Product Designer

Socotra is building an end-to-end data platform for the fastest growing insurance businesses globally. We strive for simplicity in an industry marked by complexity. To help us in our efforts, we’re looking for a design leader to set a high bar for design in our product and give a single, unified voice to our design culture. You are passionate about crafting elegant and intuitive user experiences that solve problems that matter. As our first design hire, you have an opportunity to fill a key role and drive design across our branding, marketing, recruiting, and product. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead interaction design, visual design, and develop the overarching Socotra brand
  • Drive product features from idea to reality
  • Collaborate with users, product managers, and engineers to craft an exceptional product experience
  • Coordinate user research with our customers, analyze results, create wireframes and user flows, execute pixel-perfect visual designs, and work with engineering and PMs on implementation
  • Develop design guidelines to ensure consistency in interface and interactions
  • Produce great work and inspire those around you to do the same

Requirements

  • A degree in HCI, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, or equivalent industry experience
    4+ years of experience as a UX/Product Designer
  • Deep user empathy
  • Ability to work through complex workflows with whiteboards, flowcharts, and wireframes
  • A strong understanding of grid systems, composition, typography, and color
  • Excellent communication skills to explain decisions and work with teammates to iterate on designs
  • Intuition for usability and design, with an ability to balance creativity with the constraints of timing, budget, and scope
  • Ability to operate in an agile startup environment with shifting requirements

Nice to Haves

  • Previous experience in a fast-growing startup
  • Experience designing enterprise software
  • Familiarity with CSS, HTML, and Javascript

Benefits

  • Meaningful equity at an early stage company
  • Daily catered lunch and countless snacks
  • Great location in San Francisco's SOMA district (close to public transport)
  • Top-tier health benefits
  • Fitness stipend
  • Commuter benefits
  • Fun team offsites (past examples: skiing in Tahoe, Yosemite summer trip, cocktail class, baseball games, and more)

This position is based in San Francisco and includes salary and equity commensurate with experience. 

Interested in applying? Send us your resume: careers@socotra.com