Head of Design

San Francisco, CA


At Hired we believe we are entering a new era of work, where people are not looking for jobs — they are seeking opportunities. Focusing on in-demand technology roles, we intelligently match outstanding people to full-time and freelance opportunities at the world's most innovative companies. By taking the pain out of the job search, we help people build purpose-driven careers and businesses find the talent to fulfill their missions. Ultimately, we want to empower everyone to find and do their best work, from one opportunity to the next.

Hired is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in cities across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and plans to expand into new geographies, industries and job categories. For more information, news and tips for candidates and employers, visit Hired’s blog.


Hired is looking for a visionary, high impact leader for our design team across Brand/Communications and User Experience/Product design. Hired stands for something - we represent the future of job search for our candidates. Hired is a place where candidates can expect the experience from the first marketing touch-point to the onboarding flow, their interaction with our talent advocates all the way through to getting a job to be exceptional. On the other side of the market, our clients are looking for a unique talent pipeline for their highest demand roles. Our design leader will help drive the overall vision and product strategy for Hired.

The design leader will define and promote UX processes and foster customer centricity in all we do - especially our design process. You will lead, define and deliver end to end candidate and client experiences across the platform working closely with product, engineering, marketing and sales. Your voice will elevate design thinking within the organization.

The design leader will carry the brand torch, partnering with marketing to be the voice and direction for the brand in outward facing material. Hired is creating a new category, an opportunity network and candidate centric hiring platform and this leader will ensure that our voice differentiates our offering in the market.


  • Partner with head of product to define the product vision and strategy
  • Partner with marketing and product to advanced the Hired brand and deliver consistent experience across all company touch points
  • Collaborate with marketing stakeholders to successfully ideate and execute marketing programs from sales enablement to presentations, event environments and social
  • Partner with product and marketing to optimize spend through conversion rate optimization
  • Lead and mentor our design team including both the UX function across product & Engineering as well as the communications design team supporting the business
  • Be the brand guardian and the voice of our candidates and customers
  • Deliver creative vision and operational excellence in design
  • Develop clear, measurable goals for the design organization and align those with executive stakeholders
  • Manage the budget, workflow and resource allocation for design
  • Consistently elevate the level of work from the creative team, foster an environment of consistent improvement and connection to business results
  • Provide hands on creative direction for new releases, collateral or product evolution
  • Create an inspiring and positive culture
  • Confidently present ideas to leadership


  • 10+ years leading a UX team of 15+ team members
  • 10+ years brand / visual communications or digital agency work
  • Experience scaling a team of designers from ~1 to 15+
  • Knowledge of design processes, UI patterns, HCI principles & Best practices
  • Knowledge of front end technologies such as Angular.js, Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Experience working with world-class brands
  • Conversion rate optimization, E-commerce, consumer experience
  • Successful track record of designing across UI platforms
  • Ability to attract fantastic people and inspire them to do their best work
  • Equal passion for creativity, innovation as well as quantitative business results
  • Ability to work in cross functional teams in agile environment
  • Experience with IOS, Android and Web
  • Expertise in cognitive psychology and user -centered design and how to apply those
  • User research background
  • Ability to create usability patterns, data interactions and workflows


  • Competitive compensation & equity options
  • Open vacation & sick time
  • Flexible work hours
  • Employer paid health insurance, vision, and dental
  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Weekly educational classes & catered lunch

We believe that when we can bring our whole selves to work on a day-to-day basis we become happier, more comfortable, more confident and more excited to do great things for our company, each other, our product and our users. Hired aims to both build an internal team as well as help our clients build their teams with talent from all different backgrounds and lifestyles.

Hired is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce. Hired is an equal opportunity employer; we welcome and consider qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Members of communities historically underrepresented in tech are encouraged to apply.

For San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.



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