Director, User Experience at Rival

| Greater LA Area
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Rival is building a platform for the most coveted live events on the planet. We are a technology company with an exceptional team of experienced and talented people who have come together to build something the right way, from the ground up.
We’re looking for people who are passionate about building things, enjoy continuing to learn and grow, and who value open communication and collaboration. This role will work in our dog friendly, Playa Vista office.
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced design leader who has shipped incredible products, but has also built and led design teams. This is a unique opportunity to shape our enterprise and consumer products and help create innovative experiences. In this role, you will apply your passion for brand, craft, and design fidelity to guide research and design processes. Although we prefer someone who has worked on both consumer and enterprise products, we care more about the experiences you've created at scale. Our ideal candidate has an intuitive sense for clean design, is a fierce advocate for the user, and is committed to creating elegant user experiences from complex workflows. You take the time to understand not just the execution side of design, but the business aspects of the products as well.
Joining at this stage, you'll be the first leader of our design team. We expect you'll still be hands on in the day to day, while also creating the strategic vision for design across the organization. Our engineering and product teams are exceptional, and design is already integral to how we approach development. The ideal candidate is a collaborative design team leader, manager, systems-level design thinker, with strong instincts and outstanding intuition - who will provide leadership and direction for a team of designers. This role is the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to join the ground floor of a rapidly growing consumer and enterprise company.

About You

  • At least 5 years of experience leading teams of UX Designers, UX Researchers, and/or UI Designers
  • Significant experience working closely with Engineers and Product Managers in technical environments
  • Significant experience designing elegant user journeys and flows
  • Significant experience wireframing and building low to high fidelity prototypes - we use Invision, Framer, and Principle, but we're open to other tools
  • Understand the differences between web, Android, and iOS platforms
  • Interface design experience using software such as Sketch, Adobe XD, etc.Conversion funnels, and optimization
  • Bonus points for experience with eCommerce and high traffic products, sophisticated enterprise platforms

Please supply a current portfolio.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Playa Vista, CA 90094

An Insider's view of Rival

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is laid-back, collaborative, and fun. We're passionate about live events, so we always have concerts or classic sports games playing in the background while we work. We welcome real-time feedback and open communication, so you can always find the team meeting outside on our deck or walking to grab coffee in our Playa Vista neighborhood.


Team Operations Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

While there is a strong sense of ownership, no one is possessive and everyone is willing to help you when you hit a speed bump or need guidance along the way. There is a real sense of respect across the team from executives down to the most junior employee.


Senior QA Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Rival has taught me a ton about business strategy. As an academically-minded engineer, I've always seen business as a place to apply new ideas. But our executive team’s candor has given me a new level of understanding. The context adds a layer of meaning to my work, and it helps me make better technical decisions.


Staff Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

To bring the magic of tech to the most iconic consumer experiences on the planet - sports and music - and be an agent of change for an industry that badly needs it. Fandom and passion for what we do is in our blood. I want Rival to be a place that lets our people thrive, do their best work and transform the world around them.



What's something quirky about your company?

We have every flavor of La Croix stocked in the fridge daily and our snack game is ‘100’. Also, we name our development environments after our dog friends, who often roam the office and brighten everyone’s day!


Product Manager

What are Rival Perks + Benefits

Rival Benefits Overview

Rival respects your whole life. Whether you’ve got kids or you’re a dog parent or you direct musicals (yes we do all that), we know there’s more to you than work. Here are some of the ways we support our squad:

* Medical, Dental & Vision benefits with generous employer contribution
* 401k
* Dog-friendly office in sunny Playa Vista
* Fully subsidized lunch and dinner
* Flexible PTO
* Friendly and focused work environment

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 85% of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 85% for annual eye exams with $30 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Rival's health insurance policy covers up to 85% of premiums for employees and their dependents
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Rival provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
We live for LIVE and try to catch a game or concert together at least once a quarter
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted regularly
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
We love our office pets!
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $15,000.
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Customized development tracks