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Director, UI Design

Peloton, NY HQ

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Peloton is seeking a Director, UI Design to to support the innovation, iteration, and optimization of our Bike, Tread, and Applications, as well as the development of future Peloton products.

This role sits on the User Interface Design team within the Product Design Software & UX Research team. Our Director of UI Design will work cross functionally with other discipline teams - including UX Design, Product Design Ops, User Research, and UX Prototype Engineering. There will also be collaboration with other Peloton teams including Product Management, Industrial Design, Engineering, Brand Creative, Content Production et. al.

It will help lead the UI Design team alongside other Directors/Leads of UI Design responsible for the visual design of Peloton’s product software platforms and features. This role will drive our visual standards, styles, elements, and systems, and ensure consistency and holism in the design of our software products.

Notably, this role and team focuses heavily on aesthetics and interaction: ensuring the look and feel of Peloton software for all Peloton Members across different platforms and screens is of the utmost quality and in line with the Peloton brand; and with special care taken to ensure usability, legibility, visual hierarchy, and accessibility. It collaborates heavily with other specialized roles that hold the baton at other stages in the process: notably Product Managers (that defines the strategic roadmap, defines features, and prioritizes work) and UX (that defines functionality, user flows, edge cases and states, and generally “how features work”).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help lead the UI Design team at Peloton with a “player/coach” mentality.
  • Lead a subsection of the UI Design Team alongside their other Director of UI peers, reporting to the Senior Director of UI Design. 
  • Management of direct reports (approximately 3-7).
  • Responsible for UI Design on various workstreams, via direct reports. 
  • Provide mentorship and help develop individuals on the UI Design team.
  • Work to unblock UI Design team members and provide support in removing impediments and distractions.
  • Support UI Designers on larger and/or higher profile projects as needed. 
  • Help guide UI Designers’ near and long-term planning of projects, and guide the design process – e.g. helping them to understand when to diverge and explore vs. converge on a solution.
  • Evangelize the importance of quality UI execution and visual branding in Peloton’s software.
  • Work with senior members of the UI Design team to build, evolve, and document Peloton’s UI Design systems to improve visual aesthetics and streamline designer onboarding, feature design, and dev implementation.
  • Work with Design Ops and UI Designers to organize design files and artifacts, and component and iconography libraries. And ensure at scale that all the teams work is preserved, transferable, and up to date.
  • Evolve Peloton’s UI Design processes and tools.
  • Ensure that Peloton’s features are designed with accessibility and inclusion top of mind; and embed this approach into our design process for scale.
  • Works with other UI design leaders to develop the UI Design team’s brand in and outside of Peloton.
  • Work with Peloton’s Product Engineering team to improve the interplay between design and engineering execution on specific workstreams assigned.

ABOUT YOU

  • Distinctly visually minded.
  • Balances refined aesthetics with a strong understanding of software interfaces and UX.
  • Has a user-centered approach to product design.
  • Comfortable juggling a wide range of responsibilities at the same time.
  • Has a collaborative, low-ego approach to working with others.
  • Has a systematic, component and style based approach to UI design that ensures consistency (while not being afraid to depart from existing components when needed.)
  • Process driven, but flexible to unique scenarios, projects, and personnel.
  • Incredible attention to detail and meticulous organization
  • Continually looking to optimize and improve UI design output.
  • Balances direction with empowerment.
  • Can lead team members with a variety of working styles
  • Quickly adapts to unexpected changes in scale, priorities, and pace.
  • Experienced in managing, recruiting and growing a UI Design team.
  • Experienced with a variety of UI design subdisciplines and deliverables including style guides, UI kit, and design system development; animation; rendering; illustration; iconography; typography.
  • Experience in designing for accessibility and inclusivity.
  • Experienced in working with user researchers, UX designers, copywriters, engineers and product managers to drive strategy, vision, and execution.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 6+ years of experience in UI/Product Design including:
  • Recent experience in a product development setting within a consumer tech and software company.
  • 3+ years managing UI Design teams
  • A portfolio of relevant UI Design work, executed either by yourself or a team that you led, that conveys an ability to drive a systems-based visual design style into highly usable and highly functional applications.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience managing a UI Design team that completed projects on:
  • Integrated hardware/software consumer products.
  • Content/media–based products
  • Localized products across international markets.
  • Mixed-interaction software applications (touch, remote, mouse and keyboard) and mixed-platform and screen sizes.

 

ABOUT PELOTON:

Peloton uses technology + design to connect the world through fitness, empowering people to be the best version of themselves anywhere, anytime. We have reinvented the fitness industry by developing a first-of-its-kind subscription platform. Seamlessly combining hardware, software, and streaming technology, we create digital fitness and wellness content and products that Members love. In 2020 Peloton committed to becoming an antiracist organization with the launch of the Peloton Pledge. Learn more, here.

“Together We Go Far” means that we are greater than the sum of our parts, stronger collectively when each one of us is at our best. In order to be the best version of Peloton, we are deeply committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture where all of our team members can be the best version of themselves. This work has no endpoint; it is the constant work of running an organization that strives to reach its full potential. As a first step in our commitment, we announced the Peloton Pledge to invest $100 million over the next four years to fight racial injustice and inequity in our world, and to promote health and wellbeing for all, from the inside out.

Peloton is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our applicants. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you would like to request any accommodations from application through to interview, please email:  [email protected]

 

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About Peloton

Founded in 2012, Peloton is a global interactive fitness platform that brings the energy and benefits of studio-style workouts to the convenience and comfort of home. We use technology and design to bring our Members immersive content through the Peloton Bike, the Peloton Tread, and Peloton Digital, which provide comprehensive, socially-connected fitness offerings anytime, anywhere. We believe in taking risks and challenging the status quo by continuously innovating and improving. Our team is made up of passionate brand ambassadors, and we know that together, we go far.


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