Product Designer

US, Remote; Indianapolis /
R&D – Design /
Full Time Exempt
OVERVIEW 
Our continuous performance management software has quickly become one of the most popular People Ops products in the SMB market. Thanks to its innovative functionality and embodiment of our Best-Self philosophy, our solution is supporting employee development in ever-larger enterprises in more markets around the world. 

As a Product Designer you will build on this foundation to ensure 15Five’s solution remains best in class and you will lead design efforts within a product squad and/or support design efforts in multiple squads. Operating autonomously with this group(s), you’ll collaborate closely with Product Management and Engineering partners. This role requires confidence in and passion for developing only the highest-quality solutions for complex enterprise problems. A natural storyteller, you’ll be able to communicate the benefits of your designs as well as how they reflect 15Five’s core values across the board.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

    • Product Design
    • Understand squad vision and objectives with support from Design, Product, and Engineering 
    • Consider how your designs can support that vision, broader product, and company objectives
    • Define customer issues with squad quadfecta (product manager, engineering lead, agile coach)
    • Create user flows, prototypes, and designs to solve these issues 
    • Use the Design System and frameworks to produce new designs and update existing ones
    • Seek guidance from your manager and senior designers as necessary with complex problems
    • Identify collaboration opportunities with other designers, squads, and teams with your manager
    • Leverage pair design sessions with your manager and other senior designers
    • Understand the role of and key concepts associated with positive product design at 15Five 
    • Ensure design quality and cohesion across your product area 
    • Produce designs that are visually cohesive with other products and anticipate their future
    • Work with Product Management and user research to define research goals and approach

    • Cultural Stewardship 
    • Serve as an active contributor to the design team and your squad’s culture
    • Identify, advocate for, and execute design-driven projects and initiatives within your area
    • Participate in other design-led projects, events, and discussions
    • Spread design thinking and enthusiasm throughout 15Five

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

    • B2B experience designing complex UX, information architecture, and customer journeys 
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills in 1-on-1 or group situations
    • Proficiency with layout, typography, and visual hierarchy Interest in and some proficiency in facilitating and synthesizing user research and data
    • Ability to convey complex ideas, goals, and problems clearly to those unfamiliar with the project
    • Proactively ask for feedback by sharing work early and often
    • Seek feedback to develop your skills and design toolkit
    • Provide direct feedback in Design Critiques and on Slack
    • Engage in continuous learning to identify strategic growth areas that contribute to your success

WHO YOU ARE

    • Strong collaborator that prioritizes building trusting relationships with key stakeholders
    • Passionate about being extraordinary in both your work life and personal life
    • Have a strong reputation for accountability and reliability
    • Effectively articulate ideas and strategy
    • Able to easily switch between strategic and tactical thinking
    • Comfortable in a fluid environment with a high tolerance for ambiguity and change
    • Growth-minded and open to coaching and mentorship
    • Open to vulnerability
    • Curious and committed to innovation, continuous learning, and growth 
    • Self-motivated, self-responsible, and self-accountable

DESIRED IMPACT BY 3 MONTHS

    • Complete new-hire onboarding
    • Complete job-specific training for your roleUnderstand expectations for your role and Best-Self Management
    • Understand target-customer needs and behaviors
    • Deepen knowledge around your squad's features, best practices, and research
    • Work closely with your squad product manager to address prioritized projects on the roadmap
    • Build the foundation for strong relationships with your squad
    • Identify needs for your team and role and build out your OKRs for the quarter

DESIRED IMPACT BY 6 MONTHS

    • Regularly design and ship new features or enhancements with your squad
    • Contribute to the design discipline, proposing ways to improve processes, tools, and content
    • Deepen knowledge around 15Five’s product, best practices, and research as a whole

DESIRED IMPACT BY 12 MONTHS

    • Deepen understanding of and relationships with target customers
    • Serve as a key player in your squad to drive the roadmap forward
    • Contribute towards the future vision and roadmap for your key functional areas
    • Impact customers via NPS and other key engagement KPIs through major squad initiatives
    • Discover your Zone of Genius and embody your best self

SAMPLE WEEK IN THE LIFE

    • Monday: Start the week with the company Boost to hear important announcements, review squad priorities and sync with your PM for the week, then dive into deep work on squad projects 
    • Tuesday: Join your squad huddle to discuss and share in-progress designs, then spend the day doing deep work based on squad feedback or other work related to your design projects
    • Wednesday: Conduct 2 customer calls with your PM to validate prototypes, then join the design critique for internal feedback before further prototype work
    • Thursday: Spend your day focusing on refining designs that need to be ready before the next sprint, finishing with a 1:1 with your manager
    • Friday: After Question Friday at the company Boost, review priorities and discuss with your PM what needs to get done by end of day, address those items, and write your 15Five
ABOUT 15FIVE

Founded in 2011, 15Five equips HR leaders to play a strategic role in their company’s growth. HR leaders use 15Five to combine engagement, performance, and OKRs on one platform so they can make insightful decisions and take strategic action. Unlike other ‘command and control’ performance systems, 15Five uses the latest in people science to turn managers and employees into self-driven owners of performance and engagement. To further the impact of talent on company growth, 15Five also provides education, coaching, and community for HR leaders, managers, and employees. HR leaders at over 2,800 companies, including Credit Karma, Spotify, and Pendo, rely on 15Five’s software and services to make their talent a growth driver.

At 15Five we focus on building a diverse team that prioritizes inclusivity and celebrates everyone’s unique identity. We are proud of our thriving hybrid culture that supports a remote-first workplace balanced with distributed office hubs, and annual opportunities for all employees to connect in person. We also offer: full Medical, Dental, and Vision, employer paid Term, Short Term and Long Term Disability, paid Sick Time Off, Military Leave, Jury Duty Leave, Unlimited Vacation, flexible work arrangements, up to 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave for birth and non-birth parents, Bereavement Leave, therapy and relationship counselling, weekly Best-Self Time, monthly stipend for wellness, monthly reimbursement for phone and/or internet, Sabbatical Program accessed at 5 or 7 Years and Retirement Account Program with 4% match at 6 months employment. We also provide extensive training and development such as strengths discovery and alignment and Manager specific development opportunities.

For more information see:
Our Mission, Vision & Values
Our People and Culture
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Our Personal & Professional Development Resources

Reading over the role description and feeling like you don’t check every box? That’s okay; if you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily meet all the criteria, please apply—you could be exactly who we are looking for!