Design Manager

Location:
Prague
Workload:
Fulltime
Required languages:
English

Our Culture

We take pride in the fundamentals that make up the core of our company culture. These principles are the foundation for everything that we do, and alongside our mission, vision, and values, they make us everything that we are.

Our Fundamentals:

We work with fearless founders who are improving life and the world. We start early and build from a clean slate in an environment that is powered by trust and honesty. We are an international group of open, driven, and supportive individuals. We have a track record for developing people. We know exactly what we want to achieve and are working towards it. We are here to make waves.

The Role

Our Design team is fundamental in creating new products alongside the Engineering and Product teams at OAK'S LAB. As a Design Manager, you will play a key role facilitating design work on multiple projects as well as managing team members in our emerging Design team.

We are looking for a seasoned Design Manager who has knowledge in several areas of expertise with a focus on digital product design, specifically in the startup environment. You will be working across the multiple products that OAK’S LAB builds, and your main responsibilities will be to oversee our Design team, ensure that we are moving in the right direction, influence all projects with other designers, and actively collaborate with the CDO on company-wide initiatives.

While you will be expected to occasionally dive in and work hands-on, you will manage your own chapter of Designers and act as a chapter head within the Design team. You will mentor and lead other Designers through 1:1s and design syncs, continuously evolve our product development process (our way of working), lead the efforts to collaborate with your fellow Designers to ensure that we are constantly improving as individuals and as a team, and ensure that our projects are of the highest standard of quality.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other teams and drive the product decisions alongside our CDO and project leaders
  • Lead 1:1s and design syncs of selected Designers
  • Mentor and guide selected Designers
  • Bring innovative ideas into our company and our processes
  • Consult and oversee our projects from the design perspective
  • Lead company-wide initiatives to embrace design-thinking and culture within OAK'S LAB
  • Embrace challenges and inspire new ways of thinking and approaching design problems
  • Help grow our elite team of Designers

Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years of design experience in either an agency or product company
  • 1+ years of experience in either a Team Lead or management position
  • Strong knowledge of UX and UI design
  • 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
  • Excitement that will inspire not just your chapter, but the whole company
  • Deep knowledge of visual design, user experience, and user interface design, as well as branding
  • A bit of an obsession for aesthetics while not compromising on usability
  • A love for startups, design, tech, and its intersection
  • A strong command of industry-standard tools like Adobe Suite and Figma
  • Experience with Webflow
  • Ownership and accountability for your objectives  to ensure our high standards of quality
  • A collaborative spirit while having the ability to work independently
  • A friendly, positive, and optimistic approach to leadership

Our Startups

We’ve built over 34 successful startups. Here are a few from our portfolio:

See our design portfolio here.

Benefits

  • A startup environment and the ability to build projects from scratch
  • 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
  • Team bonding, happy hours, online games, offsite trips - you name it
  • Cross-department clubs (yoga, traveling, football, dancing, and more)
  • An arcade room with table tennis, billiards, darts, Playstation, and Netflix
  • A MacBook and hardware budget
  • English lessons
  • ... and we're ready for your ideas once you're in!

About Us

We are a startup technology partner that empowers innovators to improve life and the world. Founders partner with us to build their products and scale their teams. Since 2016, we have helped 34 startups reach a combined valuation of over $1.5B.

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