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Senior Product Design Manager

Underdog Fantasy

Underdog Fantasy

Product, Design
Remote · United States
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

What is Underdog?

Founded by a team of industry veterans, Underdog was born with the idea that bringing strategic innovation to sports gaming and entertainment is the key to success in an exceptionally competitive market. Underdog has quickly established itself as a leader in the space, and is committed to building the best sports gaming platform in the industry -- and **supporting the most passionate community of sports fans while doing it!

At Underdog, we’re not only about creating these awesome products, but also about growing our culture of passion, ownership, and fun! We believe that great companies are made out of great people. Our continual aim is to create an inclusive environment for everyone, at all levels, to achieve their highest potential at work.

We’re looking for an experienced Design leader to join our team! As a Senior Product Design Manager you will be responsible for leading and designing the next generation of Underdog products for either our Fantasy or Sportsbook products. You'll team up with our product, research, and engineering teams to build engaging experiences for our players using design-thinking, product strategy and brand concepts. In addition, you will build, coach, and inspire a team of Product Designers to execute company objectives and reach their personal career goals.

Please note, Underdog is a US based company and no sponsorship is available for this position at this time.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead product design solutions and identify future optimizations and enhancements for either our Fantasy or Sportsbook products
  • Manage and grow a healthy team of product designers to design and create the best customer experience possible
  • Set goals, roadmaps, and deadlines for the team to ensure we’re delivering timely and innovative features
  • Push projects forward and work closely with product, research, and engineering partners to deeply understand issues related to our players’ experience
  • Champion best practices at each stage of the design lifecycle: sketches, usability studies, wireframes, prototypes, presentations, and documentation.
  • Collaborate and contribute to a world-class design team through knowledge shares, critiques and workshops.
  • Ensure #SportsAreForEveryone

Who you are:

  • Experienced Product Designer designing solutions for native mobile and web
  • Prior experience as a leader managing and developing a team of product designers
  • A humbled, motivated individual constantly geared to ship the most ideal solution and experience for the customer and their goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and influence stakeholders at various levels

Even better if you have…

  • Experience in visual design, branding, and/or marketing

Underdog Sports is firmly committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Our unique culture was built on the foundation of a safe and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We highly value the mental, physical, and emotional health of our employees, and are continuously asking ourselves: what can we do better? Underdog is an equal opportunity employer and doesn't discriminate on the basis of creed, race, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability status or any other defining characteristic. Our targeted compensation rate for this position is between $155,000 and $190,000, depending on experience, plus equity. Think your skills are exceptional and warrant higher pay? Apply anyway! If we agree, we're willing to negotiate. Below you’ll find a few of our perks:

  • Unlimited PTO (we're extremely flexible with the exception of the first few weeks before & into the NFL season)
  • 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • Company paid Health, Dental, Vision plan option for employees and dependents
  • 401k Match & FSA
  • Remote, In-Person, or Hybrid Scheduling – we are 100% VIRTUAL FIRST!
  • A $500 home office allowance
  • $100 in UD credit
  • Support for learning and development
  • Book club – expense your books!
  • Monthly raffle to win a sports ticket reimbursement of up to $500 (including game day snacks!)
  • Lastly, an extremely transparent, fun, and engaging culture where you will grow both personally and professionally!