Slack is hiring a

Staff Product Designer, Core

San Francisco, United States
The Core team is looking for a Staff Product Designer to help lead the design of foundational messaging and collaboration features used to move work forward everyday. Our team’s goal is to make the core Slack experience across mobile and desktop one that makes our customers’ working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.
 
Slack designers serve a vital role at the company, from creating the vision for new features, to the craft and finish of every detail in the product. We appreciate designers who think deeply, speak clearly, and embrace collaboration and feedback. Slack is a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—if this sounds like a good fit for you, send us a nice hello, and links to your work and experience. 
 
What you will be doing
  • Work with the product and engineering teams to drive design vision and strategy for core messaging and collaboration features to create a Slack experience that exceeds our customers’ expectations. This includes improving the experience for:
    • Reading, writing, and navigating within Slack 
    • Audio and video communication and collaboration
    • Inter-company collaboration
    • And a host of other core experience features 
  • Partner cross-functionally with product and engineering leadership to represent the design team, lead design initiatives, and provide feedback in planning and product channels
  • Partner with engineering to ensure that our implementation and user experience is high-quality.
  • Work with designers across product teams and lead broad, organizational-wide initiatives, such as improving Slack’s design system and mobile design practices
  • Help guide, improve, and implement design and feedback processes
  • Solicit feedback from designers and product partners within and beyond your product team 
  • Be an active mentor for other designers, and help lead critique, design reviews, quarterly planning, and sprint planning
  • Recruit and interview designers, and actively improve our inclusive design hiring process
What you should have
  • 7+ years of extensive experience in a leading individual contributor role, on a product design team for desktop or mobile
  • An outstanding portfolio, showcasing a foundation in typography, interaction and visual design, and idea generation
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse teams in a dynamic, rapid growth environment
  • Extensive experience closely partnering with product managers to develop the strategy and rationale for features
  • Extensive experience with prototyping as a means to explore and convey design solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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