Product Design Leadership

| Greater Denver Area
Do you love leading designers and solving complex, large scale product design challenges? Do you have a passion for team building, mentorship, and creativity? Can you define and build a cohesive, beautiful user experience that accounts for complex datasets, multiple user personas, and customer insights? If so, you may be a great fit the Product Design Lead position at Gusto. 
We’re seeking our first Denver-based Product Design Leader to own and build Gusto's Partners Mission which includes building great products for accountants and partnership opportunities. The Design team is responsible for crafting delightful experiences that not only serve small businesses, but also have a profound impact on how they build and care for the people on their teams. The ideal candidate will have successfully led a design team in a previous role, shipped a complex product to a large user base, and fostered a spirit of learning and teamwork amongst their peers. You’ll be building and leading a team of product designers with a high level of responsibility and room for growth.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Work closely with Engineering and Product Management to build experiences that keep our customers highly engaged, fully informed, and constantly delighted
  • Own end-to-end design projects from ideation, research, and execution for existing and new product lines
  • Contribute to product strategy and roadmaps through customer research and design explorations
  • Prioritize and guide new projects based on company goals and business objectives
  • Recruit, hire, and mentor a team of product designers across multiple projects and disciplines
  • Organize and run cross-team collaboration events and workshops
  • Bring empathy, enthusiasm, and motivation to every interaction

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 8+ years of experience in software product design for a complex product, including 2+ years of experience hiring and managing a team of designers
  • Owned product design end-to-end for multiple successful products at scale
  • Extremely organized and consistently advocates for design methodologies and processes
  • Care deeply about technical, scalable, and user-centric models of design
  • An excellent communicator and influencer who can work well with various groups and levels of the organization
  • Proactive and proficient at mentoring designers and members from other teams
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, high-energy environment, with an entrepreneurial ownership mentality
  • Humble spirit
  • Genuine empathy for small business owners and employees and a deep desire to improve their lives
  • SaaS FinTech experience is nice to have

About Gusto

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto. 

Gusto’s mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life. By making complicated, impersonal business tasks simple and personal, Gusto is reimagining HR, payroll, and benefits for over 60,000 companies nationwide. Gusto has offices in San Francisco and Denver and the company’s investors include Google Capital, General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as the founders of Instagram, Stripe, Nest, PayPal, Yelp, Dropbox, and Eventbrite, among others.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks

Location

1201 16th St, Suite 350 , Denver, CO 80202

What are Gusto Perks + Benefits

Gusto Benefits Overview

We believe in taking care of you...

In order to do the best work of your life, it is important that you are valued and taken care of. At Gusto, we value our employees above all else and are committed to continually seeking out new ways to foster their well-being. Our values drive how we work and also how we design our benefits program.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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