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Director of Product Design

$120k – $160k • 0.0% – 0.01%
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This position is based in Vancouver, BC and is not open to remote work. You must be legally able to work in Canada. To apply, please visit our website directly (link below).

As our Director of Design, you will be the voice of design at Thinkific. You’ll collaborate and partner across departments to deliver exceptional work. You’ll work closely with our team of product designers, product managers, marketers, and developers to identify and validate what problems are most important to solve for our customers and therefore, the business. You’ll inspire, mentor, lead, and grow the product design team and evolve our practices within UX, Design, and Research.

In this role, you will:

- Lead, inspire, mentor, and grow a team of product designers, distilling complex problems and proposing solutions that adhere to UX best practices
- Contribute to the overall company strategy and advocate for the product design team’s role
- Contribute to all aspects of product development from ideation to post-launch evaluation
- Establish product design principles, processes, and standards to ensure we're building a best-in-class product
- Collaborate with other department leads
- Advocate for a design-oriented atmosphere within the organization
- Foster an environment that balances high performance with happiness and health

To be successful in this role, you must:

- Have 7+ years of product design experience, ideally with 3+ years in a leadership role
- Demonstrate a passion for mentoring and growing a design team
- Be customer-obsessed with a proven history of making data-driven decisions to prioritize and ship products successfully in a high-paced environment
- Have experience spearheading initiatives focused on design research and best practices
- Have a strong body of work that demonstrates skills, craft, thinking, and expertise
- Be willing to jump into the trenches to support the team (this will include a level of design production work)

You might be the person we’re looking for if you:

- Have experience with design processes at scale
- Have experience maturing a design system in practice
- Have experience building design culture within a design team
- Are able to cultivate the unique skill sets of each member of a design team
- Consider yourself a strong networker who is active in the tech and design -community
- Demonstrate a drive to work hands-on with the design team, not just give direction

To apply and to read our full job description, please visit our website directly:

Competitive benefits package

Parental leave

Flexible work environment

Open vacation policy

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