Lead Product Designer

  • 340 S Lemon Ave, Walnut, CA 91789, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Outer Labs builds software tools for professionals in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction field that have the potential to radically reshape how buildings are designed, constructed, and occupied. Some questions we regularly consider are: ​How could software automatically layout a building’s structural system?​ ​How could software automatically understand city zoning codes? How could software interpret an architect’s ideas and intentions through a simple drawing?​ or ​How can we help a designer explore a thousand ideas in the time it currently takes to explore one?

Job Description

The Lead Product Designer is the senior-most product designer at Outer Labs, setting the bar for design at Outer Labs and reporting to the CEO. As a product designer, you’ll work on a wide variety of challenging problems across a portfolio of clients and internal R+D efforts. This will require frequent engagement with stakeholders to collect insight and bring clarity to the project’s design objectives. You’ll build a point of view for the product and help your designs come to life by working through client feedback, visual design, and technical implementation. The role is above all else, to make sure our clients love using the products we deliver.

You’ll also advocate for the big picture of design culture and best practices at Outer Labs by working across departments, and ensure we have the appropriate resources and processes to support objectives.

Qualifications

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with project stakeholders to collect information, empathize, and drive the UX/UI from concept to delivery

  • Conduct your own independent design research and market analysis to augment stakeholder perspectives

  • Partner with your Product Owner and Engineering project team members to develop a customer-centric point of view for your product

  • Express design intent with high-quality mockups and clickable prototypes that embody the end-to-end user journey

  • Leverage the full range of design expertise at Outer Labs by working closely with other designers to sharpen your intuition and iterate through your designs

  • Facilitate the handoff of design requirements, clickable prototypes, and assets to developers by working closely with your Project Manager and Engineering lead

  • Advocate for user experience, field questions, and make adjustments as you work through implementation with developers

  • Ensure the final result provides the intended value to stakeholders by studying user behavior and working through areas of friction

  • Study and improve upon design processes across projects, collaborating with stakeholders in customer success and engineering as needed

  • Provide mentorship to designers in the context of their project deliverables

  • Steer us toward design systems and tools that bring consistency of quality to all projects

  • Assist with initial scoping and resource planning for new projects

  • Help build a pipeline of designers and recruit them to Outer Labs as needed

Qualifications

  • 5-8 years experience working as a Product Designer, User Experience (UX) Designer, or similar role (please provide your design portfolio)

  • Deep knowledge of user experience research and market analysis frameworks

  • Experience building and iterating on user journeys from design research

  • Experience wireframing and designing in Figma, or similar application

  • Excellent eye for aesthetic design and latest design trends

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Driven by curiosity with exceptional attention to detail

  • Preference for fast-paced iteration, deadlines, and budgets

  • Experience with interactive prototyping tools is a plus (Origami, Framer, or similar)

  • Experience with AEC industry is strongly preferred

Additional Information


Benefits: 

  • Unlimited PTO
  • 11 paid company holidays
  • Computer and home office setup of your choice, or access to a co-working space if it is needed
  • Healthcare, dental, and vision insurance for employee & dependents.  We cover 85% of the cost for employee, and 75% of the cost for dependents
  • Flexible working hours
  • 100% remote working
  • Paid parental leave for all new parents
     

Outer Labs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.