Sr. Director of User Experience (UX) Design

Product & Design Mill Valley, California


Our mission is to help people everywhere find a job and company they love.  We are disrupting an industry by changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. 

Glassdoor is looking for a Sr. Director of User Experience (UX) Design to drive the strategic design vision, perspective, and execution of our full product suite end-to-end, spanning Consumer and Employer (B2B) facing products. Reporting into the Chief Product Officer, this is a critical role and responsibility. This person will have a front row seat in driving the creative execution of the future product at Glassdoor as well as growing and guiding a full UX/UI team.

When we look at your career, we want to see…

  • An engaging and dynamic individual with a track record of leading a design team while also partnering effectively with the rest of the company
  • Experience at a leading consumer or enterprise product company with a user-centered focus, preferably in a fast paced startup environment that runs in an agile manner
  • Experience in responsive web design
  • Experience in both visual and interaction design
  • Product design, not landing pages
  • Expert knowledge of user-centered design principles
  • Intuitive and highly functional flows
  • A known leader in the design community, presenting at conferences

At Glassdoor you will...


  • Be an ambassador for UX who can evangelize the role design plays in the success of a product
  • Create and drive the UX vision with Glassdoor’s executive team to align on how our design strategy impacts our customers & business goals
  • Demonstrate thought leadership by contributing subject matter expertise in all areas of UX


  • Take our products to the next level by envisioning how our products can be transformed for the next generation.
  • Shepard a unified and delightful experience across all Glassdoor platforms
  • Advocate and be the voice of our customers in the full product development lifecycle


  • Implement efficient UX/UI processes that help the design team achieve their best possible work as they work with product managers and engineers
  • Balance hard work with levity, humility and camaraderie
  • Lead and grow a team of multidisciplinary UX and visual designers with mentorship, design guidance, and strategy.
  • Enjoy daily interaction, brainstorming, and collaboration with people who are as passionate about the end-user experience as you are


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in management, mentorship, and cultural change
  • 15+ years designing user experiences, and interaction design, for rich, interactive, consumer or enterprise, web applications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in HCI, Design, Communication, or related experience preferred

This position reports to the Chief Product Officer and is based in Mill Valley, CA (minutes from San Francisco, just over the Golden Gate Bridge). Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience, including equity in a startup backed by top-tier VCs.

You must submit an online portfolio (no .pdf files) to be considered

Why Glassdoor?

  • Work with purpose – join us in creating transparency for job seekers everywhere
  • Glassdoor gives back! Glassdoor is a Pledge 1% member; all employees receive 3 paid volunteer days
  • 100% company paid medical/dental/vision/life coverage; 85% dependent coverage
  • Equity in a late stage startup backed by top-tier VCs
  • Sunny & peaceful Mill Valley offices located right on the water
  • Walking, running and biking trails steps away from the office
  • Onsite gym and fitness classes
  • Free catered lunch; new menu daily
  • Paid holidays and flexible paid time off
  • Your choice between Mac or PC
  • Dog-friendly office (with dog-free zones if you are so inclined)
  • Free parking

Glassdoor is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.  Glassdoor is an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.