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Senior Product Design Manager - Discovery Group

Canva

Canva

Product, Design
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Job Description

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

Hey, g'day, mabuhay, kia ora, 你好, hallo, vítejte!

Thanks for stopping by. We know job hunting can be a little time consuming and you're probably keen to find out what's on offer, so we'll get straight to the point.

Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. But you have choice in where and how you work, we trust our Canvanauts to choose the balance that empowers them and their team to achieve their goals.

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you'll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Coaching and Leadership: You'll lead a team of 5 Product Designers, providing individual coaching, feedback, and guidance to support their growth and development.
  • Vision and Strategy: You'll define the design vision, strategy, and roadmap for the Discovery Group, collaborating with senior stakeholders. Your clear communication will simplify complex concepts and create clarity.
  • Scaling the Product Design team: You'll plan for future design resourcing needs within your team.
  • Shaping and establishing design processes: By driving design best practices, you'll enable more significant impact and efficiency across the team.
  • Prioritisation: You'll collaborate with Product Managers and Engineering Leads to ensure that the team prioritises the most valuable features. You'll take a broad, conceptual view and ensure that we are delivering the most impact.
  • Research: You'll support teams as they dive into competitors, trends, patterns, best practices, UX design inspiration, and user and business insights.
  • Partnering with leadership: You'll play a key role in shaping the strategy and goals of the supergroup and Product Design specialty, bringing your innovative ideas to enhance our collective craft and impact.

You're probably a match if you have

  • End-to-end Product Design experience: You have 8-10 years of experience as a Product Designer, Interaction Designer, or Researcher. Experience in leading projects within Discovery (Search, Recommendations, Marketplace) or Applied AI (experimentation, computer vision, NLP) is a plus!
  • Leadership experience: You have 3+ years of experience managing a team of Product Designers and you are dedicated to nurturing the development and growth of your team members.
  • Technical collaboration experience: You've collaborated closely with engineers and data scientists to integrate machine learning and other technologies essential for enhancing search, recommendations, and applied AI experiences.
  • Effective communication skills: You create clarity through your communication by making complex things simple. You can confidently present your ideas and tell a compelling story to the broader team.
  • A data driven approach: You leverage both quantitative and qualitative data to craft beautiful experiences.
  • Experience working in global markets: You have a keen understanding of designing for different languages and cultures.
  • Experience working alongside content creators: You love collaborating with graphic designers, videographers, and photographers.


About the team

The Discovery Group’s mission is to enable users to find and generate content that empowers the world to design. We focus on developing intuitive and adaptive product experiences that enhance the creative process, making design accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Our commitment is to bridge the gap between inspiration and realisation, providing tools that transform ideas into visually compelling stories.

We envision a world where every person and team in the world has access to their own creative collaborator. Working through some of our most highly trafficked key product surfaces such as search, our marketplace of templates, photos and icons, and our generative AI interfaces, our goal is to create a dynamic, intuitive platform where users can discover, experiment, and express their unique visual styles effortlessly. We aim to inspire and empower every user, enabling them to bring their creative visions to life quickly and effectively, irrespective of their design expertise.

Housed inside the Content & Discovery supergroup, this group includes some of the best engineers and designers globally, working together to tackle the industry's toughest challenges.

What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too. We also offer a range of benefits to set you up for every success in and outside of work.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:

  • Equity packages - we want our success to be yours too
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents & carers
  • An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance to support your wellbeing, social connection, office setup & more
  • Flexible leave options that empower you to be a force for good, take time to recharge and supports you personally

Check out lifeatcanva.com for more info.

Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at Canva so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you!

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.

Additional Information

What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too. We also offer a stack of benefits to set you up for every success in and outside of work.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:

  • Equity packages - we want our success to be yours too
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents & carers
  • An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance to support your wellbeing, social connection, office setup & more
  • Flexible leave options that empower you to be a force for good, take time to recharge and supports you personally

Check out lifeatcanva.com for more info.