Senior Product Designer, Nextdoor

Monetization - Search & Partnerships


+ equity

Senior level
San Francisco Bay Area

Private social network for neighbours

Open for applications


Private social network for neighbours

501-1000 employees


Open for applications


+ equity

Senior level
San Francisco Bay Area

501-1000 employees


Company mission

Nextdoor’s mission is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighbourhood they can rely on.


Who you are

  • 5+ years of professional experience in user experience and product design
  • Strong sense of empathy for customer needs and insights as well as an intuitive grasp of the business problems we’re solving
  • Experience in strategic product thinking, developing product goals, and making data-driven decisions
  • Excellent UX, interaction, and visual design skills with proficiency in designing across multiple platforms
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to lead design processes and drive design consistency and quality
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, capable of representing design work to diverse audiences

What the job involves

  • Nextdoor is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Product Designer to join our monetization team
  • In this role, you will play a pivotal role in designing experiences that empower neighbors and businesses to build stronger communities while also contributing to Nextdoor's monetization strategies
  • You will have the opportunity to work at the intersection of user experience, product design, and business tools, shaping the future of the Nextdoor product as it continues to grow globally
  • As part of your ownership, you will lead and enhance the end-to-end search experience within the Nextdoor platform, ensuring it meets both user needs and business objectives, driving engagement and revenue growth
  • Additionally, you will contribute to the ideation and implementation of new monetization surfaces and business partnerships, leveraging your design expertise to create innovative solutions that deliver value to users and drive business success
  • Contribute to strategic decisions around the future direction of Nextdoor products as we continue to grow
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and create new experiences that align with Nextdoor's monetization goals and user needs
  • Create experiences that simplify and distill down complex actions into usable interfaces
  • Envision, design, and ship delightful, user-centered, cross-platform experiences that build the fabric of local communities around the globe
  • Lead cross-functional brainstorms, discussions, and design reviews
  • Take on challenging projects and turn them into designs that are intuitive, accessible, and user-friendly
  • Advance the standard for craft on our team. Ensure design consistency and quality across all platforms and devices
  • Build in-person relationships with team members and contribute to the KIND culture that Nextdoor values

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Nextdoor is a private social network that aims to encourage social interaction between neighbours and make people aware of crime in their area.

The social network has had huge success in the United States and has expanded internationally, with Nextdoor now present in more than 242,000 neighbourhoods around the world.

The company's main competition comes from local Facebook groups, which have become less and less popular due to their comparative lack of functionality. Nextdoor's laser focus on building for neighborhoods has helped them to build a better product, and their advertising partnership with Oracle, launched in 2022, will help bring more transparency to Nextdoor's sponsorships.


Top investors

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

8% employee growth in 12 months


Funding (2 rounds)

May 2019


Dec 2017


Total funding: $205.8m

Company benefits

  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • 12 weeks of parental, family or medical leave
  • Global end of year shutdown
  • Learning and development stipend
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Health insurance

Company values

  • Earn trust every day
  • Invest in community
  • Customer obsessed
  • Think big
  • Experiment and learn quickly
  • Act like an owner

Company HQ

SoMa, San Francisco, CA


Prakash Janakiraman

(Advisor & Co-founder)

Graduated from the University of California, Berkeley before working in engineering roles at Google and as the co-founder of

David Weisen

(Engineer & Co-founder)

Worked as a software engineer at Google, and Open Harbour after graduating from Stanford with a degree in Computer Science

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