Design Manager

Design Manager

Remote/Telecommute JobREMOTE / Toronto, Ontario, Canada  - Permanent
This job allows you to work remotely 


Job Description

Our client was founded with one thing in mind: to ensure that anyone in search of care can find it. They help people take care of the things that are closest to their hearts: their homes, their pets, their parents, and their kids.

Our client has launched a new product dedicated to making quality child care accessible to families across North America. Their tight-knit team of seven is focused on building a best-in-class product (rated 4.7 stars on Google) while growing quickly (~300% year over year growth). They know that life can be stressful and busy, and the right child care makes all the difference.

They are looking for a Design Manager who is excited to change the future of child care and is ready to build a top-quality design team that can scale. You'll collaborate with engineering, product, and design to define how they will work together to create impactful and innovative solutions for families’ and nannies’ most critical needs: child care and employment. You'll be reporting to our General Manager, and you’ll start by managing our solo designer (as well as making significant contributions yourself).

Job Duties:


-Create a design team that builds holistic, simple, and consistent solutions for families and nannies
-Design high-impact new features and improve existing ones to delight our families and nannies
-Collaborate with our engineering, product and design teams to turn our best ideas into a reality
-Communicate clearly and effectively with designers and engineers to understand the opportunities and limitations of technology
-Set guidelines and standards for when to follow and diverge from our design system
-Maintain a consistent flow of user research to better understand our families and nannies to make thoughtful and useful design decisions
-Quickly identify risks and alternative approaches to solutions
-Break down our designs into achievable projects
-Define and nurture quality standards
-Lead, hire, and grow a passionate design team


Must Have Skills:

-Strong in UX design. You understand how to design experiences for errors, successes, dead-ends, and other common cases.
-A product designer with at least 1-year experience managing a team in leading UX design processes from conception to completion
-Experience collaborating with engineers on building, maintaining, and integrating a design system
-Comfortable prototyping in tools like Storybook, and basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and React
-Solid understanding of wireframes, interaction flows, high-fidelity mockups, and design specs
-A passion for the “why” of design, as well as the “what”
-Ability to stay focused on solving user needs and experience
-A clear understanding of qualitative and/or quantitative research.
-Comfortable designing for mobile and responsive web while following UI/UX design best practices
-Excellent attention to detail, maintain design consistency, ensuring a high standard of elegance and modern creativity
-Get the job done well - you have a high standard for the quality of your work
-Give and receive honest and thoughtful feedback
-Excited about the idea of working alongside a tight-knit, cross-functional, dedicated group to make an impact
-Comfortable using Figma
-MUST be eligible to work in Canada, and must live in Canada


Special Perks:

-A fully remote work environment with our team spread across Canada, from coast to coast
-$500 to set up your work from home space, available to you the day you start
-Competitive salaries, extended health care, health care spending account, and much more!
-A certified great place to work by Great Place to Work® Canada, 2 years in a row - we continue to learn from our team as to what makes us great and where we can improve.
-Flexible hours (we’re moms, dads, caregivers, pet parents, you name it - we know things come up)
-Opportunity for personal growth - we are genuinely interested in helping you reach your career goals
-The regular sharing of memes in Slack (this has been a game-changer as a remote company)
-Unlimited personal time off
-Monthly local (Greater Toronto Area) meetups in the summer (government guidelines pending, 100% optional, and a transportation budget is provided)
-An end of year retreat in a sunny location


Details:

Starting: ASAP







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