What you’ll be doing
The foundation of your role will be that of a seasoned product designer on one of our teams, setting an example of delivering inspiring and great work. You’re as passionate about developing new ideas from the ground up, but even more importantly: you know that the hardest work comes after launching. Knowing how to iterate on products, whether young and emerging or well established, is an entirely different ballgame, and you know how to play it.
The best way to learn is by doing and we believe in enabling people to try, fail, learn, and try again. This is something we expect the Lead to be great at — empowering and enabling others to take on new responsibilities and challenges, rather than picking up tasks to solve everybody’s problems. You’re someone that helps and inspires others to step up their game, effectively raising the bar for product design at WeTransfer.
You will guide other product designers in their professional growth as a mentor, and use their personal qualities, interests, experience, and the company’s business needs to create personal development plans. You are naturally committed to create and maintain a safe and inspiring environment where informed creativity thrives. When we’re looking to add new people to the team you’ll coordinate the recruiting process in collaboration with our People Ops Manager.
From a high-level perspective you will also help to shape our design vision, and work with product managers and designers to solve the right problems the right way at the right time to be effective as a design team. You will leverage your prior experience with agile product development to improve our workflow, the collaboration with other disciplines, and our team’s dynamics — allowing the design team to perform well and execute on its vision.
The Lead role forms a connective tissue between the VP Product Design, the design team, and Leads in related disciplines. Together, our objective is to successfully deliver a coherent, easy-to-use, and delightful set of products that create real value for our users and the business.