I’m Michel, the Head of Product at TestGorilla. We’re a fast-growing HR tech startup that helps teams make better hiring decisions, faster and bias-free.
Over the past year, we’ve experienced tremendous growth. More than 5,700 companies have replaced CVs with our assessments to screen candidates in an unbiased and data-driven way.
As we scale our efforts in 2022 and beyond, we’re looking for a UX Design Team Lead who’s passionate about creating amazing product experiences and helping people land dream jobs.
What’s in it for you?
- Helping shape a fast-growing HR tech startup as an early employee
- Fully remote position with bright, motivated, and friendly colleagues around the world
- Competitive salary + Share appreciation rights (SARs)
- Flexible hours and vacation
- Paid parental leave
- Remote working budget: €1,000 per year
- Learning and development budget: 3.5% of salary
The job in a nutshell
As our first UX Design Team Lead, you will be a formative part of the early UX design team as well as an essential part of the leadership of the Product team. You will recruit, train, grow and drive the UX Design team.
You will be directly involved in all UX design initiatives and ensure the quality and standard of our product. You will report directly to the Head of Product and collaborate across all departments.
This is an amazing opportunity for a UX Design Team Lead that is looking to embark on an entrepreneurial journey and is ready to put a dent in the universe!
You’ll spend time on the following:
- Creating, managing and growing a team of UX designers and researchers
- Implementing and optimizing workflows between collaborating teams
- Identifying what freelance/agency resources we need to support our internal in-house team, finding that resource and ensuring it delivers to the same high standards as we hold our internal team
- Managing and reviewing the team’s work to ensure high product quality
- Managing and improving TestGorilla’s product roadmap from a design perspective
- Understanding and reviewing the performance results of your team and sharing this with the broader product team
- Being a technical coach for the UX design team to ensure continuous growth
- Liaising with Marketing design to ensure consistent use of our Brand throughout all of our communications and on into the Product itself
- Being an integral part of the leadership of the larger Product department
Here’s what we are looking for:
- You are inspired by our mission to put one billion people in dream jobs
- You are fully aligned with our values
- You have experience leading a team of in-house UX designers and researchers from research to high-quality execution, including testing the designs and iterating to improve performance
- You have a Product Design or UI/UX design portfolio with multiple case studies of products you worked on
- You have a strong ability to balance hands-on execution and strategy
- You can think through complex interaction problems with a systematic approach and attention to detail
- You have experience creating complex interaction design, user experiences, flows and prototypes with high-fidelity visuals
- You can handle multiple projects at the same time and are able to adjust priorities as our business needs change
- You are comfortable with the ambiguity and pace of an early-stage startup
We typically expect candidates with at least 5 years of experience in UX Design Team Lead or similar positions to have the skills mentioned above.
Bonus points if…
- You have experience working in a high growth product-led startup
- You have domain experience working in HR-tech and/or SaaS
At TestGorilla, we envision a world where everyone has their dream job. To achieve this, employers and employees need to have the right information about each other.
We started in 2020 by building a screening platform that enables employers to evaluate candidates in the skills that matter most for success in a role. Our product replaces subjective, incomplete, and often inflated CVs with objective, reliable, and fair test results measuring aptitude, practical job skills, motivation, and culture add.
Improving and expanding this platform is currently our core focus, but it’s only the beginning of our journey to get everyone their dream job. Over time, we will launch more products that support this mission.
We have procured $70m in Series A funding from the venture-capital firms Atomico and Balderton Capital, and our growth is on target to continue exponentially. Chances are you’re familiar with some of our biggest customers, like Sony, PepsiCo, H&M, Deloitte, Bain & Company, Oracle, Revolut, and the UK’s National Health Service.
We work remotely, spread across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
We don’t offer rainbow glitter unicorns or dog-friendly offices (we literally don’t have an office), but we do offer real people, solid core values, and a product meant to give everyone a fair, unbiased chance at their dream jobs.
Here at TestGorilla, we eat our own dog food. We use our assessment platform to make sure we make the best hiring decisions faster and bias-free.
So if this role sounds like a good fit for you, I’d like you to apply by taking this assessment. This will take about an hour and will focus on your soft and hard skills required to succeed in this role. It’s also a great opportunity for you to get to know our product!
If you’re hired, I’ll do everything I can to help you succeed at TestGorilla and throughout the rest of your career!