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Director of Product Design

Palo Alto, CA

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Airtime is building the next generation of live, social platforms. We’re looking for an exceptional Design Director to join us on our journey. This is a high-impact, cross-functional role with autonomy and empowerment to affect change at the foundational level of our product.

As a Product Design Director at Airtime you will lead a talented team of product designers to establish a best-in-class design practice. You will be responsible for the successful outcome of key aspects of the design development process across all of Airtime's products - by managing scope, direction and delivery of user flows, information architecture, UX copy, interaction design, prototyping, visual design, and animation.

By providing effective design direction, mentoring and facilitating product development process, you will raise our product execution and quality while scaling a team. We offer an opportunity to make a real impact. We’re a small team - every role matters.

To succeed you will have an incredible eye for detail, innate curiosity and an ability to work with ambiguity of a novel social space to push exciting, innovative experiences. You will need to be an articulate champion for design, with extensive experience in designing for mobile and desktop and proven design leader with a track record of managing, mentoring and inspiring a team of product designers as they deliver exciting, high-impact, cross platform work.

What You'll Do

  • Grow, manage and mentor a design team to raise the bar of critical thinking and execution across all our digital products. You're comfortable operating hands-off but you're also not afraid of diving into the details to push projects forward.
  • Develop and run knowledge transfer processes such as idea generation, design critiques and retrospectives that promote an efficient, imaginative, inclusive environment capable of consistently delivering impactful work.
  • Building cross-functional relationships and run meetings that move insights towards disruptive ideas and the execution of complex design challenges as you influence product strategy and cohesive experience across iOS, Android, web, and TV
  • Help promote best practices and standards to develop workflows that accelerate the ideation process, and promote a positive, inclusive environment.

What you’ll bring to the table

  • A track record of leading Product Design teams through successful product launches.
  • Extensive experience in product design, specializing in mobile and ideally social - with an ability to think big and understand complex feature sets.
  • A deep grounding in fundamentals of graphic, information and interaction design and expertise in the industry standard methods and frameworks that facilitate the design process.
  • Experience recruiting, hiring, and retaining multi-disciplinary design teams.
  • Expertise with Sketch/Figma is a must. Bonus points for HTML/CSS/JS, Principle, Swift etc
  • An open, curious and collaborative mindset with an enthusiasm for empathetic design and superb attention to detail.
  • The enthusiasm and conviction to present and protect brilliant ideas. You strive to make sure nothing good gets left behind - whether they are your proposals or you are nurturing the ideas of others.
  • Good vibes. Airtime is a supportive, ego-free zone.
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Airtime Media, Inc

Our conviction

We believe that life's better when we experience it together.

Our mission

To inspire people to spend more time experiencing what they love with those they love - no matter where they are.

Our vision

A world where people feel as close and connected through technology as they do when they're together in person.

Who we are

Our company was founded by Sean Parker and is backed by Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and a host of other incredible partners. We have a world-class team in the Bay Area and Brooklyn led by our leadership team (see bios below). We're well-funded, running at full sprint, and always looking for extraordinary people who want to help us build a new way to use the Internet—together.

Airtime leadership

Sean Parker, Founder & Executive Chairman
Daniel Klaus, President
Prakash Ramakrishna, VP of Engineering
Gui Seiz, VP of Product Design
Sanidhya Khilnani, VP of Product Management
Deborah Cardoso, VP of Finance & Team
Chika Chandrashekar, VP of Strategy

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