Head of Design

  • Full Time Job
  • Hybrid

Storypark is a childcare management platform that simplifies the work of providing quality education for young children. Our vision is to help every child reach their unique potential by connecting and empowering the community around them. We help educators and families collaborate to maximise children’s learning and development; and leaders to align & develop pedagogical teams and run effective, safe operations. 

It’s an exciting time for us. We’re well established as market leaders in the early childhood education software space in New Zealand and Australia, and we’re now on a mission of global expansion to deepen the impact our product creates.

The Opportunity

As Head of Design, you’ll be responsible for setting the design vision and strategy for our product ecosystem as we innovate to expand our impact and value to our global customers. You’ll be an integral part of shaping our future organisation.

Leading and developing an exceptional, high-performing design team, you will drive the creation of beautiful end to end customer experiences that bring more value to existing customers, build product diversification and expansion into new markets, and maximise business results - enabling Storypark to reach its impact and growth goals.

About you

You’re passionate about solving big, systemic problems in the world and your entrepreneurial and visionary mindset ensures innovation is at the forefront of your creative decisions. Your broad commercial experience allows you to balance customer desirability with business needs to conceive and execute viable product opportunities that make experience design a competitive advantage.

With a track record of designing and launching successful software products, you’re an optimist, motivated and energised when solving complex design challenges. Your high intellect, exceptional design talent and ability to draw on a deep toolkit of design methodologies and techniques means you can work with stakeholders of all stripes to translate complexity into elegant solutions that are highly impactful for users and Storypark alike.

Your strategic problem solving skills are matched with collaboration superpowers, and an empathetic leadership style that empowers others around you. You’re able to get people excited and aligned on our vision and you’re as comfortable doing as you are leading.

With 10+ years of relevant experience you’ll be proficient in the following:

  • Exemplary design leadership, with at least four years in a people leadership role mentoring and developing teams to achieve their best
  • Strategic design vision, strategy and execution, and experience driving SaaS business models and designing effectively for customer acquisition, retention, revenue generation, and positioning.
  • Demonstrated experience designing successful and beautiful SaaS products, using lean innovation and iterative design practices
  • Complex problem solving and systems thinking directly impacting customer and business growth
  • Leveraging data and research to inform design choices and decisions

Working at Storypark

We strive to create a respectful, caring, safe and inclusive culture, and welcome people from diverse backgrounds to join us.

What we offer you in return

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • Regular compensation reviews – great work is rewarded
  • Fuel yourself with breakfast, lunch, drinks and snacks from our well stocked kitchen
  • Flexible holidays
  • Macbooks are our standard, and we use Google Workspaces but we’re happy to get you whatever equipment helps you get your job done
  • A relaxed office environment with flexible spaces to work and play
  • We believe in building strong relationships across teams with lots of events, shared lunches and celebrations