Director, Product Design - Core Technology (Internal Tooling)

Company Description

Twitter is committed to serving the public conversation by helping users stay informed, inform others and discuss what matters. Twitter is looking for a product design director to own the design team responsible for designing the best-in-class internal tools and systems that support our business. Our goal is to create consistently excellent experiences that enable our fellow Tweeps to be effective and efficient without compromise. Our team is part of the Redbird Design & Research team, a group full of amazingly dedicated and fun people who are passionate about Twitter’s ability to help people see beyond themselves and connect with the larger world in a meaningful way. We are also part of the larger Twitter Design family that crafts and envisions the products that fuel Twitter’s mission of giving everyone the power to build and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. We have a direct impact on product strategy, roadmaps, and the detailed design of new experiences. We believe in building positive relationships, surpassing expectations, and having fun along the way.

The Position

In this role, you will work with senior leadership to shape the design vision across Twitter’s platform and infrastructure teams, and will build alignment on priorities leading to design execution and design excellence. You will bring a combination of strong management experience, team investment, ‘design thinking’ methodologies, design systems knowledge, talent, expertise, and innovative product insights to the role. You’ll balance a rigorous user-centric perspective with the ability to make bold decisions and move product design forward in a fast-paced development environment. You will foster cross-functional and cross product area collaboration and consistency by working closely with product managers and engineers to shape the vision and define the roadmap for our products. You will partner with our Research team to find opportunities and integrate user insights into product strategy and design. You will always champion user experience, product consistency, and design excellence.

Best of all, you will also captain a team of product designers focused on creating user-centered internal tools that can both scale as our business evolves and give our engineering teams confidence that they are solving the right problems. You will be responsible for building and mentoring an impactful, diverse, and multidisciplinary team of exceptional designers.


You are a business-oriented design leader who has shipped internal and/or enterprise products at scale. You love leading projects that advise strategic direction, being an active contributor in critiques and cross-functional reviews, and can proactively identify and pursue new opportunities for investment. You are excited to build and refine a vision for your team’s future. You are a master at designing simple, easy-to-use, well crafted products that provide value to our customers. You can move fluidly between product and systems projects. You understand the importance of marrying customer insights (for both external and internal customers) with business goals, and cultural context. You consistently set a higher standard for creativity, craft, quality, rigor, and documentation. You love working closely with developer communities and engineers, and enjoy providing them with the best possible platform to create products for Twitter users.

Required Competencies

  • 12-15+ years of proven experience in a fast-paced and dynamic cross functional environment
  • Expert in product design, user interface and interaction design, visual and motion design, storytelling, and prototyping
  • Has a deep understanding of information design and data visualization
  • Has a record of leading large-scoped projects that deliver business impact
  • Has experience partnering cross functionally to implement effectively
  • Has demonstrated experience in driving large-scale changes at an organization
  • Experience in leading a team to deliver on design skills, product contributions, and customer focus
  • Able to facilitate creative workshops, crits, and design reviews with partners
  • Works at a high standard of creativity, craft, and quality, at a high velocity
  • Consistently demonstrates a strong understanding of customer needs and motivations
  • Experience working with design peers across multiple product areas while collaborating effectively with engineering managers, product leaders, and researchers
  • Experience with the creation of design systems and componentization
  • Has a diverse portfolio that reflects design excellence.

Additional Information

Here’s all the legal good stuff: We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

The applicable salary range for each U.S.-based role is based on where the employee works and is aligned to one of 4 tiers according to a cost of labor index in that geographic area. Starting pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, location, business needs, or market demands. The expected salary ranges for this role are set forth below. These ranges may be modified in the future.

  • Tier A: USD $243,000 - USD $338,000
  • Tier B: USD $229,000 - USD $322,000
  • Tier C: USD $217,000 - USD $304,000
  • Tier D: USD $206,000 - USD $289,000

You can view which tier applies to where you plan to work here. If your location is not listed, please speak with your recruiter for additional information.

This job is also eligible for participation in Twitter’s Performance Bonus Plan and Equity Incentive Plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies.

Twitter offers a wide range of benefits to U.S.-based employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) program with employer match, generous time off for vacation, sick time, and parental leave. Twitter’s benefits prioritize employee wellness and progressive support to our diverse workforce.


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