UX Design Manager

New York, NY
Design
Full-time
At Animoto, we help our customers communicate who they are, what they do, and what they love through video. We are proud to help them share these passions and that is why we are working hard to create best-in-class easy-to-use online video editor with a large selection of pre-built templates that can customize to make engaging, shareable content for their audiences on social media.

We’re looking for a product design manager who can help propel us towards the future, as we move towards automation to help small business owners succeed with social media video marketing.

What you'll do:

    • Manage a team of product designers through coaching, and radically candid feedback to grow their careers
    • Create clarity in ambiguous problem spaces, and apply systems thinking to simplify complex feature sets into simple, intuitive product experiences
    • Guide your team to achieve high-quality, holistic, cross-platform, on-brand experiences that aligns with company strategy
    • Lead regular design reviews, critiques, and ideation sessions for team members
    • Advocate for human-centered design and ensure we’re solving the right problems
    • Build healthy and collaborative relationships with design, product, and engineering leadership to shape strategy
    • Work with design leadership to shape teams’ culture, processes, and tools to improve design productivity and efficiency
    • Recruit, hire, and onboard new designers
    • Play a hybrid role of manager and individual contributor on a product team

What we're looking for:

    • 5+ years of product design experience in a product company
    • Portfolio demonstrating exceptional skills in interaction design, visual design, systems thinking and AB testing
    • Expert level skill with modern design tools (Sketch, Figma, Framer, Invision, Principle, Zeplin, Abstract)
    • Experience with UX research and knowledge of different research methods
    • Experience with collaborative design methods (design sprints, ideation workshops, etc.)
    • Experience working with engineering, product, and design leadership to shape vision, strategy, and execution
    • Experience launching, managing, and evolving design systems
    • Ability to communicate user insights and design decisions with confidence and transparency
    • Ability to give and receive honest, direct, and empathetic feedback to encourage growth
    • A “Yes, and…” approach to collaboration and working with others

Nice-to-haves:

    • Experience with product design people management
    • Experience designing creative tools for small business owners
    • Experience with AI/ML/automation and agentive design

Why join Animoto:

    • The opportunity to work with really smart, talented and interesting people
    • Opportunities for professional growth
    • Weekly catered lunch, bi-weekly Product Demos, Social Fridays, fully stocked kitchen, fun environment, and 5 ways to make coffee at our amazing NoHo office
    • Bi-annual company events and hackathons
    • Amazing benefits such as 100% medical/dental/vision, equity, 401k, upgraded Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify, and corporate discounts with AT&T and Crunch
If you’re passionate about growing design careers, shipping elegant and thoughtful design solutions that balance our goals, the needs of users (our product is used by millions of people!), and technology capabilities, we’d love to hear from you!

We embrace the differences of our team members and seek diversity of beliefs, backgrounds, education, and all the other things that make us unique. We aim to create a space where employees can bring their true selves to work every day. Animoto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer.