Senior Product Designer

7Geese - Vancouver, BC (13 months ago)

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7Geese is growing and we need a brilliant product designer to help us continue the performance management revolution.

Who we are

7Geese is a fun, ambitious startup rewriting the rulebook on performance management. Our product helps employees, teams, and companies perform their best through continuous feedback, coaching, peer recognition, and OKR goal setting. Established in 2012, we are a mature product in an emerging market, with over 300 businesses worldwide, served by our small (but growing!) and diverse team in Vancouver, Canada. Our office is nestled in the heart of the bustling and historic Gastown.
Why you should join us
Be heard: Our open management culture encourages you to make your voice heard and allows anyone to take charge of a project and team.
Enjoy your work, enjoy your life: We offer all our employees competitive salaries, truly flexible work schedules, regular remote working, a generous flexible vacation policy, parental leave and a comprehensive extended benefits plan.
A product to believe in: At 7Geese we dog-food our own product. We use 7Geese to inform how we educate and develop our employees into rockstars.
Perpetual learning machine: We dedicate one week every quarter to learning new skills and technologies. We also host weekly lunch and learns. Free food and a show, what could be better?
Never go hungry: Our kitchen is always stocked with snacks and drinks to keep that brain of yours fuelled and finely tuned.
The role
Promote and deliver exceptional user experience design from discovery to delivery
Facilitate continuous improvements to the product as an embedded designer on a scrum team
Build and test prototypes with internal stakeholders and customers
Participate in weekly design reviews with the product design team
Conduct user research to identify gaps and opportunities for new solutions
About you
You're a high-level performer that builds strong relationships and the ability to lead projects
You approach problems methodically through design thinking to deliver simple, elegant, beautiful solutions to complex problems
You thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem-solving skills and independent self-direction
You have an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication
You are receptive to feedback and are excited to learn and share with colleagues
Skills and qualifications
Several years of experience working within SaaS product teams
Knowledge of UI/UX design best practices, techniques and design processes
Some post-secondary education or similar training covering user experience, human cognition and/or user experience design
Comfortable working independently in a small team
Experience building prototypes and mockups with modern design apps such like Sketch and Principle
Extra credit
Experience working in lean, agile teams and companies, ideally as a part of a scrum team
You already use the same tools and apps we use: Sketch, Principle, Invision
You understand web technologies (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) well enough to communicate effectively with the dev team during handoff and throughout product reviews
Experience with setting up, executing, and acting on user validation and usability studies
Experience using data to measure the impact of your design and iterating
Experience with designing for mobile devices
Please include a portfolio of recent work with your application.

Note: this is a full-time role based in Vancouver, BC. International applicants must have a valid Canadian work visa. At this time we're not looking to hire remotely.