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Product Design Manager

San Francisco, California
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Scale is looking for an experienced product design leader to manage the growing Product Design team.  This role will report to the Head of Design within the Engineering, Product, and Design (EPD) org.  You will be the voice of our users and customers while partnering with leaders across Product, Engineering, Marketing, and Sales to understand, scope, and resource the company’s product design needs.  You will grow the product design team, coach & mentor its members, and ensure consistent user experience across all of Scale’s products

You will:

  • Build and lead a team of product designers
  • Drive product design strategy and nurture Scale’s design processes, systems and technical expertise
  • Develop a partnership with Product & Engineering to help ensure our products provide delightful and cohesive user experiences
  • Foster design culture and promote strong team morale
  • Define measurable OKRs for the team during the quarterly planning cycle, and allocate & deploy resources in alignment with the company goals
  • Cultivate career and skill growth opportunities for your reports
  • Establish a deep understanding of Scale’s verticals and product ecosystem
  • Quickly grasp and translate ambiguous feedback and communications into clear, actionable plans and solutions for your team
  • Balance competing interests diplomatically and with an open mind while also prioritizing Scale's vision

Ideally you'd have:

  • 6+ years of total Product Design experience
  • 1+ years of experience managing designers and growing a team
  • An excellent portfolio showing UX, UI and visual design
  • Highly skilled in Figma (and other design tools)
  • Strong ability to “filter out the noise” in order to prioritize and adjust scope to align best with the company needs
  • Exceptional communication & presentation skills that enable productive an collaborative working relationships
  • Experience delivering 0-1 products from concept to launch
  • Experience and passion for mentoring Designers
  • Thrive under pressure and can seamlessly adapt to rapid changes
  • Shown success working in and leading teams in a scrappy and fast growing environment
  • Experience creating and/or maintaining robust design systems
  • Experience in enterprise SaaS companies or products

Nice to haves:

  • Prior experience working at start-ups
  • Experience designing cutting-edge AI and ML technologies
  • Background working in Enterprise SaaS, B2B, D2C 
  • Experience designing for new products from the ground up
  • A passion for AI and Scale’s mission to accelerate AI development 
  • A deep interest in innovating towards complex problems
Please send your resume, portfolio, and LinkedIn profile to jobs@scaleapi.com

About Us:
At Scale, we believe that the transition from traditional software to AI is one of the most important shifts of our time. Our mission is to make that happen faster across every industry, and our team is transforming how machine learning can build innovative products. Our products provide access to human-powered data for hundreds of use cases and are used by industry leaders such as Open AI, Lyft, GM, Samsung, Airbnb, NVIDIA, and many more. We’ve recently raised $325 million in Series E funding at a valuation of $7B+ and are expanding our team to accelerate the development of AI applications. 

We believe that everyone should be able to bring their whole selves to work, which is why we are proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability status, gender identity or Veteran status.  

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruiting process due to a disability, please contact us at accommodations@scale.com. Please see the United States Department of Labor's EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.

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