Principal Product Designer
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 19, 2022
You.com is the world's first open search engine platform that
summarizes the web for users, with no ads, superior privacy
choices, and personalization through preferred sources. You.com is
more than just a new search engine - it's a movement to make the
internet a place of trust, facts, and kindness - our guiding
principles that we're committing to from day one. It's an audacious
goal, but we're ambitious people. We're looking for a few more
ambitious folks to join our team. We're not just wide-eyed dreamers
- we're pragmatic doers, too. Our founder and CEO, -Richard Socher
-previously started an AI company called MetaMind. Salesforce
acquired the company, and Richard became Chief Scientist, leading
the company's AI efforts. Prior to MetaMind, Richard received the
best Ph.D. thesis award from Stanford for his groundbreaking work
on deep learning. -Bryan McCann , co-founder and CTO, is a
scientist and philosopher who led natural language processing teams
at Salesforce after completing his Master's in C.S. at Stanford.
Our founding team members have built companies worth hundreds of
millions of dollars and scaled software to serve millions of users.
For fun, we run marathons, paramotor, write poetry, read Latin,
hike, and camp in the middle of nowhere. If this sounds intriguing,
say hello! About the Job The -You.com -design team is looking for
an extraordinary digital product designer to work across all
platforms, including mobile and web. You will be responsible for
researching, designing, and prototyping innovative user
experiences. Deliverables include design mockups, interactive
prototypes, user flow diagrams, site maps, information architecture
diagrams, production of visual assets, and documentation required
for proper implementation. You will work closely with
cross-functional teams, including Engineering, Product Management,
Brand, and Senior Management. Prior experience working within a
technical environment is a key requirement. Even though you will
primarily focus on user flows and experience, you should possess
extraordinary visual and user interface design skills. You have an
affinity for consistency, color use, typography, and a keen eye for
subtle details. While exercising a good eye for aesthetics, you can
grasp and distill highly complex issues and translate them into
clean, focused, understandable solutions. Strong communication
skills and the ability to stay highly organized are essential.
Interest in new technologies in Web, mobile, and other devices is
required. You flourish in a dynamic, ever-changing, and
deadline-driven environment. You are a natural collaborator and a
phenomenal communicator, developing and presenting design ideas in
a large team environment. You should be a self-starter,
self-motivated, work independently, and perform multiple tasks
under minimal supervision. The work you design will be seen and
experienced by millions of people worldwide every day.
Requirements: To apply, you must have the right expertise and
education, a web-based portfolio, a resume, and a cover letter.
Expertise/ Education: 5+ years in the field Preferred: Bachelors
Degree in BA or BS or Masters. Degree in interaction design,
human-computer interaction, information science, cognitive science,
computer science, or equivalent is strongly desired for this
position, though exceptions may be made for candidates with strong
portfolios. A web-based portfolio + resume shows in-depth
experience around UX design, interaction design, or similar
experience across the Web for both desktop and mobile. A link to
your online portfolio is required. Make sure to provide passwords
as needed. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.
If parts of your portfolio involved group work, please explain your
specific role in the project. Bonus points if you include any
projects you have worked on for fun or solve a problem yourself! If
you include your LinkedIn profile, that's great; however, please
know that your LinkedIn profile does not count as a portfolio. Key
- 5+ years work experience.
- An excellent online portfolio showcasing UX, UI, and visual
design work for mobile and Web.
- Ability to plan and conduct user research and competitor
- Ability to communicate design concepts through sketches,
wireframes, diagrams, and interactive prototypes.
- Highly skilled in Figma, Adobe Creative Cloud (XD, Photoshop,
Illustrator, etc.), Keynote, and other design tools.
- Experience designing both mobile and desktop experiences.
- Experience interpreting data and qualitative feedback, and
perform tests with users
- Enthusiasm for an iterative design process inspired by group
- Able to function independently and in a team environment, with
excellent collaboration skills.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written
- Previous and extensive experience working in the creation of
integrated platforms on the Web is a plus.
- A deep understanding of design aesthetics and user interface
- A passion for -You.com , our focus, and customers is a
requirement. You.com is an equal opportunity employer: your race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, or disability status don't matter. We're committed to
building a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace that is
effectively distributed around the world. We're a remote-first
company, but work hours are generally within the Pacific Timezone
(7 hours behind UTC). We get together in-person regularly as a
team, but as long as your able to maintain significant overlap with
Pacific hours during the workday we're comfortable hiring in almost
any location (location-specific legal requirements permitting). ---
Competitive salary and equity --- Great health, dental, and vision
insurance for you and your family --- Unlimited time off (4+ weeks
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