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Staff Product Designer

Company: Thumbtack
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

About the Design Team
We're a tight-knit team of product designers, researchers, and content designers working closely with engineers and product managers to research, explore, and iterate on well-crafted user experiences that are innovative, engaging, and delightful. We collaborate regularly through design critiques, work sessions, and presentations to inspire and influence the direction of the product and company as a whole.

  • Drive and define a compelling vision and strategy for a complex domain area. Effectively persuade a wide audience of cross-functional stakeholders through well-crafted visual storytelling and narratives.
  • Lead multiple initiatives from inception to launch, including overseeing the quality of other designers' work in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment.
  • Deliver high-quality designs and prototypes that balance user needs with business objectives and technical requirements.
  • Work alongside Product, Engineering, and Research leadership to author and align strategies to turn vision work into shipped products that benefit our customer, pros, and business
  • Be able to comfortably move between high-level vision work to executing and developing experiments on in-flight projects

    Must-Have Qualifications
    If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

    • 8+ years of overall product design experience building and shipping applications from concept, development, and shipping.
    • Interaction design experience defining and evangelizing how an experience should behave based on understanding people's needs, consideration of your work impacts our business and examples of the use of appropriate prototyping tools.
    • Visual design expertise with a high proficiency in typography, desktop/mobile UI, color, layout, iconography and aesthetic sense and how these elements impact product function.
    • History of defining long-term product vision through applied design thinking, design skillset, and powerful narratives. Experience representing work to product, engineering, and company leadership.
    • Understands how to balance high-quality craft and crisp execution with agility, speed to learning, and iterative experimentation
    • Strong cross-functional collaboration and stakeholder management skills
    • Experience applying Generative AI and the skills to leverage it various features and products

      Nice-to-Have Qualifications

      • Experience showcasing end-to-end design process across multiple projects, includes interaction and visual design artifacts, multiple iterations, and high-fidelity prototypes.
      • Experience connecting work with other related initiatives across the company while driving collaboration.
      • Proven leadership in non-product areas that have made a team stronger and positively impacted the work environment.
      • Experience designing for a two-sided marketplace

        Thumbtack is a virtual-first company, meaning you can live and work from any one of our approved locations across the United States, Canada or the Philippines.* Learn more about our virtual-first working model .
        For candidates living in San Francisco / Bay Area, New York City, or Seattle metros, the expected salary range for the role is currently $208,250 - $269,500. Actual offered salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as calibrated job level, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.
        For candidates living in all other US locations, the expected salary range for this role is currently $177,012.50 - $229,075. Actual offered salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as calibrated job level, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.

Keywords: Thumbtack, San Francisco , Staff Product Designer, Other , San Francisco, California

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