Design Director - Remote
Posted on: May 16, 2022
We're looking for an experienced design leader to support and
grow our team of Designers who code within Boost, while also
operating as an individual contributor at most two days a week.
Together we'll build both great products and a great team.
As Design Director, you will mentor other designers on the team
across a wide range of topics, including technology (HTML and CSS),
consulting, and client relationships. You'll also work to build up
the skills and capacities of our design team, support teammate
engagement with the various design communities we are members of,
and provide guidance, scoping, and support with business
opportunities. You'll work together with the Managing Director and
Director of Software Development of Boost, alongside global
thoughtbot leadership, to manage the business and success of the
This is a fully remote position and is open to applicants located
anywhere in the United States.
Salary and benefits vary by location. The US salary range for this
role is $150,000- $180,000.
We believe that it is possible to continuously learn and improve
the way people work while building higher-quality products that
make positive contributions to the world. We work with companies in
every step of the product development and maintenance process to
help identify and solve problems. We lead and participate in
product design sprints, build high-quality apps, and then deploy
We proactively work on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion
(DEI) at thoughtbot. We aim to maintain an inclusive work
environment where everyone can thrive professionally, as well as
have full lives outside of work. Read about our DEI efforts in the
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section of our Playbook. We
acknowledge that DEI work is never done, and that we will make
mistakes along the way. We are continuously working on learning,
improving ourselves, and the company.
As a member of thoughtbot, you'll be part of our distributed remote
community. We're continuously working to assure remote work is
inclusive, collaborative, comfortable, and social.
Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, and how
we work in our Playbook.
Beyond hands-on technical work, you'll support the Boost design
- Professional development: Because we're often embedding
thoughtbot teammates alongside our clients' teams, we look to build
up our skill sets to support engagements ranging from research and
prototyping to visual design, UX design, and front-end
implementation (HTML and CSS), while making suggestions on product
and process improvements. As a technical leader, you'll be
responsible for teammate upskilling and professional
- Hiring new teammates: We expect to continue to grow the Boost
team for both design consulting and adjacent roles. As a design
leader, you'll be responsible for maintaining high standards
through the hiring process while continuing to work to reduce bias
and ensure an equitable interview process for all candidates.
- Retaining teammates: We aim to put each teammate in a position
where they can seek fulfillment in all that they do; as Design
Director, you'll work closely with the design team to understand
what fulfills them, and work with the Director of Software
Development and Managing Director of Boost to ensure our work
aligns with the desires of the team.
- Identifying and closing work: More than two-thirds of the
clients we partner with return for additional engagements; as
Design Director, you'll work closely with our teams and clients to
ensure we deliver high-quality work and engage with stakeholders at
upcoming and current customers to scope and plan consulting
- Navigating consulting engagements: As software consultants, we
work closely with our clients on a number of different types of
engagements. In all cases, we're brought in to consult on best
practices and process improvements alongside technical work, the
nature of which can be challenging given the need to navigate
sometimes complex business relationships and needs across
Along with the other Directors on Boost, you'll be responsible for
profitability of the team.
thoughtbot designers are fully capable of creating great visual
design as well as doing great product design and user experience,
and then implementing their designs with front-end technologies
(HTML and CSS.) As Design Director, you should be experienced in
all of these areas, and very experienced in at least one of these
Very well-qualified candidates will also have experience leading
consulting teams, and have a proven track record of attracting
potential customers and maintaining long-term relationships.
Qualified candidates value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and
contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
Well-qualified candidates demonstrate commitment to valuing DEI and
contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment. We
also understand that not everyone has had the opportunity to commit
to this work, and that's okay.
We encourage you to apply even if you don't match 100% of the
requirements. Let us know if you need any specific accommodations
during the interview process.
All persons hired will be required to verify identity and
eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the
required employment eligibility verification upon hire.
thoughtbot cannot sponsor work visas at this time.
For US-based team members thoughtbot pays at least 90% of the
medical insurance premiums for individuals, 80% for their families
for all medical plans, and 100% of the premium for employees and
their families for our core dental plan and vision coverage. We
cover disability insurance, basic life insurance with the
opportunity to buy up. We also offer a comprehensive 401(k) plan
with company match and immediate vesting. Team members accrue 20
paid vacation days and receive 11 paid holidays per year in
addition to 10 paid sick days. New parents receive at least 6 weeks
paid parental leave, as well as the ability to take up to 6 months
Our team works in a relaxed and educational environment to develop
excellent products for our clients. We work a sustainable pace of
40 hours/week. We also reserve at least 4 weeks per year for
investing in ourselves, the company, and our community. Everything
we do is predicated on having a great team and a culture of
growing. We use the latest technologies and are always down to try
new methods on both internal and client projects.
thoughtbot does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color,
religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran
status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or
any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment
opportunities and benefits.
thoughtbot does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source
other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes not
originating directly from a candidate and sent to thoughtbot or any
thoughtbot's employees, including unsolicited resumes sent to a
thoughtbot mailing address or email address, are rejected.
thoughtbot will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the
receipt of an unsolicited resume. thoughtbot considers any
candidate for whom the recruiter has submitted an unsolicited
resume referred by the company free of any fees.
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