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Jane Marketplace is hiring a

Director of Product Design

Company Description

At Jane, we’re working to find the best ways to help small businesses succeed, and we’re using the latest technology to build a better online marketplace. We have some pretty big goals and are always looking for talented people who want to be a part of something new. We not only work hard at our jobs but also to maintain a culture of authenticity and collaboration. Join us and enjoy the

janelife to its fullest.

Jane's Values

  • Lead with empathy
  • Pull together
  • Just say it
  • Make it count
  • Make your mark

Jane is looking for a seasoned Director of Product Design to support our growing product organization in building a world-class product that will delight our customers. You will help craft a clear vision and design strategy but you will also be ready to get your hands dirty when it's needed. You will lead and mentor a small team of talented product designers to help them grow and elevate their personal skills as well as Jane’s brand.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, influential team leader who possesses a well-rounded design background and has a strong visual point of view complemented 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 please the current Jane customer and grow into new markets
  • 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 basisFoster 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 e-commerce
  • 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 3+ direct reports
  • An understanding of how front end code works: HTML/CSS
  • 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