Product Design Director

| Greater NYC Area

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We’re looking for an experienced Product Design Director to lead a multidisciplinary team of designers focused on bringing our exciting mission from a vision to reality. The ideal candidate has experience shipping world-class products and a strong design sense that values simplicity and usability.

What you’ll do

  • Lead a 3-5 person product design team
  • Develop and drive forward the design vision to align with the company vision and help inform product and design team roadmaps and goal setting
  • Be a strong voice in evolving the product design workflow to better drive impact and cross-team functionality
  • Establish and reinforce consistent design patterns and solutions, set a high-quality bar, and help eliminate design debt across the platform
  • Provide feedback and guidance around all facets of the product design process, between user experience design, interface design, and visual design
  • Lead the professional development of designers through coaching and performance management
  • Build strong ties with Product and Engineering directors to spark collaboration between teams, and develop a more transparent and strategic development process
  • Manage workload across team, allocate designers to projects
  • Be an advocate for design across the company and proactively seek buy-in from leadership and other teams.
  • Recruit and interview new Product Designers, review incoming candidates, and actively improve our design hiring process

What skills you have

  • 6+ years design experience working on consumer mobile products
  • 2+ years experience as a people manager on a design team
  • Ability to recruit, hire, onboard, and lead a talented team of product designers
  • Enthusiastic giver and receiver of feedback; comfortable managing conflict
  • History of establishing effective design processes
  • Strong organization skills and an ability to clearly and cohesively share ideas and processes across the team.
  • Curious, optimistic and a skilled problem-solver
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to set up frameworks and brainstorm initial concepts
  • Strong understanding of how the product design process works from UX to visual design

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


 
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Location

Meetup is in the vibrant and trendy SoHo neighborhood. Just steps away from the BDFM6 and a short hop and skip to the NQRW.
632 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

What are Meetup Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidy
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Meetup offers a generous health plan, including paid deductibles and One Medical access. Each employee is eligible for 3+ weeks of vacation, Summer Fridays, and up to 16 weeks paid parental leave + transition leave. Employees are eligible for a paid 3-month sabbatical. We offer smartphone, tablet or wearable device reimbursement, fitness reimbursements, and more. Each Tuesday, Meetup caters breakfast for the team, and we host weekly rooftop BBQs in the summer months.

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