Design Director
Growth, Platform
Updated on 2/13/2024
Match Group

1,001-5,000 employees

Global online dating platform with diverse brands
Company Overview
Match Group, with its 25-year history, has consistently demonstrated industry leadership by pioneering the concept of online dating and introducing technology-driven features like the Swipe feature® and social discovery. The company's commitment to diversity, safety, and privacy, as well as its efforts to make tech connections more inclusive, sets it apart in the industry. With over 750 million downloads of its apps and its products contributing to over 40% of all online-started relationships in the U.S., Match Group's influence and reach are undeniable.
Consumer Software

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$400M

Founded

1986

Headquarters

Dallas, Texas

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

3%

1 year growth

17%

2 year growth

22%
Locations
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
UI/UX Design
Communications
Product Design
CategoriesNew
Product
Requirements
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in the design industry
  • 3+ years as a manager
  • Bachelor’s degree or any combination of education, training, and experience in design, UX/UI design, human-computer interaction, or a related field
  • Experience managing and growing careers for designers
  • Impeccable portfolio demonstrating evidence of leading large-scale, high-impact projects and shipping world-class customer experiences
  • Understanding of stakeholder collaboration, managing and adjusting expectations, and how and when to push back while maintaining diplomacy
  • Enthusiastic and collaborative with cross-functional partners, building trusting relationships
  • Ability to inspire/drive teams to define or transform a product or initiative by building a culture of design excellence
  • Experience with AI and ML is highly desirable
  • Conceptual and executional experience with App Store/Google Play is highly desirable
  • Experience in the intersection of product and brand design is highly desirable
  • Excellent visual, written and verbal communication with ability to influence with masterful storytelling
  • Passionate and curious about how design can be leveraged to improve the ways users find and maintain romantic connections
  • Experience working with consumer research and data
  • Well-rounded design skills (UX/UI & visual) with strong brand sensibility and proficiency with design systems
Responsibilities
  • Lead design strategy and execution for the Growth and Platform pillars
  • Collaborate with Product leadership on the future trajectory for Hinge
  • Define and prioritize the problems being tackled, approach to initiatives and coordinating the efforts of your design team and the broader organization
  • Oversee the design planning, execution, culture, process, and results of your team
  • Drive the creation of objectives and key results and defining resourcing plans
  • Lead workshops and presentations with cross-functional partners to foster collaboration and alignment
  • Lead your team to consistently demonstrate impact on company-level objectives and key results and improving quality across the product design discipline
  • Empower your team to own their area’s strategies based on the organization’s vision
  • Grow and develop world-class talent, providing timely coaching and guidance to individual contributors
  • Provide design direction to your team that is on-brand and aligns with user and business needs
  • Regularly share knowledge with your team to advance learning opportunities
  • Inspire your team with best-in-class user-centric design practices
  • Communicate design decisions in compelling and creative ways; bridge alignment across Hinge teams through high fidelity prototypes and live presentations to cross-functional partners
  • Build an inclusive, safe culture where team members feel comfortable taking risks and being vulnerable with each other
  • Arrange career development opportunities and identifying high-impact skill gaps
  • Source, attract, and retain diverse key and senior talent — proactively building hiring pipelines and seeking and attracting the best candidates
  • Evangelize the Hinge brand and Hinge Product Design culture, both internally and externally as an active member of the design community
  • Be hands-on and responsible for design directions and executions as needed
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with AI and ML
  • Conceptual and executional experience with App Store/Google Play
  • Experience in the intersection of product and brand design