Los Angeles, CA US
At the center of solving those challenges is the Netflix Studio XD team, responsible for the creation and refinement of content streamed by our members.
**this role can be in Los Angeles or Los Gatos**
The Studio XD team's mission is to create technology solutions for all aspects of content creation, from script to screen. Product Designers in our organization work at the intersection between storytellers, technology, and the business.
The Studio Media team will be innovating in tooling that supports our most precious creative assets - the actual media we create for our original shows. This design team seeks to make the experience of creatives - such as animators, VFX artists, post-production artists, and editors - more intuitive and seamless as they work with Netflix and Netflix productions. The team also innovates on ways that our shows become globally accessible through dubbing and localization. This is a fairly new team, and your role will be both leading and building the team that can keep up with the pace of innovation in our rapidly expanding studio.
Although Netflix is an established company, in many ways we still act like a startup. The organization is flat, process is minimal, individual responsibility is big, and there is an emphasis on keeping non-productive influences out of the everyday decision process. We endeavor to stay nimble and make decisions quickly.
About the Studio XD team
We are the newest and fastest-growing design team at Netflix. There's a lot of work to get done, and we are just getting started - so the reality is we're quite scrappy. Each of us has a broad set of UX skills ranging from product thinking to interaction design, user research to visual communication. We work in close collaboration with Product and Engineering partners to build groundbreaking innovations for the people inside and outside of our Studio that help Netflix create, license, and deliver world-class content to our members.
About the role
As a Product Design Manager, you will lead a team of stunning designers - each dedicated to leading a unique and challenging part of the filmmaking and studio management process. You will partner with other design, product, and engineering leaders to develop strategy across the product areas owned by the designers on your team.
You measure success in terms of both human and business impact. As a leader, you foster excellence through collaboration and encourage an inclusive and open environment which makes space for diverse viewpoints and working styles. You are an excellent advocate, evangelist, and listener - and are comfortable directly engaging stakeholders, customers, users and investors alike.
You have recruited and managed effective product design teams with experience building both consumer and enterprise software. You set a high bar for execution, communication, and the responsibility of your team members. You know how to work cross-functionally with multiple teams, as well as make your ideas and data clear to get everyone on the same page.
You seek and offer candid and constructive feedback, and lean into conflict with curiosity, humility, and a willingness to understand. You have a strong focus on usability and efficiency, and strive to simplify complex problems. With every new release, your team leads the charge towards more effective, more impactful services.
The Must Haves:
• 10+years total experience
• 6+ years managing product designers
• Track record of working cross-functionally and influencing sr leadership across groups
• The ability to form consensus across a broad, fast-moving organization
• A history of mentoring strong designers and contributing to the design community
• A deep sense of accountability, fostering a high degree of responsibility within your team
• Understanding of complex workflows designed to scale across diverse, global operations teams
• Experience working in continuous delivery environments where the pace is fast and a focus on execution is critical
• Experience contributing to and consuming component-based design systems
• Excellent communication skills
• A willingness to fail and learn
• A passion for entertainment, filmmaking, and storytelling
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