UX Design Manager at Animoto

| Greater NYC Area
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At Animoto, we believe video is the most powerful form of communication. That’s why we make best-in-class, easy-to-use online and mobile video creation apps. Our customers use our apps, along with our pre-built narrative templates, to customize their own engaging video stories to share on social media and beyond.
Over the next two years, we have a mission to make video creation faster, easier, and more fun in ways that have never been done before.
We’re looking for a product design manager who can help propel us towards the future, as we move towards automation to help small business owners succeed with social media video marketing.

What you'll do:

  • Manage a team of product designers through coaching, and radically candid feedback to grow their careers.
  • Create clarity in ambiguous problem spaces, and apply systems thinking to simplify complex feature sets into simple, intuitive product experiences.
  • Guide your team to achieve high-quality, holistic, cross-platform, on-brand experiences that aligns with company strategy.
  • Lead regular design reviews, critiques, and ideation sessions for team members.
  • Advocate for human-centered design and ensure we’re solving the right problems.
  • Build healthy and collaborative relationships with design, product, and engineering leadership to shape strategy.
  • Work with design leadership to shape teams’ culture, processes, and tools to improve design productivity and efficiency.
  • Recruit, hire, and onboard new designers.
  • Play a hybrid role of manager and individual contributor on a product team.

 

What we're looking for:

  • 5+ years of product design experience in a product company
  • Portfolio demonstrating exceptional skills in interaction design, visual design, systems thinking and AB testing
  • Expert level skill with modern design tools (Sketch, Figma, Framer, Invision, Principle, Zeplin, Abstract)
  • Experience with UX research and knowledge of different research methods
  • Experience with collaborative design methods (design sprints, ideation workshops, etc.)
  • Experience working with engineering, product, and design leadership to shape vision, strategy, and execution
  • Experience launching, managing, and evolving design systems
  • Ability to communicate user insights and design decisions with confidence and transparency
  • Ability to give and receive honest, direct, and empathetic feedback to encourage growth
  • A “Yes, and…” approach to collaboration and working with others

 

Nice-to-haves:

  • Experience with product design people management
  • Experience designing creative tools for small business owners
  • Experience with AI/ML/automation and agentive design

 

Why join Animoto:

  • The opportunity to work with really smart, talented and interesting people
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Weekly catered lunch, bi-weekly Product Demos, Social Fridays, fully stocked kitchen, fun environment, and 5 ways to make coffee at our amazing NoHo office
  • Bi-annual company events and hackathons
  • Amazing benefits such as 100% medical/dental/vision, equity, 401k, upgraded Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify, and corporate discounts with AT&T and Crunch

 

 

If you’re passionate about growing design careers, shipping elegant and thoughtful design solutions that balance our goals, the needs of users (our product is used by millions of people!), and technology capabilities, we’d love to hear from you!
We embrace the differences of our team members and seek diversity of beliefs, backgrounds, education, and all the other things that make us unique. We aim to create a space where employees can bring their true selves to work every day. Animoto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer.

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • SnowplowAnalytics
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Adobe Premiere ProDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • ContentfulCMS
    • ResponsysEmail

Location

We are located in NoHo with R/W/6 trains around the corner and a short walk from Union Square as well as Broadway-Lafayette stops

What are Animoto Perks + Benefits

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
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Team workouts
We have something we call Insanimoto where everyone is welcomed to join the workout session in our open space.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Monday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We offer employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
We host lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program, Career mentoring.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also offer upgraded Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify subscriptions.

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