Head of Product Design

About Us

Chess.com is one of the largest gaming sites in the world where over 15 million games of chess are played daily by users who are deeply engaged with our playing and learning products. We have 300+ team members who work remotely across the world to make chess more fun and rewarding for our 60+ million users. We are the stewards of a game that has been growing in popularity every year for the past 1500 years, and we take that responsibility seriously. Chess deserves the very best, and we strive to deliver that. 

About You

You are an experienced product design leader who is passionate about crafting fun, engaging, and rewarding experiences across the digital realm. You can help us expand our product vision and design language to help our brand advance in meaningful ways. You are curious but disciplined. Tenacious but humble. Able to balance visionary thinking with urgent execution. You are a natural leader who energizes both design and development teams. Above all, you are excited about connecting the world through chess.

What You’ll Do

  • Craft FUN products, transparent interfaces, and memorable experiences

  • Define and elevate the design language of our products

  • Effectively communicate the vision and strategy of product decisions to business, design, and development partners

  • Coordinate with Product Management, Engineering, and Marketing to execute key initiatives

  • Guide product development from idea or need to all the way through to delivery and reacting to user interaction 

  • Lead and grow a multi-disciplined product design organization

  • Foster a culture that encourages innovation, ownership, and autonomy

  • Establish workflows, processes, and standards for developing all design systems that scale across platforms and brands

  • Create concepts, wireframes, designs, and prototypes for testing, experimentation and development

Preferred Skills

  • Experience designing and building games

  • A history with chess that expands beyond Beth Harmon

  • At least 8 years of overall experience designing digital products

  • 3+ years leading strong product design teams in a dynamic, consumer-oriented environment

  • Capable of doing all of the work yourself, and comfortable with handing it all off to others

  • Expert knowledge of UI and UX patterns for iOS, Android and web applications

  • A keen ability to identify the gaps in the user experience that the rest of us miss

  • Bold vision and passion for great design

  • Excellent writing and speaking skills, telling stories that enroll team members in product vision

  • User centered design process with a focus on quality and consistency

  • Proven track record of effective collaboration with Product Management and Engineering

  • Expert-level skills in Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, Figma, and other design applications

About the Opportunity

  • This is a full-time position

  • We are 100% remote (work from anywhere!)

  • This is open to applicants who can work in the USA



You can learn more about us here:

https://www.chess.com/blog/erik/how-chess-com-s-100-person-virtual-team-works-together

https://www.chess.com/about