Product Manager - Design Systems

New York, NY

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Posted 3 weeks ago

The Platform team creates the technology that enables Spotify to learn quickly and scale easily, enabling rapid growth in our users and our business around the globe. Spanning many disciplines, we work to make the business work; creating the frameworks, capabilities and tools needed to welcome a billion customers. Join us and help to amplify productivity, quality and innovation across Spotify.
Spotify is a global brand, engaging throughout a wide variety of home-grown and partner-built applications to deliver incredible experiences on multiple form-factors.
We are looking for an experienced product manager to level up Spotify’s ability to scale out our cross-audience and cross-platform web technology-based design system across all our products. You will lead a dedicated cross-functional team — including both engineering and design — to deliver the proven foundation upon which all these experiences depend and enable all our products to fully represent our identity. You will be part of a larger product team — each member with their own specialty - working with all aspects of our developer platform to build high-quality experiences everywhere.

What You'll Do

  • Articulate and evolve the Web Design Systems team’s vision and mission, building strategies and systems which impact all our consumer-facing products.
  • Stay informed of the latest design systems thinking, engaging with the wider community and bringing valuable findings back to the organization.
  • Seek diverse input from a broad set of internal partners to ensure your team is always able to build the most effective solution.
  • Evangelize your mission & products at all levels in order to drive significant change and deliver measurable impact across the business.
  • Work with the Engineering Manager & Design Manager to make sure that your team is strong and healthy — including capabilities, happiness, resilience and growth.
  • Work closely with a wide range of partners across the organization to ensure that your team provides for the company’s short- and long-term goals.
  • Make sure your team is doing the right things, while not spreading too thinly. A healthy balance of innovation, support and maintenance are key for all successful teams at Spotify.

Who You Are

  • You are an interdisciplinary problem solver, skilled at blending different perspectives in the pursuit of a mission.
  • You have experience working with design systems to efficiently scale out a visual identity without disempowering teams iterating on the experience.
  • You are familiar with working across platforms and understand the relative merits and constraints of those environments.
  • You are excellent at sorting out ambiguity and ensure both engineers, designers and partners have appropriate information and clear direction at all times.
  • You understand the importance of the developer experience to improve impact, distribution and success for those building on top of your product.
  • You have excellent leadership and relationship building skills.
  • You are an excellent communicator and storyteller, engaging with your audience on a personal level.
  • You are structured, and enable those around you to maintain focus on what matters at the right time.
  • You are persistent, rational and put facts above speculation.
You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 320 million users.
Job tags: Cross-platform Design systems Engineering Web design
Job region(s): North America
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