Head of Design Foundations

San Francisco, CA, US
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About Pinterest:  

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. In your role, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping Pinners make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

In this role you’ll lead our more senior creatives and our specialized designers across creative leadership, design systems, illustrators, and visual design experts. You’ll will manage the team, hire in great talent, and help to up-level the entire Design team, product, and company through your craft and leadership.

What you’ll do:
  • Manage, build, mentor, and inspire a team of Product Designers, Systems Designers, Design Technologists, and Design leaders, providing design direction, pushing the quality of the design work, and helping driving impact through your teams.
  • Build relationships with cross functional team members and executives across organizations, and effectively speak to process, design goals, and team vision as a leader and a strong representative of design.
  • Influence strategy and lead your team in executing design work with a high level of polish, and understand how to solve a range of product challenges across iOS, Android, web, mobile web, and email.
  • You’ll work to up-level the entire design team through your strong skillset and your partnership with the Heads of Design and Design Directors, establishing best-in-class design tooling and systems.
  • Hungry to learn and evolve. From leadership skills to design craft to process to industry and market trends — you never stop pushing into the next big challenge.
What we’re looking for:
  • 9+ years in Product Design (or equivalent) and 4+ years experience building and growing multi-disciplinary design teams.
  • Proven track record of being an influential design leader on software, ideally with experience in leading design systems teams.
  • Proven ability to work closely with your cross-functional and design partners to paint a long-term, holistic vision of where our products and proven execution to drive products to that vision.
  • Strong ability to accelerate team efficiency by improving processes and workflows within your teams, the design team as a whole, and cross-functional teams.
  • Proven track record of being able to balance ambiguity, fast iterative sprints, business awareness, technology, organizational agility, research and data insights, and high design quality.

We’re growing rapidly throughout Latin America and Mexico! Check out our open positions and learn more about Pinterest’s exciting opportunities in these regions.

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