Head of Design

Roofstock·Oakland, CA

Erik Nakamura

Erik Nakamura Hiring Open

Management ·Roofstock ·

Roofstock is looking for the Head of Design to create best in class User Experience, Product Design and Brand/Communication for the Single-Family Rental Investments marketplace. As a design leader, you will collaborate with the management team to drive the overall vision and product strategy.

Along with building a stellar design team, you will be comfortable with rolling up your sleeves to do UI/UX design, user research, interaction design and prototyping.

Responsibilities and Duties: • Collaborate with product, marketing, engineering and other business leaders to define the product vision and strategy, and ensure a consistent brand experience. • Provide creative leadership to the design team of 4-5 designers, growing to 10+ designers in 12-18 months. • Lead and mentor the design team including the UX function across both product & engineering, along with the marketing design team. • Work with the marketing and the business development leaders to conceive and execute marketing programs, including but not limited to paid/organic search, presentations, events and acquisition/retention/social campaigns. • Setup UX processes to create a sustainable design culture that can scale as the team grows, while maintaining a cohesive design across various form factors, features, and product lines.

Experience and Education Guidelines: • Prior experience working with management team and leading design teams of 10+ designers. • BA/BS/MA/MS Degree in Design (e.g., interaction, graphic, visual communications, product), HCI, CS or a related field or equivalent practical experience with 5+years of design experience with 3+years in leadership role. • Compelling portfolio of distinctive work that spans product/service design and storytelling. • The ability to lead the design of large and complex interactive systems. • Conversion rate optimization, e-commerce and consumer experience. • Proven track record in information architecture, interface design, and service design. • A solid understanding and demonstration of user centered design principles with relentless attention to detail. • Strong, clean visual design sense. • Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Experience building online marketplaces, real-estate and financial applications is a plus. • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, AJAX and jQuery is a plus.

What We Offer • Competitive compensation. • Medical, Vision and Dental for you (100%) and your dependents (50%). • 401k • Pre-tax commuter benefits. • Unlimited vacation and sick days. • Equity incentives to give you a stake in the Company’s future. • An upbeat and collaborative work culture. • A fully stocked kitchen with snacks and meals. • Company-sponsored outings.

Please send your resume to techjobs@roofstock.com


UX Designer
Full Time
Design User Experience Product Design Management UX Design Research User Research Interaction Design Prototyping Marketing Product Marketing Development Leadership Presentations Communications Interface Design Visual Design HTML AJAX jQuery CSS

Roofstock is the first online marketplace created exclusively for investing in leased single-family rental homes that generate cash flow day one.