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WHY WE MAKE PRODUCTBOARD
We started productboard because we have been inspired by product makers who have a vision. We celebrate missionaries who go for the moonshot, who stay up late at night because good enough isn’t for them. They don’t do easy, and they are not put off by failure.
We realized that these remarkable makers need the right tools to have the pulse of their customers, to stay laser-focused on the most important things, and to bring out the best in their teams. That is why we make productboard. We make product makers excel in everything they do.
Together with you, we have a unique opportunity to define and dominate a whole new category. Think the early days of AirBnB, Salesforce, Marketo, Zendesk. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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.
Based in our unique Prague office, 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
WHAT MATTERS TO US
We are proud of our unique culture and we know it’s crucial now at this scaling stage to cultivate it. We truly believe that everyone joining us these days is our “cultural co-founder”. You will become a person that is representing the core values that we believe in. You will become a person that is showing others what behaviour we appreciate, it means you are constantly curious, creative, transparent, passionate.
Our culture is built on trust and transparency and you will be exposed to every step and decision of a fast-growing startup. There is lots to learn, lots to build. We offer competitive benefits and we’ll create an environment where you will love to work.
Mutually beneficial relationship
What we offer
Competitive compensation package, including stock options
New MacBook Pro (or another notebook of your choice) + 34″ monitor
Budget for books, online courses and conferences
Unlimited supply of Mate Mate and coffee
Budget for Uber when staying late in the office
MultiSport card for working out
Yummy catered lunches and monthly company brunches
Five weeks of vacation
What tools do we love?
Sketch, InVision, Zeplin, Adobe Creative Cloud, Axure RP, Intercom, Slack, and of course productboard!
Teamwork makes the dreamwork
How we work
We work in small cross-functional teams that usually consist of three developers, a designer and a product manager. The teams work closely together towards a specific customer need or business goal. We always make sure our features are innovative, delightful and easy to use. You will further help us shaping this working culture and bring design thinking into the entire product lifecycle.
As the design lead you will be part of the whole product lifecycle, starting with the discussion around what to focus on and why. Rest assured we also have product managers who will help you collect all customer feedback (we have this cool tool called productboard for that 😉). Conducting user research here is smooth and fun as we have direct access to our customers. You will help us to continuously improve the product discovery and development process by ensuring design (in its broader sense) is the driver of usefulness and delight.
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. You will be a key contributor so productboard is the shining beacon of how great products are made.
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.
After work we often give in to the inescapable draw of our favorite local joints: Vinograf, Meat&Greet, Tiskarna and a whiskey bar in Jindrisska Tower. Prague is amazing and vibrant city and people who come there from abroad usually stay. It’s an inspiring city of history and culture, where you’ll find design at every corner.