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Director, Product Design

San Francisco, CA, USA | Dropbox

  • Industry:
    Internet / Online Media
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Product Development
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The Dropbox Design team is looking for a Director of Design to lead multi-disciplined teams in building products that are simple, opinionated, and well-crafted. As the Director of Design you will lead one of Dropbox’s core product areas, and coordinating with leadership across other teams. You’ll join our talented team and help shape not just our products, but our people and the way we design and build. On a typical day, you’ll give feedback in design critiques, coach your team through challenges, make strategic decisions with your peers in Product and Engineering, and interview candidates to join our team.


Shape and communicate a compelling long-term design strategy and vision

Own the design process for your team—from problem definition to design implementation

Partner with product, engineering, and research to ensure projects are well-defined, high impact, and successfully executed

Guide products towards solutions that are unquestionably simple, intuitive, and “just work” for our users

Work closely with design leadership to ensure a cohesive user experience across all products

Manage and coach Product Designers and Product Design Managers

Grow the design team by attracting and retaining new talent


At least 5 years of professional experience leading or managing a design team and 10 yearswithin the design community

A portfolio of relevant design work, executed either by yourself or a team that you led, that conveys an ability to ship successful products that people love

A user-centered approach to designing software for people

Experience working with engineers and product managers to drive strategy, vision, and execution

Experience attracting and hiring design talent

Comfortable juggling a wide range of responsibilities at the same time

A collaborative, low-ego approach to working with others

Benefits and Perks

100% company paid individual medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage

401k + company match

Market competitive total compensation package

Free Dropbox space for your friends and family

Wellness Reimbursement

Generous vacation policy

10 company paid holidays

Volunteer time off 

Company sponsored tech talks (technology and other relevant professional topics)

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