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Director of Product Design
Concentric by Ginkgo
Posted on 2/17/2022
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
UI/UX Design
  • Ability to negotiate trade offs across leadership, reconcile escalations, and keep strong relationships across teams
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity and make decisions under pressure
  • Highly collaborative nature, with experience working on cross functional teams with product managers, developers, designers, and researchers
  • Broad toolkit, with ability to coach product designers across the spectrum of design specialties and effectively match frameworks to problems
  • Deep understanding of methods and practices for increasing the consistency, quality, influence, and output of design team members
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a professional design or research role, with at least 5 years of leading teams and managing designers
  • Degree (or comparable training / on-the-job experience) in Interaction, UX/UI, Human Factors, Visual, Service Design, Design Research, or Design Strategy
  • Lead, coach, and continuously up-level members of the Product Design team
  • Grow a culture of design thinking in Concentric's Product and Software teams and its maturity across Concentric as a whole
  • Define design practice and vision for product design across Concentric
  • Effectively iterate on the team's processes and strategies to empower them to succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain excellence by critiquing, advising, and coaching designers and product teams
  • Build out the team by hiring additional product designers
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience designing products across complex customer landscapes that span digital, physical, and service interactions
  • Experience working on products for emerging use cases for which there is little existing design precedent
  • Experience working in a regulated sector (e.g. healthcare, fintech)
  • Experience working on international products
  • Advanced Degree in design from an accredited design school in Interaction, UX/UI, Visual, Service design, Design Research, Design Strategy, or similar
Ginkgo Bioworks

501-1,000 employees

Biological engineering products developer
Company Overview
Ginkgo Bioworks’ mission is to make biology easier to engineer. The company designs custom microorganisms for customers across multiple industries.
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Comprehensive health and parental leave benefits
  • Flexible work options
  • Commuter benefits
  • State-of-the-art labs, work spaces, and conference rooms
  • Competitive 401K contribution
Company Core Values
  • Fostering a diverse & inclusive environment
  • Promoting individual growth & career development
  • Encouraging creativity & innovation
  • Celebrating passion & drive
  • Keeping Ginkgo weird
  • Caring how our platform is used