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Director of Design and Research
Posted on 12/15/2022
London, UK
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Android Development
Data Analysis
Product Design
UI/UX Design
  • Have experience as a design leader, managing both individuals and managers supporting multiple product initiatives, across product design, UX research, and UX copywriting
  • Are comfortable and experienced working in a product environment where we focus on continuous learning and delivery, utilising lean discovery processes and experimentation to enable autonomous teams to achieve measurable outcomes
  • Have excellent communication and storytelling skills, which you use to build buy-in and alignment across varied stakeholders and motivate and inspire teams
  • Have experience managing UX researchers, and with both quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Have experience developing and rolling out a design system
  • Have experience working in a two-sided marketplace and/or in fashion are not required, but are a plus
  • Managing and supporting our product design and UX research team of roughly 12 members, crafting paths for career growth and supporting team members in their progression, learning, and development
  • Co-creating UX strategy driving buy-in amongst the Depop community
  • Supporting the continued adoption, evolution, and improvement of our design system and design standards and working with engineering to ensure that it is well integrated into our code base
  • Advocating for and generating buy-in for our product design strategy in the company leadership, and representing product design and research both internally and externally
  • Working closely with our brand team to bring product design and brand design closer together, translating our brand into our product
  • Ensuring that the Depop iOS and Android apps and Depop.com provide a great user experience, maintaining consistency across platforms and with platform standards where it makes sense
  • Working across functions, including product management, product marketing, engineering and analytics, to enable teams to optimise and excel at product discovery and delivery so that they learn about and create impact for our users efficiently
  • Apply coaching skills, active listening and high EQ to facilitate a product, growth and experimental mindset in our teams
Desired Qualifications
  • Possess excellent people management skills, experience managing managers is a plus

1,001-5,000 employees

Handmade & vintage items marketplace platform
Company Overview
Etsy’s mission is to keep human connection at the heart of commerce through their e-commerce platform dedicated to handmade and vintage items. The company has developed a vibrant community marketplace that empowers sellers and entrepreneurs to keep doing what they love and also delivers buyers to look for something special with human touch.
  • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Life, AD&D, & supplemental long-and short-term disability insurance
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Paid sabbatical program
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Volunteer time off
Company Core Values
  • We commit to our craft
  • We minimize waste
  • We embrace differences
  • We dig deeper
  • We lead with optimism