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Product Design Manager

A fast growing startup is revolutionizing the auto industry when it comes to car ownership. They’re similar to Zipcar, but instead offer a month to month subscription for drivers to basically own a car without the hassle of having loans to pay off.

As of December 2016, they were acquired by Ford, providing financial stability and some cool perks/benefits (see below). However, they operate more like a startup with about 25-30 employees.

They’re looking for a Product Design Manager to mainly focus on building out the design team in the first few months on the job. It will be 70-80% management/recruiting in the beginning with some hands on design experience, particularly for the mobile app. A huge plus is past successful research experience!

Required Skills & Experience

  • 5-10 years of product design experience
  • At least 2 years of management experience, particularly for the design team and building out a team
  • At least 2 years of experience in recruiting and hiring for designers
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to work with other engineers, product designers, and product managers

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Degree in Product Design, HCI or another relevant degree
  • Past professional experience leading research
  • Strong desire to mentor others and build out a design team

What You Will Be Doing

Tech Breakdown

  • 60% UI/UX
  • 40% Research

Daily Responsibilities

  • 10% Hands On
  • 70% Management Duties
  • 20% Team Collaboration

The Offer

  • Competitive Salary: Up to $180K/year, DOE

You will receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to work in the automotive and mobility space during a time of growth post product launch 
  • Entrepreneurial environment with a tight-knit and collaborative culture
  • Matching 401k program 
  • Full health benefits, including medical, vision and dental
  • Catered lunches
  • Commuter benefits
  • Gym subsidy
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Creative office space
  • Employee discount on product

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis now and in the future.

This position does not offer sponsorship.


Jobspring Partners, part of the Motion Recruitment network, provides IT Staffing Solutions (Contract, Contract-to-Hire, and Direct Hire) across 10 major North American markets. Our unique expertise in today’s highest demand tech skill sets, paired with our deep networks and knowledge of our local technology markets, results in an exemplary track record with candidates and clients.

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