Opportunities at Craft portfolio companies


Director of Product Design, Platform



Product, Design
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023

At Vanta, our mission is to secure the internet and protect consumer data. We believe security should be monitored and verified continuously. We do this by empowering companies to practice better security and prove it with ease. Vanta is a collaborative, remote-first company with a kind and talented team. While some have prior security experience, many have been successful at Vanta without it.

Design is at the forefront to ensure we focus on customers needs and provide the right capabilities that are efficient and easy to use. We are seen as a critical function to the business strategy and we are looking for leaders who love mentoring and building great products with consumer grade high quality craftsmanship. You’ll grow and support a team of highly talented and passionate Product Designers during a period of rapid growth and develop the strategy and vision for your area of the customer experience. You’ll be a thought-leader in both connecting business and design strategy and shaping our design practice as we continue to scale.

What you’ll do as a Director of Product Design at Vanta:

  • Lead design for two critical Vanta product areas

  • Create the design vision and strategy for your domain and align it with our business strategy, advocating for customer outcomes and a world-class user experience

  • Build a best-in-class organization, hold a high bar for customer experience, design quality, and team cohesion

  • Coach and mentor a growing team of Product Designers, providing the expertise, direction, and support needed for high performance

  • Establish strong partnership with Product and Engineering that instills a strong sense of joint ownership and effective collaboration.

  • Work cross functional partners in EPD and GTM interfacing with stakeholders

  • A key contributor to the product strategy and roadmap for your domain, in partnership with Product and Engineering partners. ‘

  • Evolve the Design team playbook with head of design and other design leadership by implementing best practices in design process, rituals and execution for high quality craftsmanship.

How to be successful in this role:

  • Have 10+ years of design experience, with deep experience working on B2B and B2C SaaS products

  • 5+ years successfully building and managing design teams in a high growth environment.

  • Passion for leading, coaching and building an inspired team through setting vision, unlocking potential, and driving compassionate accountability

  • Demonstrated use of qualitative and quantitative data, leverage subject matter experts to impacts customer and business metrics

  • Outcome focused decision maker who effectively balances ambiguity, available data, speed, and iteration

  • Proven track record of influencing cross functional stakeholders with results

  • Have a deep curiosity of emerging technologies and an enthusiasm for cybersecurity

  • Ability to establish a vibrant, opinionated, and inclusive design culture

  • Portfolio of work teams they have managed and/or operational practices they instrumented is required

What you can expect as a Vantan:

  • Industry-Competitive Salary and Equity

  • 100% covered Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits with Dependents Coverage

  • 16 Weeks Fully Paid Parental Leave for All New Parents (Moms, Dads, Adoptive, Foster)

  • Health & Wellness Stipend

  • Remote Workspace Stipend

  • 401(k) Matching Plan

  • Flexible Work Hours and Location

  • Open & Encouraged PTO Policy

  • 9 Company Paid Holidays

  • Free Memberships to Online Wellness Platforms (One Medical, Ginger, Headspace, and more!)

  • Virtual Team Building Activities, Lunch and Learns, and other Company-Wide Events

  • Offices in SF and NYC with Hubs of Vantans forming across the US, including but not limited to, Seattle, Austin, Indianapolis, LA, Boston, and more!

To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges for all US-based job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function, level, and country location, benchmarked against similar-stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate location, skills, depth of work experience, and relevant licenses/credentials, and may vary from the amounts listed below. The base pay range for this position is $225,000 - $265,000. This role may also be eligible for commissions/bonus, equity, medical benefits, 401(k) plan, and other company perk programs.

At Vanta, we are committed to hiring diverse talent of different backgrounds and as such, it is important to us to provide an inclusive work environment for all. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or disability status, or any other protected class. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage and welcome people of all backgrounds to apply.

About Vanta

We started in 2018, in the wake of several high-profile data breaches. Online security was only becoming more important, but we knew firsthand how hard it could be for fast-growing companies to invest the time and manpower it takes to build a solid security foundation. Vanta was inspired by a vision to restore trust in internet businesses by enabling companies to improve and prove their security.From our early days automating security monitoring for compliance standards like SOC 2, HIPAA and ISO 27001 to creating the world's leading Trust Management Platform, our vision remains unchanged.

Now more than ever, making security continuous—not just a point-in-time check— is essential. Thousands of companies rely on Vanta to build, maintain and demonstrate their trust— all in a way that's real-time and transparent.