$150K — $200K *
Discord is looking for a highly creative, hands-on and mission-driven Product Design Manager to lead product designers whose work helps build the future of Discord's paid products while keeping our core functionality free without selling ads or user data.
Your role will be to manage, hire and inspire a growing team of passionate designers that have an meaningful impact at Discord. You'll help the team put the user first, coaching designers through our process, and focusing the team on the highest impact problems with the best solutions. You will be an essential member of design leadership. You thrive on collaborating and take great enjoyment in working to improve people, product, and process.
What you'll be doing
Build a team of highly-engaged designers by hiring, coaching and instilling a sense of ownership and impact.
Provide direction and guidance of product designers' output, promote partnerships and design process. You'll influence product strategy and ensure product execution for our paid products.
Apply your technical expertise to constantly raise the bar and ensure your team achieves extraordinary results at the high technical level we set.
Occasionally you will be hands-on with the design work, pitching in from time to time help support your team and keep them focused on deeper work, however this is primarily a management role (especially as the team grows larger).
Adjust team composition and eventually creating new teams to adapt to changing needs or tuning team dynamics.
Make sound first-principle decisions around resourcing, and making the rationale clear to partners and team members.
Partner with the Head of Product Design on strategic planning and to continuously improve the Design organization and uphold our workplace philosophy.
Partner with Engineering to develop core component frameworks and best-practices.
What you should have
You have 4+ years of experience as a Design Manager and managed at least 5 Product Designers.
A portfolio of work you've designed and shipped as well as examples of work you directed delivered by your team.
8+ years experience in multi-platform digital products as a Product Designer (or similar role).
An enjoyment of people leadership. This include recruiting, training and developing, organization design, and leading by example.
You thrive in ambiguous environments and get excited about figuring out solutions to complex problems, and then executing on them.
You are a first principles thinker that can work with others to come up with pragmatic solutions.
Designing yourself does not scare you, you are still a designer even if you don't do it all the time.
You keep up with the industry trends and can assess new tools and techniques.
History of collaborating with engineers and product managers.
Benefits and Perks
Valid through: 3/26/2021