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Director of Product Design, Trust



Product, Design
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

At Vanta, our mission is to secure the internet and protect consumer data. We believe security should be continuously monitored and verified. We achieve this by empowering companies to practice better security and prove it with ease. We are seeking a Design Director for our Trust Management Product, someone with a proven track record of leading teams to build exceptional B2B SaaS products with consumer-grade quality that have a measurable business impact. This team develops multiple products leveraging AI to make security reviews and responding to questionnaires for potential buyers quick and seamless.

You will thrive at Vanta if you are a true builder (of both teams and products), and if you enjoy ambiguity, complexity, and the autonomy to shape the strategy for an optimal and efficient customer experience. You’ve achieved great outcomes by using your design skills to focus on customer needs, understanding technical challenges, and partnering well with product management and engineering counterparts for a cohesive strategy. Prior experience in security is helpful but not required. We’ve found that leaders with strong design skills in technically complex areas can bring fresh perspectives to create great experiences for our users.

The design organization at Vanta advocates for our customers and users by delivering efficient experiences for our trust management platform. We aim to earn their trust and build a more secure internet. Providing value to our customers will enable Vanta’s success as a business. You will play an integral role as a thought leader, shaping our design practice as we continue to scale rapidly.

This role will report to the VP of Experience Design. Vanta is a collaborative, remote-first company with a kind and talented team.

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

  • Act as Head of Design for our Trust Management Organization

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

  • Build a best-in-class team, maintaining high standards 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 partnerships with Product and Engineering teams, fostering a sense of joint ownership and effective collaboration.

  • Work cross-functionally with partners in EPD and GTM, interfacing with stakeholders.

  • Contribute to the product strategy and roadmap for your domain, in partnership with Product and Engineering teams.

  • Evolve the Design team playbook with the VP of Design and other design directors by implementing best practices in design processes, 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 complex B2B and B2C SaaS products and 5+ years of successfully building and managing design teams.

  • Evidence of getting into the details to uphold a high standard of B2B design quality (UX and UI) and craftsmanship in your team’s work.

  • 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, leveraging knowledge of subject matter experts to impact customers and business metrics.

  • Proven track record of producing designs that impact the business – by digging in yourself, leading through others, and influencing internal stakeholders.

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

  • Deep curiosity about AI and cybersecurity.

  • Portfolio required of work produced by your teams and/or operational practices you have implemented.

  • Preference for leadership presence in NYC or visits to support one of our hubs.

What you can expect as a Vantan:

  • Industry-competitive compensation

  • 100% covered medical, dental, and vision benefits with dependents coverage

  • 16 weeks fully-paid parental Leave for all new parents

  • Health & wellness and remote workplace stipends

  • 401(k) matching

  • Flexible work hours and location

  • Open PTO policy

  • 9 paid holidays in the US

  • Offices in SF, NYC, Dublin, and Sydney

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.