As a Design Director for HomeAway’s Global Experience Design Group, you’ll thrive at the intersection of strategy, craftsmanship and design. You’ll place a deep focus on user insights, team building and the highest quality user experience design. Your team crafts compelling solutions that are intuitive, creative, thoughtful, simple and delightful. You inspire a positive environment where a supportive, talented and passionate design community thrive to take their craft to the next level.
What you'll do:
- You lead by example, setting the benchmark for relationship building and design excellence.
- You drive strategy and inspire others to join the journey of executing against that strategy.
- You understand how to bring the best out of your teammates, grow their skills and hire world-class talent to join your charter of ground breaking user experience design.
- You tap data to innovate big ideas, but your end-product proves that small details and taste are just as important to you.
- You bridge the worlds of taste-making, content and experiential design.
- You develop clear design strategies for how, what and when to test an experience.
- You transform business problems into user experience opportunities, ultimately designing, testing and launching usable, useful and delightful solutions.
- You mentor designers and inspire the team by leading a great example.
- You demonstrate tried and true practices, but when necessary you invent the new standard.
- You bring a systemic point of view to problem solving, yet you know how to isolate specific design issues and opportunities.
- You identify, investigate and validate design problems within multi-disciplinary teams.
- You are a champion for the team and by working hard, respectfully and humbly, you earn trust and respect from your team, peers, colleagues and managers.
- You are constantly sketching and exploring the spectrum of possibility.
- You are the difference that moves good to great.
- You aren’t limited by device or platform, yet you are versed in responsive web and native mobile design.
Who you are:
- MFA, BFA or BS in Human Factors, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, or equivalent experience.
- 10 plus years of experience in web, native mobile, product, graphic, interaction, content and/or information design.
- In depth knowledge of design principles and experience simplifying complex systems.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience working in an agile team environment.
Benefits & Perks
- Competitive health and insurance benefits.
- Competitive salary.
- Annual target bonus or commission.
- Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility).
- Paid vacation and sick time.
- Employee Stock Purchase Program.
- Free snacks and beverages.
- Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
- Free listing on HomeAway.com.
- Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
- Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
- Casual dress.
Why join us:
Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so.
Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.
Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.
HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations.
Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.