Senior Product Designer

Product · Chicago, USA

Position Details

Do clunky experiences of everyday tasks, like parking, drive you nuts? Do you have a desire to make them better? We do, too.

 

SpotHero is seeking a Senior Product Designer to lead design for a consumer facing area. This crucial role will make a transformational impact on our business by improving customer experiences across web, iOS and Android.

 

Who we are:  

SpotHero is one of transportation's hottest tech companies! We’re rapidly growing with the mission of bringing the parking industry into the future through technology. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app or website to reserve convenient, affordable parking in advance, on-the-go or through their connected cars, and parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace.

 

Our Product Design Team solves incredibly hard problems each and every day to create the best experience for our customers.  We marry user research—both qualitative and quantitative—with fast-paced execution to form a user, data, and design-centric culture.

 

What will you do?

  • Create holistic design solutions for one of our consumer verticals that address business and user requirements by considering the entire customer experience
  • Communicate conceptual ideas, design rationale and specifics of the user-centered design process within a cross-functional team
  • Glean insights about our current and future users from qualitative and quantitative research
  • Design user research and usability studies, collect and react to user feedback
  • Formulate and test hypotheses based on user research and behavioral analytics
  • Work directly with your product manager and engineering team to define UX and UI requirements that create a consistent experience across channels and products
  • Create user flows, design documentation, prototypes, high-fidelity mocks, and other UX deliverables
  • Create thoughtful A/B tests and growth experiments through innovative design solutions
  • Collaborate on our evolving style guides

 

You:

  • Believe design has a scientific intent, and that you can measure your success based on the business value you create.
  • Are a self-starter who actively seeks the “why” in  order to make the SpotHero experience easy and enjoyable to use.
  • Know how to navigate through the unknown.
  • Have a deep knowledge and understanding of responsive web design, iOS, and Android best practices
  • Are passionate about user-centered design.
  • Demand a collaborative environment.
  • Embrace iterative development.
  • Are excited to conduct usability tests, talk to users out in the field, A/B test, , and then sharing learnings with the organization.
  • Are a solid communicator possessing strong presentation and verbal & written communication skills.  
  • Exceptionally organized and very comfortable working with engineering and product managers.

 

Prerequisites

  • Have a portfolio that showcases your design process, thinking & execution
  • Solid understanding of the design process, information architecture, usability, and heuristics
  • Must have a firm understanding of different UI constructs 
  • Knowledge and efficiency with UI design tools - InVision and Sketch preferred
  • 5+ years professional experience designing web applications and native apps

 

What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits – We cover 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Fun perks like snacks, catered lunches, happy hours, wellness programs, and SpotHero swag.
  • Annual parking stipend (duh – we help people park!).
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A workplace recognized as the Best Consumer Web Company by Built in Chicago, Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur, a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune, and one of Chicago’s Best Places to Work for Women Under 35 by Crain’s Chicago Business.

 

Steps to apply: 

Please include any, LinkedIn profile and (especially) any project that you’re particularly proud of. We love seeing work that others loved working on.

 

NOTE:

  • You must be legally authorized to work in the US. Unfortunately, the company is unable to support sponsorships at this time.