Product Design Manager, CMS
New York City, NY, USA | Squarespace
Industry:Internet / Online Media
Design / Graphic Design
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Squarespace is a design-centric product company that enables anyone to make it beautiful. Product designers at Squarespace are embedded within product teams amongst product managers, engineers and researchers. Our product teams are deeply collaborative, and each member has wide responsibilities and freedom to act.
The CMS team is seeking a Product Design Manager to join us in developing the Content Management System which is the foundation of everything Squarespace does. The CMS is what makes it possible for our customers to present themselves to the world in the best way possible.
At Squarespace, you will be challenged in an ambitious, ever-changing organization that values vision, execution, persistence, and flexibility. You will take ownership of our product by solving complex problems in simple, elegant ways.
This role reports to the VP, Product Design in New York.
Recruit new designers and actively participate in the hiring process
Develop the designers on your team, set clear goals, manage workloads, and ensure their overall happiness
Collaborate on project briefs and scoping
Work with designers and teams to ensure the best, most relevant processes and practices are employed and evolved as necessary
Create rational, articulable, elegant solutions to complex problems
Create wireframes and early-stage prototypes
Collaborate with product management, engineering and research
Continually seek to understand the capabilities and technical constraints of the systems with which you’ll be working
Help drive strategy in the areas you manage, including competitive research and pushing to leverage potential opportunities
Deliver polished comps, flows and assets to team members
Participate in user research and testing, ensuring usability and product consistency
Follow both large and small projects through, beyond delivery
Collaborate on evolving our style guides
8+ years of digital/product design experience
3+ years of management experience leading seasoned designers
Well versed in, and opinionated about visual and user experience design
Well rounded understanding of information architecture
Great taste and aesthetic sensibility
Love of iterative development
Experience developing great software
Experience using tools like Sketch and InVision
A solid understanding of how web and mobile applications work
A deep-seated awareness of what makes a great product experience
Ability to focus in an ever-shifting internal and external landscape