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Senior Manager / Director, Design



United States
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023



SALARY: $140 000 - $160 000

Unleash Your Potential as the Senior Manager, Design at Brainly! 🚀

Are you a design maestro with a knack for leadership? Join Brainly, the world's leading online learning platform, as our Senior Manager, Design and hold one of the key leadership role at our company.


  • Lead a high-performing team of talented designers to meet strategic objectives
  • Foster individual growth, identify strengths, and provide a pathway for professional development
  • Cultivate a positive team culture, emphasizing open communication, collaboration, and a shared vision


Leadership and Team Development:

  • Set clear objectives and expectations for the design team
  • Develop individual team members, nurturing their strengths
  • Build and maintain a positive and productive team culture

Resource and Performance Management:

  • Optimize team resources for efficient project allocation
  • Conduct regular performance reviews, providing constructive feedback
  • Address team dynamics and performance, fostering a supportive environment

Project Oversight and Coordination:

  • Ensure all design projects align with company goals and brand identity
  • Implement efficient project management for timely and quality delivery
  • Facilitate collaboration with other departments, aligning objectives

Operational Excellence:

  • Streamline processes for enhanced efficiency and productivity
  • Manage the design team's budget, optimizing resource utilization
  • Encourage continuous improvement and innovative solutions

Innovation and Trends:

  • Stay abreast of design and technology trends, integrating innovative approaches
  • Encourage and implement new ideas to enhance the team's creative output

Brand Stewardship:

  • Uphold and evolve the company's brand standards and guidelines
  • Ensure all design deliverables align with the brand's identity and messaging



  • Design Leadership: Significant experience in a design management or leadership role, demonstrating the ability to lead and inspire a creative team.
  • Project Management: Strong organizational and project management skills, with a track record of successfully managing multiple priorities and delivering high-quality design projects on time.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Experience facilitating effective collaboration between design teams and other departments, ensuring aligned objectives and seamless communication.
  • Budget Management: Experience in developing and managing budgets, optimizing resource utilization and cost-effectiveness within a design context.

Skills, Knowledge, and Systems:

  • Team Building and Mentoring: Exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills, with a focus on mentoring, coaching, and building a collaborative team culture.
  • Educational Background: Preferred Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Modern Project Management Tools: Proficiency in modern project management tools and methodologies to ensure efficient workflow and timely project delivery.
  • Trend Awareness: Stay abreast of the latest trends in design and technology, integrating innovative approaches into design projects to ensure they remain cutting-edge.


  • Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and adapt to evolving project requirements and priorities.
  • Communication: Strong communication skills to foster a positive team culture, encourage open communication, and facilitate effective collaboration.
  • Innovative Thinking: Proclivity for innovative thinking, encouraging the team to explore new ideas and approaches.
  • Accountability: Fostering a supportive and accountable environment, addressing team dynamics or performance issues constructively.
  • Passion for Education: A genuine passion for contributing to the field of education and shaping the future of online learning through design.


  • Availability: full-time position
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Competitive benefits including health insurance (medical, dental, vision), 401K plan, FSAs, commuter benefits, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid CitiBike program, weekly company lunches, company events, and more
  • We are committed to your professional development by providing opportunities to participate in conferences, trainings, and courses


Brainly, the world's No. 1 app for homework help, is leading the AI revolution in education. The AI-powered technology, connected to Brainly’s Knowledge Base of over 250 million moderated answers, gives every student 24/7 access to personalized learning assistance, enabling them to receive verified and tailored answers to their homework and study questions. Hundreds of millions of students, parents, and educators rely on Brainly as the proven platform to accelerate understanding and learning.

Based in Kraków, Poland, with our teams located in in New York City and Barcelona among other cities, Brainly apps and websites are visited by users from over 35 countries. Brainly is backed by Prosus, Point Nine Capital, General Catalyst, Runa Capital, Learn Capital and Kulczyk Investments.

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Brainly is an equal opportunity employer, committed to our diversity and inclusiveness. We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, nationality, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.