Job Description

Sr. Design Manager

Remote – USA

You are a seasoned Creative Professional who understands that great teams require the right mix of discipline and flexibility. You are a no-drama Creative Lead who listens well and gives clear feedback and direction where needed. You are comfortable art directing other designers and have been doing this for years, even when they aren’t direct reports. You are committed to delivering the highest quality results but also aware of the necessary trade offs to keep pace with the volume of demands in the pipeline. You have experience running large and small projects and bring your consultative point of view to provide recommendations for Senior Leadership. You have a passion for understanding every facet of the project (audiences, messaging, experience, scope, timeline) and your curiosity helps drive project success by revealing unanswered questions early in the creative process. You can drive projects from start to finish with your big picture thinking and have capacity to deliver on precision and details for every small request in equal measure.

In this job, you will bring these skills

  • Strategic thinking to support leadership in building a team that enables the business to grow and keep costs down while not forfeiting quality and innovation.
  • Master of Creative Production Process including: scoping the project, establishing requirements, time and resources needs, you give timely feedback and direction to improve design deliverables from in-house team and agency partners.
  • 12+ years in art direction, experiential and graphic design for marketing communications and advertising, with ability to deliver copy writing and animation support.
  • Ability to originate ideas and inspire others.
  • Proven experience driving teams forward and working independently to consistently deliver high-fidelity designs in one or two cycles, on-time and in scope.
  • Expertise providing project management, creative insights, and encouraging teams to build on the ideas of others.
  • An appetite for hearing constructive feedback on your own work.
  • Have a rich and deep portfolio of work across industries and channels that showcases examples of digital, print, experiential design and advertising.
  • A design aesthetic that aligns with the reductive style of our brand that shows mastery of execution in simplicity, typography, color and inventiveness.
  • A solid understanding of the tech and software industry that gives you context but doesn’t over color your approach to fresh ideas.
  • Expertise creating visual design systems for complex product diagrams, information illustrations and iconography.
  • Solid foundation in corporate brand building across the customer journey (beyond style guides and visual assets).
  • Background in quarterly planning and developing OKRs.

Role Responsibilities

  • Ideate, design, develop, produce and deliver from start to finish on a variety of marketing deliverables for Product Marketing, Demand Generation, Content + Comms, Customer Marketing teams, driving approvals (with CD) and managing work-back plans (with Creative Ops).
  • Fully own the strategy and execution of design systems that allow the team to move quickly and deliver consistency across experiences.
  • Drive our visual system and push it in new directions to keep pace with industry changes, product releases, and demands from the business.
  • Understand the product capabilities, the customer needs, and competitive landscape to better deliver on requests from internal customers.
  • Engage with customer feedback and call listening monthly.
  • Mentor designers, provide feedback on a daily basis in project meetings.
  • Own and manage daily project lists out of Asana in partnership with the Creative Operations Manager to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Build partnerships with cross-functional teams and understand how CS can support business objectives.

About Abnormal Security

We’re the world’s fastest-growing cybersecurity company, dedicated to making the world a safer place, one inbox at a time. Through applying ML, AI, and behavioral data science to the cybersecurity space, we’re leading the charge on protecting the modern workplace from all types of attacks. We operate from a customer-obsessed mindset, dedicated to creating a best-in-class product that delivers on its promise, and our customers love us for it.

We take the same approach with our team as we do with our customers. We’re committed to designing an employee experience that provides interesting and challenging problems to work on in a supportive, low-ego environment. Our seasoned, successful leadership team is passionate about providing endless opportunities for every team member to learn and grow, and our entire company is committed to being 1% better every day. With 4.9 stars on Glassdoor and several recently announced workplace awards, our team thinks it’s going pretty well so far!

Our Values

Far from gathering dust in some forgotten corner, our values serve as our operating principles for every team member. We clearly define what values drive us, so our entire team works from the same foundation and understanding. From the CEO to the interns, all of us are held accountable to our VOICE Framework.

Our Benefits

Taking care of our team goes beyond the office. Our compensation and benefits philosophy is designed to put attract, motivate, and retain top talent:

  • Compensation targeted to the 75th percentile (for both base salary and equity)
  • If we want top performers to join and stay with us, we need to pay accordingly. We pay at the 75th percentile (for both base salary and equity) of our competitive market, and we benchmark to higher cost of living cities (such as San Francisco and New York) no matter where our team members live. We standardize our pay, meaning we pay for the role and level, not for any particular individual’s ability to interview or negotiate well.
  • Equity is an important part of our total comp strategy
  • When the company does well, we all do well. Equity is an important and exciting part of our total compensation strategy as a pre-IPO startup. We’re guided by the belief our team members should share in the financial success of our company and grant equity accordingly.
  • Unlimited PTO
    • All regular salaried team members enjoy unlimited PTO. We want team members to grow with us and a big part of that is making sure our team has the opportunity to rest and recharge. We also observe 12 holidays every year.
  • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered
    • Taking care of our team goes beyond the office. We cover 100% of employee health care premium costs. If adding dependents, we contribute 75% of the health care premium cost, so you can be sure that you and your family are in the best possible health.
  • Remote-first
  • Operating as a remote-first company means we get to work with talented folks, no matter where they live. We prioritize a balance of deep focus time with Zoom meetings, and regular in-person events.

As a fast growing startup, we continuously review, improve, and personalize our benefits offerings based on the team’s input. Don’t see something that’s important to you? Let us know!