The Walt Disney Company Director, Design in New York, New York

Disney Streaming Services brings the beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events of Disney directly to people on their own terms. Design leadership and design thinking are a critical part in how we develop the best way to communicate our stories and build the best direct to consumer products available.

As a Design Director at Disney Streaming Services, you will work on media and entertainment products used by millions of Disney customers each year. As part of our Product Design team, and reporting directly to the Senior Director of Product Design, you will be working closely with our Product, Business and Engineering leaders to continuously improve and innovate our consumer facing applications on all devices capable of streaming video.

Responsibilities :

  • Lead a team of designers to deliver world class experiences for our direct-to-consumer products.

  • Inspire great design from your teammates and develop a team of designers to become the best they can be.

  • Build processes to attract and hire more designers, and build (and remove!) processes to streamline the way we turn ideas into products that get delivered to our users quickly with a very high quality bar.

  • Care deeply about building a brand, a product experience like no other, and listen to data and research from users to help your team create the best products they can imagine.

  • Drive new ideas into user research, stakeholder reviews and prototypes all the way into our applications.

  • Be a great team leader that's able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Develop, present and defend ideas in front of the design, product and executive teams.

  • Continuously strive to optimize our process to deliver design into engineering, while keeping the challenges of an internationally operating agile design and engineering team in mind.

Basic Qualifications :

  • 8+ years of design experience building consumer products.

  • 4+ years of experience managing and developing diverse design teams.

  • You have a fearless, execution oriented mindset - with the humility, drive, and scrappiness to get it done, but the eye and heart to make sure it's something users love.

  • You've debated different designs, and learned the times you've been both right and wrong when put in front of actual users.

  • You love and care for the craft of designing and building great UI and UX

  • You can't wait for the opportunity to shape design philosophy, tools, operations and discipline on a high impact design team.

  • You are a passionate designer yourself.

  • You would be a great fit on the team we already have and bring a strong portfolio and consumer products experience.

  • You work quickly and know how to inspire a team to design for quality while moving fast.

  • You set and keep the bar very high.

  • As a leader in the company, you care about building the processes to drive design through the full product and engineering teams to deliver best-in-class user experiences.

Required Education :

BA / BS degree

Job ID: 623421BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Direct-to-Consumer and International