Sports Tech Product Designer

  • 700 River Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Diamond Kinetics (www.diamondkinetics.com) enhances the games of baseball and softball by creating engaging experiences that help players improve and also have fun.  We are the market leader in mobile motion technology and information that enables player development, superior equipment fitting, objective scouting and recruiting, and engagement-driven entertainment.  We do this leveraging an exclusive license to issued patents from the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, deep technical expertise, key strategic partnerships and our love for the game.

Diamond Kinetics is a fast-paced, performance-driven company where responsibility comes fast and exceeding expectations is the expectation.  The work is challenging but exciting, especially for those who love sports.  We believe in stretching for growth as a company, and as professionals, and seek competitive, self-motivated people as teammates who do the same. 

Job Description

Diamond Kinetics is seeking a Sports Tech Product Designer with proven ability to create compelling customer experiences by mapping concepts from the physical world to the digital world.  

We are not looking for someone to simply copy existing patterns and styles. Instead, a successful candidate for this role should have a well-formed design philosophy and should be able to describe why certain design decisions should be made over alternatives.  

The person in this role should have the ability to capture and utilize data regarding customer behavior and usage patterns and translate that data into an informed design strategy.

Success in this role will be indicated by increased engagement, retention, and customer delight with DK products, apps, and services.  This role will report directly to and work closely with the Director of Product Management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create original graphic designs (e.g. images, sketches and tables)

  • Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers

  • Apply informational architecture concepts to simplify data capture

  • Thoughtfully design graphical user interface elements to improve aesthetic appeal of DK products

  • Create UI mockups and prototypes that demonstrate how apps look and function

  • Design and execute tests to measure the usability of products and features and form plans to address usability issues

  • Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, functions and features.

  • Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs.

  • Develop brand standards for typography, color usage, and other visual elements

  • Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions.

Qualifications

  • Portfolio of proven work experience as a  Product Designer or similar role

  • Knowledge of software such as Sketch, OmniGraffle, Axure, InVision, UXPin, Balsamiq, Framer. Basic skills with HTML5, CSS3, Javascript for functional prototyping are a plus

  • A solid grasp of user-centered design, planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns.

  • Ability to prototype, iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting including synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design implications.

  • Baseball or softball playing or coaching experience is a plus

Please provide links to any publicly accessible portfolios or sample work if they exist.

Additional Information

  • Unique, exciting opportunity to work in a growing angel/venture backed company

  • Flexible work environment

  • Competitive compensation including health insurance, 401K, and stock option opportunities

  • Diamond Kinetics is an equal opportunity employer

  • Modest travel required with this position

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