Design Director – Monetization | Netflix | $290k-$1900k | Remote (US)

Design Director – Monetization | Netflix | $290k-$1900k | Remote (US)

290,000 - 1,900,000 / year
Remote US
Application ends: July 27, 2024
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Job Description

Design Director, Monetization

Location: Los Gatos, California Preferred (San Francisco Bay Area – USA)

Team: Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 230 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying series, documentaries, and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages.  As our slate of original productions and licensed content continues to grow and we increase our global reach, we must scale the business and look for value creation across markets and user segments.  

Within the Monetization team, revenue is our ultimate priority. To be successful, we need to find the right balance between…

Business Case: Viability (could this make money), feasibility (does it pass the ethical, and legal bar), capability (can we build it), and cost (how much time and effort to build). To be viable, we need to consider risk and reward for both shorter (1 year) and longer-term (3+ years). 

Consumer Needs: Value considerations (does it address a real or perceived need), desirability (how important is this need relative to others), and willingness to pay.

We are looking for an experienced design leader to manage the teams responsible for further developing and generating new business and revenue models, iterating on our global plans & pricing strategy, and identifying ad growth levers across different flows and content types to help generate revenue and keep Netflix profitable and successful. 

In this role, you’ll be responsible for product innovation on plans and pricing design, and collaborate closely with several cross-functional leaders while managing a talented and diverse remote design team. You’ll help your teams design and build superlative experiences that help Netflix monetize with existing and new business models. These experiences are part of our consumer acquisition and retention flows, so experience with and a deep passion for design excellence and creativity is essential. 

This role is ideally based in our Los Gatos offices. There is also the option to be based out of LA, or remotely from the West Coast/PST working hours. Expect to travel monthly to meet with your teams, stakeholders, and partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate closely with your Product, Engineering, Data Science, and Operations leadership partners to plan and execute our product roadmaps.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with our global stakeholders, learn the nuances of their workflows, and ensure your team is designing and shipping impactful and cohesive product experiences that meet our stakeholders’ needs.
  • Balance being a passionate advocate for our users while pushing your teams towards efficient operational excellence.
  • Manage and coach your design team by helping them navigate the complexity and ambiguity of our business areas.
  • Keep your teams inspired and engaged by providing clear direction that looks towards the future while creating actionable steps that are impactful today.

Skills, Characteristics & Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience successfully leading and scaling high-performance design teams, including ICs and people managers.
  • Demonstrated passion for design excellence in the consumer space and a successful track record of shipping impactful products at a global scale.
  • Experience collaborating closely with cross-functional stakeholders, helping drive alignment between design and your cross-functional partners, and building strong relationships across business areas.
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity. Ability to bring rigorous design thinking and operational structure to complex and evolving problem spaces.
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal whether in small group discussions, large-scale presentations, or with executives.
  • Ability to inspire, lead, and engage your design teams, leaning in and giving them critical business context, feedback, and direction.
  • Bring a balanced perspective and thoughtful decision-making to strategic discussions, advocating for both user-centricity and the needs of the business with your teams and your peers.


  • Experience working in the entertainment industry and a deep understanding of existing creative production and marketing technology workflows, launching successfully from 0 – 1.
  • Passion for storytelling and filmmaking.
  • Courage when asked to join team karaoke 🎤😜

Pay Transparency

Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top-of-market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $290,000 – $1,900,000

Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs.  Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off.

See more details about our Benefits here. Netflix has a unique culture and environment.  Learn more here.

We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds more substantial teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.