Product Design Director

Vacuumlabs is looking for a Product Design Director to join and lead our growing team. 

As Product Design Director you will work across a range of projects, where you’ll be responsible for ensuring we deliver the best designed products possible—either those that we develop ourselves or in partnership with our clients. You’ll also help grow the design function across the organization, nurturing talent and working with the sales team and Chief Product Officer to help close design deals.

Here’s what you will do

  • Be the primary point of contact for internal and external design related needs
  • Be a strong advocate for design within the company
  • Build relationships across the company and facilitate strong cross functional teams
  • Clearly articulate complex design problems and opportunities in both written and verbal forms to a variety of audiences
  • Lead design thinking/strategy sessions and workshops
  • Work with the design leads, capacity planning, and leadership to ensure we are hiring the right talent
  • Support team members at all levels in their growth and challenges
  • Assist in overall team growth; education and mentoring, 1:1s, team member career growth, team planning, etc
  • Assess the likely implications of all design decisions on production and during the early product lifecycle
  • Understand design debt and potential pitfalls in iterative lean design – how and when they need to be addressed vs evolved
  • Conduct or assist in architecting user testing sessions to validate design propositions
  • Maintain an understanding of new tools, technologies and best practices and be able to educate internal teams and clients about them
  • Continue to be a hands on designer, producing work for pitches, clients, and owned products
  • Assist the business development process as needed

Who do we look for

  • You have 10+ years design experience, with at least 5 years of that being in a leadership position
  • You have mentorship and/or teaching experience of less experienced designers
  • You are comfortable working with and facilitating cross functional teams of design, engineering, and product
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to clearly articulate and explain complex design problems
  • You have an excellent understanding of product design and an understanding of development principles and workflows
  • You have shipped multiple products to market and can point to examples

Type

Full-time job

MONTHLY SALARY

5,000 – 7,500 EUR

LOCATION

Prague, Lisbon, Bratislava, or remote CET±1

Or send us an email at jobs@vacuumlabs.com

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