Product Design Manager, CMS

New York City, NY, USA | Squarespace

  • Industry:
    Internet / Online Media
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Marketing
    Product Development
    Design / Graphic Design
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Pragmatic idealist

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