Senior Manager, Product Design

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Product

Company Description

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, built to help members of all backgrounds and experiences achieve more in their careers. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Every day our members use our products to make connections, discover opportunities, build skills and gain insights. We believe amazing things happen when we work together in an environment where everyone feels a true sense of belonging, and that what matters most in a candidate is having the skills needed to succeed. It inspires us to invest in our talent and support career growth. Join us to challenge yourself with work that matters.

Job Description

This role will be based in either New York, Sunnyvale, San Francisco, or Home Office depending on which location the applicant chosen for the role is currently residing.

LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Our global Product Design team advances this vision through quality, inclusive design. We're passionate about designing an equal, fair, and accessible platform that’s modern, engaging, and responsible.

Our products help professionals all over the world stay connected, informed, and productive. The LinkedIn ecosystem is about more than just job hunting. We create and support active communities and enterprise products around sales, marketing, learning, and recruiting.

Why lead the Product Design team at LinkedIn?

  • Get the resources you need to hire, grow, and retain top design talent
  • Develop deep understanding of a dynamic, complex product ecosystem 
  • We’re committed to compassionate, empathetic leadership
  • We value inclusivity and trust, the foundations of a well-supported team

You’ll shape the future of the business in collaboration with product and engineering partners, and design teams across the organization. Come lead a diverse, empowered team, designing for the world’s workforce. 

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  • Define, direct, and oversee the creative direction of our suite of products
  • Proactively seek opportunities to drive marketplace growth and integrate with other LinkedIn business solutions
  • Effectively communicate ideas, design rationale and specifics of the design approach
  • Create holistic design solutions that address business, brand, and user requirements
  • Manage, coach, and provide directed feedback to product designers and leads to deliver the final product

Application Requirements:

  • To be considered for this position, you must include your portfolio, website or other samples of work.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience managing and directing creative projects
  • Experience directing and guiding a team through a complete lifecycle of several launched projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong experience in providing vision and guidance that helps shape the future of the business
  • Experience managing senior individual contributors and managers  
  • Exceptional ability to influence on other product areas across the organization; Drives strategy and vision across the business area 
  • Exceptional ability to delivers design solutions that grow the business area and create new value for members/customers
  • Exceptional ability to develop teams of designers to become the next generation of key contributors - promoting sharing work openly and welcoming feedback 
  • Mastery in solving unstructured problems that have many dependencies and may have lengthy timelines; Seeks out ambiguity and transforms it into effective, actionable plans with cross-functional partners 


Additional Information

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