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Director, Product Design

San Francisco, California



At Databricks, our mission as designers is to make data science simpler and more accessible so that more people can contribute to solving the world’s toughest problems. Product Designers at Databricks balance the creativity of a craftsperson with the analytical curiosity of a data scientist. We believe in the traditional and timeless value of great graphic design - while at the same time, we have a restless desire to get to the truth and make the best decisions possible using data. We design simple and collaborative products that have the power to delight a discriminating and highly technical audience. 

The impact you will have

  • Build and manage multiple product design teams across a broad range of surface areas  including administration and authoring 
  • Own a small but strategic set of IC projects which will keep your leadership close to the craft and rooted in the needs of the customer 
  • Collaborate closely with product management, engineering, and leadership to shape the future of the Databricks platform 
  • Shape and influence the product roadmap by building partnerships with other leaders, informing your decisions with data, and relying on your skillset as a designer to prototype your ideas and communicate visually 
  • Partner closely with a world-class (and global) team of product managers, engineers, content designers, user experience researchers, data scientists, and product growth analysts to deliver high-quality experiences for people across markets, platforms, and product surfaces.
  • Oversee multiple projects and scale design resources accordingly, ensuring deadlines are met, your org is effective, and team members are set up for success by setting clear and measurable goals.
  • Develop design talent and build a thriving culture where designers grow in their careers and feel a strong sense of inclusion and belonging.
  • Design and scale the organization and equip the team to achieve their goals.
  • Foster a strong, collaborative design practice.

What we look for

  • 10+ years of work experience in  product design or a related field 
  • A bachelor's or master’s degree in design, computer science, human-computer interaction, or related field
  • 6+ years of leadership experience with direct reports under your guidance and leadership, including hiring and developing senior managers and individual contributors
  • 10+ years of experience working collaboratively with product, engineering, design, content, and user research teams
  • Senior people management, team development, recruiting, and org building experience
  • Experience growing a strategic design practice within design teams
  • Visual and interaction experience in software design
  • Able to effectively communicate design solutions to all audiences, inclusive of executive leadership and the C-suite
  • Able to deeply understand business goals and outcomes by leveraging the use of data analytics, user testing, and research to inform and validate design decisions and focus on constant improvement
  • Organizational and analytical experience

Pay Range Transparency

Databricks is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The pay range(s) for this role is listed below and represents base salary range for non-commissionable roles or on-target earnings for commissionable roles.  Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to job-related skills, depth of experience, relevant certifications and training, and specific work location. Based on the factors above, Databricks utilizes the full width of the range. The total compensation package for this position may also include eligibility for annual performance bonus, equity, and the benefits listed above. For more information regarding which range your location is in visit our page here.

Zone 1 Pay Range
$177,400$313,800 USD

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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