Senior Director of Product Design at realtor.com

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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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • GITDatabases
    • AWSDatabases

Location

Cool downtown office nestled in the bars and restaurants of East 6th Street

An Insider's view of realtor.com

How does your team reward individual success?

We reward success through recognition and appreciation. We often celebrate wins loudly and with fun events. It's one of the best parts of our culture!

Fluker

Consumer Experience Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about how we're scaling our outreach to consumers which allows us to help more people every day. Not only that, but I love the pace we have in testing new consumer experiences!

Diane

Senior Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve been with realtor.com for exactly one year and I’ve grown a great deal. I’ve expanded my literacy from AWS to Python to React Native and been mentored all along the way.

Yufeng

Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

With 80 million unique users to realtor.com a month, we play a leading role in the world's largest real estate network, sitting uniquely in this position of big data, while still being a mid-sized company that is able to democratize the information throughout the business. It’s an incredible position to be in.

Anne

Vice President, Product Management

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Our consumer success model is best in class, yet we continuously strive to build even better services and products for for the reatlor.com consumer.

James

Senior Training Manager

What are realtor.com Perks + Benefits

realtor.com Benefits Overview

At realtor.com we fully embrace the value of having an inclusive culture where people can be their whole selves and do their best work. Having healthy and happy employees is extremely important, which is why we offer all of our employees more than just great basic health coverage. We strive for a culture where everyone feels fully "at home."

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love our neighbors and think it important to give back to those in need.
Partners with Nonprofits
From our volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity to our employee charitable gift matching per employee, our commitment to our communities is unwavering.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mandatory company-wide training on Inclusive leadership and inclusive culture.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our Employee Resource Groups invite our employees as they bring their whole, authentic selves to work and engage with one another in taking action to build a more diverse and inclusive work space.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Unbiased candidate sourcing, diverse candidate pools and removal of referral source data in support of unbiased candidate selection is our approach.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Realtor.com offers both short term and long term disability programs upon your date of hire at no cost to you.
Dental Benefits
Realtor.com® offers two dental plans through Aetna. The Aetna Dental PPO allows flexibility to see in and out-of-network providers, while the Aetna Dental DMO is a low-cost, in-network only plan.
Vision Benefits
Vision coverage is available through the Aetna Vision Preferred plan. It offers coverage for a variety of services both in and out-of-network.
Health Insurance Benefits
For the 2021 plan year, there is a choice of four medical plans offered through Aetna and Kaiser.
Life Insurance
Realtor.com® provides life insurance coverage for both Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment for all eligible employees.
Pet Insurance
Coverage is available for accidents, illnesses and preventive care.
Wellness Programs
Employees can access unlimited, on-demand, and personalized streaming videos on the topics of exercise, mindfulness, nutrition, sleep, and financial well-being.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
News Corp and realtor.com provide a variety of choices for serving and supporting your emotional wellbeing needs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
At realtor.com®, there are two retirement saving accounts available; the Traditional 401(k) and the Roth 401(k). You may choose to contribute to either plan to participate in the employer matching.
401(K) Matching
The News Corp 401(k) Savings Plan provides a matching program of 100% of the first 1% and 50% of the next 5% to help you make the most of your money.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Realtor.com offers charitable gift matching of up to $500 per employee annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
A dependent care FSA reimburses you for eligible child and adult care expenses such as day care, before/after school care, nursery school, preschool, and summer day camp.
Generous Parental Leave
Paid Parental Leave to include bonding, adoption, & surrogacy (20 weeks for primary caregivers and 4 weeks for secondary caregivers)
Flexible Work Schedule
Austin Tech Center employees have flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
There may come a time when you need to begin a leave of absence to cover needs such as disability, caregiver leave, Family Member Leave Act (FMLA). MetLife will be your main point of contact.
Company sponsored family events
Annual events including friends and family members are a company highlight.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Pop-a-shot is an Austin favorite. All net!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Realtor.com provides reimbursement up to $2,500 annually, for graded, pass/fail courses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our HomeGrown Mentoring Program is available for all full time employees in Austin.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

When we show up to work each day, regardless of title or tenure, we all want to be heard, be valued, and know that our contributions matter.

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