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Senior Director of Product Design, Rent & New Homes

Company: Careers
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Are you a Product Design expert? Are you looking to be a driving force in creating world-class experiences that help people find and enjoy a home of their own. If you want to pursue your professional goals as you help grow an innovative real estate tech company, this work is for you. Join us as our newest Sr. Director of Product Design, Rent & New Homesand help change the world of real estate, one home at a time.
What you'll do:
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

        What you'll bring:

        • 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

          Do the best work of your life at
          Building your career? Build it better at -. Here, you'll partner with a diverse team of experts as you use leading-edge tech to help people meet a crucial goal: finding their way home. And you'll find your way home too. People are our foundation-the core that drives us passionately forward. At, you'll bring your full self to work as you innovate with speed, serve our consumers, and champion your teammates. In return we'll provide you with a warm, welcoming, and inclusive culture; intellectual challenges; and the development opportunities you need to grow.

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

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