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- Founding Designer (Senior Product Designer/ UX)

Company: Inventive
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

----SF / Seattle / Toronto / Remote (PST - EST), US / CanadaWho We Are ----Inventive is an early-stage stealth startup at the exciting intersection of no-code development tools and customer-facing products.Funded by some of the most successful operators and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and started by seasoned data technology leaders from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Harvard, MIT, and Stanford, we're building a platform for data products with the ambition to completely transform the way businesses solve problems with data.Through our intuitive, easy-to-use browser based tools, we empower non-technical domain experts closest to their customers' problems to rapidly build high value solutions that unlock smarter business operations and accelerate growth.If you're passionate about democratizing product development and excited about leading this movement with a customer-obsessed team... read on.
The Impact You Can MakeAs the company's founding designer, you will have one of the most critical roles in Inventive's success. You will lay the design foundation and vision for a truly innovative product with the potential to transform Enterprise software forever. You will be working directly with the founders to shape and deliver on our ambitious roadmap and bring the product vision to life. Daily decisions you make will have an outsized impact on our roadmap and company culture both immediately and as we scale.We can't build this business without someone like you.
You May Love This Job If You:None of these are hard requirements, as few people have trained specifically for this kind of role. If you resemble what we describe, but aren't sure, just apply! We'll figure out together if this is a job you'll love.

  • Have an ownership mindset. You thrive in high performance, outcome-driven work environments.
  • Are user-obsessed. You keep the user-experience and journey central in your design thinking process, and spend as much time thinking about "why" as you do "how."
  • Thrive in ambiguity. You enjoy the independence and autonomy in finding solutions to undefined problems. You're adaptable to a fast-paced, changing environment. You embrace iteration and bring vision and direction in the midst of ambiguity.
  • Have a high-level of craft. You have excellent craft and attention to detail, understanding how small nuances interact to create a seamless, intuitive design.
  • Enjoy systems thinking. As a founding designer, you'll continue to build the foundation for our design systems and patterns, laying the tools and processes in place for our future design team.
  • Love collaboration. You'll work closely with our product and engineering teams, as well as our customers, to help define our product roadmap and contribute to our growth through experimentation and optimization.
  • Are passionate about the impact you can have on bringing much needed data tools to non-technical domain experts across every industry.
  • Have significant experience working on data apps and/or data platforms.Things you might do:
    • Architect and own the design systems, visual identity, and user-experience from the ground-up to scale with our product and team.
    • Deeply understand and serve the needs of our customers
    • Take complex data problems and distill them down into simple, elegant design solutions for an experience that will be best-in-class in its space.
    • Work closely with the Product and Engineering teams to identify, plan, scope, and execute end-to-end design experiences.
    • Proactively identify product opportunities through research, and bring clarity and insight through ideation and testing.
    • Define and scale the company design culture and processes at Inventive (design reviews, etc.).
      Why You Might Be Excited About Us
      • Our mission, vision and plans are ambitious - we plan to make a huge global impact on how companies serve their customers.
      • We're a startup - no BS, incredible ownership and sky-high opportunity.
      • You'll be working with a high-caliber, winning team full of low-ego, kind operators who take pride in product + design excellence.
      • It's execution time - our CEO & Founder advised 100s of customers facing the problem we're solving while running Platform and Product Marketing teams at Google Cloud. Our second co-founder was one of those customers who faced the challenges first-hand for years at her previous companies. We deeply understand the value we're bringing to customers and how we can achieve that value; we're not throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks.
      • We've raised $6.5M+ and are poised to build the single winning company in the space and seize the massive market opportunity.
      • You'll get to work remotely and set your own schedule. As we grow, we plan to have hybrid/remote workplaces to collaborate effectively across many work environments.Our Core Values---- Customer-First: We prioritize to maximize customer value with velocity, focus, and simplicity.--- -Elite Athletes: We're here to win, and take care of each other to sustain peak performance and flow state.--'- Many Perspectives, One Team: We value and respect each others' differences; when we disagree we still move forward.---- Do What's Right: We act on our duty to do well and good, as a team and as part of our communities.---- Continuous Improvement: We hire people better than ourselves and keep a growth mindset.------ Concision & Precision: We value clear, rigorous thought, give regular feedback and we're always prepared.---- Let's go! We move fast, play it loud, and keep turning it up.
        How We HireWe know first hand that diverse and inclusive teams lead to bigger impact and success.Apply - Along with your Linkedin/Resume, -be sure to submit your design portfolio. Ideally this should include some case studies and demonstrate your strengths and interests as a designer and how you have been involved in each project.
      • First Meeting - 15-25 min video call to build conviction you'll succeed in the role. We like to learn about your experience and clarify initial fit on both sides.
      • Project Review - 60 min video call where you present 2-3 portfolio projects of your past work to the team.
      • Design Exercise - 60-90 min video call working through a problem together and feeling out what it would be to work together. Skills applicable here are: wire-framing, basic product design, making trade-offs, and overall communication skills.
      • Culture fit Interview - 30 min video call to meet more of the team and validate mutual fit.References - we'll learn from outside perspectives about how best to empower you.The Decision - we'll give you a call to welcome you to the team!
        Benefits -----Time Away - We have unlimited out-of-office time available to our employees so they can recharge and enjoy life outside of work, as well as paid company holidays.--'- Competitive Salary & Health Benefits - We provide Medical, dental, and vision insurance to all of our employees and dependents.--'- Remote-First - We operate in a remote-first space, so we equip our employees with a laptop, a generous office set-up stipend, and a monthly Internet & phone stipend.---- Inventors Unite - We host in-person get-togethers throughout the year to build deeper relationships and trust across the team, reinforce our core values, and align on major company initiatives.

        At Inventive, we value diversity. We are an equal-opportunity employer: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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