29
35
Design Operations Associate
30
289
Design Operations Executive
31
11
Design Operations Lead
32
45
Design Operations Lead
33
238
Design Operations Lead
34
243
Design Operations Lead
35
5
Design operations manager
36
21
Design Operations Manager
37
30
Design Operations Manager
38
48
Design Operations Manager
39
82
Design Operations Manager
40
178
Design Operations Manager
41
182
Design Operations Manager
42
223
Design Operations Manager
43
237
Design Operations Manager
44
80
Design operations manager
45
17
Design Operations Specialist
46
62
Design Operations Specialist
47
208
Design Operations Specialist
48
22
Design Ops
49
46
Design Ops
50
274
Design Ops
51
180
Design Ops Coordinator
52
185
Design Ops Lead
53
316
Design Ops Lead
54
50
Design Ops manager
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
55
220
Design Ops Manager
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
56
256
Design Ops Manager
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
57
7
Design ops manager
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
58
123
Design Ops Producer
59
301
Design Ops Producer
60
32
Design Program Manager
individual contributor
Design
61
122
Design Program Manager
individual contributor
Design
62
135
Design Program Manager
individual contributor
Design
63
169
Design Program Manager
individual contributor
Design
64
184
Design Program Manager
individual contributor
Design
65
198
Design Program Manager
individual contributor
Design
66
265
Design Program Manager
individual contributor
Design
67
302
Design Program Manager
individual contributor
Design
68
191
Design Program Manager
individual contributor
Design
69
192
Design Program Manager
individual contributor
Design
70
202
Design Program Manager
individual contributor
Design
71
286
Design program manager
individual contributor
Design
72
51
Design Programme Manager
individual contributor
Design
73
165
Design Strategist [and this person is a founder]
74
245
Design Systems Designer
75
213
Designer
76
270
designer
77
115
DesignOps
78
142
DesignOps
79
262
DesignOps & Design System Manager
80
305
DesignOps & Strategy Director
81
203
DesignOps Chapter Area Lead
82
151
DesignOps Consultant
83
54
DesignOps Lead
84
112
DesignOps Lead
85
141
DesignOps Lead
86
162
DesignOps Lead
87
315
DesignOps Lead
88
27
DesignOps Manager
89
129
DesignOps manager
90
204
DesignOps manager
91
113
DesignOps Producer
92
70
DesignOps Program Director
93
58
DesignOps Program Manager
individual contributor
DesignOps
94
47
DesignOps Specialist
95
206
Designs Ops Manager
96
121
Digital Design Program Manager
individual contributor
Design
97
267
Digital Experience - Governance and Operations
98
196
Digital Operations Lead
99
290
Digital Product Design Manager
100
69
Digital Products Design Manager
101
25
Director
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
102
188
Director
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
103
273
Director
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
104
299
Director
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
105
60
Director Design Ops
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
106
283
Director of Communications
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
107
190
Director of Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
108
12
Director of Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
109
66
Director of Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
110
108
Director of Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
111
181
Director of Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
112
197
Director of Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
113
231
Director of Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
114
246
Director of Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
115
132
Director of Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
116
155
Director of Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
117
311
Director of diseño de experiencia
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
118
303
Director of Experience Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
119
174
Director of Product Experience Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
120
199
Director of User Experience
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
121
103
Director of User Experience Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
122
101
Director of UX and Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
123
61
Director of XD Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
124
120
Director UI/UX
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
125
56
Director, Brand Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
126
73
Director, Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
127
100
Director, Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
128
186
Director, Design Ops
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
129
29
Director, DesignOps
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
130
43
Director, DPM
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
131
36
Director, Integrated Production
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
132
236
Director, Product Design Enablement
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
133
143
Director, Product Experience Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
134
210
Executive Assistant to Vice President of Creative
chief of staff
Creative
135
38
Experience design
136
177
Experience Design Manager
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
137
261
Global Business Creative Program Manager
individual contributor
Creative
138
300
Global Head of Design Ops
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
139
3
Global Head of UX Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
140
232
global senior manager designops & systems
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
141
266
GM of Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
142
233
HCD Research Director
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
143
97
Head of Creative Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
144
156
Head of Creative Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
145
4
Head of Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
146
16
Head of Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
147
119
Head of Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
148
224
Head of Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
149
226
Head of Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
150
281
Head of Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
151
284
Head of Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
152
83
Head of Design (Cross functional)
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
153
42
Head of Design for Shared Design Services and DesignOps
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
154
189
Head of design guild
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
155
9
Head of Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
156
276
Head of Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
157
78
Head of Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
158
109
Head of Design Operations & UXR
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
159
67
Head of Design Ops
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
160
275
Head of Design Ops
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
161
71
Head of DesignOps
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
162
253
Head of Innovation & Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
163
85
Head of Product Design Ops
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
164
304
Head of User Experience
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
165
251
Head of User Experience Design and Research
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
166
15
Head of UX Program Management
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
167
91
Head of UX Writing
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
168
40
Head of UX/UI
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
169
227
Inclusive DesignOps Program Manager
individual contributor
DesignOps
170
93
IT Specialist
specialist
Other (includes IT, admin, tech writer, etc.)
171
130
Lead content designer, community of practice (Official HR: Sr. Content designer 2)
172
152
Lead Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
173
168
Lead Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
174
172
Lead Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
175
207
Lead Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
176
72
Lead DesignOps
senior / lead / staff
177
161
Lead Insight & Design Operations Manager
senior / lead / staff
178
173
Lead Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Program Management
179
230
Lead User Interface Designer
senior / lead / staff
180
94
Lead User Research / Design
senior / lead / staff
181
41
Lead UX Designer
senior / lead / staff
182
239
Lead UX Designer, Design Systems
senior / lead / staff
183
240
Leas Product Designer
senior / lead / staff
184
295
Manager DesignOps & Strategy
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
185
146
Manager of Design Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
186
159
Manager, Design Centre of Excellence
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
187
158
Manager, Design Program Management
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
188
215
Manager, Design Program Management
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
189
264
Manager, Design Program Manager
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
Design
190
118
Manager, User Experience Operations
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
191
64
Marketing Ops Lead
192
229
Partner, Principal Consultant
193
288
Possibilitarian
194
24
Principal Design Operations Manager
195
150
Principal Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
196
170
Principal Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
197
282
Principal Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
198
309
Principal Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
199
272
Principal Designer
200
107
Principal Product Designer
201
255
Principal product designer
202
33
Principal User Experience Designer
203
296
Principal User Experience Strategist
204
110
Principal UX program manager
senior / lead / staff
UX / User Experience
205
57
Product ans User Experience Manager
206
89
Product Design Advisor
207
59
Product Design Manager
208
269
Product Design Manager
209
252
Product Design Manager, DesignOps
210
95
Product design Ops Manager
211
160
Product Designer
212
187
Product designer
213
34
Product DesignOps Manager
214
280
Product Manager. (Last year I held a principle design manager role, but lost it due to org changes)
215
307
Product Owner
individual contributor
product
216
312
Product owner
individual contributor
product
217
140
Product owner of Design system
individual contributor
Design System
218
235
Project Coordinator
219
63
Project Manager
220
258
Research Operations
221
14
Research Operations Lead
222
212
Research operations lead
223
124
Research Operations Specialist
224
125
Research ops
225
313
ResearchOps Lead
226
19
Senior Brand Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Creative
227
20
Senior Client Manager
228
10
Senior Design Producer
229
76
Senior Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
230
79
Senior design program manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
231
114
Senior Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
232
153
Senior Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
233
205
Senior Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
234
137
Senior Designer
235
55
Senior DesignOps
236
105
Senior DesignOps Associate
237
92
Senior DesignOps Lead
238
28
Senior DesignOps Manager
239
96
Senior DesignOps Manager
240
49
Senior DesignOps producer
241
84
Senior DesignOps Producer
242
195
Senior Director, Design Operations
243
201
Senior Director, Design Operations
244
74
Senior Director, DesignOps
245
221
Senior Director, UX Strategy & Operations
246
287
Senior Experience Designer, DesignOps
247
310
Senior Integrated Marketing Operations Manager
248
171
Senior Lead UX Designer
249
234
Senior Manager
250
111
Senior manager design operations
251
127
Senior manager design operations
252
242
Senior Manager DesignOps
253
268
Senior Manager DesignOps
254
247
Senior manager UX and Research
255
104
Senior Manager, Creative Operations
256
126
Senior Manager, Design Operations
257
175
Senior Manager, Design Operations
258
183
Senior Manager, Design Operations
259
68
Senior Manager, UX Operations
260
293
Senior Producer, Product Design Operations
261
216
Senior Product Designer
262
133
Senior Product Manager
263
308
Senior product manager, design systems, accessibility, and enablement
264
200
Senior Program Management, Industry Strategy and Marketing
265
98
Senior Program Manager, Design Operations
senior / lead / staff
DesignOps
266
209
Senior Program Manager, Design Operations (Contract)
senior / lead / staff
DesignOps
267
23
Senior Program Manager, UX Operationa
senior / lead / staff
DesignOps
268
297
Senior Staff Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
269
228
Senior User Experience Designer, Design Systems
270
294
Senior User Experience Strategist
271
136
Senior UX Architect
272
6
Senior UX Designer
273
250
Senior UX Designer
274
225
Senior UX UI Designer
275
260
Seniour UX REsearcher
276
163
Service Designer
277
167
Sr Group Manager, Creative Producer
278
37
Sr manager design operations
279
285
Sr Manager, Design Operations
280
277
Sr mgr ux
281
219
Sr Product DEsigner
282
8
Sr. Design Operations Manager
283
217
Sr. Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
284
44
Sr. DesignOps Manager
285
257
Sr. DesignOps Manager
286
193
Sr. Manager Design Ops
287
248
Sr. Service Designer and UX Researcher
288
149
Sr. UX Designer - DesignOps
289
31
Sr. UX Manager
290
259
Staff Design Operations Manager
291
2
Staff Design Operations Strategist
292
147
Staff Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
293
157
Staff Design Program Manager
senior / lead / staff
Design
294
145
Staff Producer
295
134
Staff User Experience Producer
296
65
Team leader for a design team
297
86
Tech writer
298
278
User Experience Design Operations
299
90
User Experience Design Operations Manager
300
222
User Experience Designer
301
52
UX Analyst
302
292
Ux architect
303
128
UX Design Operations Lead
304
211
UX Designer
305
13
UX Education Program Manager
individual contributor
UX / User Experience
306
194
UX Manager
307
144
UX Operations Lead
308
39
UX Product Manager
product
309
139
UX Research
310
314
UX Researcher & Designer
311
18
UX Resercher and Designops specialist
312
214
UX Strategist / DesignOps Leader
313
254
UX/UI Designer
314
291
Vice President, Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
315
166
VP of Creative Services
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
316
271
VP, Product Design
leader (VP, head, manager, director)
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