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Director of design


This is a Full-time position in Santa Barbara, CA posted December 15, 2019.

Do you have the experience, ideas, and love of data to build a team of talented designers and take an AI company to the next level?

Briq has one simple purpose: to use the wealth of construction data in the world to build great things that endure.

As our Director of Design, you will help to maintain our position as the industry leader in visual analytics and self-service business intelligence for the construction industry and to oversee the growth and scaling of our design practices.

Ultimately, you will be responsible for a data-informed design culture across Briq.The Briq platform will be used by construction leaders looking for meaning in their data.

Your work will appreciate the expertise required to design inside these domains, and you can celebrate the complexities of our customers’ work with us.

Additionally, you will work cross-functionally as a member of our engineering leadership team to advocate for and build on the design culture in the product teams, as we increase the focus on the holistic user experience.You’ll join a highly collaborative and passionate engineering and product organization who are on a mission to help people see and understand data, dedicated to building a fantastic company and workplace, and are relentlessly focused on our customers and on building amazing products.Some of things you’ll be doing include…
• Drive a culture of design excellence in partnership with the product teams
• Ensure the design needs of our customers and the product teams are met with high quality, consistent, and reliable design resources
• Ensure leadership understands and contributes to design planning across all Briq products and services
• Ensure the use of data is woven into the practice of Briq design
• Establish organizational practices, a design platform, and other design operations that scale with our team and products, consistently resulting in high-quality visionary, strategic and tactical design outputs
• Build internal and external relationships to communicate and educate about Briq
• Hire great designers and managers to support the needs of our fast-growing engineering team
• Partner strategically with leads of Content and User Research to balance efficiency and excellence of execution, while helping to build a culture of innovation and customer advocacy.Who You Are…
• Educated.

Bachelor’s degree in design related field or equivalent.

Higher degree or experience is a plus.
• Experienced.

10+ years’ experience in the software industry and 10+ years’ experience leading design teams.

You have experience as a product designer, including the ability to coach product designers in their craft.

Experience using, designing, or building Analytics software is a plus!
• Team Builder.

You recognize that we go farther when we go together and you have experience building, growing, and leading a multi-level design team including the partnership with a software development team.
• Problem Solver.

You have the ability to deal with conflict and drive to solution.

You also have the ability to handle ambiguity effectively and oversee multiple projects at once.
• Leader.

You have experience defining design strategy and execution plans.

You are comfortable with change, especially those which arise through company growth.
• Excellent Communicator.

You know what to say and more importantly, how to say it.
• You are a Recruiter!

In this role, you will be asked to be on the constant lookout for the best talent to bring onboard to help us continue to build one of the best companies in the world!