Product Design Lead

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We’re looking for an experienced Product Design Manager to lead a talented group of designers in our New York office. You’ll be responsible for helping your team focus on the user, coaching them through our process, and making sure that they’re solving the right problems with the best solutions. As a critical member of the New York leadership team, you thrive on cross-functional collaboration, and actively work to improve the people, product, and process on your team and beyond.
 
The design team at Asana is a tight-knit, collaborative group of designers who love combining research, data insights, and peer feedback into a user-centered design process. This includes starting from research and discovery to define a problem, through generative ideas and directions, to detailed iterations of interaction design. 
 
Asana is a fantastic opportunity to join a company that is still small but growing thoughtfully. You'll be working on a meaningful mission alongside some of the best designers, PMs, and engineers in the industry, with backgrounds at well-known tech companies. You'll help foster a decentralized decision making culture where everyone is encouraged to speak up on critical decisions and get involved in the entire product process, from concept to post-launch reflection.
 
What you'll achieve
  • Lead a talented NYC-based design team on delivering high quality experiences and an award-winning product (read stories on the Asana Design blog)
  • Manage a team of designers by mentoring and create growth opportunities for those on your team
  • Work with PM, User Research, Data Science, and Engineering peers to define goals, objectives, roadmap, and processes, ensuring that all projects are well defined and high impact
  • Connect the dots across experiences and teams to create a cohesive customer experience
  • Increase design’s influence in the NY office by coaching teams to utilize design effectively and successfully navigate the product development process
  • Ensure team members are creating high quality work that delights our customers and meets company objectives
  • Collaborate with design leadership to evolve our process, tools and systems to ensure we’re creating great, consistent work
  • Partner with the Design Pillar Lead and recruiting to expand our team, including sourcing candidates, interviewing candidates, and onboarding new employees
  • Experience career growth and personal development with world-class mentorship and development programs
 About you
  • 8+ years experience designing and shipping software products that customers love, 4+ years in a people management role
  • Demonstrated track record of building, mentoring, and coaching team members, and leading by example
  • Strong product design sense that allows you to fluidly move from high-level strategic conversation to nitty gritty details
  • Focused on maximizing impact for yourself, your team, and your company as a whole
  • Ability to present and sell your ideas, create coalition, and build support
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; you enjoy figuring out what needs to be done—and then doing it
  • A champion of the user, you ensure that your team actively participates in user research, and that designs are informed by research and data
  • Approach problems with curiosity, and excitement to learn and grow your skills
  • Experience leading product design efforts in B2B/SaaS space a huge plus
About us
Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. More than 75,000 organizations and millions of users rely on Asana, including AirAsia, AllBirds, Grab, KLM Air France, Kohl’s, Sephora, Traveloka, and Viessmann. Asana has been named a Top 5 Best Workplace and the #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area by Fortune three years in a row, and one of Glassdoor’s and Inc.’s Best Places to Work. With nine global offices, including a San Francisco headquarters and flagship offices in Dublin, New York, Sydney, and Tokyo, Asana is always looking for curious, collaborative, and mission-driven people to help us enable the world’s teams to work together effortlessly.
 
Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, citizenship, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status, and we'd love to learn about what you can add to our team.
 
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Location

3 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007

An Insider's view of Asana

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

At Asana, we're collaborative and cross-functional, making us highly effective in our work. We have a good understanding of how we work together and on an individual level. We're all working towards the same goal, so we have a lot of trust and rapport with one another. This makes it easy to go home and spend quality time with family and friends.

Nico

Product Design Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The entire company runs on Asana! We rely on our own software to ensure collaboration across teams and offices happens smoothly and responsibility is clear.

Scott

Product Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Asana runs on distributed responsibility, which means leaders work to empower others to be as autonomous as possible. The opportunities for me to mentor others and guide teams have let me grow from being Asana’s first new grad hire to an Engineering Manager in our NYC office. I love that my career growth has come from focusing on areas I love!

Rachel

Engineering Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We believe that creativity is borne of autonomy and clear responsibility. We have a company commitment to taking and giving full responsibility. This means we like to be explicit about who owns what and what that entails. This empowers team members to be creative with their solutions because they own the outcomes.

Scott

Site Lead

How does the company support your career growth?

I value the emphasis on personal development. Whether it be learning new technical skills or improving my communication and relationships with others, Asana has supported my growth.

Michelle

Product Engineer

What are Asana Perks + Benefits

Asana Benefits Overview

The work you do at Asana will be challenging, and the pace will be fast. Our benefits programs center on wellness and empathy, and are designed to ensure that you are energized, focused, and thriving. Asana, we provide you with comprehensive health benefits, flexible time off, free executive and life coaching and our in-house culinary program, where you can fuel up on healthy, organic snacks and three meals a day, made by our Culinary team.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
We pay 100% of dental benefits premium and 60% for eligible dependents.
Vision Benefits
We pay 100% of vision benefits premium and 60% for eligible dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
We pay 100% of health benefits premium and 60% for eligible dependents.
Life Insurance
We offer basic life and AD&D insurance for beneficiaries at 1x an employee's annual salary, up to $170,000.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to sixteen weeks of Parental Leave that can be used in a continuous block, or intermittently, over the baby’s first birth, adoption or foster year.
Flexible Work Schedule
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
We offer 10 paid days to observe major holidays throughout the calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Our office is casual, so we encourage our team to wear what makes us most comfortable.
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Asana covers up to $100 per month for health and fitness memberships and classes.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
We commit to creating an empowering and welcoming workplace culture through Diversity and Inclusion. We celebrate and support our identities with ERGs and continue to develop fair hiring practices.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Mentorship program
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