Spotify

Senior Product Designer - Ad Platform

Spotify

March 30, 2021

    Design Product Design
We work at the intersection of advertising and messaging technologies to connect millions of brands to billions of fans. As part of the Advertising team, we’re paving the way for a sustainable global Spotify business that allows even more creators to make a living off their art. Come join us and help build the platform that powers promotion at Spotify. Location New York, NY Job type Permanent
Help us build the platform that powers promotion at Spotify!
We’re searching for a Senior Product Designer to join our New York-based Ad Platform team, focused on building the foundations of our advertising platform.
We are looking for someone with experience partnering with technology, product and insights teams to drive key company initiatives. Someone who is passionate about developing strategies based on insights from real people, has the proficiency in their craft to turn these insights into frameworks, strategies and content, and who wants to contribute to develop the practice of design at Spotify.
Our Ad Platform consists of the foundational capabilities, systems, frameworks and guidelines that underpin all the promotional activity on Spotify. We partner with other teams to turn these foundations into powerful tools for brands, creators and internal teams, as well as intuitive experiences for our listeners. As a Senior Designer working on these foundations, you will be positioned to impact spaces where design does not traditionally have a role, defining how design can operate and using our design superpowers for good. This is a team for people who want to think deeply about system design and enjoy being pioneers, who love to partner with other functions and thrive where communication skills are key.
What you’ll do
  • Work with small multi-disciplinary teams. You’ll partner closely with engineering, product, and research to find elegant but practical solutions to design challenges. You’ll provide the thought leadership to develop the right product strategy. Together, you’ll tackle problems and come up with solutions that delight our users.
  • You’ll lead projects across the entire product lifecycle and multiple product launches. Together with your cross-functional partners, you’ll set the vision for the user experience and build the space for others to collaborate. Success will require encouraging a shared understanding of the problem space using your skills to bring people together.
  • Apply big-picture thinking to break down open-ended opportunities into meaningful next steps and find new opportunities for work that span across our organizational boundaries. You’ll connect with other designers and UX Writers across the organization to build shared viewpoints and cohesive strategies.
  • Develop standards and frameworks for promotion at Spotify — listening and curating, or leading and defining, as needed.Build cohesive, cross platforms design patterns that communicate our brand. You will develop comprehensive design guidelines and specifications for the teams.
  • Act autonomously and take ownership. You’ll provide teams with the methods, process and solutions needed to execute strategy. You’ll drive progress through obstacles by building consensus and making decisions - taking ownership for every last detail, every step of the way.

Who you are
  • At least 7+ years proven experience delivering outstanding design as a UX designer, information architect, interaction designer or similar. Experience designing for B2B and SaaS tools are big pluses.
  • Bonus if you have experience in Advertising ecosystem contexts.
  • A great communicator. You love to collaborate with lots of different functions.
  • A systems-thinker who loves to build simple and elegant experiences for sophisticated products and considers every facet of the user journey.
  • An excellent teammate, communicator and facilitator. You have the skills to help set up frameworks and brainstorm initial design concepts.
  • Have the ability to mentor others to deliver work, and help bring strategy to life.
  • A conceptual and human-centered problem solver. Someone who seeks to understand people’s needs, motivations and behaviors – in order to translate them into impactful results.
  • Please provide an online portfolio, or PDF that you can share with us. Please be sure to provide any necessary passwords, we cannot advance your application without them.
  • Please provide a brief explanation in your application of why you are excellent for this role, while highlighting your portfolio.

Perks of being in the band
Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse. Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success. Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents. All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub. Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs. Spotify On Tour, join your colleagues on trips to industry festivals and events.
Learn about life at Spotify
You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 345 million users.