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Senior Principal Product Designer, Yahoo Search



Product, Design
Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Yahoo serves as a trusted guide for hundreds of millions of people globally, helping them achieve their goals online through our portfolio of iconic products. For advertisers, Yahoo Advertising offers omnichannel solutions and powerful data to engage with our brands and deliver results.

Yahoo is seeking an experienced and highly skilled Senior Principal Product Designer on the Search team to lead the redesign of Search. As the Senior Principal Product Designer, you will envision how people experience our products through Yahoo search and bring that vision to life. You will tackle complex tasks and transform them into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use brand-forward designs for millions of people. You will work in collaboration with Designers, Researchers, Engineers, Product Managers, Business Owners, Content Strategists and Marketing to drive thought leadership behind some of the most important and exciting initiatives on the Search team.

This is a unique opportunity as we’re reimagining the future of Search, to reinvent how users find information and accomplish their goals. To achieve this vision, we’re integrating new technology and expanding our infrastructure. This role demands strategic partnership, system thinking, exceptional design and execution skills, ambitious innovation, obsession with quality and user needs, and a passion for solving complex user problems. If you’re someone who enjoys being part of high performing teams, this role is for you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners and vertical teams, including designers, product managers, engineers, UX researchers, data scientists, content strategists, brand and marketing to help craft the long-term vision and strategy

  • Lead stakeholder discussions and presentations, run design reviews, sprints and other rituals to drive alignment and influence

  • Lead end-to-end ideation, research, prototyping and validation

  • Partner with design systems team to define cohesive and scalable experiences

  • Set the bar high by knowing what quality looks like, and how to help product, engineering and other partner teams ship at that quality with minimal impact on velocity

  • Champion user-centric design principles and methodologies to ensure designs are grounded in data and user insights

  • Be the voice for our users and champion solving user problems

  • Partner closely with your product and engineering leads to drive innovation and push the boundaries of what’s possible

  • You should feel comfortable changing elevations quickly, from high-level critical thinking to evaluating research, interaction, and design execution

  • Strong storytelling skills to drive alignment and influence

  • Own project priorities and squad roadmap

  • Mentor, guide and influence other designers on the team


  • 10+ years product design experience or related field.

  • Bachelors or equivalent degree in Human Computer Interaction, graphic design or other relevant field

  • A portfolio demonstrating your high quality work, and expertise in designing successful product experiences

  • Deep knowledge of user experience methodologies, design principles and frameworks

  • Proven track record in driving vision and shaping product experiences

  • Experience working with qualitative and quantitative data to balance user needs and business objectives

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization

  • Experience leading design projects across teams within an organization.

  • A passion for mentoring and coaching other designers

  • A track record of delivering high-quality, innovative design solutions that users love

  • Proficiency with design tools such as Figma, Origami, Webflow, and Adobe Creative Suite

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $160,965.00 - $349,885.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.