We raised $400M in our Series C to redefine productivity. Read More

Manager, Product Design

San Diego, Salt Lake City, or Remote
< See all openings ClickUp is the fastest growing productivity app, growing to 800,000+ teams and a $1 billion  valuation in under 3 years. We’re now one of the fastest-growing software companies in the world. Our team makes the world more productive, and finding exceptional people to solve challenging problems is a top priority as we execute on this vision.

What makes ClickUp unique is its highly customizable and flexible approach to project management. It is the first of its kind that works for everyone—from families to Fortune 500 companies—meaning you will always find a new and interesting challenges to tackle due to its broad feature set and industry agnostic approach. We're poised to take the market, and to do that we'll focus on:

  • 1. Finishing our vision for "replacing all productivity apps" by increasing feature parity compared to point solutions.
  • 2. Revamping onboarding, like verticalizing by function, to shorten the time to activation.
  • 3. Making the product simpler and easier to use.

ClickUp is looking for a Product Design Manager with exceptional design, communication and people management skills. In this player-coach role, you lead and manage teams to ensure ClickUp's products and features are valuable for people, powerful, easy to use, and of he highest level of craft and execution. You will be expected to utilize your full range of people management skills, product strategy, product design, interaction design and visual design skills in an organization where your area of work is highly valued.

This role truly is an unprecedented opportunity to have an immense impact and guide ClickUp through its next phase of exponential growth. With that said, we're looking for someone to live and breathe the product for the next year to two years to really level up the product. You’ll never see another product team like ours - we literally ship a new version of ClickUp every single week.
What you will be doing:
  • - Management: Manage a fast-growing business-critical team of designers working on ClickUp's core product experiences and solving some of the most complex design problems around today.
  • - Coaching: Inspire, coach and lead designers across experience levels to do the best work of their career by providing growth plans and consistent career development guidance.
  • - Problem Solving: Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into useful and valuable products for our users.
  • - Resource Allocation: Responsible for overall team performance and health, resource allocation, project prioritization, and building a culture of design excellence.
  • - Design quality: Review UX deliverables (research, designs, etc.) that your team creates, and provide feedback to ensure high-quality output.
  • - Hiring: Recruit and build a world-class product design team.
  • - Continuous Improvement: Proactively solicit and provide feedback from designers and a broader product team in order to continually raise our bar for quality, while also taking on mentorship.
  • - Cross-product collaboration: Work closely with our Product Management, Product Engineering, and senior leadership to deliver stunning and effective work.
  • - Thought Leadership: Proactively identify large, strategic UX opportunities that span the stages or areas you are responsible for and the product as a whole. Work with other Product Design Managers, Staff, and Principal Product Designers to drive cross-product initiatives.
  • - Communicate Goals: Effectively communicate your team's product goals (both within the team and outside the team), and connect related projects across the company so that problems or joint decisions can be resolved quickly.
  • - UX debt: Help the product teams of stages or areas you support to prioritize UX initiatives including UX debt and overall usability improvements to the product.
  • - Research: Identify strategic user research initiatives that span multiple stage groups (and possibly the entire product), and work with other Product Design/Research Managers to organize research efforts.
  • - Public presence: Help promote ClickUp publicly through activities like writing blog articles, giving talks, and engaging in social media efforts, where appropriate.
Requirements:
  • - 2+ years experience managing and mentoring teams in highly matrixed organizations.
  • - 4+ years of design experience, encompassing UX design, interaction design and visual design with proficiency designing across platforms.
  • - 4+ years of experience working cross functionally with teams such as engineering, design and user research.
  • - You have experience methodically developing designers’ skills and careers.
  • - You excel at motivating and inspiring people to do their best work.
  • - You have experience recruiting and building product design teams.
  • - You are relentlessly customer-focused.
  • - You excel at both written and spoken communication.
  • - Your best work is done in a highly collaborative way.
  • - You can find a meaningful balance between optimizing for speed, quality, and doing risky, but interesting work.
  • - Experience managing a group of designers who work on complex products.
  • - A clear philosophy about how to successfully manage remote design teams.
  • - Solid visual awareness with understanding of basic design principles like typography, layout, composition, and color theory.
  • - Proficiency with pre-visualization software (e.g. Figma, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • - Experience defining the high-level strategy (the why) and creating design deliverables (the how) based on research.
  • - Experience driving organizational change with cross-functional stakeholders.
  • - Passion for creating visually pleasing and intuitive user experiences.
  • - Collaborative team spirit with great communication skills.

ClickUp was founded on a culture of hard work, consistent growth, and a desire to break norms. We’re a values-driven company and hire based on ambition, merit, and a willingness to do what it takes to succeed. We don’t care where you’re from, what you look like, or who you’re in a relationship with—we hire the best people for the job, and create an environment that supports employees on their journey to do the most exciting work of their lives! ClickUp is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Apply Now
  • You resonate with ClickUp’s core values
  • You want to make a big impact
  • You consider yourself GREAT
  • You value working hard and working smart
  • You enjoy solving inefficiencies and are self-motivated
  • You enjoy a fast paced, high growth environment
  • You appreciate urgency over perfection
  • You love ClickUp

About You

If you love what you do and wake up excited, you'll fit right in!

Benefits

Just some of what we provide.
  • Opportunity to earn equity in fast growing company
  • New MacBook Pro
  • Health insurance (100% of premium paid)
  • Dental insurance (100% of premium paid)
  • Opportunity for cash bonuses
  • Commuter benefits
  • Team lunches each week
  • Unlimited snacks & drinks in office
  • Continued learning (Access to tons of paid courses)
  • Unlimited kombucha and cold brew on tap
  • 401k with 100% employer match up to 2% of annual salary
process

Our six step process.

01.
🔍 Review
Applicants are reviewed to ensure a good fit.
02.
👋 Initial Interview
We want to get to know you better!
03.
📥 Mini Project
A project for the team you’re applying for is distributed.
04.
🤓 Final Interview
This interview is conducted with team leads.
05.
💰 Offer
A carefully tailored offer is sent to the candidate.
06.
🚀 Career Launch
Blast off into the future of productivity and unlimited possibility!
core values

Core values.

01
The best customer experience, period. Fix problems and say yes.
02
Normal ****ing Sucks.
03
Progress towards perfection.
04
Work hard and own it.
05
Grow 1% every day.
06
Be direct.
07
Find joy, and have fun.
08
Random acts of kindness.
09
Urgent and optimistic.
gallery

Life at ClickUp

San Francisco, San Diego, and across the globe.
Join our team
Life at ClickUp
Life at ClickUp
Life at ClickUp
Life at ClickUp
Life at ClickUp
Life at ClickUp
Life at ClickUp
Life at ClickUp
Life at ClickUp
Life at ClickUp
Leader Spring 2020 ClickUp
Serious about security & privacy
99.99% uptime the last 12 months
By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described in our cookie policyunless you have disabled them. You can change your cookie settings at any time but parts of our site will not function correctly without them.
Accept All Cookies
By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described in our cookie policyunless you have disabled them. You can change your cookie settings at any time but parts of our site will not function correctly without them.
Accept All Cookies

Sign up for FREE
and start using ClickUp in seconds!

Get ClickUp
Please enter a valid email address