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Senior Director of Product Design, Rent & New Homes

Company: Realtor.com
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Director of Product Design

Summary

We are looking for a senior design leader to be a driving force in creating world-class experiences that help people find and enjoy a home of their own. This role will partner closely with cross-functional leaders in Product and Engineering to create and execute against our bold vision for transforming the real estate industry. You will be responsible for building, leading, and mentoring a high-performing team of skilled product designers.

This role reports to the VP of Design.

Qualifications

  • 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
    Responsibilities

    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
      Management
      • 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
        Operations
        • 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

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