Sr. Director, Product Design

West Hollywood, California / Palo Alto, California / San Francisco, California
Tinder – Product Design /
Full-time /
Our Mission

As humans, there are few things more exciting than meeting someone new. At Tinder, we’re inspired by the challenge of keeping the magic of human connection alive. With tens of millions of users, hundreds of millions of downloads, 2+ billion swipes per day, 20+ million matches per day, and a presence in 190+ countries, our reach is expansive—and rapidly growing.
We work together to solve complex problems. Behind the simplicity of every match, we think deeply about human relationships, behavioral science, network economics, AI and ML, online and real-world safety, cultural nuances, loneliness, love, sex, and more.

We’re looking for a seasoned design leader to support our Core and Next (innovation) teams. In this role, you’ll help incubate completely new ideas in our Next team, and help build and scale them in our Core team while keeping the overall user experience at heart. You’ll help drive step-change innovation at scale and help Tinder build the most meaningful connections between people. 

Where you’ll work:

This is a hybrid role and requires in-office collaboration two days per week. This position is located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and/or Palo Alto, CA.

In this role, you will:

    • Help establish a deliver a vision for our Core products and inspire the team on where we can go. 
    • Inspire and incubate new opportunities for.  
    • Immerse yourself in cultural, technological and generational shifts in behaviors and mindsets to create delightful, simple and functional experiences for millions of people. 
    • Practice and evangelize human-centricity across the organization. 
    • Partner with cross-functional teams like Analytics, Engineering, Strategy and Product Management to articulate a clear vision for the future of the product and build them at scale globally. 
    • Build and grow a world-class Design organization at Tinder through mentorship, hiring and vision. 
    • Inspire the organization with creativity, positivity, vision and resilience to build on a culture of bold and responsible innovation.

You’ll need:

    • Experience driving innovation and cohesion in a fast-paced product environment. 
    • A bias towards action with clear direction and focus. 
    • Experience building and growing high-performing teams with hiring, career development and mentorship. 
    • Experience creating and improving a world-class user experience across a high-profile consumer organization. 
    • Experience collaborating with executive stakeholders to build alignment and collaboration. 
    • Expertise in storytelling to build conviction, inspire, and clarify. 
    • A strong portfolio demonstrating large-scale design and product innovation for a large-scale global consumer brand. 
    • 15+ years of experience in design, with a minimum of 7 years leading and managing high-performing design teams.

Nice to have:

    • Experience working with emerging technologies and integrating them into delightful user experiences. 
    • Experience maintaining and growing a multi-sided marketplace with shifting user dynamics.

As a full-time employee, you will enjoy:

    • Unlimited PTO (with no waiting period), 10 annual Wellness Days
    • Time off to volunteer and charitable donations matched up to $15,000 annually
    • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental coverage
    • 100% 401(k) employer match up to 10%, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
    • 100% paid parental leave (including for non-birthing parents), family forming benefits, and Milk Stork, which provides access to breast milk shipping for business travel, surrogacy, and employee relocation
    • Investment in your development: mentorship through our MentorMatch program, access to 6,000+ online courses through Udemy, and an annual $3,000 stipend for your professional development
    • Investment in your wellness: access to mental health support via Modern Health, BetterHelp, and Insight Timer; paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance, fitness membership subsidy, and commuter subsidy
    • Free subscription to Tinder Gold
$248,500 - $324,000 a year
Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary range is reflective of a position based in Los Angeles or Palo Alto CA. This salary will be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.
Commitment to Inclusion

At Tinder, we don’t just accept difference, we celebrate it. We strive to build a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members around the world, and we value unique perspectives and backgrounds. Even if you don’t meet all the listed qualifications, we invite you to apply and show us how your skills could transfer. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome people of all sexes, gender identities, races, ethnicities, disabilities, and other lived experiences. Learn more here:

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