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Senior Design Lead

Full-timeLead designer$245,100-$299,500*
Health insurance
Employee discount programs
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About us

Kyte is a Series A technology platform that brings magic and seamless delivery into the experience of getting a car in cities. We are building the most compelling way to get a car by committing to relentless customer centricity, technology-powered operational excellence and capital efficiency. The sky's the limit when it comes to Kyte.  

At Kyte, we love what we do and we believe our diverse team of ridiculously ambitious individuals is what makes our company great. We are headquartered in a stunning penthouse suite in the Financial District of San Francisco, California with a second home in Munich, Germany. Wherever office or remote location you are at, you will have more than significant ownership and impact on our company trajectory, and shape how people get around the cities they live in. We look forward to hearing from you!

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About the role:

As Kyte’s Design Lead, you will oversee all digital product design and lead the design team in building and shipping products and related materials. You will apply broad UI and UX principles to make design decisions for both internal and external products based on user research and shadowing. You are passionate about providing customers simplicity and making products delightful and easy to use.

What You’ll Do

  • Own the UI and UX for Kyte’s internal operating system, Fleet, from end to end; empowering our Operations, Finance, and Supply teams to scale their workflows around a new Information Architecture.
  • Together with the existing Product and Design team, own the end-to-end Kyte brand identity and vision. 
  • Oversee all design operations at Kyte, including delivery of customer-facing products and experiences.
  • Together with the Head of Product, work to build a vision for Kyte’s design focus for the next 18-24 months.
  • Identify opportunities for product or feature enhancements across Kyte’s internal and external suite of products. 
  • Remain in-the-know with regard to industry trends, market conditions, and customer preferences. 
  • Be the inspirational Product and Design leader for Kyte, present and review product design ideas with leadership and the broader team/company.


  • Minimum 5-7 years of software product experience, encompassing Web and Mobile products
  • Experience leading multiple large-scale projects across multiple designers and collaborating with cross-functional company leaders.
  • Experience guiding user research and creating new frameworks for user analytics
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Figma to produce prototypes and test functionality iteratively.
  • Effectively communicate design concepts and roadmaps
  • Ability to conduct, interpret, and present qualitative and quantitative feedback and research
  • Demonstrated design thinking abilities and successful outcomes through a robust portfolio of successful products


  • Experience as a founding designer or early member of a startup team
  • Extensive experience migrating web application design to a mobile-first interface
  • Experience with both consumer-facing and internal-facing product suites
  • Experience with mapping and/or geo-spatial application design
  • Prior ownership of a brand including: personality traits, voice/tone, typography, and archetype.
Benefits and Perks
• Medical, Dental, & Vision Health Insurance (Individuals 100% Covered)
• 401(k) Retirement Plan
• $200 Monthly Commuter Benefit
• $75 Monthly Flexible Wellness Benefit
• $300 Annual WFH Stipend (Remote Employees)
• Annual Learning and Development Budget
• Team and company-wide summits/offsites
• Generous discount to use our product!

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Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single requirement. At Kyte, we're building an inclusive, diverse, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about our vision/mission and this role caught your eye - we encourage you to apply! Don't worry if your previous experience doesn't match perfectly, you may be the right candidate for this role, or even another role at Kyte!
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 Senior Design Lead position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $245,100-$299,500*
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    Yes, telecommuting is possible for this position
About Kyte
Kyte delivers rental cars straight to your door. We deliver and pick up the vehicle. No line-ups, no paperwork, no refueling. Fully flexible. Book today!
Automotive, Car Sharing
51-250 employees

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