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HEAD OF PRODUCT DESIGN - ON DECK

Who Is On Deck & How Are They Changing the World?

 

On Deck is a global community where ambitious, talented people start and scale companies and invest in their careers alongside a cohort of their peers.
 

On Deck’s products help people in the startup ecosystem connect with each other and make progress toward their goals. They are built for founders, as well as investors, employees, and company leaders.

Check out what On Deck Fellows are saying about their product: https://www.beondeck.com/wall-of-love

This is an opportunity to impact the product in a meaningful way, have a high degree of autonomy in your work, and collaborate with world-class people around the world.

About The Design Team


The product design team is currently made up of three experienced and senior designers. They own the entire design process, from problem exploration to final implementation. They work in small project teams (product/design/eng) at the moment and will shift toward product teams as the team scales.

Oh, and they're a friendly bunch who are excited to work with someone who loves to lead teams and drive products forward

The design team is expected to double over a ~6 month period, you will play a key role in scaling the team and its processes.

How Will I Make An Impact?

 

Lead a talented team of product designers – you love working with designers and helping them to grow and develop in their careers as well as guiding them towards high-quality design outcomes

Build a world-class product design org – you'll be focused on hiring, process improvements, design ops, user research etc

 

Nurture a healthy and happy team culture – you'll create an environment of trust, support and innovation

 

Steer the ship – you'll work closely with product and eng leadership on product strategy and vision

 

Roll up your sleeves and work alongside the team – you'll be helping to ship product as you build out the team

 

Collaborate on On Deck’s rebrand to execute it across our product surfaces

How Do I Know If This Is For Me?


You are interested in the future of the startup ecosystem – a remote-first way for talented people from all over the world to build relationships, companies and careers together
 

You are excited about joining an early-stage startup and a rapidly growing company
 

You are excited about leading and growing a team of senior designers
 

You want to have a direct influence on product strategy and product direction
 

You like to surround yourself with world-class PMs, engineers, product designers and company builders who will help you grow
 

You know you can make an enormous impact by joining On Deck at this unique stage of growth

This Role May Not Be For You If:
 

You want to manage a team but don't want to do any hands-on design work
 

You want to move into design management/leadership but have no previous experience in a leading/managing role


You want to work in a company that has a predictable roadmap, meticulous planning, and everything has been scoped in detail by a PM etc

Our Ideal Candidate Looks Like:


You want to build the future of the startup ecosystem – enabling talented people around the world to build companies, relationships, and careers together
 

You love designing and wrangling all parts needed for a fantastic user experience, ideally with a work based product or video collaboration components 
 

You have an interest in ed-tech and/or accelerator programs like On Deck
 

You are comfortable with high degrees of ambiguity and rapid growth; perhaps you've been a founder yourself or want to be one day
 

You are excited about a startup that has some product-market-fit, with an unsolved opportunity to lock it in and scale

We understand, accept, and value the differences between people of different backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, ages, beliefs, and abilities.  We aim to create an inclusive environment and encourage diverse individuals to apply.


The Process:

 

After chatting with myself, Ashley, the process is:
 

  1. An initial call with Stef or Rishi, On Deck’s Product Leads, to learn more about your experience 

  2. A one-hour interview consisting of a 10-minute presentation of a recent project, and a 45-minute Q+A with future team members. You will also be asked to submit your portfolio for the team to review. 

  3. A final call 
     

And of course, your Artemis Canada Recruitment Consultant, Ashley, will work closely with you throughout every step of the process.

 

We’d love to hear from you - even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements! Send a note to ashley@artemiscanada.com if you or someone you know is interested!

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Does this sound exciting to you?
Get in touch with Ashley!

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