Head of Design

San Francisco US 94105

Job Details

  • Managed by

    Sylas Rohner

  • Job Type

    Full Time

  • Compensation

    $200,000-$300,000

We are seeking an experienced Head of Design to lead and grow our design team. The team comprises 14 people in Europe - design managers, product designers, design system lead, brand design, and research. In addition to Europe, we are rapidly expanding our North American presence with an additional four roles.

On a typical day, you will ...

  • You will partner closely with product and engineering leadership to drive the winning strategy to achieve our mission. Daily, you will lead and grow your design team while making design's impact visible across the organization.
  • As an experienced design leader, you have interacted frequently with product management, engineering, marketing, and other stakeholders during product discovery, design, and development. You understand the challenges of product strategy and execution and are deeply interested in changing the status quo.
  • You will own the overall product design strategy, design roadmap, and design processes. You will lead qualitative and quantitative research to uncover insights and customer needs.
  • You will be part of the product leadership team and frequently interact with senior executives, as well as a growing list of world-class customers.

About you

  • 12+ years of total design experience, with 6+ years of those leading designers and design managers (preferably in high-growth startup environments)
  • An informed set of design principles from shipping and learning throughout your career, and a demonstrated ability to operate from a first-principles perspective
  • A deep understanding of human-centered design practices, how to leverage product design to solve complex business problems, and digital product development (consumer research, engineering, and data)
  • Experience advancing a company's design practices (brand, content, product, and research)
  • The ability to attract and retain senior design talent from around the world (bonus for leading distributed global teams)
  • The ability to lead complex design topics, scaling your presence from clearly communicating a design vision to addressing project or organizational issues
  • The ability to align senior leadership and opinionated stakeholders on complex design decisions
  • The ability to build bridges between product development disciplines, as well as customer success, marketing, sales, and other departments

So, if you are an experienced Product Design leader with all of the skills listed above, please apply today!

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