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We are seeking an experienced Head of Design to lead and grow our team of designers. You have strong mentoring and communication skills. The role combines growing and managing a team with hands-on design. Candidates must have strong visual and interaction skills and the ability to significantly influence our product strategy.
As an experienced design leader, you have interacted frequently with product management and a variety of other key stakeholders during the product discovery, design, and development process. You understand the challenges of product strategy and execution, and are deeply interested in changing the status quo.
You will own the overall product design strategy, design roadmap and design processes. You will lead qualitative and quantitative research to uncover insights and customer needs.
You will use usability studies, customer feedback and market analysis to make the most informed decisions. You will also grow and lead our team of talented designers.
This is the perfect role to further grow as a design leader, share your expertise with other enthusiastic and like-minded people, and have a profound influence in a new solution category. You will be part of the leadership team and interact frequently with our founders and VPs and a growing list of world-class customers.
YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING
- 5+ years of creating and growing new digital products and building productive design teams around them
- 5+ years of experience in visual and interaction design
- Experience designing and building applications
- Preferred experience designing for B2B audiences with complex problems
- Experience developing, communicating, and rallying people around a product strategy and vision
- A portfolio showcasing fundamental interaction and visual design skills
- Demonstrated experience with end-to-end product design
- Experience communicating with cross-functional teams
- Experience in mentoring mid-senior designers
- Willingness to travel (Prague)
💰Competitive compensation, Stock options, Company 401k
📚A budget for your professional development and on-going learning
🏝4 weeks of paid vacation and paid sick days
🍲Free snacks, drinks, and yummy catered lunches every day
🏋Company contribution to Gym & Wellness memberships
🚗 Commuter benefits
🍹Team events, such as happy hours, off-sites, and retreats abroad
❤️ Company contribution and access to best-in-class health benefits and your own headspace membership
What do we do besides shipping features
We take pride in our craft and always strive to improve our skills and tooling. We organize internal design critiques and aspire to host our own design meetups. We also like to share our experiences with others at various meetups and conferences.
The sky’s the limit – your network will skyrocket by joining our team. We’re friends with designers from companies like Slack, DropBox, InVision, Intercom, Dribbble, and many more.
We live to design, but for other things as well! We are social creatures and we like to hang out with others talking about stuff that is not just pixels.