Our Client is on a mission to revolutionize the rental industry by making renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel. With millions of users every month, they’ve generated support from top-tier investors and have raised $90 million to date. To help bring their vision to life, they’re searching for bright, passionate, and hard-working people to join their rapidly-growing team and build extraordinary products.

We’re looking for a talented Head of Design to be a manager & leader for their nascent Design organization. Our Client is a design-led company that believes in the power of our product to bring simplicity to renting. You are able to switch between strategic, long-term thinking as well as participate and coach in the individual steps of the design process. You’ll be a mentor for our team, to set the bar for design excellence and help us deliver a world-class experience.

 

What You’ll Be Doing

    • Manage and grow a team of talented product designers
    • Set and raise the bar for design excellence by providing feedback to team member projects regularly
    • Research, understand and evangelize the needs of our customers (renters, landlords, agents, property managers) to our product and design teams
    • Own and drive our design process by evaluating the effectiveness of design activities through a balance of efficiency and problem de-risking
    • Build and develop our design team, including defining our hiring and performance rubrics
    • Establish the vision/mission/goals for the design team organization
    • Influence both company and product strategy through your team’s work

 

What We’re Looking For

    • Design manager with demonstrated experience in developing design processes and systems
    • Ensure teams are delivering high-quality product design work that delivers on our business strategy and mission
    • Demonstrated skills in visual and product design and the ability to successfully address both the functional and emotional needs of customers
    • Proven ability to coach and mentor designers to grow through project feedback/critiques and performance evaluations
    • Working with leaders of other functions (e.g. Product, Engineering, Growth, Marketing) to ensure that teams are collaborating effectively to execute on company strategy
    • Proficiency in design tools such as Sketch or Figma (P.S. we’re a Figma shop)
    • Empathetic, committed and curious in nature
    • Passion for our mission to help people find the perfect home

 

What We Offer

    • Great medical, dental, vision insurance options with 90-100% employee premium coverage
    • 401k plan + 3% company match
    • Stock options
    • Flexible vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it$150/month mass transit/rideshare stipend
    • $65/month gym reimbursement
    • Catered meals and stocked kitchen with coffee, snacks and beverages
    • Team retreats every quarter
    • Team adventures and outingsWeekly insight into all major company metrics
    • Up to 12-weeks of paid parental leave

 

What We Value

    • Be Resilient: Work hard, while displaying passion, perseverance and commitment
    • Continuously Improve: Be intellectually curious, problem solve, and move quickly while producing quality results
    • Collaborate: Work well with others, share knowledge and contribute positively to culture and work environment

 

 

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