We are a community of designers, engineers, and product managers who are passionate about building quality software. While our environment is collaborative and relaxed, we build products that are well-considered and well-architected.

Postlight is growing and we are hiring a Head of Product Design to guide and lead our product design team. This role reports to the CEO and President, and works closely with peers from Digital Strategy, Product Management, and Engineering on Postlight’s Senior Leadership team. You will manage 3 Product Design Directors, each with skilled designers reporting into them, and will guide and advocate for the larger team both internally and with clients. This key role will drive and define product design at Postlight—establishing a balance between strategic thinking and product design best practices for day-to-day work and evangelizing that to the larger community.

As Head of Product Design, you will:

  • Build and nurture a unified product design team while instilling a strong culture
  • Develop the holistic vision of product design by defining the team roadmap and establishing measures of success
  • Collaborate with digital strategists, product managers, and engineers while acting as the product design subject matter expert to conceptualize, design, and deliver multi-platform applications.
  • Engage client stakeholders by participating in strategic meetings from the initial conversation through a project’s lifecycle 
  • Serve as an internal design expert across diverse topics and industries for our internal and external clients
  • Act as a leader who can help guide teams and projects to success without compromising strategy by educating and convincing internal and external stakeholders through analytical thinking and breadth of experience

Postlight is looking for a Head of Product Design who has:

  • 10+ years of digital product design experience
  • A track record of at least 5+ years growing and leading a strategic practice of design
  • At least 5+ years of experience managing design managers 
  • Experience working at a product studio and/or digital agency 
  • A history of working closely with digital strategists, senior engineers and product managers on complex projects
  • Ability to successfully recruit and professionally develop teams with an emphasis on skill development and team management
  • Strong eye for consumer executional craft with an obsession on design details
  • Proven ability to positively represent Postlight to the community at events, on our podcast, and/or publishing on our website

Location - NYC (open to Remote U.S.)

Whether working on-site or with our remote employees, your communication skills will be as important as your technical ones. Collaborating across time zones requires constant, clear communication and coordination, via Slack, GitHub comments, documents, and frequent video conferences. Postlight is headquartered in New York City, but a third of our team works remotely. We know how to keep everyone on the same page, and so should you.

Your skillset will grow at Postlight. You will join a team excited about the problems they solve and the tools they use to solve them. We keep pace with the industry and are active participants in the open-source world. You will find yourself regularly growing in your career, using new tools and frameworks to solve new kinds of problems—with support from management and senior leadership.

Studies show that women and members of underrepresented groups apply for jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Postlight encourages everyone interested in a role to apply. We look forward to your application!

Postlight is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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