Director of Product Design

  • 225 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

We’re a diverse, collaborative team tackling one of the most universal challenges in today’s workforce. With a mission to change the way staffing firms engage with talent, we’re creating a better experience for employers, candidates and contractors. Your work at Sense will impact millions of people around the globe and will be instrumental in evolving an entire industry. Join us in shaping the workforce of the future!

Job Description

Sense is hiring a Director of Design to help us develop and grow our best in class product design organization. This role will be responsible for covering the full design process at Sense, including our proprietary products Sense Engage, Sense Messaging, and Sense Chat Bot.


The ideal candidate will be a proven player-coach to take on design projects and also grow our design organization as Sense continues to scale. Your management style is leading by serving others, and your primary goal is the success of your team.


As a Design Director, you'll

  • Lead, mentor, and support our group of talented product designers to ensure the product we build for our customers meets their needs and is of the highest quality

  • Lead and execute on critical projects with a very hands-on approach alongside your team

  • Work with Engineering, Product, and Design team leads to develop the vision, strategy, and operations of your initiatives; advocating for our customers through user-centered design

  • Define and grow the design department, including recruiting and representing design through the Sense organization. Define processes to help us scale across our US and India offices.

  • Work side by side with founders and other members of leadership to define the next phase of our company growth

  • Interact with the marketing teams to oversee Sense brand activities 

  • Build strong, trustful relationships with your team by fostering a positive environment where they are encouraged  to communicate openly, share constructive criticism, and contribute innovative ideas.

  • Speak with and become an expert on our customers


Some exciting things you’ll get to do from the beginning:

  • Lead a ground up redesign of our core product, Sense Engage, which also serves as a platform for the rest of our products

  • Be involved in our rebrand, alongside our brilliant marketing team 

  • Be part of launching Sense into a new hiring vertical - large corporate enterprises, including research and product changes needed to support 


About You

  • You have a strong track record of successfully managing and mentoring a team of senior-level designers, while shaping team management practices 

  • You have experience in complex enterprise and SaaS products. While not a requirement, this will  be very useful in the role

  • You have hired designers and built out a design team from the early stages, ideally across different offices and remote

  • You are able to swiftly navigate a company building a complex tool with many moving parts.

  • You have a demonstrable experience working on complex products wherein you contributed a significant business impact

  • You possess a strong grounding in both UX product design and solid visual skills to be able to manage end to end design at Sense

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.