Senior Design Manager, Ecosystem (Remote, Americas)

Job post summary
Location Americas
Team UX and Design

About the role

Shopify’s Ecosystem team is building the world’s best recommendation engine for commerce, helping merchants get exactly the help they need to power their business, right when they need it. To do this, we must attract incredible developers to build for specific product gaps so merchants can add functionality and firepower to their stores. Today, Shopify merchants install developer-created apps and themes to do just that.

We’re looking for a Senior Design Manager to help tell our story to developers and keep them building for the Shopify platform. You’ll also manage a growing Marketing UX creative team that spans design, writing, and production (video and motion).

In addition to supporting the professional growth of the team, you’ll be responsible for the overall creative direction for the developer experience across a variety of channels. You’ll push our developer storytelling to the next level through tone and voice, visuals, interactive design, and rich media. You’ll work closely with developer marketing and product teams across the company on strategy and team-wide initiatives, processes, and rituals—contributing to a culture of excellence and a best-in-class experience for developers. Check out these projects that our team has recently shipped, Shopify.dev, Shopify App Challenge, Unite, Beyond the Build (YouTube series)

As a senior leader at Shopify, you’ll also collaborate with leadership across Ecosystem and UX on internal and external initiatives that propel our work and practices forward.

And finally, as a Digital by Design company, you’ll do this all remotely

Responsibilities

  • Own the overall creative direction and UX for developer onboarding and engagement, from marketing campaigns to world-class docs 
  • Spin up new properties, microsites, and other experiences that make Shopify the world’s best platform for developers to build on 
  • Lead, inspire, and coach a multi-disciplinary team of Marketing UXers, including content designers, brand designers, and front end developers  
  • Advocate for creative and UX best practices and partner with other marketing and UX leads across the company
  • Grow the Marketing UX discipline within Ecosystem through hiring and leveling up current team members
  • Leverage a deep understanding of developers to guide the creation of top-notch experiences
  • Work with leadership to manage priorities for the team
  • Build trust and relationships with senior and executive leadership across Shopify
     

Qualifications

  • You’ve got a track record of building exceptional experiences across a variety of mediums and channels (and a portfolio to back it up) 
  • You have 5+ years of experience as a creative leader, with a passion for investing in, developing, and supporting your team and their growth 
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills that persuade and inspire others
  • You care about the big picture as well as the tiniest details when it comes to quality content and design
  • You’ve built and led multidisciplinary teams, including design, copywriting, front end development, and project management
  • You have experience partnering with agencies to get world-class results
  • You lead from the front, with a vision and strategy for the future that delivers today
  • Your teams consistently ship high-impact work that balances beautiful design with attention to detail
  • You have experience using data and research to inform decision making and measure outcomes
  • You are a leader in your community, building thought leadership inside your organization and beyond
  • You’re familiar with accessibility frameworks and standards
     

Closing date: Thursday, August 5th at 11:59pm. Successful candidates can expect to hear back from us by Wednesday, August 11th at 11:59pm.

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our 2020 Sustainability Report to learn more about Shopify's commitments.

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
Learn more about our hiring process 

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