VP of Product Design at WayBetter

WayBetter

VP of Product Design

Full-Time in New York, NY - Executive - Design

Our mission is to improve people’s lives in real ways. We believe everybody can lead healthier and happier lives with better habits.

As a mobile games company, beautiful interfaces and a seamless user experience is integral to our success. Our team has tons of vision and talent - we’ve people who come from companies like Google Creative Labs, Palantir, Uber, and Airbnb.

We’re now looking to take the next step in building the team - WayBetter is looking for an experienced VP of Product Design to grow and lead the product design team, establishing best practices. This will be a leader and a strategic visionary, but someone who is also extremely comfortable diving into the day to day. This role will evangelize design at WayBetter, while ensuring that the customer is at the forefront of everything we do.

Responsibilities

  • Attract and build a talented team of product designers
  • Lead, mentor, and support a growing product design team
  • Partner with Product and Engineering leadership to ensure a seamless product development process from discovery to launch
  • Offer and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise the bar for design quality
  • Advance a strong point of view, supported by customer insights, design principles, and industry trends

Required qualifications

  • 10+ years of design experience on consumer mobile products
  • 5+ years managing designers and leading a design team
  • History of creating effective product design processes, from UX to visual design
  • Experience leading user research and user testing efforts
  • Strong skills in interaction design and information architecture
  • Ability to empathize with users with varying backgrounds and needs

Compensation and benefits

  • Generous health care coverage
  • 401(K)
  • Untracked, flexible vacation policy
  • Training opportunities
  • Meaningful equity participation
  • A healthy, collaborative, fun work environment

About us

WayBetter is reinventing motivation itself. We make a whole new category of games that help people stick to their commitments — from eating better to exercising more to learning to cook, play the guitar, or speak Spanish. Our games use an innovative mix of manageable goals, social support, and financial incentives. DietBet launched in 2013, StepBet in 2016, and RunBet in 2017.

Our approach is based on behavioral science and it works. To date we’ve hosted 700,000 paying players who have collectively lost 9 million pounds and walked 350 million miles. And we’ve paid out over $45 million to our winners.

In our games and in our work we believe that fun is the secret to sustainable success. As such we care a lot about our culture and practice what we preach by making it enjoyable, social, and rewarding.

WayBetter is the rare company with a double bottom line: we succeed when our customers do. Our mission as a company is to improve people’s lives in very real ways.