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VP, Product Design

San Francisco, CA

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Our mission is to empower people to create thriving online communities around shared interests, experiences, and passions. A goal like that doesn’t happen without an amazing team. With over 100 wonderful people in three offices across the country, we’re working hard to create the most welcoming online live social space out there, not only in our product but also in our organization.

A bit about the role:

Airtime is looking for a VP of Product Design to bring to life Airtime’s vision for a new kind of social -- live, shared experiences.  A future-thinking design innovator that outlines a design evolution roadmap that envisions product evolution for at least one year of iterations.   Develops, leads and executes a product design strategy that facilitates Airtime’s  next phase of intense growth.   You must 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. An articulate champion for design, with extensive experience designing for mobile and desktop products.  A 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.  

A bit about the work:

  • Champion, grow, mentor, manage and  lead the product design team to raise the bar of critical thinking and execution across all our digital products.
  • Provide effective design direction, mentor and facilitate  product development process that raises our product execution, product quality while scaling a team.
  • Lead a talented team of product designers to establish a best-in-class design practice that incorporates the development of best practices, standards to develop workflows that accelerate the ideation process, and promote a positive, inclusive environment.
  • 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.
  • Manage scope, direction and delivery of user flows, information architecture, UX copy, interaction design, prototyping, visual design, and animation.
  • Partner closely and effectively with leadership across our product, research, engineering, and marketing teams.  
  • Build cross-functional relationships, propose disruptive ideas and execute complex designs that positively influence product strategy resulting in a user-centered cohesive experience across iOS, Android, web, and TV.
  • Oversees a Design strategy that includes conducting high-quality research that puts the member at the heart of the decision-making process.
  • Explore research questions that help us design a better member experience.  From paradigm shifts to micro-interactions, we’re looking for someone that can empathize deeply with our users to generate high impact insights that raise the bar of live social platforms.

A bit about you: 

  • 10+ years of industry experience leading and managing (mobile/web/social) Product Design teams 
  • A portfolio that displays a strong understanding of user-centered, thoughtful product design
  • A successful record of designing and shipping mobile and web products
  • Experience in social products where experience improves as more people use the service
  • Hands-on design with demonstrated comfort playing a supporting/guiding role for your team, but there will also be many times when you need to roll up your sleeves and design things yourself.)
  • Good vibes. Airtime is a supportive, ego-free zone.


This role can be based in San Francisco, Palo Alto or Los Angeles. 

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Airtime Media, Inc

Our mission

To empower people to create thriving online communities around shared interests, experiences and passions.

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
Steven Cutler, Chief Operating Officer
Prakash Ramakrishna, VP of Engineering

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