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Senior Product Designer

DockYard

Full TimeproductRemotePosted 3 months ago

DockYard is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic product designer to join our remote-only digital product consultancy. This role is currently for a Boston-based client and will require some travel to their office as needed.

Who We Are

DockYard is a digital product consultancy specializing in production-ready apps. DockYard offers a range of consulting services with capabilities in product planning, design, user experience (UX), full-stack engineering, and QA. Over the last decade, the company has solved complex product challenges for visionary brands like Netflix, Apple, Nasdaq, and Harvard.


We’re honored to have been included on guides ranging from Inc 5000 (2020, 2019) to Fast Company’s Best Places to Work for Innovators (2020) amongst others.

The Role

DockYard is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic product designer to join our remote-only digital product consultancy. This role is currently for a Boston-based client and will require some travel to their office as needed.


Our ideal candidate employs design thinking to understand issues, uncover insights, test theories, collaborate constantly, identify patterns, gain consensus, create systems and refine solutions over time. The ideal candidate will lead the work we do on projects, and guide both internal and external stakeholders toward the best possible outcome.


This position will report to the Director of Design, and is expected to help mentor and direct more junior designers on the team.

Responsibilities

  • Work with small multi-disciplinary teams made up of designers, UX developers, engineers and client partners, among others

  • Lead project-level design communication with internal and external stakeholders in coordination with Client Partners and Business Development

  • Guide product designers on projects and mentor them on design as a discipline, as well as delegating tasks and responsibilities on certain projects

  • Take ownership of all work related to your projects, from research and ideation to visualization and implementation

  • Create research plans, conduct research, facilitate workshops and distill findings into actionable insights that help projects move from ambiguity to clarity

  • Evaluate relevant data, existing insights, technical considerations, business objectives and user needs to design innovative solutions

  • Direct and participate in designing concepts and prototypes, understanding when deeper exploration is warranted and when it is best to change paths and try another approach

Must Haves

  • Ability to travel to the Client's Boston office as needed to build client partnership

  • You have at least 5 years of experience designing at a consultancy, agency, studio or digital product company; experience designing for mobile is a plus

  • You believe in design’s ability to help individuals as well as organizations, and want to design inclusive, accessible products that improve lives while achieving business goals

  • You are a clear communicator who can help establish guidelines, brainstorm concepts, explain your designs and convince others of your reasoning

  • You are a perceptive designer who thinks about product design in terms of experiences, systems and flows before designing wireframes, screens and components

  • You are interested in and familiar with code as a fundamental aspect of design

  • You value inclusive design and accessibility

  • You are a thoughtful designer and critical thinker who kindly questions the status quo and strives for improvement

  • You enjoy taking the lead on projects and managing and delegating tasks to ensure deadlines are met

Perks & Benefits

  • We are a distributed company.

  • Company provided Apple laptop

  • 100% company paid Medical plan option for you and your family

  • 100% company paid Dental, Vision, Life, and AD&D

  • 401k with employer match

  • Annual stipend for books, conferences, and trainings

  • Generous paid time off

  • Company Retreats

Employment Type

Full-time, Exempt

Level

Senior-Level

Location

Remote - U.S. or Mexico



DockYard is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, pregnancy, family responsibilities, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.


This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.


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