productboard is the product management system that helps organizations get the right products to market, faster. Designed on the Product Excellence Methodology, productboard aligns everyone on the right features to build next. Over 2,500 modern product-led companies, like Microsoft, Zendesk, and UiPath use productboard to understand what users need, prioritize what to build next, and rally everyone around the roadmap. With offices in San Francisco and Prague, productboard is backed by leading venture capitalists including Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Index Ventures, and Credo Ventures.


About your job

We are seeking an experienced Head of Design to lead and grow our team of designers. You must have strong mentoring and communication skills. The role combines growing and managing a team with hands-on design. Candidates must have strong visual and interaction skills and the ability to significantly influence our product strategy.

As an experienced design leader,  you have interacted frequently with product management and a variety of other key stakeholders during the product discovery, design, and development process. You understand the challenges of product strategy and execution, and are deeply interested in changing the status quo.

You will own the overall product design strategy, design roadmap and design processes. You will lead qualitative and quantitative research to uncover insights and customer needs.

You will use usability studies, customer feedback and market analysis to make the most informed decisions.  You will also grow and lead our team of talented designers.

This is the perfect role to further grow as a design leader, share your expertise with other enthusiastic and like-minded people, and have a profound influence in a new solution category. You will be part of the leadership team and interact frequently with our founders and VPs and a growing list of world-class customers.

About you

  • 5+ years of creating and growing new digital products and building productive design teams around them
  • 5+ years of experience in visual and interaction design
  • Experience designing and building applications
  • Preferred experience designing for B2B audiences with complex problems
  • Experience developing, communicating, and rallying people around a product strategy and vision
  • A portfolio showcasing fundamental interaction and visual design skills
  • Demonstrated experience with end-to-end product design
  • Experience communicating with cross-functional teams
  • Experience in mentoring mid-senior designers
  • Willingness to travel (Prague)

Benefits 

💰Competitive compensation, Stock options, Company 401k 
📚A budget for your professional development and on-going learning 
🏝4 weeks of paid vacation and paid sick days
🍲Free snacks, drinks, and yummy catered lunches every day 
🏋Company contribution to Gym & Wellness memberships 
🚗 Commuter benefits
🍹Team events, such as happy hours, off-sites, and retreats abroad 
❤️ Company contribution and access to best-in-class health benefits and your own headspace membership

About productboard 

productboard is the product management system of choice for everyone from Avast and Microsoft to rising stars like Metromile and Envoy. In early 2020, we closed our $45M Series-B round, backed by VC giants Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Index Ventures. Headquartered in San Francisco, we are a truly international company, with offices in Vancouver and Prague.

  • We are backed by top Silicon Valley investors, giving us access to capital, networks, mentors, and markets
  • You’ll enjoy an exciting team atmosphere building a new and complex product
  • We iterate quickly and decisions are fast. You’ll have a voice in what we do and see the impact of your work
  • With modern offices in San Francisco, Vancouver, and Prague, you can expect occasional travel across the Atlantic!

About our culture

At productboard, values aren’t just something we like to talk about, they’re something we live and breathe. We believe in creating a work environment where:

  • People feel empowered, supported, and included
  • Trust and transparency are built into the way we work
  • Creativity, curiosity, and continuous improvement are encouraged and nurtured every day

You can read more about our culture and company values here, get to know your future colleagues by listening to our People of productboard podcast, or check out our Instagram profile and People of productboard FB page for more info about life at productboard.