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Sr. Director, Product Design

Location
Palo Alto, California
Department
Product Design
Job Type
Full Time
Focus

Our Mission:

As humans, there are few things more exciting than meeting someone new. At Tinder, we’re on a mission to power and inspire real connections by making it easy and fun for every new generation of singles. With tens of millions of users, hundreds of millions of downloads, 2+ billion swipes per day, 20+ million matches per day, and a presence in 190+ countries, our reach is expansive—and rapidly growing. We work together to solve complex problems. Behind the simplicity of every match, we think deeply about human relationships, behavioral science, network economics, AI and ML, online and real-world safety, cultural nuances, loneliness, love, sex, and more.

Our Values:

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One Team, One Dream

We work hand-in-hand, building Tinder for our members. We succeed together when we work collaboratively across functions, teams, and time zones, and think outside the box to achieve our company vision and mission.

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Own It

We take accountability and strive to make a positive impact in all aspects of our business, through ownership, innovation, and a commitment to excellence.

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Never Stop Learning

We cultivate a culture where it’s safe to take risks. We seek out input, share honest feedback, celebrate our wins, and learn from our mistakes in order to continue improving.

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Spark Solutions

We’re problem solvers, focusing on how to best move forward when faced with obstacles. We don’t dwell on the past or on the issues at hand, but instead look at how to stay agile and overcome hurdles to achieve our goals.

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Embrace Our Differences

We are intentional about building a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members. By leveraging different perspectives and other ways of thinking, we build better experiences for our members and our team.

The Role:

We’re looking for a seasoned design leader to support our Core and Next (innovation) teams. In this role, you’ll help incubate completely new ideas in our Next team, and help build and scale them in our Core team while keeping the overall user experience at heart. You’ll help drive step-change innovation at scale and help Tinder build the most meaningful connections between people. 

Where you'll work

This is a hybrid role and requires in-office collaboration two days per week. This position is located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and/or Palo Alto, CA.

In this role, you will:

  • Help establish a deliver a vision for our Core products and inspire the team on where we can go. 
  • Inspire and incubate new opportunities for.  
  • Immerse yourself in cultural, technological and generational shifts in behaviors and mindsets to create delightful, simple and functional experiences for millions of people. 
  • Practice and evangelize human-centricity across the organization. 
  • Partner with cross-functional teams like Analytics, Engineering, Strategy and Product Management to articulate a clear vision for the future of the product and build them at scale globally. 
  • Build and grow a world-class Design organization at Tinder through mentorship, hiring and vision. 
  • Inspire the organization with creativity, positivity, vision and resilience to build on a culture of bold and responsible innovation.

You’ll need:

  • Experience driving innovation and cohesion in a fast-paced product environment. 
  • A bias towards action with clear direction and focus. 
  • Experience building and growing high-performing teams with hiring, career development and mentorship. 
  • Experience creating and improving a world-class user experience across a high-profile consumer organization. 
  • Experience collaborating with executive stakeholders to build alignment and collaboration. 
  • Expertise in storytelling to build conviction, inspire, and clarify. 
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating large-scale design and product innovation for a large-scale global consumer brand. 
  • 15+ years of experience in design, with a minimum of 7 years leading and managing high-performing design teams.

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with emerging technologies and integrating them into delightful user experiences. 
  • Experience maintaining and growing a multi-sided marketplace with shifting user dynamics.

As a full-time employee, you will enjoy:

  • Unlimited PTO (with no waiting period), 10 annual Wellness Days
  • Time off to volunteer and charitable donations matched up to $15,000 annually
  • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental coverage
  • 100% 401(k) employer match up to 10%, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • 100% paid parental leave (including for non-birthing parents), family forming benefits, and Milk Stork, which provides access to breast milk shipping for business travel, surrogacy, and employee relocation
  • Investment in your development: mentorship through our MentorMatch program, access to 6,000+ online courses through Udemy, and an annual $3,000 stipend for your professional development
  • Investment in your wellness: access to mental health support via Modern Health, BetterHelp, and Insight Timer; paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance, fitness membership subsidy, and commuter subsidy
  • Free subscription to Tinder Gold

Salary Range:

$248,500
-
$324,000
a year

Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary will be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.

We don’t just

accept

difference, we

celebrate

it

We strive to build a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members around the world, and we value unique perspectives and backgrounds. Even if you don’t meet all the listed qualifications, we invite you to apply and show us how your skills could transfer. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome people of all sexes, gender identities, races, ethnicities, disabilities, and other lived experiences.

Learn more about inclusion at Tinder
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If you require reasonable accommodation to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact employeebenefits@matchgroup.com.

We don’t just

accept

difference, we

celebrate

it

We strive to build a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members around the world, and we value unique perspectives and backgrounds. Even if you don’t meet all the listed qualifications, we invite you to apply and show us how your skills could transfer. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome people of all sexes, gender identities, races, ethnicities, disabilities, and other lived experiences.

Learn more about inclusion at Tinder
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If you require reasonable accommodation to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact employeebenefits@matchgroup.com.

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What life is like on the

Product Design

team

"The Trust & Safety Team is such a collaborative and passionate group, and it's exciting to help innovate ideas and designs around making Tinder a safer environment for all our members."
Antya Waegemann
,
Product Designer

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Parental Leave

100% paid parental leave (including for non-birthing parents) and family forming benefits

Plan for the Future

100% 401(k) employer match up to 10%, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

Personal Growth

Mentorship through our MentorMatch program, access to 6,000+ online courses through Udemy, and an annual $3,000 stipend for your professional development

Give back

Time off to volunteer and charitable donations matched up to $15,000 annually

Investment in your wellness

Access to mental health support via Modern Health, paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance, fitness membership subsidy, and commuter subsidy

Unlimited PTO

With no waiting period and 10 annual wellness days

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