This job posting has expired and no longer is available. Please explore other opportunities.

Head of Design

San Francisco, CA +1

You’ll lead the design organization at Notion, the group responsible for crafting the experiences and interfaces in which our users interact with at Notion. You’ll recruit and manage designers and design managers, as well as drive the company strategy for leveraging design.


What You'll Do:

  • You'll build and manage a diverse and inclusive team of designers and design managers working to drive effective use of data across the organization.
  • You'll recruit, coach, and develop designers and design managers; you'll ensure people in your group are regularly receiving feedback and that they are making rapid progress on personal and professional goals.
  • You'll guide the company's strategy to maximize the use of design, focusing particularly on collaborating with cross-functional departments like product and engineering.
  • You'll be responsible for enhancing the quality of work in a company that deeply values craftsmanship, aesthetics, and usability.
  • You'll work with executive leadership to shape how Notion's design organization operates—you'll help develop our best practices, recruiting and onboarding strategy, planning and prioritization process, and more.


What We're Looking For:

  • You've managed a design organization with more than thirty designers and end-to-end responsibility for a user-facing product with substantial surface area.
  • You have built, or are committed to building, diverse and inclusive teams; you value empathetic and direct communication and foster environments that are at once collaborative, empowering, supportive, and challenging—ones where people do their best work.
  • You have a track record of managing design teams that work proactively to drive impact with their partners across the business.
  • You have a track record of managing teams that successfully ship high-quality products with refined user experiences, ideally productivity, collaboration or consumer products.


Bonus Points:

  • You have managed and scaled design teams at startups before, particularly during periods of rapid growth and organizational change.
  • You have experience rolling out design and management practices and processes where they didn't exist before.
  • You've managed teams that are geographically distributed across multiple offices and timezones.
  • You've heard of computing pioneers like Ada Lovelace, Douglas Engelbart, Alan Kay, and others—and understand why we're big fans of their work.


We hire talented and passionate people from a variety of backgrounds because we want our global employee base to represent the wide diversity of our customers. If you’re excited about a role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every bullet point listed in the job description, we still encourage you to apply. If you’re a builder at heart, share our company values, and enthusiastic about making software toolmaking ubiquitous, we want to hear from you.


Notion is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic.


Notion considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Notion is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.


Notion is committed to providing highly competitive cash compensation, equity, and benefits. The compensation offered for this role will be based on multiple factors such as location, the role’s scope and complexity, and the candidate’s experience and expertise, and may vary from the range provided below. For roles based in San Francisco, the estimated base salary range for this role is $255,000 - $310,000 per year.

Subscribe to Job Alerts