Expa is hiring a

Head of Design

New York, United States

About the role

Ando is rethinking restaurants in a world dominated by mobile technology. We believe that great food and great delivery are not mutually exclusive, and we aim to bring them together through a suite of world-class products. We’re a team of chefs, entrepreneurs, developers and artists all passionate about using technology to push the culinary world to a new frontier. (Want to learn more? Here’s an interview with Ando co-founder David Chang)

We’re seeking an experienced product designer to join our efforts in bringing food to everyone. The ideal candidate has a passion and talent for all aspects of the design process, from research, to interaction and visual design, and branding. As a designer at Ando, you will be challenged to oscillate between these aspects of design to deliver world-class products. In addition to delivering products, this designer will work alongside the product and marketing teams to foster a strong design culture across the organization.


  • Design and prototype elegant ordering experiences for our customers across multiple media — web and mobile alike
  • Design and prototype the next generation of tablet-based real-time operational tools for our kitchens
  • Collaborate with product management, engineering and user research to ensure a smooth, data-driven product development process
  • Collaborate with marketing to steward an awesome brand (if making stickers is your jam, you've come to the right place)
  • Execute in a fast-paced and highly fluid startup environment where thought and initiative are valued

About you

  • 5+ years experience building and shipping products and features for mobile and desktop (preferably at a well-known software organization, either big or small)
  • An exceptional portfolio of (shipped) creative product design that showcases your visual and interaction design talents
  • A love of creative direction and brand-building
  • A constant need to push your limits and find opportunities to better yourself
  • A passion for solving complex interaction problems with real-world constraints
  • Ability to self-manage multiple projects, deadlines and deliverables
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with major stakeholders throughout the design process
  • Proficient in Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, or other design tools
  • Basic HTML/CSS & Javascript knowledge; current on latest responsive design techniques
  • You’re passionate about design and creating products that customers love. You are receptive to feedback, can participate in productive debate in critiques and express unwavering humility throughout

Desired Qualifications

  • Background in industrial design and/or designing specialized real-world interfaces (e.g. control surfaces, machine controls, etc.)
  • Experience using prototyping tools such as Flinto, InVision, Pixate, FramerJS, etc.
  • Experience running and consuming UX research to help inform product decisions
  • Experienced in developing high-level product strategy – meaning you can discuss the why, not just the what or the how
  • A love for making things beautiful, and a strong understanding of fundamental design principles
  • A love for eating, cooking, or both