Sr Product Design Manager

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15 Feb 2022

Managers in the product design org are people managers and design leads, so we look for candidates with IC experience in the same field as the people they will be managing. For this specific role, we’re looking for someone who values the following:

  • Progress and impact: We are a solutions-oriented team and prioritize progress over correctness when it’s the right call.
  • Creating together: Getting to the right result is our focus. Facilitating collaboration between teams and individuals is key to evolving our products.
  • Systems thinking: We know our products don’t live in a silo. When we propose solutions, we need to understand the context and its consequences on other parts of the experience.
  • Candidness: We encourage candidness and recognize its role in building trust between IC’s and managers or peers. It can take time and effort to get there, but it’s worth it.


  • You will help set your team up for success and enable them to do their best work, providing and soliciting regular feedback.
  • You will help the team prioritize quarterly projects and incoming requests against business needs, contributing to the strategy of your area of responsibility.
  • You will work with designers on your team to develop their career paths and provide coaching to grow their skills, building a culture of design excellence.
  • You will be responsible for communicating your team’s goals and seeking opportunities to collaborate with other teams working on related projects.
  • You will help develop the roadmap for GitHub developer cloud projects in collaboration with your EPD leadership team.
  • You will build impactful relationships across the product, engineering, and other cross-functional partners you’re working with.
  • You will recruit and onboard new designers to your team.


  • You have 2+ years of experience leading a product design team.
  • You have 5+ years of product design experience as an individual contributor.
  • You have experience building and shipping applications or software across various platforms.
  • You have experience coaching and mentoring designers, supporting them in growing their skills and careers.
  • You are organized and comfortable overseeing multiple design projects, ensuring that your team can stay focused on creating great experiences.
  • You know how to apply just enough process, keeping the team nimble and successful in a culture that values moving fast and iterating quickly.
  • You can find the highest impact opportunities and iterate on them quickly while things are in motion.
  • You are confident in writing HTML & CSS and comfortable using Git version control.
  • You are familiar with using GitHub on a team or for personal projects.
  • You have experience recruiting and onboarding designers.
  • You have experience leading product strategy.

These qualifications will help you stand out:

  • You have a technical background or experience working on developer tools.
  • You have experience delivering products from concept stages to launch.
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