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Product Design Team Lead

Kinsta is a premium managed WordPress hosting provider designed for all types of businesses, small or large. We're the first to be exclusively powered by Google Cloud Platform while utilizing an isolated container system. We believe that constant availability and an outstanding user experience are a must. That’s why we always utilize the latest software and most advanced technology to power our infrastructure.

Location
Remote
Commitment
Full-time Remote

Kinsta is a modern cloud hosting company focused on WordPress hosting. We run our services on cutting-edge technology, and we are proud of the level of support we offer to our customers. Our talented and motivated team is scattered across the globe, with team members hailing from every continent but Antarctica! This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned product design team lead to join a 100% remote, globally distributed company! 

We are looking for an experienced Product Design Team Lead to manage the output of Product Design team members, keep the Product Design vision on track in the projects and product areas assigned to them, and act as a Product Designer in key projects on a concept level.

Product Design at Kinsta means working on both product and service levels on a portfolio of products that touch upon customer experience and internal workflows. While doing our job, we wear both UX and UI hats, so we conduct research, understand underlying technologies, map user journeys, craft solutions from UI copywriting to UI design, and collaborate with developers to bring all this to life.

What you will be doing:

  • Create concept level design for solutions, envision experiences, write UI copy, create UI design
  • Collaborate with other teams to align product intentions and stakeholder needs and find the best combination of user needs and technological feasibility
  • Maintain product vision by ensuring the highest quality of solutions, advocating a user-centered approach, and following a design thinking process
  • Delegate tasks to team members and oversee the work done, continuously provide feedback, and organize collaboration
  • Make sure team resources are efficiently used, priorities are well set, and the necessary tasks are progressing according to expectations of the broader Technology department and stakeholders
  • Coach team members in design professional matters and career planning

About you:

  • You have a minimum of 7 years of experience working as a Product Designer, at least some of it spent on a complex technical product, with a proven track record
  • You have hands-on experience in a leadership role in both product design and managing team members
  • You understand the agile product development workflow and have experience working in a cross-functional team
  • You have a methodical approach to usability and handling complexity at scale
  • You're experienced working with and contributing to a design system
  • You're an expert with Figma or Sketch for UI design and prototypes, Miro or FigJam for flows and virtual whiteboarding, and Jira or alternative for task management
  • You have a thorough understanding of web development technologies and a general understanding of development workflows
  • You’re flawless in written and verbal English communication skills

Bonus points:

  • You have a thorough understanding of development workflows (Git, CI/CD) or customer-facing team tooling (support communications and ticketing, CRM)
  • You have past experience working in a development or engineering role
  • You’re experienced working on a B2B or cloud infrastructure product

Benefits:

  • We are a fully remote culture with a globally distributed, international team. You can work anywhere with appropriate internet access Relaxed working environment with a reasonable working schedule, no overtime, and flexible paid time off
  • Remote expense budget and personal career development budget
  • A fantastic team with a collaborative and iterative workflow, so you never work in a vacuum
  • This position offers a great deal of flexibility, responsibility, and opportunity for growth

Kinsta is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and we will take actions to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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Kinsta's motivated team is scattered across the globe

You're in luck! We're actively looking for more talented and tech-savvy co-workers to join our awesome team. If you’re willing to learn a bunch of exciting new technologies at an innovative growing tech company, then please get in touch.

Life at Kinsta

Kinsta is a fun and welcoming place where our team members connect to each other around the things they love: travel, learning new languages, reading, family, pets, and more. Kinsta is also a place where quality work gets done.

We expect everyone to be honest and forthright with their ideas and contributions. Day-to-day, we challenge each other to constantly raise the bar, encourage unconventional thinking to achieve innovative breakthroughs, and are passionately committed to surpassing our goals.

We're looking for people who can take the initiative and contribute ideas anywhere in the company. We promote continuous learning in a flexible work environment.

What we offer

Remote working environment

Remote expense budget

Kinsta annual retreat

Competitive base salary

Paid vacations

Flexible PTO so that you can rest and recharge

Training budget to support you in your career development

How we review and select newcomers

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You apply for one of our open positions

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We might ask you to complete a short assessment (a video or a test)

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We invite you to an initial HR call, so that we can get to know each other

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We invite you to one or two rounds of more in-depth, technical interviews with the hiring manager and the team

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If you've successfully passed all interview rounds, you’ll receive an offer from us

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Once you've accepted our offer, you'll have to pass a background check

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Welcome on board!

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