Design Manager

Plaid Inc. in San Francisco, CA

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
We're convinced that the way consumers and businesses interact with their finances will drastically improve in the next few years. At Plaid, we’re dedicated to empowering this transformation by building the tools that thousands of developers use to improve the financial lives of people across the globe.As a Design Manager at Plaid, you'll be essential in helping to grow the team, nurture our designers, work cross-functionally, and ensure that we ship the best in class design experiences. and the process behind designing Link.

What excites you

  • A centralized design team that works together end-to-end to create a holistic, world-class experience
  • A team that values high quality, pixel-perfect work and delightful interactions
  • A fast-paced, product-minded culture that rapidly moves from creative concepts to concrete solutions
  • A design culture where talking to customers and users sits at the forefront of every project
  • Close collaboration with engineering, business, and other product teams on all aspects of product development
  • Collating design requirements and understanding its impact on existing products
  • Crafting a thoughtful, long-term product & design strategy that anticipates future needs
  • Providing career guidance and critique on the work we produce
  • Regularly reviewing work and providing feedback to other designers
  • Unblocking your teammates, organizing our work, evolving our process, and generally making things ‘go’
  • Organically supporting our team and company culture
  • Making Plaid a fulfilling place to work for everyone around you
  • What excites us

  • Past experience leading and managing teams
  • The visual know-how and desire to delight the user and deliver a world-class experience
  • An appetite for cross-platform collaboration
  • A record of leveling up your reports and providing individuals with meaningful opportunities for growth
  • A strong penchant for utilizing user research and metrics to guide design decisions
  • An ability to advocate for, and be a strong representative of design
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Experience with engaging and art-directing external agencies and freelancers
  • Excitement for recruiting and a thoughtful approach to identifying new talent
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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