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Product Designer/ CD

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The product team at one of SF's most exciting up and coming social applications is looking for a Senior Product Designer with startup experience and a passion for building new products from the ground up!

We’re looking for a product designer with strong UX and visual foundations -- a systems thinker who looks to the market and users for answers, and uses systems thinking to synthesize that picture and connect it with concrete product direction. You’ll be involved from the research phase, through brainstorming and setting direction, through cranking out features and pairing with engineers to polish the final pixels.

Most importantly, this is a great opportunity for leadership, we are looking for a hands on designer, who also thrives in a leadership role of mentoring more junior talent, presenting to clients, and driving the creative process and managing a team.

Responsibilities:
Take high level concepts from the vision and user needs, and be able to synthesize that into a product with a coherent narrative and direction full of valuable features that meet user needs
Set the example as a designer from vision to hands-on in sketch/photoshop
Provide design leadership, career development and mentoring for a team of Designers
Be an active part of overall product leadership and strategy
Work effectively with product engineering leaders to shepherd individual designs through reviews and see things through into production
Have a strategic influence on the company overall
Manage multiple release cycles for various projects and ensure successful delivery

Requirements:
5+ years of relevant work experience, including hands-on product design leadership
Excellent communication skills - you can clearly articulate the reasoning for deciding from among multiple explorations.
Understand how to think about and incorporate product strategy and vision alongside user needs to define what we build before jumping to how we build it.
Demonstrated ability to recruit design teams
Deep understanding of social products and social psychology
Strong experience with building and shipping new products and leading product teams to successful outcomes
Portfolio featuring examples of your product design work

TERMS:
This is a full time, temp-perm opportunity
Talent MUST be able to work full time onsite in San Francisco
To be considered must be currently local to the Bay Area

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