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Design Director, Platforms

At Spotify, westrive to deliver engaging experiences that make it easier and more fun to play, discover, and share music. And we’re only just getting started. The design team at Spotify creates the vision for our product experiences, imagining the next phases of our UIs that will delight users. We seek bold thinkers to join us who are eager to redefine Spotify and change the world of music.

As a Design Director for Platform, you will manage and grow a strong, cross-disciplinary team of Product Designers across multiple product lines. The role requires you to be an expert in various platforms including Mobile, Desktop, Hardware, Web and others. You have in depth experience in design processes and methodologies and are able to empower designers to build world-class products.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the design management team to own and define the design strategy for Spotify across all platforms.
  • Represent the Platform Design team across different departments and business units. Partner closely with Technology and Product Management
  • Lead and grow the Platform design organization within Spotify. Identify staffing needs and adjust the organization accordingly.
  • Create solutions to high level user experience challenges
  • Help shape platform strategy and communicate that strategy within design team and to others at Spotify

Requirements:

  • 5+ yrs experience in a VP or Director-level role at a consumer-focused technology or media company in a highly creative organization
  • 10+ years experience in user experience and design on large scale projects across mobile, web and desktop.
  • A world-class portfolio of projects demonstrating creative leadership in both startup and corporate environments.
  • Experience working in a data informed product design environment that leverages user research and A/B testing
  • Proven track record of leading a team through design and testing to drive improvement to key metrics
  • Exceptional communication skills; ability to speak fluently and clearly explain design decisions to business partners and engineers.
  • Experience leading design across the entire product lifecycle and multiple product launches for a well recognized consumer product.
  • Bold and daring vision for the future of Spotify on all platforms