Design Manager

Location:
Prague
Workload:
Fulltime
Required languages:
English

Our Culture

We take pride in our culture. It is intangible, unique and sets us apart from all the others. Companies are incorporated to generate profits. We were incorporated to bring together a group of ambitious people, place them in a stimulating yet incubated environment, and allow them to achieve their wildest dreams.

We come from different places and were raised in distinct cultures. 
Diversity gives our crew edge, yet our core values unite us.

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 taken part in building some amazing startups. Here are a few of them:

Perks

  • A startup environment and the ability to build projects from scratch
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home
  • A team of passionate individuals
  • Lavish company team building events
  • Tasty snacks to munch on during work
  • Ballin’ HQ right on Old Town Square
  • Local beer stocked in the office
  • Free English lessons
  • Paid courses and tech conferences
  • Freedom to travel and work
  • Pizza every Friday
  • Paid day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Multisport card to access fitness and spa facilities
  • MacBook Pro
  • … and memorable nights with the OAK’S LAB team in the best underground clubs of Prague

About Us

We are an ecosystem designed to support tech startups on their journey from concept-to-scale. Since our inception in 2016, we’ve grown the OAK’S LAB team to 70 and together have worked on 31 startups with a valuation of $700M.

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