Avalanche Ecosystem Job Board

Director of Product Design

Blitz App

Blitz App

Product, Design
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

Blitz is a quickly growing and self-sustaining start-up that provides gamers with personalized stats and insights powered by billions of matches. High performance is at the core of our values. We are a team of gamers and entrepreneurial technologists with big ambitions. At Blitz, you will find co-workers who are friendly, eager to collaborate, and work creatively to ship market-defining software. If you thrive in an environment optimized for autonomy, innovation, teamwork, and embody our principles, Blitz is the place for you to make an outsized impact.


As the Director of Product Design, you will be instrumental in steering the design of groundbreaking mobile activity platforms and experiences reminiscent of Strava and Duolingo's gamification techniques. This role demands a visionary leader capable of orchestrating the design strategy and execution across our entire product lineup. You will report directly to the VP of Product and lead a dynamic team of designers, all while working in close synergy with Product, Engineering, QA, and Data Science teams to deliver designs that resonate with our user base and uphold the Blitz brand.

This position requires all hires to be onsite Monday - Thursday out of our Los Angeles (Playa Vista) office, with the option to WFH on Friday.

What You’ll Do

  • Strategic Design Leadership: Drive the overall design vision for Blitz’s products, focusing on mobile-first strategies and gamified user experiences that engage and retain users.
  • Innovative Solution Implementation: Spearhead the conceptualization and implementation of innovative design solutions that meet market needs and align with technological trends.
  • User-Centric Design Philosophy: Employ a thorough understanding of user behavior and needs to develop intuitive and engaging products.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Partner with various teams to define goals, establish design standards, and achieve strategic objectives.
  • Brand and Narrative Development: Craft compelling product narratives and align all design outputs with the Blitz brand identity to enhance user engagement and brand loyalty.
  • Process Optimization: Enhance and streamline the design process to maintain efficiency and effectiveness at scale.

What It Takes

  • Experience: 8+ years in product design with a proven track record of leading design in tech-focused enterprises, particularly in mobile platforms and gamified systems.
  • Expertise in Design Tools: Mastery of Figma and other relevant design software.
  • Leadership: Strong leadership skills with experience managing and inspiring design teams.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Exceptional ability to communicate and collaborate across all levels of an organization.
  • Passion for Innovation: A drive to create engaging, impactful products that resonate with users globally.

Nice To Have

  • User Experience: Personal experience with Blitz or similar platforms, particularly in gaming.
  • Technical Skills: Familiarity with HTML/CSS and/or React JS.
  • Design System Development: Experience in creating and maintaining comprehensive design systems.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary: $170-220k
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Stock options program
  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Option for employer paid coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision) plan
  • 401(k) matching
  • Gaming laptop and peripherals
  • Company-wide team building events

Salary for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.

Blitz is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.