Design Lead - Neighborhood Vitality at Nextdoor
San Francisco, CA, US

Nextdoor is the neighborhood hub for you, your neighbors and the broader local community. Nextdoor’s purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on.

Building connections in the real world is a universal human need. That truth, and the reality that neighborhoods are one of the most important and useful communities in our lives have been guiding principles for Nextdoor. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in neighborhoods around the world in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and Canada, with many more to come.

Meet your Future Neighbors

As a Design Lead at Nextdoor, you’ll design digital experiences that empower neighbors to build stronger communities, manage a small team and transform how people connect and engage with their local area. In this role, you’ll define and deliver new experiences across multiple platforms as well as work cross-functionally to shape the future of the Nextdoor product as we continue to grow.

The Impact You’ll Make

We are in the midst of a redesign, and you will have the opportunity to partner and lead the team responsible for changing the tone and tenor of conversations on Nextdoor. If you're civically minded, curious about community design, want the challenge of fast-paced growth, the satisfaction of seeing your design work come to life, and the pride in helping grow a world-class design team, this is the place for you. Please include a link to your portfolio in addition to your resume and cover letter.

    You’ll envision, design, and ship delightful, user-centered, cross-platform experiences that build the fabric of local communities around the globe.
    You’ll be involved in all aspects of the product development for a major product area; from strategy, research, prototyping, concept to interaction design, to final QA and code tweaks right before launch.
    You’ll participate in cross-functional brainstorms, discussions, design reviews and interesting and inspiring design team activities.

What You’ll Bring to The House

    8-10 years demonstrated experience shipping great mobile products in an agile environment.
    3 years demonstrated experience leading and managing teams
    Comfort working across the product development spectrum: strategy, ideation, concept work, pixel-level details, and front-end development and implementation.
    Fluency with both mobile and responsive web design principles and best practices.
    A strong visual design sense and ability to design within, and help define, visual guidelines.
    Ability to create rich interactive prototypes with Framer, Origami, or Principle
    Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Swift, Java, or Xcode
    You’re deeply curious about how to empower neighbors to strengthen their communities, and about what makes neighborhoods tick around the globe as we expand our footprint.
    BONUS: liberal arts degree and prior experience in urban design