Lead Product Designer at Meetup

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Getting together with real people in real life makes powerful things happen. Side hustles become careers, ideas become movements, and chance encounters become lifelong connections. Meetup brings people together to create thriving communities. Show up. Change lives.

As a Lead Product Designer, you’ll work closely with product and engineering to ship world-class products led by your strong design sense—valuing simplicity and usability.

What you’ll do in your first six months:
  • Be the lead designer for a cross-functional product team leading the end-to-end product design process, shipping features across native mobile and web platforms (research, wireframes, prototypes, flows, detailed design specs, managing the visual QA and implementation process)
  • Partner with the team’s product manager to articulate the long, medium, and short term opportunities, facilitating alignment exercises when needed (e.g. design sprints, workshops, planning)
  • Build a deep understanding of Meetup, its design systems, inter-dependencies, and product roadmap as well as our product development process
What you’ll do after the first six months:
  • Lead, develop, and mentor a 3-5 person product design team
  • Evangelize design inside and outside of the organization by finding opportunities to talk about design (company all-hands, board meetings, product reviews, demos, Meetup events, conferences)
  • Partner with product and engineering leaders in strategic planning
  • Give feedback and guidance around all facets of product design between research, ideation, user experience design, interface design, and visual design
  • Unblock designers by working through difficult problems together, outside of regular squad work
  • Help designers find more effective ways to socialize their work
  • Continue to participate as an individual contributor as necessary
What skills you have:
  • 6+ years of design experience on consumer products across web, iOS, and Android
  • 2+ years of experience as a people manager on a design team
  • Strong understanding of the product design process, from research to visual design
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong facilitation skills—leading groups in both convergent and divergent thinking
  • Expert understanding of layout, typography and visual hierarchy, and give strong direction to other designers
  • Ability to recruit, hire, onboard, and lead a talented team of product designers
  • Experience introducing new processes/workflows that make it easier to maintain design quality across teams
  • Experience solving problems in a marketplace or ecosystem with multiple users

 Our team is bold, supportive, and passionate about bringing people together to create community for everyone. We care about moving fast, real-world change, and building diverse, dynamic teams. You in?

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
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    • BalsamiqDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

Location

12 East 49th St, New York, NY 10017

An Insider's view of Meetup

What does your typical day look like?

As an engineer at Meetup, my mission is to build things that help product teams focus on our users and develop our product faster and with better quality. My team mob programs or pair programs by default, which works great for us because it increases code and architecture, knowledge sharing, focus, productivity and team bonding.

Jaclyn Jiménez

Senior Full Stack Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I created my own professional development path by participating in the Employee Resource Group and Diversity & Inclusion council. Participating and organizing these company initiatives allowed me to stretch my leadership muscles, understand the value of empathizing with my colleagues, and appreciate the ability to use my voice to influence change.

Lee Upshur

Pro Support Specialist

What is your vision for the company?

Meetup empowers personal growth through real human connections because we see a future built on deep trust and collective effort. We are creating a world where people can turn to each other to improve their lives. We believe that real, human connection drives real change.

David Siegel

CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

What I enjoy the most about working at Meetup is the people. As a mission driven company with a focus on building community, our community sets a great example. I consider myself incredibly lucky to work amongst such incredible individuals. I feel seen, supported, and empowered to not only be my unique self, but to make the changes I know I can.

Irina Demchenko

Senior Support Specialist

What are Meetup Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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