Sr Manager, Product Design at Kazoo

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Overview of role:

We're looking for a leader to guide the product design team in building and improving our web and mobile platforms. You'll lead our design process, mentor team members, and shape the future of our product vision.
YouEarnedIt is an evolving, cross-platform product that serves thousands of customers in the employee engagement industry and we're seeking a strategic design leader who can manage our day-to-day design work while working with leadership to ensure design fits with our larger vision.
What awesome stuff you'll do:

  • Collaborate with partners from engineering, product, marketing, and senior leadership
  • Guide designers using up-to-date knowledge on UX principles, design tools, and research methodologies
  • Establish effective design processes that guide the team
  • Articulate and show the value of design across the company
  • Mentor and guide designers from various backgrounds
  • Help build cross-functional support for our design system
  • Work closely with product managers to align design deliverables to the platform roadmap

What you'll need to be successful:

  • 10+ years in product design with experience in user research, visual designs, and content strategy
  • Deep knowledge of user-centered design principles across platforms
  • Experience shaping the design process in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Experience building teams and mentoring designers
  • Excellent communication skills to build consensus and trust across the Org
  • A passion for building effective, meaningful user experiences based on feedback and data
  • A shared passion for our mission to make employees' lives better

Bonus points for:

  • Degree in Design (or related field)
  • Experience in an agile development environment highly desirable
  • Experience working with JIRA and Confluence desired
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • TrelloManagement
    • OutreachEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen


363 W. Erie St. Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of Kazoo

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Kazoo treats its employees like adults. That may sound trite, but it's true; we trust our coworkers to get their work done and respect that we all have lives outside the office. We have an open PTO policy and a flexible schedule which allows folks to hold nonstandard work hours. Not feeling pressure to give in to “presenteeism” is a huge plus.


Scrum Master

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Kazoo has been working hard to rethink and redesign how Performance Management and Rewards & Recognition platforms will directly integrate together. We are laser-focused on understanding best practices, techniques, and ensure we’re building a solution that creates an awesome employee experience that keeps people connected with their team and peers.


Director, Product Design

What does career growth look like on your team?

A deep passion for the work we do, the discipline to do the hard work day in and day out, the willingness to be uncomfortable because you know that discomfort brings growth, the ability to brush off the rejection you get on a daily basis, a natural curiosity that drives your ability to ask more questions, and a desire to have fun!


Executive Director, Market Development

What are Kazoo Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have organized a Culture Committee that helps to improve culture, drive cross-departmental connections, discuss important topics, and organize frequent activities/events
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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