San Francisco, California

Design Manager

Vanta is on a mission to secure the internet and protect consumer data. We do this today by automating security and compliance for hundreds of companies. As the Design Manager, you will lead Vanta’s design team. This is a player-coach role where your responsibilities will include both people management and product design. You’ll be involved in the entire product development process from strategic planning and visioning to creating intuitive designs and launching solutions that solve our customers’ most pressing needs.

If you are passionate about managing and growing teams of product designers and are a builder of customer-delighting products who wants to have outsize impact at a high-growth company, we would love to hear from you!‍

The role

You will...

  • Directly manage, coach and mentor Vanta’s design team
  • Recruit, interview and hire new Product Designers and actively improve our design hiring process
  • Establish trust and build confidence with cross-functional partners and leadership across Product, Research, Engineering, and Customer Success; collaborate cross-functionally to deliver world-class experiences
  • Nurture the team's culture and norms, evolving them as our company grows
  • Set expectations and maintain high standards of quality of the team’s work; chart a clear course for how the team can get there over time
  • Drive the team's UX vision and strategy, connecting their impact to the highest business outcomes
  • With your team, identify, understand, and solve complex problems to address user needs
  • Partner with product and engineering teams to create products from concept to launch

You might...

  • Have 4+ years of experience managing a team of designers
  • Have experience leading and collaborating with diverse teams in a dynamic, rapid growth environment
  • Be interested in the combination of people management and contributing as an IC product designer
  • Have a strong design background, with a track record of shipping high quality products
  • Know how to work through complex user problems to arrive at elegant, simple solutions
  • Have experience balancing long-term design goals with a quick, iterative development process
  • Be a strategic thinker who has experience working at different altitudes, across the entire customer journey
  • Have experience working on B2B SaaS products


We offer competitive benefits, as you may expect:

Industry-competitive salary and equity
Medical (mental and physical health), dental, and vision benefits
Paid parental leave for all parents
401(k) plan
Flexible work hours and location
Ergonomically-friendly workspace equipment
Open paid-time-off policy and 10 company holidays
Generous monthly stipend for commute to our SF office
Health and wellness focused company activities

Beyond these table stakes, our greatest benefit may be the opportunity to build a fundamental internet infrastructure: how a business becomes trustworthy and then proves its reliability.

About us

We started by building the simplest way for a company to prepare for a SOC 2 assessment.

We started with SOC 2 because it was the most common way for an internet business to prove its security. In the course of building for SOC 2, we built out a suite of security tools that every internet business needs: laptop management, account monitoring, employee onboarding and offboarding, cloud infrastructure configuration, policy documentation, and more.

Over time, we’ll add additional certifications (HIPAA, ISO27001) and partner with industry experts to bolster the ways a business’ security is proved. We’re just getting started.

Our goal is to demystify internet security to the average person, equipping beginners with sane defaults and growing them into security-savvy principals who can explain how their company protects customer data and why their business is worthy of your trust.

Vanta’s mission is to secure the internet and protect consumer data

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