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Design Director

Company: eBay Inc.
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

eBay empowers economic opportunity for all by connecting more than 170 million buyers with our worldwide network of sellers.

Design Director roles with our Core Product Design team at eBay help to drive billions of dollars of revenue for our worldwide network. At eBay Design, we empower entrepreneurs by providing tools, services, reporting and recommendations with beautiful utility and we create uniquely branded buying experiences that delight our buyers. We work across the product development cycle and pride ourselves for solving really big problems with design thinking. You will work collaboratively with our research, design, product and engineering teams.

Responsibilities range from leading a team in ideation, communications, and interfaces for eBay Buyers and Sellers to making things elegant, beautiful, smart, and driving engagement and loyalty to eBay. You'll bring a strong attention to detail, a strong point of view and strong leadership skills, as well as an eagerness to solve design problems at scale.

About You

You lead your team to work collaboratively, across disciplines and across web & mobile experiences. You've successfully built products for Web, iOS and Android. You understand the philosophy behind the touch experiences, self-service tools, eCommerce or Transactional experiences.

You love a challenge and are ready to help reinvigorate one of the internet's biggest and best brands. You care about making great products, empowering talented designers and are willing to design and iterate, to get to the best.

You have the ability to negotiate and evolve design with stakeholders and ensure the integrity of the design is upheld. You should be an inspiration to our teams, understand established design patterns and best practices, and always feel the need to refine outcomes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and lead a team to create, world-class, user-centered experiences for native and web, incorporating business requirements, product learning, and customer feedback
  • Design and support the experience architecture, UI, and interaction flow of new business seller tools
  • Help develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, and prototypes
  • Communicate your team's design work and negotiate future direction with your team, peers, researchers, design leaders, product partners, and executives
  • Attract and develop bar-raising talent. You are responsible for making the right hiring decisions, onboarding and continuously developing your team.

We Value

  • Curious minds and an appetite for learning
  • A strong point of view paired with a healthy dose of humility
  • Committed to diversity, equity and inclusion as it is core to who we are and is at the heart of what we stand for.
  • Fearless brainstorming
  • Passion for the craft and the ability to showcase ideas with the latest design / prototyping tools.
  • A user-centric and strategic approach.
  • Strong interest in and following of the latest design trends, technology and social.

Basic Qualifications

  • Design Team leadership.
  • Mobile design expertise.
  • Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience as an interaction designer or similar role.
  • A portfolio that showcases relevant design projects and includes your process, design explorations and final work.
  • Able to understand detail and find radically simple solutions that delight users.
  • Experience with Figma, Sketch, Zeplin, Invision or equivalents.
  • Experience partnering with product and developers to deliver great experiences.
  • Portfolio submission required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Design or a design-related field
  • Ability to work independently, manage uncertainty and switch between discovery and delivery tracks in a single conversation
  • Experience in visual design, prototyping, user research, motion design, design sprints
  • Experience designing for small businesses, financial products or with complex information sets


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you're single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn't just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay's Diversity & Inclusion click here:

About eBay

eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world. We exist to enable economic opportunity for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations of all sizes. eBay Marketplaces operates in 190 markets around the world. Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you're interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay - a company you can be proud to be a part of.


eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see: EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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