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Senior Product Designer (Mobile)

We're looking for a Product Designer to join Ad Hoc Labs! Working from our Los Angeles, CA headquarters, you will be a core part of a small, growth-oriented product team that improves and develops new features for the Burner application. From proposing initial concepts to ensuring we ship high quality, highly usable features, you'll be responsible for making and reiterating the products that people use every day. You will be expected to contribute to all aspects of product design and execution, including understanding our users and their behavior patterns and needs, ideating new opportunities, designing and pitching features (visual design, interaction design, and prototyping), doing usability testing, and communicating and collaborating with stakeholders across the company.

ResponsibilitieS:

  • Primary owner for the design and user experience of the Burner family of mobile apps, web, developer, and partner experiences; principal designer for product design innovations throughout the company
  • Deeply understand our users and their needs and behaviors through qualitative and quantitative approaches ranging from interviews and concept tests to review of large-scale product usage data  
  • Interpret data, develop qualitative feedback loops, and use hypothesis-driven testing to identify and dimensionalize customer problems and opportunities to make Burner and other Ad Hoc Labs products better and easier to use
  • Conceive, design and prototype simple and intuitive app experiences; pitch them directly to key leaders and stakeholders in the company
  • Contribute to all stages of the design process from user research to wireframes and shipping the product
  • Regularly give and receive feedback on design iterations
  • Communicate design goals and specifications to the teams responsible for building them and partner closely through the process to delivery
  • Work closely with the co-founder and Chief Experience Officer and lead design-oriented thinking throughout the company and externally 

SKILLS + QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of experience designing and shipping mobile applications (iOS and Android)
  • Previous experience with customer development and/or user testing; strong orientation to research and validation as a key part of the design life-cycle
  • Deep understanding of iOS and Android design principles and guidelines
  • A portfolio showcasing your work and strong design skills
  • Proficiency in Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, or other modern design tools

NICE TO HAVES: 

  • Strong visual design skills and passion for interaction design
  • Quantitative growth orientation or a demonstrated interest in growth mechanics; experience with analytics packages a plus
  • Technical insight on iOS or Android platforms
  • Ability to prototype interactive mobile experiences
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. You'll be expected to clearly communicate design decisions to leadership, the rest of the team, and to engineers
  • Technical background or a familiarity with software engineering
  • Capable of acting as a Product Manager when needed
  • Ability to think at a high level about product strategy and design
  • Self-motivated attitude with the ability to work in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous work environment

 

what we offer you:

  • Meaningful work on an innovative and growing set of products
  • Collaborative, cross-functional work culture with an emphasis on autonomy and communication
  • Creative, dog-friendly, snack-filled work space in a converted industrial building in a walk- and bike-friendly neighborhood
  • Health and Dental coverage for employees, dependents & domestic partners
  • Investment in career development, including training, conferences, and online learning resource

Ad Hoc Labs is committed to building a diverse, inclusive company and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We provide excellent medical and other benefits, and will consider full-time, part-time, partial remote, or other flexible arrangements for the right candidate.

Ad Hoc Labs, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.  We seek to employ the most qualified person in every job. Ad Hoc Labs, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, age, color, race, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical & mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.