Head of Product Design, WhatsApp

Menlo Park, California, US

WhatsApp is looking for an experienced and passionate Director of Product Design for the WhatsApp team. This individual will manage and work with a team of Product Designers to build global, quality and relentlessly focused products for our Consumer, Business Platform, and Monetization products. We are looking for an entrepreneurial Product Design Leader to help innovate and execute products for our users and businesses. This position is full-time and based at our Menlo Park office.
WhatsApp is a fast, simple and reliable way to talk to anyone in the world. More than 1 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. WhatsApp is not only free but also available on multiple mobile devices and in low connectivity areas — making it accessible and reliable wherever you are. It's a simple and secure way to share your favorite moments, send important information or catch up with a friend. WhatsApp helps people connect and share no matter where they are in the world.


  • Building and managing a growing team of talented designers
  • Help establish shared vision across the company by building consensus on priorities leading to product design and execution
  • Offer organizational design thinking to best structure the team and equip them for success in their goals
  • Drive product design with a team of world-class engineers, Product Managers, analysts and user researchers
  • Building and executing on a vision for the products we are building in the Consumer and Monetization space
  • Establishing a strong, collaborative design practice

Minimum Qualification

  • People management, team development, and recruiting experience
  • Experience growing strategic design practice within design teams
  • 10+ years of experience in Product Design
  • 8+ years of experience working collaboratively with engineering, design and user research teams
  • 6+ years of management experience with direct reports under your guidance and leadership

WhatsApp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

WhatsApp is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.