Head of Design

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Menlo Park, CA
Role Summary:
STRIVR is using immersive technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) to redefine the way people learn and train for everyday moments in their jobs. Our vision is to empower people to perform at their best by combining real-world experience with cutting-edge technology. With STRIVR spearheading the future of human performance and training, it’s an exciting time to make a big impact! Born out of Stanford University and its world renowned Virtual Human Interaction Lab, STRIVR aims to improve human performance and is used by Fortune 500 companies and elite sports teams worldwide. We have empowered over 200,000 individuals (and counting) to improve with VR since our launch in 2015. The STRIVR team includes industry leaders that have been studying and building VR for 20+ years, data scientists, instructional designers, and former pro athletes. As a culture, we are scrappy, smart and fearless. STRIVR is looking for an experienced user-centric design leader who can grow and develop our talented design team. This person will be a key member of our leadership team, and serve as a thought leader, influencing our product vision and business strategy. The Head of Design will also be a key interface with the premier research institutions we work with, including Stanford. They will play a vital role in the success of a fast growing company and must be willing and able to adapt to STRIVR's daily challenges.
Responsibilities:
• Set the standard, workflow and collaboration measures for design at STRIVR • Build strong internal partners across product, marketing, engineering and customer solutions • Lead design organization, executing high quality production in alignment with product and engineering • Take careful consideration into how product capability, future innovation roll outs and client use cases will influence design strategy • Recruit and develop the design team, creating a design culture that attracts and retains talent tailor-made for STRIVR’s core values: Teamwork, Transparency, Grit, Impact and Passion • Coach and mentor the design team in a way that empowers contributing team members to reach their full potential and evolve with this growing company • Define the look and feel of STRIVR, and define corporate design standards the ensure our product, solutions and marketing offerings meet that standard • Represent design in executive business strategies as the subject matter expert and support this company in creating experiences that can change the way we look, understand and engage in performance training.
Skills and Experience:
• 10+ years of applied UX/UI design experience with ownership of design strategy and outcome • 7+ years design and team management within a high growth company • Leader with experience recruiting and building design teams (from university and industry) that sets an user-centric design culture systematically • Experience with 3D design, with preference for application of design in an immersive environment • Tenacious on design vision, and practical on execution