Head of Design (Darby)

  • Darby, PA

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Telecommuting/Work-At-Home

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Viv Labs is the next generation personal assistant company founded by the team that created Siri. Check out this demo from TechCrunch Disrupt NY, and watch the power of Viv technology in action! VentureBeat named Viv one of the top 15 interesting startups to watch in 2016, and after our acquisition by Samsung, Viv is now poised to bring our vision of a new kind of user interaction to the world at global scale as the new Bixby. The next generation of Bixby will provide a truly open platform that lets any developer extend Bixby's knowledge and capabilities so watch our founders Dag and Adam, from the Opening Keynote at SDC 2018, share what the future of Bixby holds and a glimpse of the tools themselves! The Viv design team works on an industry leading platform that powers both the consumer and developer experience for Bixby, Samsung's voice assistant. For the Head of Design role, we are looking for someone who is seasoned in managing a high-impact team of designers and has delivered some great products with an unyielding bar for quality. Creative Forward a strongly articulated vision / systems thinking Facilitate workshops and collaboration Steward a strong creative culture Ability to work with teams to distill the why Collaborative Coordinate and collaborate on broader design topics and areas of responsibilities with Samsung. Ability to operate strategically and collaboratively with design stakeholders at Samsung Partner closely with the Head of Product on overall product strategy and direction Managerial Mentor and coach an exceptionally talented team of designers with diverse cultures, experiences, and skills in order to bring out the best in them Methodically develop team member skills and careers, take away whats in their way Connect the dots between projects and skills utilize strengths in the team, while providing opportunities to grow + establish focus in a way that sets up the individuals and the projects up for success Champion diversity and inclusion Operational Establish solid design operations evolve and operationalize the right design processes High quality bar, optimizing effectiveness Overseeing and scheduling different tracks of work Every day operations handling communication, set the context for design meetings, etc Establish a methodological design toolkit, and make sure it is shared, understood, and used throughout the team Fighting for design in the face of policies, procedures, and bureaucracy that limits the teams potential. REQUIREMENTS At least 6 years of professional experience leading or managing a design team 10+ years of experience designing and building products History of managing high impact teams inside big organizations Expert at design process, and workshop design and facilitation Experience influencing product strategy and user experience vision Exceptional collaborator, low-ego approach to working with others Comfortable juggling a wide range of responsibilities at the same time Leadership skills that only time can teach: improving organizational health, establishing design culture, streamlining processes, cultivating teams, and negotiation BENEFITS In addition to the competitive salary package as a Viv employee you will start enjoying attractive benefits starting on your very first day! Join us and enjoy our benefits starting with a complete health and insurance package for Viv's employees and their families; 401k matching -- we match $1 for every pre-tax or Roth dollar for the first 5% that you save; 20 days PTO and 11 holidays combined with flexible working arrangement policies designed to maintain a great work-life balance, including work from home Thursdays; Take advantage of our brand new spacious office with 360 views of the valley; Lunchtime soccer and basketball for those interested, an on-site gym, and a stocked kitchen to keep you physically and mentally fit; Monthly stipend for phone or internet service; Downtown location with free parking or subsidized transportation (GoPass, AmTrack, etc). Viv Labs is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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