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Head of Design

London

Why we make Productboard

We started Productboard because we are inspired by product makers with a vision. We celebrate builders that go for the moonshot, who stay up late at night because good enough isn't for them. 

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're on a mission to help companies across the globe build truly excellent products.

Together with you, we have a unique opportunity to define and innovate in a new category. Think of the early days of Airbnb, Salesforce, Marketo, or Zendesk. 

We are seeking an experienced Head of Design to lead and grow our design team. 

On a typical day, you will ...

  • You will partner closely with product and engineering leadership to drive the winning strategy to achieve our mission. Daily, you will lead and grow your design team while making design's impact visible across the organization.
  • As an experienced design leader, you have interacted frequently with product management, engineering, marketing, and other stakeholders during product discovery, design, and development. 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 be part of the product leadership team and frequently interact with senior executives, as well as a growing list of world-class customers.

About you

  • 12+ years of total design experience, with 6+ years of those leading designers and design managers (preferably in high-growth startup environments)
  • An informed set of design principles from shipping and learning throughout your career, and a demonstrated ability to operate from a first-principles perspective
  • A deep understanding of human-centered design practices, how to leverage product design to solve complex business problems, and digital product development (consumer research, engineering, and data)
  • Experience advancing a company's design practices (brand, content, product, and research)
  • The ability to attract and retain senior design talent from around the world (bonus for leading distributed global teams)
  • The ability to lead complex design topics, scaling your presence from clearly communicating a design vision to addressing project or organizational issues
  • The ability to align senior leadership and opinionated stakeholders on complex design decisions
  • The ability to build bridges between product development disciplines, as well as customer success, marketing, sales, and other departments

You can look forward to the following benefits:

πŸ’° Stock options

πŸ’» MacBook

πŸ“š Budget for online courses, books, and conferences

🏝 5 weeks of vacation + sick days

❀️ 1 Volunteer Day per year for you to help causes close to your heart

🍹 Team events, such as off-sites and retreats

πŸ’š Shared Headspace account for mindfulness & mental health

πŸ§’πŸ» Parental benefits

πŸŽ“ Language lessons

πŸ€ Mental Wellness Program to support your well-being and self-care

πŸ₯ Comprehensive Health Insurance

πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ¦³ Pension Contribution

πŸ€’ Illness Protection

πŸ’Ÿ Death in Service Benefit

About Productboard 

Productboard is a customer-centric product management platform that helps organizations get the right products to market, faster. More than 6,000 companies, including Microsoft, Zoom, 1-800-Contacts, and UiPath, use Productboard to understand what users need, prioritize what to build next, and rally everyone around their roadmap.

With offices in San Francisco, Vancouver, Dublin, Brno and Prague, Productboard is backed by leading investors like Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Credo Ventures. 

In January 2022, we closed our $125M Series D round, which put us into the Unicorn category of companies, with a valuation of $1.7B.

  • Join at the golden startup age β€” established stability of a Unicorn with space for individual impact
  • You’ll enjoy an exciting team atmosphere, building a whole new category of software
  • You can help change the way that products are built all over the world
  • We iterate quickly and decisions are fast. You’ll have a voice in what we do and see the impact of your work
  • We are backed by top Silicon Valley investors, giving us access to capital, networks, mentors, and new markets
  • We are recognized as one of the hottest tech startups on the market today, named by Forbes magazine and Business Insider as one of the best startup employers to bet your career on and are regularly recognized for our company culture

About our culture

Imagine working in a place where everything matters β€” most importantly, you. At Productboard, values aren’t just something we like to talk about, they’re something we live and breathe. We believe in creating a work environment where:

  • People feel empowered, supported, and included
  • Trust and transparency are built into the way we work
  • Creativity, curiosity, and continuous improvement are encouraged and nurtured every day

Forming our company values was a group effort, with every employee allowed to contribute. From profit-sharing initiatives, like stock options, to open calendars and communication, we don’t waste time on politics or ego. We champion openness by sharing our goals, success, and failures. 

Join colleagues who love what they do and who are invested in their work environment and the future of the company. Help shape our company, culture, and product!

Check out our LinkedIn Life page, Instagram profile, and People of Productboard FB page or listen to our People of Productboard podcast for a real feel of what life is like at Productboard.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and champion equity. It is our aim to help people from all backgrounds, cultures, and groups realize their full potential at Productboard. We do not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based upon gender identity, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other biascovered by appropriate law. All aspects of employment, including hiring, training, promotion, and terminations, are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We are committed to an inclusive hiring process and provide all candidates with equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. Togetherness is one of our core values, and our Diversity Council helps to ensure that we uphold the values of authenticity, humanity, and diversity to create an environment where every person matters. We are committed to leading by example to drive societal change.