Samba TV

Design Director

3+ months agoLos Angeles, CA
At Samba TV, we are on a mission to fundamentally change television viewing for everyone. We are doing this by leveraging our data to enable advertisers to engage and measure TV viewers across all their devices. We have an amazing story with a unique perspective formed by innovative technology.

Samba TV is looking for a world class design leader who has built great products and a strong brand in a fast-paced startup environment. You will be an integral part of the company, responsible for a wide range of design projects with a focus on interaction, UX/UI, user research, and visual design of beautiful and clean applications across web, mobile, tablet, and TV – with a broad range of users (enterprise and consumer). You will collaborate across our engineering, product, marketing, and executive teams and help shape the brand and product vision.  You are a strong design leader and mentor.  You must be enthusiastic and passionate about creating both the next generation TV UX as well as intuitive data visualizations.

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You’ll be working closely with every team in the company:   Design, Engineering, Product, Business Development, Sales and Marketing.  You’ll have a direct impact on the products, marketing & branding of the company.  You’ll make large strokes quickly and iterate multiple times on revisions. You’ll get to work on products that are in millions of people’s homes. Sometimes you can go into your design cave and make something beautiful, other times the team and you will be hashing things out together.  We value beauty, simple user experiences and a creative atmosphere.

The Job

  • Recruit, lead, manage, and mentor a world class design team.
  • Design flows and experiences that are incredibly simple, elegant, and beautiful across TV, Mobile, Tablet, and Web. 
  • Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the product, engineering, marketing, and executive teams. 
  • Work on consumer-facing and B2B products.
  • Establish a user-research lab and usability testing program. Foster a design focused culture.  


  • Live and breathe design.
  • Can showcase your design experience across interaction, visual, and research across web and mobile, but with enough enthusiasm and vision to innovate on new platforms without prior reference points.
  • Experience with examples of rebranding across corporate design assets and websites.
  • Experience building, managing and mentoring high performing design teams. 
  • Strong portfolio that showcases your best work across projects.
  • Have built products that many people love and use every day.
  • Are comfortable with every stage of the design process, from generative research to pixel-perfect comps.
  • Are highly skilled, creative, smart, efficient, even- tempered and able to work in a collaborative, and fast paced environment.
  • Effectively and efficiently coordinate multiple projects, manage prioritization plans for team and are highly detail oriented. 
  • Love to design products for mobile, TV, tablets and web.
  • Have experience managing a brand and expressing it in multiple applications and across different media.
  • Know great products are about the experience and the visual.
  • Are self-motivated, detail-oriented and dedicated to excellence.
  • Have passion for learning current and emerging technologies and a strong desire to continually expand abilities.
  • Are local to San Francisco or NY or willing to relocate.
  • In-house start-up experience preferred.


  • Experience designing for TV.
  • Experience designing data visualization and analytics.
  • You can bring your designs to life through prototypes.
  • Experience writing in HTML / CSS / JS.

Requisition #1048

Samba TV is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  We strive to empower connection with one another, reflect the communities we serve, and tackle meaningful projects that make a real impact.

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Client-provided location(s): Los Angeles, CA, USA
Job ID: 36ac8206-3668-4f08-a054-3d287bbb3e29

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • On-Site Gym
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development

    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Learning and Development Stipend
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Founder led
    • Asian founded/led

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