Product Design Director


  • Remote  
    perm, from remote  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    12 July 2022  
    Posted on
    12 May 2022  

We are hiring a Design Director to lead the Network team and help craft the future of inter-organization collaboration at Slack.

Product Design Directors serve a critical role at Slack: they elevate the health, growth, and development of their team, as well as care for the overall business. They have a passion for design excellence expressed through thoughtful creative direction, direct contribution, and leading by example.

Slack has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture. We appreciate design leaders who are curious, humble, think deeply, speak clearly, and thrive on collaboration and feedback. If this sounds like a good fit for you, send us a nice hello with links to your work and experience.

What you will be doing:

  • Leading a remote-first team of Product Designers focused on expanding and improving the Slack Connect product area.

  • Working with product, engineering, and other cross-functional partners to drive design vision and strategy. Help turn business objectives into customer centered problems and steer team strategy.

  • Designing, guiding, and driving collaboration processes for your team.

  • Setting a high bar for quality and help teams ship with that quality, without compromising velocity.

  • Meeting regularly with designers to provide feedback on project progress.

  • Coaching, mentoring, and providing career development for team members.

  • Monitoring work satisfaction and happiness of your team and leading activities to maintain high levels of team morale.

  • Ensuring that projects are properly staffed based on scope, skills and timing.

  • Define and drive design hiring goals. Recruit and interview new Product Designers, review incoming candidates, and actively improve our design hiring process.

What you should have:

  • 2+ years of experience in a role managing a team of designers; 5+ years of product design experience (experience with B2B software products a plus).

  • Extensive and relevant experience working across mobile and desktop platforms.

  • A demonstrable foundation in typography, interaction design, visual design, and design ideation.

  • Experience leading and collaborating with diverse teams in a dynamic, rapid growth environment.

  • Experience leading design studios, design sprints, team brainstorming and ideation exercises.

  • Experience leading and collaborating in a remote-first environment.

  • A nuanced understanding of diverse and inclusive hiring practices.

  • Excellent written communication skills and comfort working in an async text-based environment (As you can imagine, we use Slack quite a bit internally).

  • Experience collaborating with and presenting to C-Suite leadership.

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