Director, Product Design at Atlan

June 3, 2024

Job Description

At Atlan, our mission is pivotal: empowering data teams to excel in their work. We firmly believe that enhancing the productivity and agility of data teams will unlock extraordinary achievements, from aiding humanity’s journey to Mars to potentially discovering a cure for cancer. Every member of our team, or Atlanian, is dedicated to delivering the utmost in customer and user experience within the data realm.

As a Design Manager at Atlan, your role is multifaceted:

  • Cultivate and lead a talented design team, fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration, and professional development.
  • Collaborate closely with product managers and engineers to shape Atlan’s design vision and ensure our products prioritize intuitiveness, delight, and user-centricity.
  • Deeply understand the domain, users, and technology within your product area, actively seeking to grasp the broader product context.
  • Engage with customers and collaborate with UX Research to pinpoint areas for product enhancement, guiding fellow designers in research methodologies.
  • Work alongside the Product Management team to tackle complex user experience challenges within your designated pods.
  • Play a pivotal role in recruitment, evaluating portfolios, conducting assessments, and contributing to the establishment of Atlan’s design team brand.
  • Oversee the end-to-end design process, from conceptualization and wireframing to visual execution and impact assessment, ensuring a high standard of craft and user experience.
  • Participate in design critique sessions and mentor fellow designers, sharing your expertise and fostering their growth.
  • Identify and address process inefficiencies, driving initiatives to enhance Atlan’s overall product development process.
  • Act as an advocate for design culture within Atlan, contributing to its continuous improvement and dissemination.

What makes you an ideal fit for us:

  • You possess a hunger for continuous learning and can quickly grasp complex domain concepts, particularly within the data ecosystem.
  • You bring a minimum of 12 years of experience in designing and delivering consumer-grade enterprise products or complex web applications, with a preference for experience in the data domain.
  • Your portfolio showcases your prowess in product design and strategy, demonstrating your ability to execute from concept to visual design.
  • You have a proven track record of managing and scaling design teams, with a passion for refining processes, culture, and team rituals.
  • Your strong critical thinking skills enable you to dissect complex problems and devise effective solutions.
  • Effective communication and autonomy are second nature to you, essential traits in a remote work environment.
  • You exhibit a proactive approach, taking end-to-end ownership and prioritizing the best interests of our end users.

What the role offers:

  • An enriching environment surrounded by talented, driven, and humble individuals committed to enhancing the data team experience globally.
  • Flexibility to work remotely from anywhere in the world.
  • Ownership over the end-user experience of Atlan, contributing to a product aimed at becoming the go-to platform for data teams, akin to Figma for design teams and Github for engineering teams.
  • A company culture that values learning and growth, offering resources such as books, learning sessions, and even pet pictures in dedicated Slack channels.
  • A transparent and inclusive hiring process at Atlan.