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Squarespace // creative tools for designing websites
Design, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Squarespace is a design-centric product company at heart that enables anyone to build a beautiful online presence. Product designers at Squarespace are embedded within teams alongside product managers & engineers. Our product teams are deeply collaborative, & each member is directly responsible for the team's success.

We are looking for a seasoned Product Design Leader to shape the vision of our Presence organization, which includes our core website builder, asset & brand management system, mobile app & domains products. You will be challenged in an organization that values vision, execution & creativity. You will partner deeply with Product & Engineering to set the strategy & outcomes that empower your teams to solve customer & business problems. 

You will coach & grow a diverse team of 15+ product designers & managers through decision making, collaboration, strategy & design craft.

This role reports to the VP, Product Design. NY location preferred. 


  • Inspire & challenge a team of designers to push the impact & quality of their work
  • Grow & scale the Presence Design Team by partnering with Recruiting throughout the hiring process 
  • Support the designers on your team by setting clear goals, managing workloads, & ensuring their overall happiness
  • Work with designers & teams to ensure the best, most relevant processes & practices are employed & evolved as necessary
  • Create rational, articulable, elegant solutions to complex problems
  • Collaborate with product management, engineering & research to prioritize & plan product initiatives
  • Continually seek to understand the capabilities & technical constraints of the systems with which youll be working
  • Help drive strategy in the areas you manage, including competitive research & pushing to leverage potential opportunities
  • Participate in user research & testing, ensuring usability & product consistency
  • Follow both large & small projects through, beyond delivery
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of industry trends in order to help drive our brand & product forward


  • 15+ years of digital/product design experience
  • 6+ years of people management experience including managing managers & teams larger than 15
  • A track record of building world class product design teams 
  • Well versed in visual & user experience design best practices
  • Well rounded understanding of information architecture
  • Demonstrated aesthetic sensibility through previous work samples of visual output
  • Love of iterative development
  • A solid understanding of how web & mobile applications work
  • A deep-seated awareness of what makes a great product experience
  • Ability to focus in an ever-shifting internal & external landscape

A portfolio of relevant work is required for consideration. It should illustrate your past management experience in guiding your teams through work, as well as your contributions to solving specific product problems.


Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design & engineering, we empower millions of people from individuals & local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world's most iconic businesses to share their stories with the world. Squarespace's team of more than 1,200 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin & Portland. For more information, visit


  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you & your dependent children
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave
  • Equity plan for all employees
  • Retirement benefits with employer match
  • Fertility & adoption benefits
  • Free lunch & snacks at all offices
  • Education reimbursement
  • Dog-friendly workplace in New York office
  • Commuter benefit in the form of reduced tax (Ireland) & pretax (US)

Today, more than a million people around the globe use Squarespace to share different perspectives & experiences with the world. Not only do we embrace & celebrate the diversity of our customer base, but we also work toward the same in our employees. At Squarespace, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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