Senior Director of Product Design

| Austin
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.

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
  • 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

Diversity is important to us, therefore, realtor.com is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of age, color, national origin, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, status as a disabled veteran and/or veteran of the Vietnam Era or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, realtor.com will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.

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