Product Designer

Vancouver, BC, Canada

2 weeks ago

About Avalanche

Avalanche is transforming how we understand and move people to create a more fair and just world. We are fundamentally changing how public opinion research is done by delivering the deep qualitative insight associated with a focus group at the scale of polling. Avalanche provides progressive organizations with transformative insight to create breakthrough messaging that resonates, mobilizes, and wins. With the backing of leading investors including Higher Ground Labs, Luminate, and New Media Ventures, we are scaling on growth and success in 2021 to meet the demand for our insights from political and advocacy leaders, while expanding our offerings to support values aligned leaders in other sectors.

About You: You are passionate about designing compelling digital experiences from concept to delivery and enjoy the fast-paced innovative culture of a startup. You are an expert in user-centered design and excel at conducting user research and translating it into the intuitive design. You are a professional who thrives creatively at the intersection of user needs, business goals, and product vision. You have experience in designing data visualization platforms and are excited about unlocking the power of data-driven decision-making for progressive companies, candidates and causes.

About the Role: You will be involved in every aspect of the product development life cycle, from initial user research to designing wireframes and user interfaces, to conducting usability testing and ongoing user research on our interactive data analytics platform. You will grow your skills working closely with the engineering, data science and product teams while collaborating with internal stakeholders. Responsibilities: Work on end-to-end design including user research, workflow design, visual design, and usability testing. Understand business goals, technical specifications, and constraints, and coordinate with engineering to match architecture to design requirements.

Specifically, this role will: Lead design of digital interfaces, especially those which are highly interactive. Proactively seek to understand business goals, technical specs, and constraints. Conduct, moderate, observe and report on all forms of user research and testing. Develop user journeys and flows. Create rapid prototype mock-ups, concepts, original design ideas. Establish and translate the visual design into wireframes, mocks, click-through prototypes, and functional specifications.

Qualifications & Qualities: A strong portfolio demonstrating a range of relevant work. 5+ years designing engaging software solutions based on a deep understanding of customer and business goals, and user testing. Experience at both startups and established organizations. Excellent facilitation and communication skills. Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative forms of user research. And optionally some of the following experience: Creating compelling direct-to-consumer experiences. Creating icons or illustrations. Defining an incredible visual style and brand guidelines. Leading design sprints. Creating motion design or vision videos. Salary $75,000-150,000 CAD, depending on geography and experience.

We are committed to building a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.

We especially encourage women, people of color, folks who identify as queer and others who are underrepresented in the technology or research field to apply.

We treat our employees like our most valuable asset - because they are!

We offer comprehensive healthcare benefits, 401K or RRSP, perks like transit or parking passes, home office and fitness funds, bookclub, generous vacation and professional development policies to feed your insatiable curiosity!

Our team is remote. Definitely during COVID-19. Probably forever.

Apply from anywhere in Canada. You will be supported to ensure you have a comfortable remote work set up. In time, we will reopen offices in Vancouver, BC and co-working hubs in select other locations. For some roles, we have a soft preference for candidates interested in relocation to hubs when the time is right.