Department: Design and Creative
Sonos is seeking an experienced Design Manager to join our UX team. In this role, you'll lead, strengthen, organize and support a team of designers focused on new hardware UX and product experiences in several key categories and across the Sonos platform. You will work in partnership with UX and design leadership, product management, development and test engineering to deliver a roadmap of products and experiences that raise the bar on quality, natural interactions, and innovative, joyful experiences. You will be a critical part of a core team delivering products and experiences in key, innovative product categories.
More than a candidate that checks every box, we're looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos-no matter their background or how they identify. If that's you, we hope you'll apply for this role.
You want to be part of a team.
You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyone's best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and you proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.
You enjoy a challenge.
Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You're ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.
You love to listen.
You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You're passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.
What You'll Do
You're a design leader. You have an excellent record of leading teams to deliver products of the highest quality. You lead both the interactive and visual aspects of the design process, and through excellent interpersonal skills and working relationships you ensure alignment across all disciplines. You comprehend complex systems, turning them into efficient, delightful and cohesive product experiences across multiple platforms. You think strategically, but also execute projects with attention to detail. You thrive in a dynamic environment and stay on the leading edge of product experience trends, OS evolution, design processes and UX tools.
You're a people leader. You are recognized as a phenomenal people manager. Ensuring your team can work efficiently and effectively is one of your key responsibilities, and of paramount importance to you. You know how to champion your team, providing them with opportunities to develop their skills and grow their careers. You have a track record of successfully guiding designers to bring out their best results in both the short and long term, and you take real pleasure in doing so.
Skills You'll Need
* Provide design leadership, strategic guidance and detailed tactical direction for key hardware categories that encompass software enabled hardware experiences and capabilities, physical UI, sound and light communication, and product setup.
* Provide guidance, partnership, and deep engagement in always improving the art of how we work as a cross disciplinary team.
* Deliver strong project and career management for Sonos designers
* Work closely with cross-functional teams including product managers, software, and external partners
* Advocate for Sonos users as you strive to make the right product
* Travel to other Sonos offices, up to 10% of time, and travel to partner locations as needed
* Bachelor's degree in a related discipline, such as user experience design, industrial design, graphic design
More About Sonos
Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.
Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.
Together we're working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better-because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.
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About Sonos, Inc.
Sonos is a consumer electronics company that makes a variety of wireless audio products.