Product Design Manager

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What Ramp is looking for in applicants

Ramp is building the next generation of finance tools—from corporate cards and expense management, to bill payments and accounting integrations—designed to save businesses time and money with every click. Over 5000 businesses are spending an average of 3.3% less and closing their books 8 times faster, thanks to Ramp’s finance automation platform that enables billions of dollars of purchases each year.

Founded in 2019, Ramp has seen nearly 10x year-over-year growth which has led to a valuation of $8.1 billion in just over 3 years. Its investors include Founders Fund, Stripe, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Coatue Management, D1 Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Thrive Capital, as well as over 100 angel investors who were founders or executives of leading companies. The team is made up of talented leaders from some of the leading financial services and fintech companies—Capital One, Stripe, Affirm, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Visa—as well as high-growth technology companies like Facebook, Spotify, Zendesk, Uber, Dropbox, and Instacart. Recently named Fast Company’s most innovative finance company, Ramp is NYC’s fastest-growing startup and America’s fastest-growing corporate card.

About the Role

We’re looking for an experienced design leader who is passionate about mentorship and building a culture of collaboration and trust among designers. In this role, you’ll support the personal and professional growth of a small team of extraordinary product designers, and shape the next generation by defining and building our internship and apprenticeship programs. You'll partner directly with the Head of Design and Design Operations to refine our global design process to consistently achieve the highest level of craft and execution.

This is a role for a people-focused manager who loves mentorship, craft, and can roll up their sleeves to support their team if needed. You'll think equally about how to grow the designers on your team, the strategic direction of our product, and the process we use to design outstanding software quickly. You should possess excellent people skills, a genuine desire to help your team grow, a good eye for design, and the ability to identify and nurture good designers. 

What You’ll Do

  • Identify, coach, and mentor up-and-coming designers. You will attract design talent to the team, hire, grow, retain, and promote designers
  • Partner directly with our Head of Design and Head of Design Operations to grow and shape Ramp’s product design team, processes, and our culture
  • Be directly involved in establishing a diverse hiring pipeline and process that eliminates biases and incorporates different perspectives
  • Evolve Ramp design’s leveling, hiring, onboarding, and career progression criteria and methodology
  • Lead the development of our design internship and apprenticeship program to mentor and shape the next generation of product designers
  • Provide professional advice, mentorship, and direction to designers across all pods 
  • Work with Principal Designers and other managers across product and engineering to drive strategy, process, and align team objectives
  • Collaborate with the rest of the design team to evolve our long-term product vision, design systems, brand guidelines, and internal design collaboration process

What You Need

  • Minimum 7 years of tech/startup or digital product agency experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing teams of designers
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
    • Proven record of mentoring up-and-coming designers
    • Demonstrated experience creating and growing design teams
  • Demonstrated experience as an IC in various forms.
    • Mastery of Product Design software (Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD)
    • Demonstrated experience with end-to-end (hybrid UX and UI) product design
    • Experience in building and shipping applications or software
    • Experience owning products from start to finish, working with developers and PMs
  • Extraordinary eye for detail and experience providing feedback
    • Strong understanding of UX principles and workflows and the process that leads to great design outcomes.
    • Strong background in visual/interaction design, UX/UI, branding & identity, and typography.
    • Mastery of low and high-fidelity prototyping tools and methods, and their use in UX Research.

Nice to Haves

  • A strong understanding of software engineering workflows and principles is encouraged

Ramp Benefits (for U.S. based employees)

  • 100% medical, dental & vision insurance coverage for you
    • Partially covered for your dependents
    • OneMedical annual membership
  • 401k (including employer match)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Annual education reimbursement
  • WFH stipend to support your home office needs
    • LG UltraFine 5K Display for your home office
  • Monthly wellness stipend; Headspace annual membership
  • Parental Leave
  • Relocation support - NYC preferred!

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