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Director, Product Design, UberFreight

Design in San Francisco, CA

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.


We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

We're seeking a Design Director for Uber Freight, joining our Freight leadership team reporting directly to the Freight GM.


You are an excellent design leader with strong product vision, a mind towards execution, and a desire to build a culture that elevates the team. You know how to set the bar high. Uber Freight ships fast. You know what quality looks like and how to help product teams ship at that quality with minimal impact on velocity.


You will be a strong partner to the Engineering and Product teams in order to realize Uber's global vision, and together, become the best design team in the industry.


You hire excellent people. You're able to create the systems for you (and others) to effectively evaluate and hire designers and researchers who can take Uber to new levels of excellence.


Through action, coaching and mentoring, you teach the soft and hard skills. You help designers become the collaborative glue that inspires product management and engineering while also developing their core competencies at envisioning what could be.

You increase the effectiveness of the entire team. You improve the design, engineering and product teams, not just your direct reports. As a leader and example-setter you should be more effective when you're not even in the room. Your processes will be celebrated, emulated and copied by teams throughout the organization.


We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.


You will be report to the GM of Uber Freight, who reports directly into the CEO of Uber.




About Uber Freight

Uber Freight connects shippers with truckers, much like the way that Uber connects riders and drivers. We are a fast growing team of talented, entrepreneurial individuals who are redefining the movement of goods around the world. On the Uber Freight team, we believe that building the best team will help fulfill our mission.  To improve transportation technologies by bringing more harmonious, highly efficient, and increasingly safer transportation logistics to our roads.

If you get excited by building amazing teams, help steering the product at a dynamic company, improving the world through efficiency, this is the perfect role for you.


What you'll need

Summary of expectations

  • 14+ years of professional experience, of which, you’ve spent 8+ years in management.
  • Will have managed other managers, as well as senior individual contributors or staff level designers.
  • Have built a team of 20 or more.
  • Proven ability to lead through multiple levels of management leadership, and steer an organization.
  • Expected to envision the future for our team, project the needs, see around corners to anticipate problems and challenges.


Problem Scope and Complexity

  • Knows how to build a close relationship with peer leaders, Director of Engineering, Head of Product Management, the GM, Director of strategy and planning, Director of Marketing.
  • Helps set forth a company wide vision and direction with the team.
  • Aligns team priorities and deliverables to company’s overall strategic goals.
  • Demonstrates long term thinking around strategic and business focused activities.
  • Has a measurable impact on the business.


Work Quality and Efficiency

  • Inspires teams to push the needle on innovation, and raises bar with ambitious goals and high standards.
  • Helps teams be successful and overcome obstacles in work.
  • Maximizes team productivity by effectively allocating work across team members.
  • Drives execution that can change the trajectory of the company for the better.


Process and Exploration

  • A master in solving extremely difficult problems, including employee issue resolution.
  • Establishes good strategy, priorities, tactics and plans for management teams to execute effectively.


Collaboration and Communication

  • Ability to inspire the entire org on the vision and mission of the team, and mobilizes everyone to realize that vision.
  • Builds a culture of trust and openness. Makes managers feel comfortable being open and speaking up when they have something to say.
  • Promotes clear, timely communication between teams, giving everyone the necessary information and visibility to know what needs to get done.
  • Empowers team to act autonomously.
  • Conduit for larger business objectives that help shape the team and program priorities.



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