Product Design Manager 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.

We're looking for a Product Design Manager to help our design team (designers, researchers, and writers) work more efficiently and effectively, and to ensure design is consistently and strongly represented within the company. If you're a servant leader who is passionate about advocating for design in all forums and finding the best tools, processes, and systems to enable designers to excel, then this is the right role for you.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead, coach and mentor a small team of incredibly talented designers to ensure their professional development
  • Manage strategic initiatives that improve the product and design team’s efficiency and impact
  • Create structured product feedback loops, synthesize insights from multiple sources and ensure the voice of the user is shared throughout the organization
  • Partner with the Director of Product to build and run a world-class process for roadmap planning and maintenance
  • Operationalize product and feature development in partnership with Product Management, Engineering, Marketing, and Customer Support teams
  • Focus on increasing the impact of the design team through improving ways of working, hiring, recruiting strategy, and collaboration.
  • Work hands-on and embedded in product squads as needed to conceptualize and design solutions for key initiatives

Who you are:

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, fluid environment, handling a variety of projects and technologies 
  • An excellent verbal and written communicator (articulating design decisions, evangelizing design thinking, soft-skill team collaboration skills for cross-functional teams, etc.) 
  • Able to easily switch between strategic and tactical thinking
  • Looking to expand and establish a strong design practice across functions
  • An open-minded learner. You are open to learning from others and growing together
  • Passionate about product development
  • Excited about mentoring and helping designers grow


  • A strong portfolio showcasing problem-solving, design execution, and product strategy (portfolio is required for consideration)
  • Have 5+ years of experience in design at a consumer-facing, product-driven company and a minimum of 2 years in design team building and management
  • Have managed a team of 5 or more
  • Fluency in the latest product design trends, tools, and technology cross-platform
  • Experience collaborating on UX research and split-testing frameworks
  • Expert proficiency in commonly used visual design and prototyping tools such as Figma, Sketch, etc.
  • Prior design experience at a two-sided marketplace or social platform is preferred

We're considering remote candidates located anywhere in the United States.

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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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


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

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
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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