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Senior Director of Product Design, Rent & New Homes

Location: Austin
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Director of Product Design
We are looking for a senior design leader to be a driving force in creating world-class experiences that help people find and enjoy a home of their own. This role will partner closely with cross-functional leaders in Product and Engineering to create and execute against our bold vision for transforming the real estate industry. You will be responsible for building, leading, and mentoring a high-performing team of skilled product designers.
This role reports to the VP of Design.

10+ years working in design industry
7+ years of working in a product-led organization
3+ years of managing a team of five or more designers
2+ years of managing managers
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
A strong visual aesthetic and design point of view, exampled in a rich portfolio
Experience delivering iteratively with cross-disciplined teams
Informed and strong opinions, loosely held
A practitioner of user-centric processes and design thinking principles
Exemplifies a We, Not Me attitude

This position will be successful by taking ownership and initiative to up-level product design and user experiences in one of the Company's key product verticals. There are three areas where this leadership is most required:
Design Leadership

Craft a cohesive and exceptional aesthetic in the product experiences within your vertical, and collaborate across all verticals to ensure consistency
Create and uphold a high standard for design excellence, and challenge work that does not meet it
Articulate design with credibility, clarity, and confidence to Product and Engineering leaders as well as other important stakeholders
Uphold the values and culture through servant leadership, exemplifying daily the high standards we must have to succeed


Recruit, develop, and challenge a team of designers working on multiple challenges
Provide managing and mentoring to direct reports, and equip managers to do the same
Give clear and useable design feedback, and receive it with professionalism and patience
Actively promote employee growth paths and talent retention
Provide visibility and accountability for your team's work
Build partnerships and trust-based relationships with Engineering and Marketing, as well as other key partners


Help nurture the efficient use of software tools and user-centric design thinking methodologies
Contribute to an inclusive culture of design which invites all to contribute
Work with the VP of Design and other leaders to establish standard design and UX methodologies, and ensure consistent adoption and understanding of such across the team

Keywords:, Austin , Senior Director of Product Design, Rent & New Homes, Executive , Austin, Texas

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