Car shopping is complicated. At CarGurus, we use data & technology to make it simple, giving people the tools they need to confidently find, buy, finance, or sell a car. The best part? Our work makes a real impact. Were the most-visited car-shopping site in the US & we are growing fast in our international markets. Ready to come along for the ride?
We are looking for a User Experience Design Manager to manage designers embedded within the consumer product team. As the market-leading automotive marketplace, with over 30 million active car shoppers a month, & over 26,000 paying dealerships on our platform, this role will touch a broad audience. You will empower car shoppers to not only search for vehicles on CarGurus, but seamlessly get financing & buy them online or at the dealership from their mobile phone.
The ideal candidate will support designers to help them develop their skills, achieve their career goals, & improve the processes & systems they use. The Manager will additionally synthesize & lead design strategy for our consumer product. This position will report to the Head of UX Design & is a full-time people management & strategy role.
Our team values diversity in experience & backgroundswe do our best work when we create space for different voices & perspectives. Whatever unique experiences or abilities you bring, we look forward to learning from each other.
What Youll Do:
- Manage a team of UX designers & UX writers
- Develop designers & writers careers, skills, & performance
- Support design strategy & vision for our consumer business
- Advocate for user experience; support & uphold design quality
- Ensure consistency, quality, & excellence across product areas
- Work with teams & partners across CarGurus
- Collaborate with design leadership to cultivate a vibrant team culture & respond to team or organizational needs.
Who You Are:
- 2+ years of experience managing, growing, & mentoring a product design team
- 4+ years of experience building digital products (worked on a digital product beyond V1)
- Experience designing & managing in a fast-paced, agile environment
- Experience building consumer marketplaces (preferred)
Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women & other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat & see if you could be a great fit.
At CarGurus, we invest in our peoples professional growth with everything from learning & development programs to tuition reimbursement. Want to work on projects that expand your skill set without sacrificing your work/life balance? You got it. We also strive to provide perks & benefits that employees actually care about like free lunch, commuter subsidies, & more. That includes equity in the companyour way of showing that we want you here for the long haul.
We work hard every day to build the worlds most trusted & transparent automotive marketplace, but trust & transparency dont just apply to our consumers. They extend to our talent, too. We aim to create a workplace where everyone feels they can bring the ultimate expression of themselves & their potentialwhere you dont just fit, you thrive. We dont discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
We recognize that flexibility plays a critical role in enabling our people to thrive in both their personal & professional lives. We currently welcome Gurus into our Cambridge, MA office on a voluntary basis but do not require employees to physically be in the office. We will adopt a hybrid working model when health experts & government officials in our local communities deem it safe to do so. Specific arrangements within this model will be up to team leaders discretion; we encourage you to discuss your questions & needs during the interview process.
All US CarGurus employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. This helps us to safeguard the health of our employees & their families, our customers & visitors, & the community at large.