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Senior UX Design Manager

Hinge

Hinge

Software Engineering, Design
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2023
Hinge is hiring a Sr. Design Manager, Product Design. You will lead design strategy and drive impact across the portfolio of two mission groups. The first one is Hinge’s Growth Product Group, which includes defining the new user experience for millions of daters, expanding Hinge to serve new geographic and demographic audiences, monetization, and implementing the design vision for lifecycle messaging including all email, in-app, and push notifications. The second is the Trust & Safety Product Group, whose goal is to make Hinge the safest way to date online. We accomplish this by educating our daters and building features that reduce harm in the community.
Design at Hinge is part of the Product team; you will join a close-knit group of designers and work closely with Research, Product Managers, Data Science, Business Intelligence, Brand, Community, and Engineering to craft innovative experiences through intuitive interfaces. As a key member of this team, you’ll report into the VP of Design. You will be empowered to take initiative on end-to-end design projects including getting alignment on design objectives and priorities with key stakeholders, by leading and inspiring a team of designers.
Working here, your leadership and design vision will have tangible impacts for our users in helping them find meaningful relationships on Hinge and move off the app.

Responsibilities

  • Lead design strategy and execution for the Growth and Trust & Safety pillars
  • Collaborate with Product leadership on the future trajectory for Hinge Growth and Trust & Safety experience
  • Oversee the design planning, execution, culture, process and results of your team — including multiple projects,​ complex workstreams​ and initiatives
  • Provide design direction to your team that is on-brand and aligns with user and business needs
  • Grow and develop world-class talent, providing timely coaching and guidance to individual contributors
  • Lead workshops and presentations to share knowledge with your team and advance learning opportunities
  • Communicate design decisions in compelling and creative ways; bridge alignment across Hinge teams through high fidelity prototypes and live presentations to cross-functional partners
  • Build ​an inclusive, safe culture where team members feel comfortable taking risks and being vulnerable with each other
  • Arrange career development opportunities and identifying high-impact skill gaps
  • Source, attract and retain diverse key and senior talent — building a hiring pipeline
  • Assist in evangelizing the Hinge brand and design culture internally
  • Be hands on and responsible for design directions and executions as needed

What We’re Looking For

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in the design industry, 2+ years as a manager
  • A bachelor’s degree or any combination of education, training and experience in design, UX/UI design, human-computer interaction or a related field
  • Have successfully managed and launched large-scale cross-platform design projects at global scale
  • Impeccable portfolio that demonstrates evidence of leading large-scale, high-impact projects and shipping world-class customer experiences that have made a significant impact on business metrics
  • An understanding of stakeholder management, skilled at managing and adjusting expectations, and sought out for your leadership and diplomacy
  • Works enthusiastically and collaboratively with cross-functional partners, building trusting relationships
  • Ability to inspire/drive teams to define or transform a product or initiative by building a culture of design excellence that values high quality, focuses on impact, enables innovation, and creates space to explore
  • Ability to improve the team's focus by clarifying longer-term goals, and prioritizing and delegating proactive vs reactive work
  • Excellent visual, written and verbal communication with ability to influence with masterful storytelling
  • Passionate and curious about how design can be leveraged to improve how users find and maintain romantic connections.
  • Ability to foster a culture that supports and encourages diversity and inclusion both within the Hinge team and for our global user base
  • Experience working with consumer research and data
  • Well-rounded design skills (UX & visual) with strong brand sensibility and proficient with design systems
  • Proficient in Figma, including complex user flows, high-fidelity designs, prototyping and impeccable presentations
The salary range for this position is $205,000 - $245,500. Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary range is reflective of a position based in New York City. This salary will be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.
Our Company:
Hinge is the dating app designed to be deleted. In today’s digital world, singles are so focused on sending likes and looking through profiles that they’re not actually building meaningful connections and finding relationships. Hinge is on a mission to change that by designing the most effective app experience. On Hinge, there are no rules, timers, or games. Instead, you’ll have unique conversations over the text, photos, and audio you’ve shared on your profile. And it’s resonating with daters. Currently we’re setting up a date every three seconds.
Our Culture:
- Authenticity: Share your genuine thoughts and opinions directly.
- Courage: Invite and deeply consider challenges and criticism.
- Empathy: Be empathetic, communitarian and trustworthy.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.