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Our mission.

As the world’s number 1 job site, our mission is to help people get jobs. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for job seekers.

The team.

We are a rapidly-growing, fast-moving, highly-capable UX team building the most popular job site on the planet. Our designers work in Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Tokyo and Hyderabad, collaborating with Product Managers and Engineering to deliver simple solutions to the real-world problems that job seekers and employers face hiring and getting hired. Most importantly, our team is expected to deliver results, and be able to demonstrate the impact our changes have on our business.

The base salary range below represents the low and high end of the Indeed salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Indeed's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include quarterly bonuses, Long Term Incentive Plan units, an open Paid Time Off policy, and many region-specific benefits. 

Seattle Base Salary Range: 200,000 - 264,000 USD per year

Your job.

We are looking for a user experience leader for our Candidate Management team.


The Candidate Management team aims to reduce the time and effort for SMBs to make a hire. Getting the word out about a job is only the beginning. Once people start applying for a role, employers need to quickly identify and communicate with qualified candidates, and they need to stay organized throughout the hiring process. The Candidate Management team aims to provide SMBs with the tools and information that they need to streamline this process so that all parties have the best experience possible.  We are looking for a UX Leader to help us shape and realize this goal.


Indeed’s mission. 

Every day throughout the world someone is looking for an opportunity. Searching for what’s next for your work life can be a tough, emotional process. Indeed is a purpose-driven company dedicated to doing what’s best for job seekers. 


The tools we build serve both job seekers and employers, but we always start with the needs of the person looking for work; when design decisions force us to prioritize, we address the needs of job seekers first. The result is an experience that’s better for everyone. This guiding principle has served us well for over a decade and helped make us the #1 job site in the world.


The Indeed User Experience Team. Designing the future of work.

The Indeed UX Team is an interdisciplinary team of interaction, visual and brand designers, writers, researchers, and design technologists. Working with Product Management & Engineering, we’re defining the future of the Indeed product experience. We’re big-picture thinkers who know how to work in the trenches and ship. This is the most exciting time to be a UX team member at Indeed.


The opportunity. 

As the User Experience Director, you will lead an interdisciplinary team that is focused on creating simple and innovative solutions for employers from small and medium businesses who are juggling hiring alongside running their business.  Small and medium businesses power our economy. You and your team will help small and medium businesses to grow by making it simple and intuitive to meet their hiring needs with Indeed.  


Your strategic impact within your first year.

  • Lead Candidate Experience UX

    • Mentor and inspire the team to create world-class hiring experiences for small and medium businesses. 

    • Effectively grow the team to keep pace with business needs. 

    • Communicate the business value of UX to stakeholders.

    • Work collaboratively across the larger UX organization to create tools, frameworks, and guides that product teams will use to create cohesive product experiences. 

  • Strategize and lead the refinement of the visions for current SMB experiences

    • Ship improvements that enhance the hiring experience for small and medium-sized businesses.

    • Through research, keep the voice of the customer at the forefront with a regular cadence of qualitative studies.

    • Foster collaboration across a variety of disciplines, including engineering, product management, design technology, UX research, content strategy, and product science.

    • Collaborate effectively with neighboring internal product teams to identify and build on touchpoints that support users.

  • Envision future products and services

    • Lead your team as they design and validate solutions to real customer problems.

    • Collaborate closely with cross-functional product leadership team members to help inform future roadmaps and turn vision into reality.

About you.

About you.

Our ideal candidate has: 

  • 7+ years of product design experience with an accompanying portfolio.

  • 5+ years of shipping product experiences.

  • 4+ years of product design management and leadership.

  • Experience with planning a long-term strategy 

  • Experience working with both generative and evaluative UX research.

  • Outstanding mentor and listener. 

  • Ability to collaborate flawlessly with multiple teams, including Design, Product, Engineering, and Marketing.

  • Bachelor Degree Required, a degree in Human Computer Interaction, Information Design, Graphic Design, or a related design or behavioral science discipline, or equivalent experience.


Our workplace: People like it here.
At the core of our culture is a commitment to serving our users. We can embrace disagreement because we’re always united in doing what’s best for customers. We can take risks and make mistakes because we’re constantly testing, learning, and improving. Our people bring a wide range of perspectives, experiences, talents, temperaments, and backgrounds to the table, and bring their whole selves to work, and we have a strict no-jerks policy. 


Design what matters: Help the world work better.

Indeed is a conversation about jobs, companies, salaries, skills, locations, benefits, culture, your past jobs, and your bright future. Being a part of our design community, you’ll be shaping the conversation we have with millions of people and building something that shows up in a meaningful way in the lives of job seekers and employers.


Some of our perks.

  • Life and work balanced — We trust our employees to manage their time in a way that works best for them. We're proud to offer an open vacation policy to full-time Indeedians across the globe.

  • Relaxed offices, serious mission — Our work environments feature collaborative team spaces, private areas to focus, and a casual dress code. This means if you're looking to enjoy open offices or open-toed shoes, this is the place.

  • Healthy in body and mind — Going beyond the usual medical, dental, and vision coverage, Indeed offers incentive programs, wellness days, and fitness classes to keep you moving forward.

  • Delicious food — Catered meals, endless snacks, and a bevy of drink options help make sure you have hydration and fuel for your creative fire.


Indeed provides a variety of benefits that help us focus on our mission of helping people get jobs. 


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