WHAT YOU’LL DO
Design the future of technology alongside the brightest engineering minds. And best of all, do it from anywhere.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Perform all functions of the product design lifecycle, including research (collaborating with the UX research team), sketches, wireframes, concept designs, end-to-end user flows, interaction design, prototyping, pixel-perfect UI, documentation, accessibility checks, testing/design QA, etc.
- Work with other designers and cross-functional team members and rely heavily on both qualitative and quantitative data to make informed decisions.
- Articulate, negotiate, and refine design requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers to arrive at the best design solutions
- Contribute to product strategy by collaborating with the team to define problems in insightful ways, understanding business needs, and innovating within technical constraints
- Design clear, elegant solutions to complex business challenges on a daily basis
- Iterate efficiently on designs based on team feedback, customer feedback, and data.
- Present design concepts and solutions to your internal product team, as well as to client stakeholders, users, and customers... Clearly explaining the design process, considerations, and how solutions meet business needs. Be the subject matter expert and make recommendations on design solutions based on your expertise. Be the voice in the room that always puts the user first while balancing the needs of the business.
- Utilize the product Design System and Figma Component Library to produce new designs and enhance existing ones. Contribute to and help maintain the design systems/component libraries and suggest enhancements.
- Ask questions! Seek guidance from your product managers, researchers, other designers as necessary when dealing with complex problems. (It is critical that the designer is comfortable asking questions and seeking design reviews when questions arise to ensure we are designing the optimal experience)
- Produce designs that are visually cohesive with other features within the product and anticipate their future. Ensure design quality and cohesion across your product area/feature(s)
- Identify cases where existing patterns break down in your work as well as others’ on the project and assess ways to mitigate these issues and strive for holistic product consistency
- Provide direct, meaningful feedback to your teammates and others and help them apply it effectively. Focus heavily on critical feedback and radical candor.
- Collaborate with user researchers on user interviews and user validation calls. (Often times sitting in calls for context, jotting down notes, offering design insight, asking design-specific research questions, etc. and debriefing with researchers to help synthesize key themes uncovered from calls)
- Conduct design QA reviews/audits of existing and new features that have been implemented. Flag quality concerns to the appropriate product team members (engineers, product managers, design lead)
- Conduct accessibility tests and audits of existing and new feature UI to ensure meeting all client accessibility standards
- Identify collaboration opportunities with other designers, engineers, squads and assess these opportunities with your design lead/product manager on the project.
- Work closely with the product team and design leadership to help identify areas of improvement for features, the overall product, and team processes/workflows.
- Coordinate with other design team members to ensure consistent and accurate day-to-day communication.
- Recommend new tools and technologies by staying abreast of the latest trends and techniques
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- Experience designing for longterm, complex features/products from inception to launch (and has experience conducting ongoing data-informed iteration).
- Proven expert experience in all phases of the product design process including user research/synthesis, collaborative team white-boarding and brainstorming sessions, user journey maps, wire-framing, end-to-end user flows, prototyping, visual design, interaction design, and usability testing.
- A portfolio demonstrating sufficient experience working on large scale enterprise products, specifically web platforms/applications. And case studies demonstrating a strong understanding of client objectives (Web platform experience is crucial because the designer will be working primarily on a web platform in this role/project)
- Expert knowledge working in Figma as a primary product design tool (This is crucial because it is what our team uses every day on the project. Using other software would be difficult for our current workflow)
- The ability to set design requirements based on information from internal teams and user research.
- The ability to be an effective cross-functional problem solver who demonstrates extreme ownership of designs and product features
- Can jump in on other designers’ features/designs as needed to collaborate or assist. (A true team player and collaborator from a design perspective)
- Experience collaborating with product teams (product managers, engineers, user researchers, other designers) on the vision for features/products and can turn this vision into reality through design.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills in 1-on-1 or group scenarios. Must be comfortable presenting and discussing design decisions with the product team, but also with client stakeholders and users.
- An uncanny ability to learn quickly and take critical feedback without breaking stride.
- A passion for analyzing and understanding complex quantitative data and qualitative insights to inform design decisions
- Experience creating design systems/component libraries (in Figma) and maintaining these systems/libraries for consistency. And focuses heavily on consistency throughout the platform when utilizing the design systems/component libraries within feature designs.
- A deep understanding of key UI/UX principles, processes, methodologies (deep understanding that extends beyond “how it looks”.)
- Experience with testing accessibility of UI and updating components to adhere to client accessibility standards/requirements
- Experience conducting design QA audits and documenting inconsistencies implemented versions designs. Checking UI/UX aspects for consistency and documenting inconsistencies to be addressed by engineers.
- An ecosystem-centered mindset and approach to design. (This project has many different features that overlap with one another and it is important to maintain consistency and utilize similar patterns throughout to provide users with the most streamlined, intuitive UX)
- Strong drive and determination to overcome obstacles in order to make a product successful
- A high aptitude for teamwork and open collaboration... Great at proactively asking for feedback by sharing work early and often
- An excellent human, exhibiting compassion for your teammates and integrity in your actions and decisions
- Dynamic, creative personality, effective at engaging and influencing a variety of audiences and able to effectively communicate and persuade around design concepts
- Strong attention to detail/craft in designs and always striving to produce the highest quality deliverables.
- Passion for design; not satisfied with the status quo and always thinking of ways to improve
- Experience with various user testing methodologies
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2007, Theorem LLC (https://theorem.co) is a remote-first technology consulting company, fully distributed by design. We are privately-owned and committed to building a sustainable organization, at the company level, and for each of our team members.
BENEFITS AND PERKS
- 100% REMOTE
- TEAM RETREAT - Once a year the entire Theorem team gets together at an inspiring location to meet, work and play.
- HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND - HAPPY TEAM - We offer paid vacation and support healthy lifestyles through our physical fitness benefits program.
- HEALTHCARE & FINANCE - For US & UK based full time employees; we have comprehensive benefits.
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About this role
October 13th, 2021
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November 5th, 2020
About the companyTheorem is an innovation and engineering company that advises clients on product strategy, engineering, design, and culture, then partners with them to build and launch technology-driven solutions to t...
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