Senior Product Designer at Skilljar

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Skilljar is seeking a talented and passionate Product/User Experience Designer to join our fast-growing team. As the sole Product Experience Designer, you will have a tremendous impact on our business and lead the design direction for our customer-facing course platform, content management tools, and analytics dashboard. You will work side-by-side with engineers, product managers, and executives to create amazing products that delight our customers. In addition, you will be joining a small but rapidly growing team of engineers, product managers, and marketing where your decisions will have a direct impact on the product.
 
We’re looking for a motivated, highly-collaborative, self-starter who is comfortable owning and driving the development of new features and services, and has a successful track record building software products in an agile development environment. This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly accelerating startup that has dozens of Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients on its roster.
Responsibilities
    • Design interactive UX solutions from whiteboard sessions to wireframes to prototype mockups to finished high-resolution visual designs.
    • Creatively solve complex user interaction and visual design problems.
    • Using user-centered design, help to define features and contribute to the overall direction of the product.
    • Build rapid prototypes for user testing, conduct user research with our customers, and synthesize results for the Product team.
    • Work with Product and Engineering to ensure a smooth handoff and implementation.
Requirements
    • At least 3+ years of designing web and mobile responsive user experiences, ideally for a B2B SaaS product.
    • Comfortable working in Sketch, Adobe CS, or other modern design tools and the ability to create low, mid, and high-fidelity mock-ups that are ready for development.
    • Knowledgeable of best practices for user-centered design, UX principles and techniques, information architecture, and user interface web patterns.
    • Demonstrated experience working directly with product managers and developers in an agile and highly-collaborative environment.
    • Some familiarity with modern web development frameworks and libraries.
    • Ability to conduct usability studies and perform user research.
    • Strong time management skills with the aptitude to work independently on a project start to finish.
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present a strong rationale for design decisions.
    • US work authorization and criminal background check are required.
The Company
Backed by prominent financial institutions, including Mayfield, Shasta Ventures, and Trilogy Equity Partners, Skilljar is building the Customer Education Platform of choice for mid to large-sized enterprises. Trusted by leading global enterprise organizations like Cisco and Verizon, Skilljar’s SaaS platform empowers Customer Training and Enablement teams to successfully onboard, engage, and retain customers and increase product adoption throughout the customer journey. We are a team of bright, passionate Skillets with Amazon roots and startup drive. Centrally located just a few blocks from Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, the Skilljar office is a fun, perfectly-caffeinated, and creative place to be (come check out our 3-D laser printer). Apply to join us!
 
Skilljar is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.
 
Skilljar does not accept nor are we responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes, LinkedIn bios, or any other candidate introductions.
 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Vue.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Centrally located just a few blocks from Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, the Skilljar office is a fun, perfectly-caffeinated, and creative place!

An Insider's view of Skilljar

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I'd say our vibe is something along the lines of: "Work hard and ensure we have a little fun while we do it." I like to use humor to reduce stress in high-pressure situations (quarter-end) and focus on enabling our GTM teams to be so confident and passionate about what we do that the day to day becomes fun.

Ray

VP of Sales

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m most excited about evolving our platform from Heroku onto AWS and giving us more control over our app (and cost savings).

We get to tackle the challenges of deploying software (build, test, deploy, monitor, etc.), and it’s a cool (and challenging) opportunity to introduce fundamental changes in our infra while continuing to support our devs.

Amanda

DevOps Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

The biggest way that Skilljar supports my career growth is in providing me with the flexibility and trust to take on new projects. My managers and the leadership team give me a lot of control over my job and how I want to grow. I have learned and grown more in my short time here than I have been able to in the last few years in my previous roles.

Simone

Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

Our Co-founders started Skilljar to help companies drive customer outcomes through education. We’re driven by the belief that access to learning can unlock human potential, and that training is vital in ensuring the latest innovation is embraced and adopted. This vision resonates deeply with our team, and we’re passionate about bringing it to life.

Aashish

VP of Marketing

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The biggest problem my team is solving is how to scale the company. We have a solid foundation already. However, as we grow, we're choosing systems and processes to position us for growth. It is challenging and exciting to be a part of this process. It's rewarding to see our impact on other teams and the long-term benefit to the whole company.

Scott

Financial Analyst

What are Skilljar Perks + Benefits

Skilljar Benefits Overview

At Skilljar, we value our employees' wellness. As a result, we strive to provide a great set of benefits. Skilljar pays 100% of our employee premiums for medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance! We also cover 50% of premiums for dependents you add to our plans.

Our extensive perks and benefits include:
Medical
Dental
Vision
Long and short-term disability
Life insurance
Flexible Time Off
401(k) Retirement Savings
Employee stock options
Discounted ORCA pass, only $20/month
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Kitchens stocked with your favorite snacks and drinks
A catered Lunch and Learn each week
Great events - weekly happy hour, summer & winter Parties, trivia/game nights, and more!

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Company catered lunch and employee-led, weekly lunch and learn meetings
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