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Product Design Manager

Full-timeDesign manager$202,500-$247,500*
San Francisco, United States
Health insurance
Paid time off
Wellness programs
Employee discount programs
Parental leave
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Discord is the world’s place for voice, video and text chat to build community and connection. Whether you're part of a school club, gaming group, worldwide art community, or just a handful of friends that want to spend time together, millions of people use Discord every day to create connections, hang out, and talk.
What began in 2015 as a platform to connect gaming communities, Discord has grown exponentially into every niche that our over 150 million active monthly users can imagine. 
The Product Design team at Discord is now looking for experienced Product Design Managers to help grow in multiple verticals and create impact within the platform. As a leader at Discord, you will have the opportunity to truly make your mark and create new and exciting ways that users can interact and grow together. Apply today to speak with our team about the multiple Product Design Manager roles available to you. 
The ideal candidate will thrive on collaboration and take great enjoyment in working to improve people, product and process. You'll help the team put the user first, create innovative world-class design, coach designers through our process, and focus the team on the highest impact problems with the best solutions. You will be an essential member of design leadership.

What you'll be doing

  • Develop a team of highly-engaged designers by coaching and instilling a sense of ownership and impact. 
  • Provide direction and guidance of product designers' output, promote partnerships and design process.
  • You'll build close bonds with your corresponding engineering and product management leaders to influence product strategy and ensure world-class product execution.
  • Apply and balance your expertise with Discords Engineering and Design principles to constantly raise the bar and ensure your team achieves extraordinary results at the high quality level we set.
  • Adjust team composition and eventually creating new teams to adapt to changing needs or tuning team dynamics.
  • Make sound first-principle decisions around resourcing, and making the rationale clear to partners and team members.
  • Partner with other design leaders to continuously improve the Design organization and uphold our workplace philosophy.
  • Partner with Engineering to develop core component frameworks and best-practices.
  • Occasionally you will be hands-on with the design work, pitching in from time to time in order to support your team and keep them focused on deeper work — however this is primarily a management role (especially as the team grows larger).

What you should have

  • You have 2+ years of experience as a Design Manager and/or have led at least 2 Product Designers previously within a design team.
  • 6+ years experience in multi-platform digital products as a Product Designer (or similar role). Especially fluent with mobile product development and consumer products, with experience using prototyping tools to demonstrate product concepts.
  • A portfolio of work you've designed and shipped as well as examples of work you directed delivered by your team. Examples of how you have previously influenced your product teams, organizations or discipline.
  • An enjoyment of people leadership. This includes recruiting, training and developing, organization design, and leading by example.
  • You thrive in ambiguous environments and get excited about figuring out strategies or processes to address them — both in product and internal team structures.
  • A strong eye for craft. You can identify when work can benefit from more time or investment, identifying gaps in visual or interaction design.
  • History of strong partnerships with engineering and product management leadership.
  • You are a first principles thinker that can work with others to come up with pragmatic solutions.
  • Designing yourself does not scare you, and you’re happy to jump in to help if needed. You are still a designer even if you don't do it all the time.
  • You keep up with the industry trends and can assess new tools and techniques.

New York City residents only: Minimum salary of $168,000/year + equity and  benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by NYC Pay Transparency Law

Colorado residents only: Minimum salary of $134,400/year + equity and  benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20).

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental and Vision (plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures)
  • Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends
  • 16+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days 
  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)
  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)
  • Volunteer time off
  • A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups 
  • Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests — from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!

Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • What's the salary range for the Product Design Manager position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $202,500-$247,500*
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    No, telecommuting is not possible for this position
About Discord
Discord is a VoIP and instant messaging social platform.
Communities, Gaming
1K-5K employees

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