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SurveyMonkey // online survey platform
Design, Full Time    Dublin    Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020
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About SurveyMonkey

Founded in 1999, SurveyMonkey changed the way people gather feedback by making it easy for anyone to create their own online surveys. Today, SurveyMonkeys mission is to power curious individuals & organizations to measure, benchmark & act on the opinions that drive success. Our People Powered Data platform enables conversations at scale to deliver impactful customer, employee & market insights. The companys 1300+ employees are dedicated to fueling the curiosity of over 16 million active users globally. For more information about SurveyMonkey, please visit

The Role

Growth Design Lead

Were looking for a Product Design Lead who is curious about customers, passionate about data-driven design & energized by leading teams. Our Growth team is focused on getting our customers to experience the value of our product as quickly & frequently as possible. Your resourcefulness, creative efficiency, & ability to motivate designers & partners will help you navigate through uncertainty. You also will stop at nothing to create elegant solutions based on your & your teams clearly defined concepts. We are looking for someone with an appetite for validating ideas by running research & interpreting quantitative & qualitative data for each project. You are practiced at testing designs in small chunks to uncover insights & validate hypotheses at high speed this ability will be an essential component to your success.

As a Design Lead, you will be both hands-on & coach: delivering design work for some of our most important experiments, & managing 3 other designers that comprise the growth team. You will report to the Senior Director, Product Design, & work with her & your team to continue to evolve Growth Design at SurveyMonkey.

If this describes you then join our amazing team to embark on a journey to fundamentally rethink our product, transform our development process & lead an organizational shift to customer-centric, design-driven culture. 

Your responsibilities

  • Have worked as a design lead on cross-functional teams with Product Management, Engineering & other designers to provide quality, customer-centric designs that improve outcomes for the business & customer.
  • You are comfortable managing & coaching other designers with an ability to grow designers careers & succeed on their product teams
  • You show up as a leader on the design team driving functional excellence & cohesive cross-product experiences 
  • Enjoy being hands-on with interaction design, visual design, prototyping & customer research taking problems from concept to implementation quickly & iteratively
  • Obsess over details UI consistency, micro-interaction, even project plans
  • Appreciate critical feedback you give it, receive it, grow from it, & seek it out through facilitating critiques & retrospectives.
  • You are data-driven - whether its analyzing qualitative data to uncover insights or creating variations of a design for A/B testing. You balance user-centricity with an understanding of the data & business goal, & can coach others how to develop these skills.
  • Value communication, organization & thoughtful rationale in design decisions.
  • Empower & inspire your team & the broader organization by sharing expertise through hands-on partnership


  • 6+ years experience in similar role.
  • At least 1 year of experience mentoring other designers; experience designing for growth considered an asset
  • Experience working with teams including Product Management, Engineering, Data Analyst, Marketing, User Research, & Content Strategy
  • The ability to form strong points of view balancing business needs, data metrics, & the users experience 
  • Experience working with other designers to create a cohesive cross-product experience, both using & contributing to a centralized design system
  • Expert in storytelling, & an ability to champion design rationale & advocate for it across the company
  • Experience with our tool suite: Sketch, Invision, Creative Suite, & knowledgeable about HTML, CSS. A advocate on new tools, design & technology trends across the company.
  • BA/BS/BFA or equivalent industry experience
  • Portfolio showcasing examples of design work, preferably Growth related

What we offer our employees

SurveyMonkey is a place where the curious come to grow. By embedding inclusion into our processes, policies, & culture for our 1,000+ employees across North America, Europe, & APAC, were building a workplace where people of every background can thrive. Weve won multiple awards & received recognition for our forward-looking policies, including extended parental & bereavement leave, vendor benefits standards, & Take 4 sabbaticals.

SurveyMonkey was recognized by Great Place to Work & FORTUNE as a top workplace in 2018 & 2019, & the company has also won numerous awards as a leader in global survey software, including being named among CNBCs Disruptor 50 & the Forbes Cloud 100. 

Our commitment to an inclusive workplace

SurveyMonkey is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity & are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.

Learn more about our diversity, equity, & inclusion efforts here.

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