Postman's annual user conference

April 30 - May 1, 2024 · San Francisco, CA


Design Manager, API Platform - San Francisco

Postmanaut using robotics to design A P I. Illustration.

Who Are We?

Postman is the world’s leading API platform, used by more than 30 million developers and 500,000 organizations, including 98% of the Fortune 500. Postman is helping developers and professionals across the globe build the API-first world by simplifying each step of the API lifecycle and streamlining collaboration—enabling users to create better APIs, faster. 

We recommend reading The "API-First World" graphic novel to understand the bigger picture and our vision at Postman.

The Opportunity

The Product Design team at Postman helps build and maintain user journeys for all our developer experiences. We are a team of UX generalists who are expected to research, prototype, craft and validate experiences that help the next generation of developers understand and build better software. There is a wealth of talent amongst the individual contributors in the Product Design team, and we’re looking for a seasoned manager and design leader who can get the best out of them, help them grow and inspire them to create software that is at the forefront of developer tooling.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead and manage a team of product designers, providing guidance, mentorship, and support in their professional growth.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, engineers, and UX researchers, to define and execute the design vision and strategy.

  • Drive the end-to-end design process, from research and ideation to prototyping and implementation, ensuring high-quality user experiences.

  • Advocate for user-centered design principles and best practices, and ensure that the developer experience is at the forefront of all design decisions.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements, understand user needs, and translate them into intuitive and impactful design solutions.

  • Continuously iterate on designs based on user feedback, usability testing, and data analysis.

About You

  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with a track record of building and managing high-performing design teams.

  • Deep understanding of user-centered design principles and best practices, and a passion for creating exceptional user experiences.

  • Proficient in wireframing and prototyping tools.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Experience with API development and familiarity with developer tools and platforms is highly desirable.

What Can Give You An Edge?

  • Knowledge of Postman, the product and understanding of software technologies

  • Experience shipping consumer grade experiences to large audiences

  • Strong user centricity in the form of interactions with real world users of your product

  • Experience managing a variety of teams and diverse people

  • Being a vocal proponent of UX and product design outside of your current role

Our Values:

At Postman, we create with the same curiosity that we see in our users. We value transparency & honest communication about not only successes, but also failures. In our work, we focus on specific goals that add up to a larger vision. Our inclusive work culture ensures that everyone is valued equally as important pieces of our final product. We are dedicated to delivering the best products we can.

What Else?

This role is based in the greater San Francisco Bay area, and the reasonably estimated salary for this role ranges from $216,750 to $255,000, plus a competitive equity package. Actual compensation is based on the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition to our pay-on-performance philosophy, we offer a comprehensive set of benefits, including full medical coverage, flexible PTO, wellness reimbursement, and a monthly lunch stipend. Salaries will vary outside of the listed metropolitan areas & the U.S.

Equal Opportunity

Postman is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. Postman does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Postman will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Postman.

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Postman's annual user conference

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