Product Designer

New York, NY
Product/UX
Full-time
Ladders is the leader in $100K+ careers.  We are a fast-paced, high-growth company, with lots of opportunities to build your career.  Our mission is to "lead the leaders", and we do that for our 10 million members every day with news, tools, information, and listings for the professional market.

We are actively hiring in engineering, product, sales, and operations.  We were the #1 fastest-growing career site in the USA in 2017, and had our best sales quarter ever in Q1.   If you're looking for a place with great colleagues, a great mission, and a great view of New York Harbor, apply below!

As a product designer at Ladders, you will be involved at every step of the product development process, from brainstorming broad ideas to ensuring design quality through launch. Using your full range of interaction, visual, and product thinking skills, you will lead and own an experience for our product teams.

We work closely and collaboratively across organizations to align product vision and ship product. Our Product teams live and breathe user-centered process to create the best possible, end-to-end, experience for millions of Job Seekers daily. We can be scrappy when we need to be, though we are always focused on quality and impact.

As a qualified candidate, you have a track record of leading projects to successful outcomes for users and the business. You are a strong cross-functional partner, great communicator, and are able to take a solution from idea to implementation. You uphold a high quality bar and have a strong appreciation for the details. Above all, you approach problems holistically and create elegantly simple solutions to multi-faceted problems.

Responsibilities

    • Problem solve, think big, and explore divergent concepts/ideas while understanding how to converge and build iteratively towards your vision.
    • Plan strategically and think tactically as a partner with product and engineering to define the future of the team.
    • Influence the shape of the product with research and data while executing design work using high quality wireframes, mockups, user journeys, and cross-platform interactive prototypes.
    • Advocate for design by sharing your work and presenting cross-functionally, while being able to precisely articulate design rationale.
    • Inspire the entire team (including your cross-functional) partners by bringing new ideas to the table.
    • Create a unified, end-to-end experience through close collaboration with team members from across the Product and Marketing Design Teams.

Experience & Skills

    • 6+ years of experience working in UX, UI, HCI related field with experience working on mobile a plus
    • Experience designing on multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Mobile web, Desktop, etc)
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Highly proficient with design tools (Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
    • Highly proficient with interactive prototyping tools (Framer, Principle, Origami, Invision Studio, etc.)
    • Excellence in design craft
    • Ability to work with a low-ego, highly collaborative, cross-functional team
    • Excited about working in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment