Chainlink Labs

Product Design Director

Job Description

Posted on: 
2023-04-18 09:22

At Chainlink, we put our users first, focusing on consistently bringing innovative, world-changing products to market to serve millions of people every day. 

We’re designing tools and services that enable our users to build, run, scale, and integrate decentralized apps (dApps) in a trust-minimized world. That’s where you come in: we’re looking for a Product Design Director to establish an impactful and efficient design process and working practices that include close collaboration with the Product and Engineering departments.

Your impact

    • Define the overall vision for the product experience 
    • Build and lead a world-class Product Design team to deliver successful products that meet business’, Product’ and Engineering needs
    • Establish an impactful and efficient design process and working practices that include close collaboration with Product and Engineering
    • Deliver measurable user experience improvements in new and existing products 
    • Lead the team to translate complex and highly technical concepts into usable and intuitive products
    • Ensure that the work meets the highest quality standards for Design and User Experience
    • Build cross-functional relationships and partner with peers in other departments
    • Strategically allocate Product Design resources prioritizing business goals
    • Encourage an innovation and experimentation culture by focusing on design thinking techniques and leading discussions about the short and long-term future vision


    • At least 9+ years of relevant design experience
    • Minimum or 3+ years of experience leading a team of Product Designers or UX designers in developer tooling (involving developers SDKs/coding & complex systems)
    • Experience working across departments to understand what the larger organization needs from Design, identifying opportunities, and addressing constraints
    • Solution-driven and collaborative mentality to resolve issues and optimize processes
    • Proven ability to balance strategic and tactical work
    • Proven track record of working closely with Product and Engineering teams to ship successful products
    • A high level of care, and attention to detail
    • Comfortable facilitating workshops, design sprints, and other activities with peers
    • Ability to make quality decisions, and make constant progress in an ever-evolving technological industry
    • Desire to take ownership of Projects and outcomes
    • Ability to communicate and articulate Design decisions
    • Proficiency in Figma, and familiar with Jira
    • A curious, no-ego approach to leadership, design, and product development

Desired Qualifications

    • Experience working on a remote, cross-functional design team (ideally as a Product or UX Designer in a Tech company)
    • Blockchain interest or experience (bonus if you are already familiar with Chainlink)
    • Developer experience is a big plus

Our Principles

At Chainlink Labs, we’re committed to the key operating principles of ownership, focus, and open dialogue. We practice complete ownership, where everyone goes the extra mile to own outcomes into success. We understand that unflinching focus is a superpower and is how we channel our activity into technological achievements for the benefit of our entire ecosystem. We embrace open dialogue and critical feedback to arrive at an accurate and truthful picture of reality that promotes both personal and organizational growth.

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