Creative Director

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States Full-time

SmartBear Software is looking for a rising creative manager to take SmartBear’s brand and web sites to the next level.  Due to rapid growth at the company, we have a need to staff this new position in our Somerville Office.  As the creative manager, you will oversee a team of 2+ graphic designers and 4+ web specialists that produce 8+ corporate websites with millions of visitors each month with hundreds of thousands of downloads and trials of our various software products.  In addition, you will take charge of improving the SmartBear brand both through better definition and visual implementation.  This is an excellent opportunity for a creative manager with experience successfully driving brand and web teams on a smaller scale to take on the broader challenge of doing the same across multiple web sites and a more complex brand structure for a rapidly growing, profitable, global software company.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Led a creative and web team on a smaller scale successfully growing traffic, improving brand and driving conversions

  • An intimate understanding of design, copy and web best practices/guidelines that can be used to coach the current team and other contributors throughout the company

  • Completed a brand refresh process

  • An excellent balance between manager and willingness to dig in and take on projects on their own

  • The ability to balance the creative process with business process on a timeline that works for both

  • An orientation to conversion optimization, revenue and trial generation

SmartBear Is a Destination Employer

  • Invest In Our Employees – We care about the success of our employees and provide guidance and tools to help them grow their careers and succeed. We seek to continuously learn and evolve and strive to be the company of choice, including weekly lunch and learn product trainings, career development seminars, sponsoring Toastmasters and Women In Technology International memberships. 
  • Open and Collaborative Environment – We have an inclusive, creative, passionate, fun, and successful environment. 
  • Award Winning Technology – SmartBear is a market leader and has won numerous, prestigious industry awards for its software solutions, including “Top Innovator and Leader in Software Development”. 
  • Invested Leadership Team – Our leadership team has a proven record of success, is passionate about the success of the employees and the company, and is focused on supporting the sales organization. 
  • Unbelievable Offices – We are in a new, state-of-the-art building, on the waterfront, with a modern layout and a giant kitchen and eating area. We have an open floor plan and an abundance of conference rooms. The office is centered on the “Bear Cave”, for impromptu collaboration, company gatherings, and industry Meetups and events. We’ve also left space for fun with a ping-pong table, putting green, bean bag toss, and other ways to have a quick break during the day. 
  • Ideal Location – We are located at Assembly Row, which is the new, hot, technology company destination, with great water views, restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping, movie complex, bike and running paths, and is easily accessible by mass transportation. 
  • Great Perks – We offer competitive salaries, top of the line benefits, ample vacation, 401(k) match, great eats – breakfast, Friday lunches, Happy Hour, coffee (gourmet, espresso, lattes), healthy and sweet snacks, and a constant flow of popcorn from a retro movie theatre machine. 
  • Community Service and Philanthropy – SmartBear is committed to giving back to the community. We offer employees a day off to serve the cause of their choice or work in teams to support an organization. SmartBear also contributes time and donates to meaningful organizations, such as aiding at-risk children and combating homelessness. 
  • Thought Leader and Innovator – SmartBear strives to be a thought leader and innovator in the technology industry. We frequently support Meetups, are a member of Women In Technology, MassTLC, and other premier organizations. 

About SmartBear

SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. SmartBear is a combination of a start-up, high growth environment and an established, financially strong company with 300+ employees across 6 global locations. We provide leading companies with the technology to build some of the greatest applications, websites, electronic shopping carts, SaaS, and cloud-based software solutions throughout every step of the development cycle, from coding, to testing, to launch, to monitoring performance. We’ve played a role in the Uber you ordered, the banking app you use, the item you posted for auction, the flight you just purchased, and more. We have real products, real customers, and great compensation. Our software is downloaded over 15 million times to date. We have a community of over 5.8 million users that leverage our software and solutions. Our customers include 20,000+ companies (Google, Apple, Microsoft, Uber, GE, and Salesforce to name a few) in 194 countries. Please visit smartbear.com for more information and where you can find out the origin of the SmartBear name.