Director of Design at Fivetran

| Greater Denver Area
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From our founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to remove the engineering burden from data teams by standardizing and fully automating data connectors. With Fivetran, your data just arrives in your warehouse, canonical and ready to query, no engineering or maintenance required. As we watch more and more companies leverage our technology to become truly data-driven, we’re proud not only of our growth but also of the fact that we’ve grown without compromising our core values.
We do the right thing, even when it's harder in the short run. We challenge the status quo by reasoning from first principles.
Fivetran belongs to all of us. We take ownership and are accountable for getting things done. Through curiosity, learning, and coaching, we grow as individuals and teams.
One team, one dream.
We share the pains and successes of our customers, partners and colleagues. We seek, gather, and trust a diverse group of teammates with different perspectives to guide Fivetran's progress.
If these values resonate with you, we’d love to hear from you.
Fivetran is looking for a design executive to lead all things design, from product, marketing, and brand/identity to how design can functionally support our growing organization. In this role, you will grow and manage a team of mid-to-senior level visual and UX/UI designers. You will work with leaders across the organization to define priorities and allocate design resources across departments. You will report to the COO at Fivetran and help build a world-class design organization. 
This role is suited for that unique individual who can unite design across all functions and lead a high performing team that delivers high quality, consistent design work that delights our current and future users, without sacrificing velocity and agility. As our Director of Design, you will be responsible for mentoring and coaching the team which is currently 4 strong and growing. 

What you'll do:

  • Build an amazing, diverse, design team. You will attract the best designers and mentor them to do the best work of their lives.
  • You will inspire the team to do good work, provide meaningful critique, and support designers with career goals and growth paths.
  • Represent the design viewpoint at a leadership level; shape product and brand roadmaps; influence product and brand strategy.
  • Own the design roadmap and process, working closely with stakeholders across the organization to prioritize design requests and scope requirements. 
  • Own the creative budget and headcount, knowing when to contract out projects or hire internally. You will scale the design function as Fivetran grows.

What we're looking for:

  • Experience as a design leader, with formal people management responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to scale the design function and support cross-functional teams.
  • A portfolio showcasing fundamental interaction and visual design skills.Empathy and experience designing for B2B audiences with complex problems.
  • A data-driven mindset and an interest in the underlying technologies and infrastructure that empower data professionals.
  • Deep understanding of the challenges of product strategy and product design execution
  • Experience participating in and/or leading brand design.
  • Great communication skills with the ability to rally people around a strategy and vision.
  • Strong design skills and craftsmanship. Fivetran is still at it's core a startup. We're looking for someone who rolls up their sleeves to participate in hands-on work and critiques.
  • Track record of key contributions to innovative, successful products and brand experiences.

Fivetran is part of an analytics data stack and the growing ecosystem of cloud based infrastructure companies.
After a five-minute setup, the software replicates data from applications, databases, events and files into a cloud data warehouse. 
The company began with a realization: for modern companies using cloud-based software and storage, traditional ETL tools badly underperformed, and the complicated configurations they required often led to project failures. To streamline and accelerate business intelligence projects, Fivetran developed automated connectors that come with ready-to-query schemas and effortlessly deliver data into modern, high-performing warehouses.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • PostgreSQLDatabases


We are in a beautiful, newly renovated, inspirational, industrial space anchored along the banks of the winding Platte River:

An Insider's view of Fivetran

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

"Our work-life balance is less about "balance" and more about flowing seamlessly between the two. Everyone understands that to be our best in the workplace we have to embrace our true selves. That means a bike ride or yoga in the middle of the day is a priority so we can deliver great results for our customers, company, colleagues, and ourselves."

Mike Faber

Sales Leader Enablement Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

" I collaborated with other departments on a weekly if not daily basis. Our core value of One Team One Dream ensures that everyone makes decisions that are in the best interest of the organization."

Andrew Sutherland

Business Development Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Fivetran is a true rocketship. I didn’t realize what an incredible company I was joining, so I feel lucky to be here every day. Everyone loves Fivetran whether they’re a customer or they’re an employee. We all strive toward a common goal of making Fivetran the best, and we’ve done a pretty amazing job at it.

Rachel Musiker

Account Executive

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I just celebrated my one year anniversary with Fivetran! The accelerated growth has given me so many chances to learn new things and show off my skills! I’ve already been promoted twice and have more ambitious goals ahead!

Emily Chapman

Recruiting Team Lead

What are Fivetran Perks + Benefits

Fivetran Benefits Overview

100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance
Flexible PTO
401k match program
Pet Insurance -- and yes, you can bring your well-behaved fur babies to work
Commuter Benefits to help with transit and parking costs
Professional development and training opportunities
Unlimited coffee, office snacks and frequent catered lunches
Company happy hours and fun team building activities

Volunteer in local community
Fivetran encourages every employee to volunteer by giving them 2 days off each year to dedicate to a volunteer opportunity! How cool is that?!
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Fivetran host a Wellness Week every year
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Fivetran's performance bonus plan includes everything from monetary rewards to all-expenses-paid presidents club vacations when employees meet targets set by their direct supervisors
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Annually.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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