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Sr. Design Manager

Looking for a company where you can craft how the world buys, sells, and gives? Where you'll be supported in exciting convention, trying new things, and innovating? Where you'll be part of a work culture that’s been genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion since its founding 25 years ago? Where you can just be yourself, do your best work, and have a meaningful impact? If so, we’d love to talk to you.

About you

You love a challenge and are ready to help reinvigorate one of the internet’s biggest and best brands. You'll need strong attention to detail, and have a keen sense of production cadence, as well as an eagerness to seek design problems at scale. You care about making phenomenal products and are willing to craft and test, and iterate to get to the best solutions. You have the ability to negotiate and evolve design with partners in the project team, and ensure the integrity of the design is upheld. You should be knowledgeable about our competitors, understand established design patterns and standard methodologies, but always feel the need to do better.


  • Build and manage a team of product designers, who raise the bar on user experience at eBay

  • Oversee the user experience of a product from conception to launch in partnership with product managers, engineers, UX researchers and content designers

  • Contribute design and customer perspective to roadmap and planning processes

  • Develop your designers to improve their craft through regular design critique and feedback

  • Deliver improvements to craft process and system

  • Communicate across organizational boundaries to drive better and faster decisions for our customers

  • Effectively communicate your team's product goals (both within the team and outside the team), and connect related projects across the company so that problems or joint decisions can be resolved quickly

We value

  • Curious minds and an appetite for learning

  • A strong point of view paired with a healthy dose of modesty

  • Fearless brainstorming

  • Passion for the craft and the ability to showcase ideas with the latest design and prototyping tools

  • A user-centric and strategic approach

  • A point of view on the design and technology trends that will craft the future of our industry

Essential qualifications

  • 5+ years of proven experience as a lead / manager of product design in a technology led company, or similar role

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design or equivalent

  • Expert knowledge of the end-to-end iterative product design process, including how to develop and use personas, journey mapping, content modeling, wireframing and prototyping, user testing, and visual designs

  • Ability to cultivate an understanding of industry trends and communicate your ideas to the design org as a whole

  • A portfolio that showcases relevant design projects and includes your process, design explorations and final work

  • Able to understand detail and find radically simple solutions that delight users


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here:


eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected]. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see: EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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