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Associate Creative Director

Neo4j

Neo4j

Design, Sales & Business Development
Remote
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023
About Neo4j:

Neo4j is the leader in Graph Database & Analytics, helping organizations uncover hidden relationships and patterns across billions of data connections deeply, easily and quickly. Customers use Neo4j to gain a deeper understanding and reveal new ways of solving their most pressing problems. Over 75% of Fortune 100 companies use Neo4j, along with a vibrant community of 250,000+ developers, data scientists, and architects across the globe.

At Neo4j, we’re proud to be building the technology that powers breakthrough solutions for our customers, helping them cure diseases, fight fraud, crush pandemics, and accomplish their most ambitious missions—even if it’s getting humans to Mars. Learn more at neo4j.com and follow us @Neo4j.

Our Vision:

At Neo4j, we have always strived to help the world make sense of data.

As business, society and knowledge become increasingly connected, our technology promotes innovation by helping organizations to find and understand data relationships. We created, drive and lead the graph database category, and we’re disrupting how organizations leverage their data to innovate and stay competitive.

Corporate Marketing
Within Corporate Marketing, the Brand & Creative Services team mission is to clearly and compellingly communicate the power of graph technology to the world. Our small and mighty team (comprised of a brand director, program manager, three designers and a videographer):

  • Create a collaborative environment where tech, business and creative minds merge
  • Challenge the why and how to achieve customer-first creativity
  • Drive brand stewardship through stakeholder education and enablement
  • Keep pulse on creative trends and technologies to deliver high bar creativity
  • Deliver impact with creative solutions for the business

Job Description
We are seeking an inspiring and highly-driven creative leader to help guide our in-house creative team on our journey toward building Neo4j into one of the world’s most beloved and trusted tech brands.

As a seasoned creative, you bring your years of experience and intuition to every new creative challenge, raising the creative bar across the business. You keep tabs on design trends and technologies, and help internal partners to find clever new ways to bring their specific requests to life– always providing a thoughtful POV and expert guidance to the team along the way.

Our in-house creative services function works closely with internal teams and agency partners to tell our brand and product story in a way that is approachable, intentional and confident. With your killer eye and instincts, you are adept at managing the creative process and provide feedback with empathy and encouragement (NO EGOS, PLEASE).

Responsibilities

  • Creative Direction: Provide problem-solving creative direction, inspiration, and guidance, consulting with creative professionals across the org (UX, UI, Product & DevRel) to ensure the highest quality of work is produced at scale while adhering to brand guidelines
  • Creative Concepting: Generate and oversee the development of innovative, integrated, and cross-channel creative concepts that resonate with our primary audiences, including heavily technical audiences like developers
  • Team Development: Be an active participant in the growth and development of the creative team, providing mutual mentorship, feedback, and opportunities for both skill and perspective enhancement
  • Creative Strategy: Creative thinker with an ability to infuse business needs into design solutions. Thoughtfully thread the visual language of an idea across relevant touchpoints and tactics, working closely with our expanding ecosystem of brand owners to deliver cohesive, impactful work. Advocate for your creative work to a variety of cross-functional stakeholders including creative peers, brand leadership and executive staff
  • Creative Market Research: Stay current with industry trends, consumer insights, and emerging technologies to inform creative ideation and decisioning
  • Brand Steward: Natural ability to inspire others– including every employee– to be a brand owner, while building enthusiasm for the Neo4j brand. Use visual design, creative ideation, compositional sensibilities, typographic rules, and user journey optimization to translate creative concepts into materials for our internal teams and external existing/ prospective customers
  • Systems Thinker: Champion consistency of our brand voice and style across the entire brand ecosystem (from booth designs to blog headers, etc).
  • Creative Operations: Assist brand program manager in maintaining our growing roster of creative enablement tools. These include our brand hub & guidelines, our digital asset management library, our Canva templates, as well as our Miro & Figma business/ marketing icon libraries
  • Creative Resourcing: Unblock in-house creative teams through ongoing, globally-tiered resource calibration & agency engagement for scale
  • Agency Enablement: Launch and deliver engaging brand trainings for all new employees & agencies, and other experiences that incentivize brand ownership across Neo4j
  • Creative Performance: Have an interest in and curiosity around optimization- how can we iterate to improve creative performance and brand experience, working closely with marketing operations, web and third parties to uncover performance measures and deliver refinements
  • Global Perspective: A global perspective with deep experience with event/ trade show creative, demand gen creative, presentation design, customer stories, explainer videos and brand campaigns
  • Collaborative Partner: Brings a strong, experience-driven POV while fostering equally strong working relationships across teams– including the ability to welcome input from diverse perspectives in a way that drives participation and partnership

Minimum Qualifications

  • Provide a link + password to your portfolio of multi-channel tech / B2B work
  • 8-10+ years of global in-house creative development experience in the B2B technology space
  • Design/ Creative degree or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience partnering with creative professionals across the org
  • A vision for creative excellence and the ability to navigate through ambiguity to progress that vision through creative execution in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable with digital creative development processes, standards and specs
  • Proficiency in Figma, Canva and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Experience with project management tools (like Asana) and virtual collaboration platforms (like Slack, Zoom, Google Drive/ Slides/ Docs, etc.)
  • Confidence presenting creative ideas and concepts in a compelling manner
  • Results orientation in a high-growth, fast paced environment with a track record of delivering high-caliber brand/ creative work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to problem-solve, comfortably wearing many hats as a self-starter
  • Eager to learn and grow in a dynamic environment with our dedicated team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Adobe After Effects, other video / motion / 3D / animation tools
  • Collaborative partner who is conversant with brand management and activation across multiple marketing channels and audiences
  • Experience building and/or managing a global brand; participating in large-scale creative projects and processes across business functions to adopt, manage, and evolve brand standards

The annual base salary range for this position based in the United States is listed below. This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on Neo4j’s compensation practices, job related skills, depth of experience, relevant certifications and trainings, in addition to geographic location. Based on the factors above, Neo4j utilizes the full width of the range.

In addition to the range below, US employees are eligible for a stock option grant and certain roles are eligible for an annual bonus. Employees in this position are also eligible to participate in the Company’s standard benefit programs, which currently include the following: medical, dental, and vision benefits, 401(k), paid time off, and certain leaves of absence.

Annual Base Salary Range for This Role
$149,000$175,000 USD
Why Join Neo4j?

Neo4j is, without question, the most popular graph database in the world. We have customers in every industry across the globe, and our products are a proven product/market fit. Joining our team is an opportunity to shape the future of data and analytics. Below are just a few exciting facts about Neo4j.

  • Neo4j is one of the fastest scaling technology companies in this industry. Well over $100M ARR and still rapidly growing.
  • Raised biggest round of funding in all of database history ($325M Series F).
  • Backed by world class investors like Google Ventures (GV), Neo4j has raised over $582M in funding and is currently valued at $2Bn. This puts them among the most well-funded database companies in history.
  • 75% of Fortune 100 use Neo4j with more than 800 enterprise customers including Comcast, eBay, Adobe, Lyft, UBS, IBM, Volvo Cars and many more.
  • Emil Eifrem (CEO) has built an amazing culture that prides itself on relationships, inclusiveness, innovation and customer success.
  • Countless awards in the industry. Massive Enterprises and individual developers/ data scientists love Neo4j. Strong sense of community and ecosystem is built around the platform.
  • A recent Forrester Total Economic Impact Study pegged Neo4j as delivering 417% ROI to customers.

Research shows that members of underrepresented communities are less likely to apply for jobs when they don’t meet all of the qualifications. If this is part of the reason you hesitate to apply, we’d encourage you to reconsider and give us the opportunity to review your application. At Neo4j, we are committed to building awareness and helping to improve these issues.

One of our central objectives is to provide an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace for everyone to develop their potential and have a positive, career-defining experience. We look forward to receiving your application.

Neo4j Values:

Neo4j is a Silicon Valley company with a Swedish soul. We foster collaboration and each of us is empowered to contribute and put our innovative stamp on projects. We hire candidates who reflect the following Neo4j core values:

(we)-[:VALUE]->(relationships)
(we)-[:FOCUS_ON]->(userSuccess)
(we)-[:THRIVE_IN]->(:Culture {type: [‘Open’, ‘Inclusive’]})
(we)-[:ASSUME]->(:Intent {direction:’Positive’})
(we)-[:WELCOME]->(:Discussions {nature: ‘IntellectuallyHonest’})
(we)-[:DELIVER_ON]->(ourCommitments)

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More information at www.neo4j.com.