The Hired Guns are seeking a Product Designer with exceptional UX/UI skills and an overall mastery of web and app design who’d like a chance to work with a tech-giant-backed startup. The mission: making cities more accessible. Do you have strong production skills to buttress your command of visual design and UX/UI? Would you like to build the city of the future? If so, this may be the gig that puts you on the map. (Couldn’t help it.)
Missed your chance to work at a startup that turned into a mainstay over the last few years? This is your chance. This heavily-backed firm is about to transform transportation in the urban landscape even more than Uber or Google maps. As the team’s first design hire, you’ll have your hand in everything ‘design’ across the brand, translating the team’s requirements into visual elements. Working with the tech side of the business, you’ll be handling heavy UX/UI work, creating user flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes. As you move toward building final designs, you’ll also be creating illustrations and animations using the standard tools (Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InVision, etc.). A mastery of responsive and mobile design constraints is essential, including attention to typography, production and image optimization.
Although you’ll be heavily involved with application development, you’ll also support the marketing team, crafting the visuals for web pages, ads, blog posts, emails, and various marketing needs. You’ll bring your understanding of B2B/SaaS best practices to the role, conducting user research to fine-tune your approach. And you won’t be just a passenger on the bus, you’ll be developing your own product ideas, based on your interactions with users of the products — spending time in the field, not just in the office.
This isn’t just an order-taker role. Your job will be to take the initiative, coming up with new ideas, explaining your thought process and supporting your solutions. Although you’re collaborative and can take direction, you’ll also be pushing against the assumptions of the users, and, in some cases, your teammates.
What Success Looks Like
Once you get up to speed, you’ll be working with all aspects of the business to ensure design/UI consistency and intuitive, holistic UI/UX across all user interactions and throughout the brand as a whole.
Hired Gun Profile
Often designers are relegated to the second-class seats, behind marketing, product or engineering — that’s not you. Although you package your opinions in a well-reasoned, positive, optimistic way, you carry the strength of your convictions and have the confidence to be a peer to anyone in any department. Your portfolio speaks for itself, ditto your UI/UX, design experience and production skills. You can take any idea (from yourself or a team member) and illustrate the user interaction and workflow that allows others to picture the end result, even when it is based on a complicated scenario.
The best candidates have an urban-planning background, working in design with maps or geo-location projects (Uber, Lyft, Waze, FourSquare), preferably in the B2B industries. The very best candidates also have a passion for the future of cities and are fascinated by the multitudinous interactions of urban life.
This is the perfect gig for a hands-on UI/UX designer primed to become a functional lead or creative director. And, if you’ve worked on augmented reality apps, call it out on your resume.
The brand is building a category-buster that will change how cities manage transportation and public spaces — and this is a ground-floor gig.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.