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Design Program Manager






San Francisco, CA, US


As a Design Program Manager, you’ll own the daily operations and operational strategy of the Design team. Your operational excellence will help create a creative, purposeful environment that empowers designers to do their best work. 
You’ll be responsible for developing and applying just the right amount of process and oversight that works for Design and our cross-functional partners in Product, Engineering, and Marketing. You'll partner with all levels of the organization to build processes and programs that elevate team performance as we scale. You’ll have the opportunity to establish cross-functional best practices, improve communication, remove roadblocks, and keep teams on track, all while growing team culture, industry expertise, and team impact. Your programs will have a material impact on the business and future of Plaid.

What excites you

    • Ownership of Design’s operational strategy, including goal setting, project planning, headcount forecasting, impact measurement, value communication, and our design process. 
    • The rapid pace at which we move from concept to concrete solution
    • Close collaboration with engineering and business teams on all aspects of product development
    • Keeping things running smoothly and on schedule
    • Building healthy, creative, and engaged teams

What excites us

    • Experience prioritizing ambiguous problem areas, driving alignment, and building consensus across multiple stakeholders 
    • An eye for continual improvement, and passion for efficiency and operational excellence
    • Background creating environments that motivate and inspire people to do their best work 
    • Seamless ability to flex to the needs of different people, projects, and systemsBalance when optimizing across speed, quality, and risk
    • The ability to challenge assumptions and strive for improvements
    • Excellent communication and critical thinking skills
    • Comfort with a fast-changing environment

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