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 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.
 

Who we are looking for

  • 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)

Perks & 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


What do we do besides shipping features

We take pride in our craft and always strive to improve our skills and tooling. We organize internal design critiques and aspire to host our own design meetups. We also like to share our experiences with others at various meetups and conferences.
 
The sky’s the limit – your network will skyrocket by joining our team. We’re friends with designers from companies like Slack, DropBox, InVision, Intercom, Dribbble, and many more.
 
We live to design, but for other things as well! We are social creatures and we like to hang out with others talking about stuff that is not just pixels. 
 

About us

productboard is the product management system of choice for everyone from Avast and Microsoft to rising stars like Metromile and Envoy. In addition to our recent $45M Series-B, Forbes Magazine named productboard 2019's most valued startup of the Czech Republic. 

  • 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

  • We have modern offices in Prague and San Francisco. Expect occasional travel to the US

Why we make productboard

We started productboard because we are inspired by product leaders who have a vision. We celebrate missionaries who go for the moonshot, who stay up late at night because good enough isn’t for them. They don’t do easy, and they are not put off by failure.

We realized that these remarkable leaders need the right tools to have the pulse of their customers, to stay laser-focused on the most important things, and to bring out the best in their teams. That is why we make productboard. We make product leaders excel in everything they do.

We are not a typical tech company consumed by its product and features, we appreciate and value marketing genius. We are not just building a product, we are building a strong brand that resonates with people on a deeply emotional level. A brand with a strong and passionate community and followers.

We are not just doing something better in an existing market. You will have the unique opportunity to define and dominate a whole new category. Think the early days of Salesforce, Hubspot, Zendesk. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

As product leaders, we aren't just charged with making the right product decisions, but doing so with the confidence, rationale, and transparency that rallies entire teams around a product vision. Yes, that's a tall order. But if you’re like us, you aspire to greatness and refuse to settle for mediocre products that will soon be forgotten. We’re looking for future product leaders who not only celebrate this ethic but strive to infuse it into a product that will inspire other product leaders to see their work in the same light.

We’re building a product management service like no other and we need your help. As a member of our team, your job will be to uncover every little detail about needs, wishes, and emotions of the best product minds out there and help with  discovery and development of a product that will challenge the whole industry. A product with meticulously beautiful design, a product that goes beyond functionality, a product that connects on a very personal and emotional level.

We are a startup. We are obsessed with design, human experience, cutting-edge technology. We don't compromise, we seek excellence. We get things done. We are transparent, we trust each other, we learn from each other.

If this resonates, let's get in touch! 🚀