Director, Product Design
Location: Culver City
Posted on: May 16, 2022
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Crunchyroll COVID-19 Hiring Status
Crunchyroll employees are currently working from home, and we are
still conducting remote interviews and hiring during this time.
This role is expected to start remotely, and we'll work closely
with you as we understand every person has unique
Location: Culver City
Our headquarters is located in downtown Los Angeles, where our
group of cross-functional experts assemble to create experiences
for our passionate communities.
About the Team:
The Product Design organization at Crunchyroll is a distributed
team responsible for the design of the Crunchyroll services on
desktop, tablet, mobile, and TV devices. Our goal is a consistent
and seamless user experience across all these platforms.
As a complement to business, product, and engineering, we
collaborate closely with teams across the organization to identify
the right problems to solve and ensure that our solutions satisfy
the goals of both the business and the end user. We are a
distributed team with designers in San Francisco, LA, Dallas and
About the Role:
As a Product Design Director, you will develop and grow the US
Product Design team. You will work closely with design leadership
to drive initiatives around process, communication, collaboration,
and tools. You will provide mentorship to other team members
through review, feedback, and coaching. You will represent the
Product Design team and build a strong and healthy relationship
with other departments. You will manage and improve the tools,
processes, and collaboration between Product Design and Engineering
teams. You will also do hands-on design as required.
Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design / Interaction Design / New
Media / Fine Arts or equivalent experience
5+ years of managing designers
Excellent leadership and organizational skills
Strong leadership, mentorship and coaching skills
Experience working closely with cross-functional teams of
designers, engineers, product managers, and researchers
Ability to clearly articulate design decisions and what problems
they're solving with stakeholders at different levels
Comfortable managing a wide range of responsibilities at the same
Positive, open-minded, with a desire to collaborate and learn
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines while
maintaining a positive and constructive attitude
Strong portfolio showcasing design work as well as your design
A user-centered approach to designing software and services for
Understanding and up to date experience with modern application
technologies, including responsive web, native iOS/Android app
design, and TV design
Experience working with and chipping in to design systems,
guidelines, and other standard methodologies
Expert skills in modern design programs like Sketch and Adobe
Experience working in an Agile development environment and using
Jira and Confluence
Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal
Ability to define priorities, set goals, and articulate vision and
Interest in anime, pop culture, animation, video games, tech and
Knowledge of the online video streaming space
Experience designing for global products
Worked with or led design teams in other geographies
A day in the life of our Product Design Director:
Mentor and support the US Product Design team. Provide meaningful
opportunities, advice, and guidance to help them constantly improve
and reach their long-term goals.
Work closely with design and product leadership to ensure the
design department meets business objectives, achieves OKRs, and
delivers high quality work at a repeatable cadence.
Balance business objectives with user and team needs. Represent all
sides and create the best outcomes for each.
Create a culture that promotes essential team values, healthy
collaboration and shared ownership between design, product, and
Help create and refine tools, systems, and processes that improve
design quality, speed, and collaboration.
Document the processes and best practices and make sure the
department follows them.
Provide insightful and actionable feedback that improves the
quality of design work.
Work with our User Research Team and Interaction Designers to
create prototypes, test new and existing product features, and
iterate on them.
Communicate effectively across all levels of the organization --
from individual contributors to executive staff as an advocate of
the global product design team.
May own the product design of multiple features from end to
May lead large scale features that require complex interactions and
the creation of new design system elements.
Hire, develop, and lead an engaged and impactful product design
Take feedback and continuously improve yourself as a design
Benefits: Los Angeles Office:
"Use What You Need" time away from work policy
Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
Health care and dependent care FSA
401(k) plan with employer match
Employer paid commuter benefit
Skilled, passionate, and fun co-workers
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