Manager, Product Design at Braze

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WHO WE ARE

Braze delivers customer experiences across email, mobile, SMS, and web. Customers, including Seamless, HBO, Disney, Urban Outfitters, and Venmo, use the Braze platform to facilitate real-time experiences between brands and consumers in a more authentic and human way. And we do it at scale – each month, tens of billions of messages are sent to a network of over 2 billion active users through Braze.

Need more proof? Braze was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms in 2019. The company has also been named on the Forbes Cloud 100, Inc. Magazine’s 2019 Best Places to Work, and Crain's 2019 Best Places to Work in NYC lists.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Design managers at Braze cultivate teams, careers, and culture. They are responsible for empowering designers to understand the impact they have in their current roles, and illuminate the impact designers can potentially have on the business as their careers grow. To help with these goals, Design Managers help to forge a continuous dialogue between the designers and the colleagues across disciplines they must work with to succeed. In addition to promoting professional development opportunities for designers, design managers also leverage their experiences of design craft and user research to identify ways to improve how all teams and departments work together.

It is also important to note that as the leader of a growing design team, recruiting exceptional talent will also be a major part of this role, as your team will likely double in size in a year’s time.

  • Design operations that support end-user experiences:
    • Facilitate or partner in strategy, scope, and roadmapping 
    • Identify inefficiencies and establish processes to improve velocity
    • Help to unify message composition experiences in Braze
    • Expand our product teams’ focus to include customers’ end-users (templates and personalization)
  • Support scaling and broad communications about Beacon, Braze’s Design System
    • Direct and provide scope for Beacon and cross-platform concerns
    • Help champion Beacon's mission, system features, processes, and technical aspects to the organization
    • Forge partnership with Beacon customers and identify problem areas in their vertical and processes that the Design System can address
    • Help define and develop Beacon's success metrics (KPI) with the team utilizing applicable research methods and track progress against them regularly. 
    • Communicate plans, progress, and system releases to cross-functional partners
    • Continuously assess and refine system needs as customer and platform use-cases shift and evolve
  • Manage team of 2 designers
  • Hire 1-2 designers in the next 6-8 months
  • Work closely with Product Partnerships team, with broad ownership over infrastructure to support tools for external and internal partners
  • Build/foster relationships across multiple teams including but not limited to other product teams, design, research, and engineering teams
  • Dotted line to UX researcher supporting Product Partnerships, Email and P&C
  • Shaping design culture, values, and influence within the border organization
  • Partner closely with Customer Education and Documentation team on user onboarding experiences
  • Foster an environment for growth

WHO YOU ARE

  • 1-2 years of people management experience with one or more direct-reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 3+ years of product design experience, an individual contributor, preferably with a broad range of design experiences (e.g. research, prototyping, collaborating with engineers)

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation that includes equity
  • Flexible time off policy to balance your work and life, including paid parental leave
  • Free daily lunch, including snacks and beverages
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Collaborative, transparent, and fun loving office culture

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Location

Easily accessible from Penn Station and Hudson Yards.

An Insider's view of Braze

What are some social events your company does?

Every month, a different department hosts a social event - this provides a great opportunity to get to know and collaborate with people across teams. In addition to broader team social events, we also host a quarterly team outing where we do team building activities and socialize outside the office. It’s really fun!

Zana

Business Development Manager, East

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work closely with teams from across marketing, as well as from a variety of different departments—from customer success to product—to inform the content we create. Thankfully, the people at Braze aren’t just really smart; they’re also thoughtful and kind. That makes collaboration easier and something I look forward to every day.

Todd

Managing Editor, Content Marketing

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At Braze, we refer to work-life balance as work-life harmony -- and we strongly value it. Our flexible paid-time-off policy gives team members the ability to take time off in the way that suits them best.

Andrew

Senior Manager, People Relations

What are Braze Perks + Benefits

Braze Benefits Overview

Our health, dental, and vision plans are among the best out there — a happy team member is a healthy one. Our flexible time-off policy lets you balance your work and life in the way that suits you best, and includes paid parental leave. Globally, we support you as you plan for your future, through regionally tailored programs like 401(k) matching through Betterment in the US. When it comes to snacks in the office, we've got you covered — and lunch is on us every single day. When it comes to engaging in the community, we take it seriously. Each year we send team members to conferences around the world to engage with the developer community and learn the latest and greatest updates in all of the technologies we use. And lastly, we support your professional growth through formal career pathing, the Braze University learning platform, and ongoing enablement to foster success. Want more? Further your education with tuition reimbursement.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
In addition to volunteering in our communities globally, our Braze Cares program focuses on charitable giving. Employees can curate donation funds to support causes and Braze matches $100 per employee
Partners with Nonprofits
We have a partnership in NYC with New York Edge, a nonprofit bridging the opportunity gap among underserved students by providing programs to improve academic performance, health & wellness & more.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program.
Continuing Education stipend
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