Director, Product Design

| Greater NYC Area
 
About Us
Candid™ is helping people get the smiles they always wanted at prices they can afford. By simplifying the process (direct-to-consumer) and reducing costs (by up to 65% less), we can help more people feel confident and healthy. We believe that high quality dental care should be affordable and accessible, and we're using teledentistry to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of orthodontic patients. Our team includes startup veterans with experience across healthcare, hospitality, tech, and finance at companies such as Lyft, Squarespace, WeWork, Blue Apron, and Clover Health.
 
Role

We’re looking for an experienced design leader to deliver a high-quality product experience across all our products and channels. This is a senior role in the company and we’re looking for someone to come onto the team with the ability to make processes more efficient from the get-go.
You’ll own projects and collaborate closely with our Head of Marketing, Head of Engineering, Head of Product, Head of Operations, our researchers and our support team. That’s practically the entire breadth of the company because we believe that the primary role of design is to deliver a clearly thought-through end-to-end product solution that takes every aspect of product delivery into mind. You will report directly to our Chief Design Officer in our NYC HQ. 
 

What You'll Do
  • You’ll be driving decisions for our e-commerce website, candidco.com - from brand positioning, to copy, to checkout flows and funnels. Our website also includes a customer portal that helps customers manage their entire treatment from start to finish
  • Design at Candid doesn’t stop at the website. Our product and experience design touches our physical kits, our email marketing, both digital and physical marketing artifacts, retail experience design, service design, research, customer journey mapping, copy design, videography, photography, graphic design and brand design. You don’t need to be an expert in all of the above, but having experience in all and being willing to work in all is important to this role 
  • Demonstrable experience collaborating with product managers, engineers, marketing, and support is important to this role
  • We will need you to create and own design systems that allow the teams around you to ship products and features reliably and quickly
  • Designers at Candid don’t focus solely on pushing pixels, we care about pushing the business forward. You’ll be expected to work within business needs and constraints in addition to looking for opportunities to elevate the business’s offerings
  • Part of your role will entail working with our research team and spending time with customers and prospective customers; you’ll make a concerted effort to talk to them to understand their needs, their objections and how they see our product fitting into their lives

What You'll Need
  • 7+ years of experience in design
  • Strong UI and motion design abilities using contemporary design tools
  • Ability to be objective about your work and knowing that sometimes (most times) just because something looks good, it doesn’t mean it is good. You’ll also need to be comfortable opening yourself up to feedback from the entire product team
  • A deep understanding of end-to-end product design processes, including journey mapping, information architecture, wireframing, prototyping, user testing and writing
  • A high degree of comfort with iterative design practices to ship optimal versions of your product over time
  • A portfolio of work that is clear about your thought process, not just final design work

Pay & Perks
  • Competitive compensation and equity in the business
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Easy access to work - across the street from 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W trains, and around the block from the F and M
  • Commuter benefits
  • Significant discount on our customized treatment plans and aligners
  • You will grow a lot here. You’ll be surrounded by employees with deep experience in their field, who have a strong passion for doing great work and constantly learning

We continuously strive to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment, and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Additionally, this organization participates in E-Verify.

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Location

We are located in Union Square with easy access to work - across the street from Union Square Station, and around the block from the F and M.

An Insider's view of Candid™

What are some social events your company does?

We enjoy fun and diverse cultural programming involving food, activities, and wellness events. We often have bagel breakfasts and pizza parties, host office game nights and competitive field days, and start the morning with an in-office yoga or meditation. I love the autonomy everyone has on influencing & improving the culture!

Lauren

Lead Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We see so many people express interest in straightening their teeth, but a high percentage of those don’t end up going through with treatment. One of the goals of our team is to help foster and maintain that initial excitement about having a new smile, to give our customers the confidence and motivation to take that final step and do it!

Graham

Marketing Associate

How does the company support your career growth?

Candid supports my career by recognizing that my education and the company's growth have a positive relationship - an opportunity to learn something new presents itself every week.

At this company, I've learned that a business can thrive when it recognizes that business interests are human interests.

Aileen

Project Management Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At Candid, outcomes are everything. We aren't precious about our ideas and as such, the idea that proves the most value to the business is the one that wins - regardless of whether that comes from the CEO or an intern in their first week on the job! It can sound cliche, but for us that model really does result in everyone having strategic input.

Lilla

Co-Founder / Head of Product

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I hold 1-1s biweekly with my direct reports, and bimonthly skip levels with indirects as well as generally keeping an open door policy to build relationships across the entire business.

Nick

Founder / CEO

What are Candid™ Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Candid is proud to partner with Smile Train, the international children's charity, to help provide safe, 100% free cleft lip and palate treatment to children around the globe.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
We have frequent happy hours - both impromptu weekly events and planned out culture committee "fun times!"
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Customized development tracks
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