Full-Time

Vice President

CarGurus

CarGurus

1,001-5,000 employees

CarGurus provides an online marketplace for buying and selling cars, with a

Data & Analytics
Consumer Goods

Expert

Cambridge, MA, USA

Required Skills
Agile
UI/UX Design
Communications
Adobe Creative Suite
Figma
Sketch
Data Analysis
Requirements
  • 15 years of experience overall with 10 years of proven experience as a Product Design leader
  • Strong portfolio showcasing a range of successful user-centered design projects
  • Proficiency in design and prototyping tools (e.g., Sketch, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Strong understanding of usability principles, journey mapping techniques, information architecture, and interaction design
  • Experience working with agile development methodologies
  • Experience running and using research to support evidence-focused design decisions
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills with experience building and leading cross-functional, diverse and highly engaged teams
  • Ability to collaborate with engineering, marketing and other executive teams and leaders to ensure design implementations meet our CarGurus standards
  • Exceptional communication, storytelling, presentation, and interpersonal skills with proven ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Results-driven and committed to delivering exceptional user experiences
Responsibilities
  • Be the driving force behind our Product Design and UX Research vision and be an active, decisive, strategic voice and advocate on the CarGurus Senior Management Team
  • Provide design and product thought leadership throughout our marketplace, portfolio of products and services and overall customer experience
  • Build alignment and drive focus to ensure the customer experience is at the forefront of our work and decision making
  • Drive user-centered design thinking throughout the organization and ensure alignment with business goals
  • Establish and maintain design guidelines, design systems, and best practices
  • Manage, mentor, and inspire a team of product designers, researchers, and other UX professionals
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative design culture within the organization
  • Provide coaching and support to help the team reach its full potential
  • Champion user research and usability testing to gain deep insights into user needs and behavior
  • Utilize research findings to inform design decisions and product enhancements
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive data-driven design improvements
  • Oversee the creation of wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to visualize design concepts
  • Ensure designs are user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing, and responsive across multiple devices
  • Drive the design process from concept to final implementation, collaborating with developers and product managers
  • Thread our new brand identity throughout our products, developing a new and modern design system
  • Monitor user feedback and analytics to identify areas for improvement and act on them
  • Lead A/B testing and usability studies to optimize the user experience continually
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies to enhance the product's user experience
  • Collaborate closely with product management, engineering, marketing, and other departments to ensure seamless integration of design and user experience into the product development process
  • Represent the user's perspective in cross-functional discussions and decision-making
  • Develop and manage the budget, ensuring efficient use of resources
  • Make strategic decisions on tools, software, and staffing requirements

CarGurus provides an online marketplace for buying and selling cars, with a focus on personalized finance options and data analytics. The main technologies utilized include online marketplace tools, personalized finance algorithms, and data analytics for car sales.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding

$1.8M

Headquarters

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Founded

2006

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

2%

1 year growth

13%

2 year growth

19%