People Matter

Senior Director, Design



Design, Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

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About the Role

DoorDash is looking for a Senior Director of Design to take on the pivotal role of Head of Product Design for Merchants. In this position, you'll spearhead our talented product design team and leadership, crafting a comprehensive end-to-end experience for our merchants. Through your leadership and vision, you will help DoorDash fulfill its ambition to be the trusted go-to partner for every merchant looking to grow their businesses.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Set the vision for the merchant design, and define the pragmatic milestones to achieve the vision with the cross-functional team
  • Deeply immerse yourself into the complexity of the merchant design problems, drive meaningful solutions, and make a measurable impact on business
  • Actively practice and evangelize customer-centric thinking organizationally
  • Play a strong partner to cross-functional teams like Product, Engineering, Analytics, and Operations to realize the company’s mission
  • Partner with the design leaders in consumer and driver experiences to build a holistic journey in a three-sided marketplace
  • Hire the best talents who will raise the bar at DoorDash
  • Coach and mentor designers on both soft and hard skills and help them develop and achieve career goals
  • Build a culture that elevates the team, in terms of both performance and morale
  • Establish the operation model that increases the team’s effectiveness
  • Align the team’s priorities and deliverables to the company’s overarching strategy and goals
  • Be an inspirational leader through your creativity, vision, commitment, and persistence

We’re excited about you because…

  • You thrive in a fast-paced product environment
  • You exhibit a strong bias toward action
  • You can think and scale at 10x
  • You are a proactive problem solver, not just a problem identifier
  • You are curious, and willing to go above and beyond the job description
  • You are a respected people manager with high EQ; You know how to motivate a team even in the most challenging times
  • You attract top talents and hire people who will raise the bar
  • You are able to stand up for shipping the quality product for customers
  • You make a great thought partner with cross-functional teams
  • You are an excellent storyteller and effective communicator
  • You exude a can-do attitude and enthusiasm
  • You are self-aware and humble
  • You have a strong portfolio showcasing the problem-solving skill at large scale and high design caliber
  • 15+ years of experience in design, with minimum 7 years in team building and management
  • Have managed and scaled a team of 20+

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.


The location-specific base salary range for this position is listed below. Compensation in other geographies may vary.

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and specific work location. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, base salary is localized according to employee work location. Please discuss your intended work location with your recruiter for more information.

DoorDash cares about you and your overall well-being, and that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, for full-time employees, that includes healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan including an employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, and several paid holidays, among others.

In addition to base salary, the compensation package for this role also includes opportunities for equity grants.

California Pay Range:
$260,000$350,000 USD
New York Pay Range:
$260,000$350,000 USD
Washington Pay Range:
$260,000$350,000 USD