Product Design Lead, Growth

| Greater NYC Area

Squarespace is a design-centric product company at heart whose mission is to be the all-in-one platform for anyone who wants to stand out. We are looking for a Product Design Lead to help guide the direction of future releases. You will be challenged in an organization that values vision, execution, and persistence. You will take ownership of our product by solving complex problems in simple, elegant ways.

Today's product is a result of a decentralized approach for integrating third-party technology. As we bring structure and consistency to all future third-party integrations, we now need to reconcile the existing set of integrations so that there is design and user experience consistency as it pertains to third-party technology. We’re looking for a Product Design Lead to wrap their head around the full set of integration types nestled within the product, decide what the gold standard ought to be, and then redesign the existing into the gold standard. This project cuts across all parts of the Squarespace product, and therefore across many, many teams. Without ignoring the implementation details, you're comfortable working with diverse teams, and are excited to set standards and design systems that other designers will need to follow. 

You will report to the Product Design Manager, Growth.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Build the user experience and detailed execution of a specific area of the product
  • Collaborate with product and engineering teams from concept through delivery and beyond
  • Think holistically about the user journey and product ecosystem regardless of scope
  • Create elegant solutions to complex problems
  • Participate in user research and testing, ensuring usability and product consistency
  • Collaborate with our Design Systems team to ensure your work integrates into our ecosystem
  • Be data-driven and have a desire to improve the experience
QUALIFICATIONS
  • 7+ years of experience
  • Deep experience in user experience, visual design and prototyping
  • Understand information architecture and service design
  • Use a systems approach to design
  • Strong presentation and storytelling skills with the ability to tailor your context to the audience
  • Deep passion for our product and the impact that it has in the world

A portfolio of relevant design work is required for consideration. It should illustrate your involvement and how you contributed to solving specific problems.

Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Equity plan
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • And more

Today, more than a million people around the globe use Squarespace to share different perspectives and experiences with the world. Not only do we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our customer base, but we also strive for the same in our employees. At Squarespace, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Location

Squarespace is headquartered in the West Village of Manhattan, within walking distance from the 1, A, C, E, B, D, F, and M trains.

An Insider's view of Squarespace

What are some social events your company does?

In the past we've had trivia nights, talent shows, and video game tournaments. My background is actually in theatre, so amazingly had the opportunity of taking to the microphone and hosting some of the events here.

Jose Paz

Community Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Our team’s mission is to configure, integrate, automate, and report on all HR systems. This means we are constantly trying to do things no one has ever done before. Some of the challenges we regularly encounter are hacking together system integrations, implementing controls to ensure data integrity, and manual task automation for our users.

Paul

People Tech Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As the Data Engineering team has grown, I've become a team lead and learning lots of new technologies, such as Postgres and Airflow.

Polina

Senior Software Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

The company holiday party is a pretty big social event. Each location has one and I’ve crashed three of the four parties in Ireland as well. At this point, if I don’t go to the Dublin holiday party, I might get messages asking if I’m okay.

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What are Squarespace Perks + Benefits

Squarespace Benefits Overview

We take care of our employees in more ways than one. We offer competitive medical, dental, and vision for our employees and their dependents. We also offer up to 18 weeks of paid parental leave, daily gourmet lunches, and seasonal wellness programming, including meditation, yoga, and nutritionist sessions at the office. And so many snacks.

Culture
Eat lunch together
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Cross functional training encouraged
Online course subscriptions available
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