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Principal Product Designer



Product, Design
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023

About the team

The Zillow Experience Design (ZxD) team is a fast-paced, collaborative, and driven product design team. We’re a tight-knit, fun-loving, and upbeat group. Meet us and learn more at https://www.zillow.com/careers/design

We are a multidisciplinary team. Our roles include product design, content design, experience research, design systems, and design operations

We build useful, usable, and innovative experiences for Zillow customers. These experiences live across web, mobile, and internal software platforms.

Our team cares deeply about solving problems for real people – customers, co-workers, and everyone else. We seek to make everything a little better than we found it.

About the role

As a principal product designer, you’re responsible for uncovering customer insights, developing design strategy and vision, and leading product teams to deliver outstanding customer experiences. As a design leader, you develop positive relationships, provide mentorship to other designers, and work with others to elevate design quality. You will play a critical role in how Zillow realizes that vision, helping us shape and deliver high quality and innovative experiences that will build momentum for the team, customers, and business. Our mission is to make Zillow the most-loved place to discover, buy, sell, or rent a home.


  • Design digital experiences for web, iOS, Android, and operator platforms

  • Advocate for customer needs and ensure that designs address customer goals

  • Work with product managers, researchers, content designers, and engineers

  • Lead design activities like problem definition, storytelling, journey mapping, co-design sessions, prototyping, design critique, and user testing

  • Propose, test, and evaluate ideas that improve Zillow customer experiences

  • Build detailed information architecture, interaction models, and UI patterns

  • Present design work and regularly engage with partners for feedback

  • Lead multiple projects independently and deliver high-quality work on time

  • Partner with other designers to ensure design consistency and excellence

  • Share expertise and mentorship to help others develop skills

  • Contribute, learn, grow, and have fun!

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.In California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City and Washington the standard base pay range for this role is $147,800.00 - $236,200.00 Annually. This base pay range is specific to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City and Washington and may not be applicable to other locations.In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location.

Who you are

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • 7-10 years as a product designer, user experience designer, design lead, or similar role

  • Experience building relationships and working optimally with diverse, cross-functional teams

  • Experience developing tools and frameworks to help teams work better together

  • Experience providing direction that helps designers grow their skills and deliver their best work

  • Experience identifying customer insights through user research and discovery activities

  • Experience developing design strategies that address customer and business problems

  • Experience crafting products and services using human-centered design principles

  • Experience shipping products that get meaningful results for customers and businesses

  • Experience making effective decisions and managing design project work

  • Examples of high quality interaction and visual design work in a design portfolio

  • Examples of critical thinking, creativity, and risk-taking in design projects

  • Expertise in interaction design, visual design, and other user experience fields

  • Expertise with Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, or similar design and prototyping tools

Please submit a portfolio and resume with your application

Get to know us

Zillow is reimagining real estate to make home a reality for more and more people.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do helps people get home and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making home a reality for more and more people.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverages as well as parental leave, family benefits, retirement contributions, and paid time off. We’re also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don’t just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, and TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at RecruitingAccessibility@zillowgroup.com.

Applicants who receive job offers from Zillow Group will be asked to sign a Proprietary Rights Agreement which includes confidentiality, intellectual property assignment, customer and employee non-solicitation, and non-competition provisions. If you are contacted for a role at Zillow Group and wish to review a copy of the Proprietary Rights Agreement prior to receiving an offer, you may request a copy from your Recruiter.