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dbt Labs is a remote-first company with a globally distributed team. This role is open to folks based anywhere in the United States.

dbt Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to building an inclusive team that welcomes a diversity of perspectives, people, and backgrounds regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected status. We feel strongly that whether or not your experience exactly fits the job description, your passion and skills will stand out and set you apart even if your career has taken some twists and turns. If you are on the fence about whether you meet our requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway! Please reach out to us directly at if you need assistance or accommodation due to disability.

About Us
dbt Labs was founded in 2016 to empower analysts to create and disseminate organizational knowledge. Since then, we've grown to become one of the most respected brands in the analytics industry. Our product, dbt, is used by thousands of companies.

Who we are
At dbt Labs, we have developed strong opinions on how companies should practice analytics.

Specifically, we believe that:

- Code, not graphical user interfaces, is the best abstraction to express complex analytic logic
- Data analysts should adopt similar practices and tools to software developers
- Critical analytics infrastructure should be controlled by its users as open source software
- Analytic code itself?-?not just analytics tools?-?will increasingly be open source

It turns out that a lot of other people believe this too! Over the course of the past several years we've built a community of 20,000+ people and 8,000 companies who are using our ideas, products, and workflows to conduct analytics, including Lyft, Monzo, GitLab, Snowflake, the ACLU, Amazon, JetBlue, and RentTheRunway. Our product, dbt, has come to be synonymous with the practice of analytics engineering, defining an entire industry. We're backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital, recently raising our series C: read the announcement here!

We're looking for a Director of Design to join our rapidly growing team. We are a product-led growth company, and as Director of Design, you will work closely with the design, product, engineering, marketing, and customer success teams to deliver delightful and empowering user experiences across product and brand domains. You will also own both product design and brand design.

Today, dbt Cloud has made meaningful strides to support the development, deployment, and discovery of datasets in modern data warehouses like BigQuery, Snowflake, and Redshift. By leveraging dbt Core (open source), dbt Cloud provides novel and compelling user interfaces into the modern analytics workflow.

In this role, you can expect to...

    • Strategically grow and develop the design team
    • Support and empower members of the design team to do their best work
    • Help craft a vision for the future of the product and share it company-wide
    • Establish a culture of excellence on the design team rooted in our company's values
    • Foster a highly collaborative environment with demonstrable continuity between the brand and product

You are a good fit if you...

    • A successful track record of growing and developing high-performing design teams and top-notch product UX (And, to that end, a background primarily in product/UX)
    • Experience building a team at a rapid-growth startup
    • Experience working closely with brand/marketing; deep understanding of brand and how it fits within the product and vice versa
    • Understanding of the modern data ecosystem
    • Experience designing developer tools, or managing a team doing so
    • Experience managing a team remotely
    • Strong leadership skills, including but not limited to: excellent communication (written and verbal), ability to give clear, actionable feedback, effective coaching & sponsorship

You'll have an edge if you...

    • Experience working in the data space
    • Experience doing brand/marketing design

Compensation & Benefits...

    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Salary: $205,000-225,000
    • Equity Stake
    • Benefits: Unlimited vacation, 401k w/ 3% guaranteed contribution, excellent healthcare, and paid parental leave
    • What to expect in the hiring process:
    • An introductory call with Margaret, our Chief Product Officer
    • A check-in call with our People Ops team
    • Design based Interview with our Lead Designer
    • A portfolio review with our team
    • Panel interviews with members from our product design, marketing design and marketing group.
    • Finally, a wrap-up interview with our CEO

Company name: dbt Labs
Remote job title: Director of Product Design
Job tags: User Experience Design, developer tools, Brand Marketing

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