Industrial Design Manager

Fitbit, US - San Francisco

Stay motivated and improve your health by tracking your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep

At Fitbit, our mission is to help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.

We started our journey in 2007—as a team of two with one big idea. Since then, we’ve grown to more than 1,700 employees, sold over 90 million devices, and built a health and wellness community across the globe. In fact, the Fitbit Community has taken enough steps to walk from the Sun to Pluto and back again! Offering award-winning products, a top-rated mobile app and an easy-to-use dashboard, Fitbit provides personalized experiences that help our users reach their goals. With a reenergized focus on innovative devices, interactive experiences, and enterprise health, we are transforming the way consumers and businesses see health and fitness.

From your first steps as a Fitbitter, you will be at the forefront of developing new products. Our culture combines the spirit of a startup with the advantages of being public. We offer a competitive benefits package and amazing perks like unlimited snacks, Friday happy hours, a wellness stipend, and a strong focus on a healthy work-life balance.

In addition, we have made the following commitments to accelerate our high-performance culture and deliver on our business priorities:

  • Champion the customer- to keep all of our customers top of mind, working to improve their experience and increase their satisfaction/loyalty
  • Rally Together- to work as one, global, cross-functional team because together we get to stronger outcomes
  • Embrace the Challenge- to recognize our unique opportunity to make an impact, taking ownership and initiative to advance our mission.

Fitbit’s HQ is located in the heart of San Francisco and we have additional offices in Boston, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Dublin, Bucharest and in various other markets around the world.  Think you’ve found your fit?

Job description:

Fitbit is looking for an enthusiastic leader to join our award winning industrial design team.

You will leverage your refined design sensibility, passion for user centered design, consumer electronics know-how, and expert leadership skills to inspire your team to create considered, motivating devices that guide our users on their wellness journeys.

You will mentor a small team of talented designers, guide their career development,  and foster an open and joyful team culture.

Additionally, you will champion design within Fitbit and build collaborative relationships with your colleagues in the ux, marketing, product, research, and engineering teams.

Join us in making the world a healthier place!


  • Manage a team of designers
  • Provide creative direction to the team, align work with design language and product vision
  • Contribute to concept generation
  • Work with designers to create presentation and design story decks
  • Present design work internally and externally, coach designers on presentation skills
  • Oversee design schedule on programs, help team prioritise work
  • Works with cross functional partners to drive design vision and balance user and company needs

Required Skills & experience:

  • Deep experience in the field of design and design leadership
  • 8+ years designing and delivering consumer hardware products
  • 2+ years leading design teams (consumer electronics experience preferred)
  • Experience effectively collaborating  with cross functional partners (such as marketing, product, and engineering) to drive design vision within the org
  • Expertise in user-centered design methods
  • Great communication skills  (verbal, written, and visual)
  • Incredible design skills and product sense that inspire the teams you lead
  • BA/BS or MA/MS in a relevant design field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Passion for Fitbit’s mission

Nice-to-Have Skills:

  • Experience designing for a health company
  • Experience working on wearable or connected devices


Fitbit is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or other statuses protected by law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.

San Francisco applicants:  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance Fitbit will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Fitbit

We're a passionate team dedicated to health and fitness who are building products that help transform people's lives. While health can be serious business, we feel it doesn't have to be. We believe you're more likely to reach your goals if you're encouraged to have fun, smile, and feel empowered along the way.

Want to learn more about Fitbit? Visit Fitbit's website.