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Director, Product Design



Product, Design
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

About Nanit:

Welcome to Nanit, the high-growth baby tech company that is changing the way parents view their babies' wellness through the world’s most advanced baby monitor and parenting products. In 2016, the Nanit baby monitor revolutionized the industry with computer-vision and machine-learning capabilities that helped parents understand their baby’s sleep patterns and allowed them to achieve better sleep quality. Now, the company has become the leader in the connected parenting space, with an incredible customer base of highly-engaged parents who look to Nanit as a source of information and expertise on their parenting journey.

About the Role:

We're seeking a dynamic Director, Product Design to join our team and spearhead our journey through rapid growth. Reporting directly to the Chief Product Officer, the Director will play a pivotal role in leading a team of product designers.

What you'll be doing:

  • Team Leadership: Manage and mentor a team of 2-3 product designers, providing guidance, feedback, and support to foster their growth and development.
  • Strategic Planning: Collaborate with cross-functional teams including product management, engineering, and marketing to define product design strategies aligned with business objectives.
  • User-Centric Design: Advocate for user-centered design principles throughout the product development lifecycle, from ideation to execution, ensuring that user needs and preferences are prioritized.
  • Mobile Design Expertise: Lead the design of mobile applications, ensuring intuitive and seamless user experiences across iOS and Android platforms.
  • Connected Devices: Drive the design of connected devices, leveraging IoT technology to create innovative and interconnected products that enhance the parenting experience.
  • Visual Design: Oversee the creation of visually compelling and on-brand designs, including interface layouts, iconography, and typography.
  • Prototyping and Testing: Utilize prototyping tools to create interactive prototypes for user testing and iteration, gathering feedback to inform design decisions.
  • Design System Development: Establish and maintain a comprehensive design system to ensure consistency and scalability across all Nanit products and platforms.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Foster a collaborative and inclusive design culture, facilitating cross-functional collaboration and effectively communicating design concepts and rationale.
  • Stay Updated: Stay informed about the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in product design, continuously seeking opportunities to innovate and improve.

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or related field.
  • 7+ years of experience in product design, with a strong portfolio showcasing mobile design and connected devices.
  • Proven experience leading and managing a team of designers, with a track record of delivering high-quality designs on schedule.
  • Expertise in mobile design principles and best practices, with proficiency in design tools such as Sketch, Figma, or Adobe XD.
  • Experience with IoT technology and designing for connected devices is highly desirable.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively communicate design concepts and rationale to cross-functional teams.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced startup environment is a plus.
  • Passion for improving the lives of parents and babies through innovative design solutions.

This is a hybrid role that will require prospective candidates to be in our NYC headquarters 2-3 days per week

Salary Range: $190,000 to $215,000 base salary + plus equity and benefits. The base pay is one component of Nanit's total compensation package, which may also include access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan, short-term and long-term disability coverage, and basic life insurance. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.