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Product Designer

Company: HG Data
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

About Us: Headquartered in beautiful Santa Barbara, HG Insights is the global leader in technology intelligence. HG Insights uses advanced data science methodologies to help the world's largest technology firms and the fastest growing companies accelerate their sales, marketing, and strategy efforts. We offer a competitive salary, 401K, growth potential, great benefits, and a casual yet professional environment. Get your sweat on at one of our fitness classes or go for a run along the beach which is two blocks away. You can find employees riding bikes to lunch in the funk zone or hanging out in one of our collaboration spaces. We are passionate about our jobs with a get-it-done attitude, yet we don't take ourselves too seriously. While we work very hard, we also enjoy all that the Santa Barbara coast has to offer. What You'll Do: As a Product Designer, you will be responsible for improving and enhancing the user experience and capabilities of our products, primarily our browser-based Platform. You will work with our Product and Customer Success teams to identify opportunities for adding customer and business value, conduct user research to validate design concepts, and work with engineering and other internal stakeholders to iterate and convert these concepts into working experiences. HG Insights is a fast paced environment so you will wear many hats and will be asked to context switch frequently. To be successful in this role, you'll bring your talent, passion, efficient design methods, strong analytical skills, and inventive storytelling to our team. You will also need to balance the tension between maintaining a high quality bar with a pragmatic approach to producing work at an efficient pace. You'll be skilled at collaborating to bring cross-functional teams together around a common design vision. You'll welcome feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders and research ideas and tap your intuition and experience to make the right decision in the absence of definitive facts. You'll adeptly balance business needs with simple, engaging, user-centered solutions. What You'll Be Responsible For: * Assisting our Product team in user research and data analysis for various product initiatives * Creating user workflow diagrams to ensure the user experience logically flows from one step to the next * Reviewing competitors' products or analogous inspiration for additional ideas and insights * Sketching ideas and designs in traditional and digital mediums * Creating wireframes, high-fidelity designs, and specifications to guide the front-end development team * Helping define and improve the overall look and feel of our products * Collaborating with the design team in maintaining assets and documentation in our design system * Designing interactive experiences for visualizing information in order to help users discover insights. * Presenting learnings from customer research as well as proposed design experiences to stakeholders for feedback. What You'll Need: * 1-3+ years experience in a product design or UX Design role * The ability to communicate well, both with individuals such as customers and collaborators as well as in group settings for presentations or discussions * Demonstrable product design skills with a portfolio that showcases your process as well as a breadth of styles and approaches to design problems (portfolio required). * A pragmatic approach in choosing the right format to communicate your design experience in a situation to your audience * Familiarity with best practice user research methodologies and tools * Expertise in using Figma or equivalent design tools * Experience in leveraging interactive visualizations to help users discover insights within complex data sets * Experience designing enterprise or data-intensive applications * Experience working within an agile environment * Willingness to participate in design critiques and sprint retrospectives * Some exposure to front-end web development and familiarity with HTML and CSS * Visual Design skills including illustration are a nice-to-have Due to Covid-19, we've transitioned to a work-from-home model and we're continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We are forward to welcoming our teams back to a safe and collaborative workplace environment in August 2021. Employee safety is top of mind as we transition back to the office and we will be taking all precautions seriously. For more information on how we are doing this, please speak with one of our HR team members. HG Insights Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer Please note that HG Insights does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a resume or candidate without a signed agreement being in place, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire such candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of HG Insights

Keywords: HG Data, Santa Barbara , Product Designer, Other , Santa Barbara, California

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