Design Program Manager

Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies - from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups - use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone's reach while doing the most important work of your career.

About the team

The Design team works across many types of product initiatives at Stripe—from our brand voice and websites to events, web and mobile products, primary qualitative and quantitative research, and even printed publications. Since Stripe’s main audience is other people who build products, we agonize over and take pride in crafting user-friendly and user-focused experiences.

You would join the Design Operations team that leads Design’s business operations, running cross-organizational programs and building the systems needed to foster collaboration and produce world-class work. Design Program Managers guide high-complexity programs through the design lifecycle and apply their experience in design thinking to our operating model, prototyping and iterating on the ways our team works. The Design Operations team is looking to add a seasoned Design Program Manager to primarily partner with Product Design and Design leadership on cross-discipline programs.  The role is full-time, based remotely in Canada/North America and reports to our Head of Design Operations.

What you’ll do


  • Lead and build out programs primarily for the Design organization, primarily across Product Design. Develop and implement processes and resources to support how we deliver high-quality user experiences and collaborate with product teams
  • Continuously seek to improve our operational model and processes (e.g. automating tasks, improving workflows, developing repeatable methodologies) and measure impact along the way
  • Evaluate and implement new tools with product designers and cross-functional partners to enable collaborate across Stripe
  • Partner with Design Leadership and collaborate with the Design Ops team to balance competing priorities and maximize team resources to quickly execute on top priorities. Play a leading role in monthly and quarterly reporting and planning
  • Identify and predict potential obstacles and risks to key programs; seek to implement solutions and problem solve effectively and implement decision making frameworks to drive swift resolutions
  • Define and keep up-to-date documentation of how Design works and how to work with each of the Design disciplines that make up our team
  • Source and evaluate design vendors when needed. Interface with legal, security, and procurement teams to onboard and pay vendors, including facilitating statements of work and negotiating business terms and budget

Who you are

We're looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • Has 3+ years of experience in design thinking, product design, user experience, program management, or design strategy and experience partnering with design teams 
  • Worked as a Producer or Program Manager of a Design, UX/Product Design or Research team
  • Have developed or improved processes or systems and worked with internal stakeholders such as product, marketing, legal, finance, and IT

Preferred qualifications

  • Love the words “systems” and “process” because to you they mean “making everything better at scale”
  • Thrive in and encourage collaborative work environments while not hesitating to own, define, and deliver on complex and ambiguous tasks, projects, and programs
  • See opportunities where other people see chaos
  • Have a track record of building and executing programs from scratch and measuring their impact
  • Relentlessly focus on users and solving for their needs and wants
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and use them to effectively roll out large scale programs
  • Enjoy working closely with designers, and have familiarity with product development and research methods in the digital space

Hybrid work at Stripe

This role is available either in an office or a remote location (typically, 35+ miles or 56+ km from a Stripe office).

Office-assigned Stripes spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This hits a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility about how to do this in a way that makes sense for individuals and their teams.

A remote location, in most cases, is defined as being 35 miles (56 kilometers) or more from one of our offices. While you would be welcome to come into the office for team/business meetings, on-sites, meet-ups, and events, our expectation is you would regularly work from home rather than a Stripe office. Stripe does not cover the cost of relocating to a remote location. We encourage you to apply for roles that match the location where you currently or plan to live.

Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $134,700 - $202,000. For sales roles, the range provided is the role’s On Target Earnings ("OTE") range, meaning that the range includes both the sales commissions/sales bonuses target and annual base salary for the role. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Stripe and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the US may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Additional benefits for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; 401(k) plan; medical, dental, and vision benefits; and wellness stipends.

Office locations

Toronto, or Chicago

Remote locations

Remote in United States, or Canada



Job type

Full time

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We look forward to hearing from you

At Stripe, we're looking for people with passion, grit, and integrity. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Stripe, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. Join us.