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Engineering Director - Editor



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Figma is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to make design accessible to all. Born on the Web, Figma helps entire product teams brainstorm, create, test, and ship better designs, together. From great products to long-lasting companies, we believe that nothing great is made alone—come make with us!

The Editor pillar is responsible for the core product offerings of the Figma Design tool including: the core Design Experience, Prototyping, Design Systems, and Inspection (for Developers using Figma Design). We’re hiring a seasoned Engineering Director who has experience building and supporting full stack, product oriented teams.
As the engineering lead for the pillar, you will have a pivotal role in shaping the strategy and technical execution of the team, while supporting senior engineering managers and senior ICs. You will collaborate closely with cross functional partners across Product, Design, Data Science, and Research to determine how best to support our users. Your technical expertise, leadership, and operational excellence will help to drive product quality and deliver a delightful user experience.
What you'll do at Figma:
  • Manage, support and grow a team of product/full stack oriented EMs and engineers who own Figma’s core design tool.
  • Partner with other cross functional leaders to set strategy, priorities, and mission for the Editor product area.
  • Work closely with Product, Research, Design, and Data Science to build the foundation for our product offerings.
  • Establish trust within and across teams by creating accountability and a positive work environment in partnership with other leaders in the organization.
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
  • 5+ years experience hiring and leading teams as an engineering manager; and at least 2+ years experience managing other managers across multiple workstreams.
  • A product mindset that enables you to work effectively with cross functional peers
  • Experience scaling services and teams in high growth environments
  • A desire to build an inclusive and diverse culture
  • The ability to support and grow senior ICs and managers
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Pay Transparency Disclosure

If based in Figma’s San Francisco or New York hub offices, this role has the annual base salary range stated below.

Job level and actual compensation will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process (including skills and prior relevant experience, potential impact, and scope of role), market demands, and specific work location. The listed range is a guideline, and the range for this role may be modified. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, the pay range is localized according to employee work location by a factor of between 80% and 100% of range. Please discuss your specific work location with your recruiter for more information.

Figma offers equity to employees, as well a competitive package of additional benefits, including health, dental & vision, retirement with company contribution, parental leave & reproductive or family planning support, mental health & wellness benefits, generous PTO, company recharge days, a learning & development stipend, a work from home stipend, and cell phone reimbursement. Figma also offers sales incentive pay for most sales roles. Figma’s compensation and benefits are subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Annual Base Salary Range (SF/NY Hub):
$282,000$381,000 USD

We will work to ensure individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please let your recruiter know if you require accommodation.

About Figma

Dylan Field and Evan Wallace co-founded Figma in 2012 with the vision of building tools for designers in the browser. Their goal was to create the first design tool that combined the accessibility of the Web with the functionality of a native app. Today Figma is a platform with tools and spaces to support the entire product development process—idea to design to build—and has simplified collaboration for companies like Microsoft, Uber, and The New York Times to name a few.

At Figma, we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, products, and community to flourish. Figma is an equal opportunity workplace—we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national orientation, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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