Product Design Manager Home Personalization

Remote (Boston, MA) +1

The Personalization team makes deciding what to play next easier and more enjoyable for every listener. From Blend to Discover Weekly, we’re behind some of Spotify’s most-loved features.


We built them by understanding the world of music and podcasts better than anyone else. Join us and you’ll keep millions of users listening by making great recommendations to each and every one of them. We ask that our team members be physically located in Central European time or Eastern Standard/Daylight time zones for the purposes of our collaboration hours.


Location

New York


Job type

Permanent


We are looking for a product design manager to drive the design vision and strategy for our Home team. Home is tasked with the start page for Spotify’s apps. The Home screen helps our listeners quickly find something good to listen to while also introducing them to new music and podcast discoveries.


What you'll do


  • Directly manage a small team of designers, supporting them as they drive their personal and professional growth.
  • Partner with Product, Tech, and Insights leads to collectively set the mission for a group of ~60 people. You will help encourage this group to be healthy, and impactful.
  • Lead projects across the entire product lifecycle — from concept to MVP to rollout and beyond. You set the vision for the content experience and build space for others to collaborate. 
  • Bring user-centric thinking to technically sophisticated problems. We craft user outcomes that are powered by machine learning models. It’s important to not to lose sight of the needs of the listener and the creator.
  • Challenge the status quo on creativity and quality of design work across the team.
  • Promote your team’s work to drive alignment across the other teams.
  • Proactively look for and tackle high-level issues and opportunities.


Who you are


  • You have 3+ years of people management experience with designers in a fast-paced product development environment.
  • You possess a proven track record of working on a recommendation-led experience that uses complex technologies and data.
  • You are a leader with practical design chops you don’t mind dusting off from time to time. You’ve shipped many consumer products over the years, and understand what it takes to build meaningful customer-first product experiences.
  • You have a keen eye for detail and can give effective direction and direct feedback to designers on the team — we appreciate radical candor!
  • You’re an excellent communicator, both written and verbal. You have the communication skills to help set up frameworks and brainstorm initial design concepts. You also have the ability to mentor others to deliver work, and make strategy come to life.
  • You tackle opportunities that are ambiguous and vague. You do this by understanding the people involved in the project, what the project needs, and using everyone’s strengths to achieve the project’s goals.
  • You have an online portfolio or PDF that you can share with us. A link to your online portfolio, or a PDF, is required. Applications without a portfolio are unlikely to be considered.


Where you'll be


  • Where in the world? For this role, it can be in Boston or New York, with frequent collaboration with teams in Stockholm, London, and other European and US locations.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern US time zone for collaboration and ask that all be located in that time zone.
  • Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about our Work From Anywhere options here.


Learn about life at Spotify


Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace.


The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.


Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service.


Global COVID and Vaccination Disclosure


Spotify is committed to safety and well-being of our employees, vendors and clients. We are following regional guidelines mandating vaccination and testing requirements, including those requiring vaccinations and testing for in-person roles and event attendance. For the US, we have mandated that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated in order to work in our offices and externally with any third-parties. For all other locations, we strongly encourage our employees to get vaccinated and also follow local COVID and safety protocols.