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Product Design Manager

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Product Design Manager

At Lyft, our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

Here at Lyft, we’re working to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. To make this lofty goal a reality we start from within—creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization. Towards this vision, Lyft Business connects Lyft to companies and organizations by offering reliable, scalable and affordable solutions to solve their transportation needs in healthcare, corporate travel and daily commute. Lyft Media is Lyft’s rapidly growing advertising business focused on building the world’s largest transportation media network. We build products that allow brands to engage with our unique audience throughout their transportation journeys. Our assets include out-of-home (OOH) media units such as rooftop screens and bikeshare ad panels, while our digital assets include in-car screens and in-app ad products.

Lyft is seeking a design manager to lead a team of product designers, providing direction and guidance of their team’s output, as well as stewarding best practices in cross-functional partnership and design process. This person will propagate a strong design practice, influence product strategy, and make a strong impact on product execution and quality. Design managers also provide design mentorship and be a champion for both craft and career development, as well as create the operational space and organizational cover to help their designers focus on executing their best work. On Lyft Business, you will lead a team of product designers who focus on solving the transportation problems in healthcare, corporate travel and daily commute. You will closely collaborate with the Lyft Business Leadership Team, ensuring strategic alignment and delivering on the business and product goals.

As a qualified candidate, you have both an incredible eye for detail and an ability to think big, break new ground, and innovate. You have experience leading teams designing for mobile (native apps and mobile web), desktop web, and email, and you have a strong track record and a body of work that demonstrates clear wins to user and business impact, as well as the particulars in overall experience, visual polish, and complex interactions.

You must be a proven leader, an excellent communicator, and a cross-functional, cross-organizational team player that can thrive in a very fast-paced, dynamic working environment. You are comfortable working closely with passionate designers, product managers, engineers, marketers, and executives that care deeply about creating beautiful, high-impact products.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage, mentor and inspire a team of product designers, providing design direction and pushing the quality of the design work
  • Push the boundaries of your team’s UX/UI/visual execution and try new ideas. Be able to think “Blue Sky” and explore divergent concepts and create trajectory for the company
  • Influence product strategy and lead your team in executing design work with a high level of polish, and understand how to solve a range of tactical & contained issue to much more complex, loosely defined product challenges across all digital platforms: iOS, Android, web, and email
  • Know how to lead and represent your team effectively, substantiate the work and the decisions behind them, and be an advocate for user-centered design
  • Build relationships with cross functional team members and executives across organizations, and effectively speak to process, design goals and team vision as a strong representative of the design studio
  • Step change productivity and accelerate team efficiency by improving processes and workflows with the design team and cross functional teams

Experience & Skills:

  • 8+ years of experience working in Product Design, UX, UI, or an HCI related field with experience working on web and mobile design at high-growth technology companies 
  • 4+ years of experience managing product design teams
  • Ability to think big and understand complex feature sets
  • A track record of leading design teams through successful product launches across iOS, Android, and desktop and mobile web
  • Strong information design experience with a solid foundation in UX design heuristics
  • Experience recruiting, hiring, and retaining multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Deep knowledge and applied experience in information architecture and graphic design (layout, typography, color)
  • Applied experience with design tools: Figma preferred
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Ability to work well on an ego-free, highly collaborative, and cross-functional team
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment

Even if you don't meet 100% of the skills above, please consider applying. We know talent takes many different shapes.

Benefits:

  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • Family building benefits
  • In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink - Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.  

This role will be in-office on a hybrid schedule — Team Members will be expected to work in the office 3 days per week on Mondays, Thursdays and a team-specific third day. Additionally, hybrid roles have the flexibility to work from anywhere for up to 4 weeks per year.

The expected base pay range for this position in the San Francisco area is $193,500 - $215,000. Salary ranges are dependent on a variety of factors, including qualifications, experience and geographic location. Range is not inclusive of potential equity offering, bonus or benefits. Your recruiter can share more information about the salary range specific to your working location and other factors during the hiring process.

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 $193,500-$215,000
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    No, telecommuting is not possible for this position
About Lyft
Lyft, Inc. is an American transport service support provider that develops, markets, and operates a mobile app, offering ride-hailing, vehicles for hire, motorized scooters, a bicycle-sharing system, rental cars, and food delivery.
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Industry
Mobile Apps, Ride Sharing
Founded
2012
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1K-5K employees

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