Product Designer

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About Geocaching HQ

We are the global headquarters for the game of geocaching. Our apps and Geocaching.com website allow a community of more than ten million people to join in a real-world treasure hunt. 

Our mission (and yours should you choose to accept it) is to inspire and enable adventure, exploration, and community. Basically, everyone’s job here is to enable millions of people to have fun outside. How cool is that?

Position overview:

We are looking for a passionate, collaborative designer to drive experiences that get people off the couch and interacting with objects in the real world. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the full product lifecycle: interview players to learn their motivations and behaviors, work directly with engineers to find the best solution, and get immediate feedback as your designs go out to millions of players worldwide. 

We need you to contribute the innovative features that will turn Geocaching into a trend-setter on the international stage.

What you’ll do:

  • Work as a critical member within a team of product designers, product managers, and engineers to effectively collaborate with and deliver world-class experiences
  • Create and/or build on what it takes to articulate the design: whiteboard sketches, user flows/ wireframes, interactive prototypes, visual design, and redlines
  • Evaluate the usability of new and existing products and make constructive suggestions for change
  • Review existing resources, interview users, gather requirements, present your designs, and explain the reasoning behind design decisions
  • Contribute to the growth of the Product Design Team through critiques, brainstorms, discussions, and recommendations
  • Effortlessly collaborate cross-team and maintain effective working relationships to evangelize design principles and drive results

Qualifications & required skills:  

  • ~3 years of practical UX and UI design experience, and/or B.A. or Master’s Degree in HCI or related field.
  • A portfolio or sample work that clearly demonstrates successful implementation of user-focused design solutions
  • Proficiency in Protopie, Miro, Sketch, and JIRA a bonus
  • Solid understanding of interaction design fundamentals and best practices for responsive design
  • Clear understanding of technical limitations of web and mobile and how to communicate your ideas to engineers
  • Strong illustration and animation skills are a huge plus
  • Passion for the outdoors and gaming, especially in the online/mobile sphere.

Behaviors:

  • Superb communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Leads by example and exemplifies our values in actions and behaviors
  • Exhibits tact and proper judgment under pressure and in sensitive situations
  • Desire to learn and a “quick study” with new concepts, systems, and technologies
  • Looks to leverage existing resources and seek guidance from senior team members to resolve unknowns and prioritize workload
  • Uses independent judgment to plan, organize, and prioritize project design tasks 

Physical demands and work environment  

As we navigate the situation around the current COVID-19 pandemic, Geocaching is first and foremost committed to the safety of all employees. We will continue to follow state and local guidance for the gradual re-opening of our offices.  At this time, nearly all employees are working remotely. We’re anticipating that the Product Designer role will also be remote for the time being.  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for long periods of time. In this position, you must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities, and qualifications for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills and perform other related work as required.

Geocaching HQ embraces a diverse and inclusive workplace. Authenticity is one of our core company values and we strive to celebrate our differences. We encourage everyone to apply.

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Technology we use

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Location

837 N 34th St. , Seattle, WA 98103

What are Geocaching HQ Perks + Benefits

Geocaching HQ Benefits Overview

In addition to two hours of paid geocaching outings a month, employees enjoy a variety of benefits including a stocked outdoor gear closet, communal eating space with catered lunches and endless snacks, unlimited ski/snowboard lift tickets, outdoor activity reimbursement, internal geocaching program with global travel opportunities, healthy work/life balance, and comprehensive health coverage.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee fun committee (affectionately coined, Lackey Council), Encompass (diversity, equity, and inclusion focus), Green Team (to continue our environmentally-conscious practices), and more!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Geocaching HQ's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
0-2 years: 3 weeks (120 hours) 2-4 years: 4 week (160 hours) 4+ years: 5 weeks (200 hours)
Sabbatical
4-week paid sabbatical every seven years
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Dog-friendly office, squad/club opportunities (cork squad, Green Team, keg squad, etc.), 4-week paid sabbatical every seven years, ping pong/foosball/shuffleboard tables, and commuter benefits.

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