Director, Product Design
New York, NY
Vimeo is looking for a seasoned Director of Product Design to support our growing product organization in building world-class products that delight our customers. You will help craft a clear vision and design strategy for how Vimeo products connect with one another and how the power of video will change the way we communicate. You will lead and mentor a small team of talented product designers and copywriters who work across Vimeo’s robust suite of products.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic, influential team leader who possesses a well-rounded design background and has a strong visual point of view complimented by solid UX fundamentals.
What you’ll do:
- Oversee all facets of product design for your team (UX, UI, UXR) and maintain a consistently high bar of quality for their work
- Guide your team and colleagues through all phases of the design process including: distilling data and research insights, leading group ideation sessions, conducting design reviews, and providing design support through final implementation
- Simplify complex design problems and find opportunities to push the bounds of what is possible with video for creators, livestreamers, and viewers
- Work closely with other functional leaders in product, engineering, and research to prioritize, plan, and track product initiatives and outcomes
- Communicate progress and key updates with other teams, partners, and leadership on a regular basis
- Foster highly collaborative working relationships between the design team and members of product, engineering, and brand teams to deliver a seamless, unified experience to our customers
- Always be a vocal advocate for our customers and possess a strong understanding of how data and qualitative research inform building outstanding products
- Be hands-on and capable of rolling up your sleeves to work with product and engineering teams to reimagine and redefine the evolving world of video
- Lead, inspire, and develop a diverse team of product designers by raising the team’s level of design, decision making, and collaboration skills
Skills and knowledge you should possess:
- 10+ years of proven experience in designing and building user-facing digital products at scale
- 6+ years of leading product design teams and managing 5+ direct reports
- Demonstrated history of driving impact through UX solutions to meet key company OKRs and business metrics
- A hands-on leader with the ability to take ownership and work autonomously in leading multiple work streams and design initiatives
- A track record of championing what’s best for the user while balancing the needs of the business
- Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate a design vision to any audience within the organization
- Proven track record of delivering products to market and iterating on those products over time to ensure success
- Portfolio or case study samples that showcase the products you’ve delivered to market, as well as the design processes that led to their launch
Bonus points (nice skills to have, but not needed):
- Experience working with remote or distributed product teams
Vimeo is the world’s leading all-in-one video software solution. Our platform enables any professional, team, and organization to unlock the power of video to create, collaborate and communicate. We proudly serve our growing community of over 200 million users — from creatives to entrepreneurs to the world’s largest companies.
Vimeo is headquartered in New York City with offices around the world. At Vimeo, we believe our impact is greatest when our workforce of over 650 passionate, dedicated people, represents our diverse and global community. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer where diversity, equity and inclusion is championed in how we build our products, develop our leaders, and strengthen our culture.