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Principal Product Designer

Company: Sema4.ai
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

This is a moment of change - and tremendous potential. Do you want to be part of shaping what's next in human-AI collaboration?As Generative AI shakes up every industry, enterprises are looking for ways to:

  • Unleash stunning productivity gains
  • Deliver efficiencies with profound effects on the bottom line
  • Accelerate innovation pipelines
  • Disrupt new marketsHowever, the potential of AI remains unrealized.Current enterprise automation solutions are limited to simple, repetitive point-to-point tasks. In order to fulfill the promise of AI, the right enterprise context must be delivered to the right AI models to not only accelerate complex decision-making in real time-but also implement those decisions and take end-to-end action automatically.Sema4.ai is defining the future of knowledge work by building intelligent agents that transform how people collaborate with AI. We help enterprises bring the full force of their enterprise data to AI applications in a safe, secure and governed manner.What you can expect from us:
    • Contribute to a mission to shape the future of AI
    • Enjoy best-in-class benefits
    • Accelerate your career growth by working with leading edge technology, pioneering customers, and world-class colleaguesSema4.ai is ready to grow. We are funded by tier 1 venture capital firms-the ones who backed household names like Uber, Snapchat, Instagram, and Zendesk. We are founded by industry leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs with deep expertise spanning data domains, data management, distributed systems, automation and open source.Join Sema4.ai, and work where the promise of AI meets the potential of people.YouWe are looking for a Principal Product Designer who is a strategic, flexible, collaborative, and organized generalist, able to prioritize tasks efficiently, embrace ambiguity, and build simple and elegant user experiences. You should be curious, motivated, humble, and thrive in ambiguity.As the Principal Product Designer, you will create and execute the design strategy for our products and grow our design team. You will work closely with the product management and engineering teams to ensure our design aligns with our overall business strategy and goals.To succeed in this role, you must be a strategic thinker who can prioritize tasks efficiently, embrace ambiguity, and build simple and effective designs. You must be flexible and collaborative, willing to provide design guidance for branding, marketing, product design, research, and fundraising as needed.As our most senior designer, you must be comfortable with things being less perfect than youd like them to be. We need to move fast, and we have to have a bias for action over perfection.You should be curious, motivated, and humble and thrive in a space of ambiguity. You should also be able to perform competently in the following areas:
      • Discovery research
      • Testing & validation
      • Information architecture
      • Experience design
      • Interaction design
      • Visual designBeing a generalist will be essential in this role, as you will be required to help with branding work, product design, illustration, supporting marketing, and hiring. We are a frugal team, meaning you wont always be able to contract work and will need to roll up your sleeves and work through it.Finally, you must document your process and decisions so that future design team members have the context they need to succeed.Responsibilities
        • Product Design - Translate user needs and business requirements into innovative design solutions to enhance functionality and appeal.
        • Brand Development - Create and enforce brand guidelines across all touchpoints, ensuring uniformity in marketing materials, the product, and online presence. User Research and Testing - Conduct user research to gain insights into user behavior, preferences, and pain points.
        • Competitive Research - You use and understand competing products to help us make user experience an area of competitive differentiation.
        • Prototyping and Wireframing - Develop prototypes and wireframes to visualize and test design concepts before full implementation.
        • Collaboration - Work closely and foster a collaborative environment with cross-functional teams, including developers, marketers, and product managers, to align design with overall goals and timelines.
        • Staying Current with Design Trends - Stay informed about the latest design trends, tools, and technologies to keep our design current and competitive.
        • Iterative Design and Feedback Loop - Encourage a culture of feedback and learning within the company to drive design excellence.
        • Budget and Resource Management - Efficiently manage design-related budgets and resources to maximize value.
        • Communication - Effectively communicate design concepts, ideas, and rationale to team members and stakeholders using verbal and visual means.
        • Leadership and Vision - Contribute to the development of a long-term design vision aligned with the companys overall strategy.
        • Compliance and Accessibility - Ensure that designs adhere to relevant legal and accessibility standards to make the product inclusive and compliant with industry regulations.
        • Risk Management - Identify potential design-related risks and challenges and proactively address them to minimize adverse impacts on the product or brand.Qualifications
          • 10+ years of experience as a UX designer, preferably as a founding designer of a startup.
          • Strong portfolio showcasing your design skills and process.
          • Proficiency in design and prototyping tools such as Sketch, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
          • Knowledge of user-centered design principles and methodologies.
          • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
          • Experience with agile development methodologies.
          • Ability to work in a fast-paced, startup environment with a high degree of ambiguity.Practicalities
            • We have a few small offices, but our team is heavily distributed, and this is effectively a fully remote position J-18808-Ljbffr

Keywords: Sema4.ai, San Francisco , Principal Product Designer, Other , San Francisco, California

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