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Squarespace // creative tools for designing websites
 
Design, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Monday, May 09, 2022
 
   
 
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Squarespace is a design-centric product company at heart that enables anyone to build a beautiful online presence. Our product teams are deeply collaborative, & each member is directly responsible for the team's success.

We're looking for a Senior Design Operations Manager to lead design programs within our Growth team. Design Operations at Squarespace is embedded within our Product Design organization & amplifies the impact of design by allowing our designers to focus on the work. You will lead programs for the design group in which you are embedded, & implement processes to influence how we collaborate with matrixed teams to optimize design output. Some of your core partners will be design managers, product managers, product designers, content strategists, user researchers, engineers, technical program managers & legal/business affairs.

You will report to the Senior Manager, Design Operations. We are open to this position being remote.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner closely with our Design team for Growth to ensure strategic vision is executed within given timelines & design quality standards.
  • Identify team needs with regards to processes, rituals, tools & documentation.
  • Balance multiple priorities & needs, making sure inter-dependencies are understood, planned for & communicated effectively.
  • Guide & document design feedback & identify opportunities to maximize design output.
  • Maintain design program status & communicate across the product team
  • Coordinate discovery loops & usability studies in partnership with UX Researchers & Product Designers.
  • Create & manage budgets for content licensing
  • Coordinate with legal to secure licensing agreements with content providers
  • Collaborate with other teams in the Product Organization as needed to provide a smooth creative & development process.
  • Partner with your design managers to develop plans for onboarding new designers within the Growth team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4+ years of experience as a digital producer or program manager with a background in product, digital, or tech
  • Hands-on experience working with in-house product design teams & familiarity with research methods & product development
  • Ability to self-manage in a fast-paced environment of ambiguity with diverse partners
  • Ability to work across multiple complex programs
  • Experience building programs from scratch & measuring their impact
  • Ability to identify & address blockers with a solutions oriented approach
  • Team-player mentality with a limitless determination to succeed & grow

ABOUT SQUARESPACE

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 www.squarespace.com/about.

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • 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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