OAK'S LAB

Head of Design

Prague, Czech Republic
Remote
Full-time
English required
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The Role

Our Design team is an integral part of OAK’S LAB, working alongside our Engineering and Product Management teams to build world-class products for US startups. As our Head of Design, you’ll be ultimately accountable for our design output whilst managing a team of talented designers.

We’re looking for an experienced Head of Design who has extensive experience in building world-class digital products. You’ll be responsible for overseeing the design process on up to 10 startup projects at a time and will be required to solve complex UX/UI challenges with our teams on a daily basis. We’re looking for someone who has a strong vision about how a user experience should be crafted in early-stage products and has the ability to effectively communicate this vision to other designers and stakeholders. You’ll have the responsibility to hire, coach, and mentor a team of talented designers and foster a culture of user obsession and innovation within the department and company.

Goals

  • Ensure OAK’S LAB builds world-class products and experiences for our partner startups and their users
  • Nurture a top-level, growing, and happy design team
  • Develop and implement best-in-class design processes and methodologies

Responsibilities

Working on our projects:

  • Collaborate with other members of the OAK’S DIGITAL management team to drive key strategic decisions in how we build products
  • Consult on and oversee our projects from the design perspective
  • Collaborate with US startup founders on design challenges and key product decisions

Working with our people:

  • Recruit and hire a world-class design team
  • Lead 1:1s, department meetings, and design syncs with Designers
  • Manage a departmental budget

Developing our processes:

  • Own our design processes and parts of our internal product development methodology; The OAK’S LAB WAY
  • Lead company-wide initiatives to embrace design thinking and culture within OAK'S LAB
  • Foster a culture of collaboration and continuous learning within the design department

Skills & Requirements

  • 8+ years of design experience in either an agency or product company
  • 2+ years of experience in either a Team Lead or management position
  • Deep expertise in UX and UI design
  • Deep expertise in communicating directly with users and making data-driven design decisions
  • Knowledge of and experience with Figma
  • Ability to coach and lead other designers through inspiration and expertise
  • Strong understanding of how design is impacted by the goals and limitations of early-stage startups
  • Fluent verbal and written communication in English
  • Confidence and excitement to present your outputs
  • The ability to explain complex design solutions and topics to senior stakeholders as well as your team
  • Energy and know-how that will inspire your team and the entire company

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working directly in or with early-stage startups
  • Knowledge of and experience with Webflow
  • Experience in building marketing websites
  • Branding experience
  • Experience in managing a team of 8+ designers

Our Startups

We’ve built over 40 successful startups. Here are a few from our portfolio:

See our design portfolio here.

Benefits

  • A passionate team around you with a growth mindset
  • The ability to work wherever and customize your workflow
  • The most photographed office in Prague, right on Old Town Square (and dog-friendly too)
  • Tasty snacks and drinks throughout the day, Friday pizza, monthly breakfast at the office
  • Multisport access
  • A budget to spend on your growth (books, courses, conferences)
  • 25 days off + 1 day off to celebrate your birthday + 1 day off for every year with OAK'S LAB
  • Opportunity for a bonus gained from investments in our startup partners
  • Team bonding, happy hours, online games, offsite trips - you name it
  • Cross-department clubs (yoga, traveling, football, dancing, and more)
  • A MacBook and hardware budget
  • English lessons
  • ... and we're ready for your ideas once you're in!

About

OAK'S LAB

About us

We are a technology partner that helps startups, scaleups, and enterprises build software solutions by deploying empowered product teams. Since 2016, we have helped 40 startups reach a combined valuation of over $1.7B.

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