Product Designer (Boston)

Posted May 10

Boston, MA

full-time

NGP VAN

NGP VAN is the leading technology provider to Democratic and progressive campaigns and organizations

We’re expanding our Unified Design Team as we continue to design and build powerful new products that help our customers change the world - from the President of the United States to some of the world’s leading non-profit organizations. The Product Designer role will work closely with a team of other Product Designers, User Researchers, and Engineers to create beautiful, usable user interfaces for our suite of applications. This role will report to the Director of Design.

A successful Product Designer understands our users and works to design creative solutions to complex problems. An ideal candidate is an independent self-starter who is comfortable working within the constraints often found within complex software applications. A thorough understanding of contemporary user-centered research and design methodologies is a must.

Responsibilities

  • Understand our users and their problems on a deep level; advocate for them at all times
  • Create IA & UX documentation, user flows, and visual designs
  • Create interative prototypes to explore design ideas, support usability testing and obtain stakeholder buy-in
  • Validate and understand design changes made as part of a rapid-iteration process
  • Work closely with Product Managers
  • Work iteratively with agile teams to deliver a great user experience
  • Research technology and interaction design trends; and make recommendations that balance business needs, customer needs and technological capabilities when designing the user-facing aspects of features and/or enhancements
  • Be a champion for our products

Skills & Requirements

  • 2+ years of product design experience for multiple devices (web, phone, tablet)
  • An online portfolio showing your previous product design work
  • Ability to present design approaches to a non-design audience (including business, product, and technology teams)
  • Deep understanding of user-centered design principles
  • Ability to create information architecture diagrams, wireframes, prototypes and screen flows
  • Adapt and adjust to change in a positive manner that positively influences others and provides positive forward progress for peers and the company
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work to adhere to critical project timelines in a fast- paced environment
  • The ability to work in an agile, creative, quick-paced and collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in modern design tools like Sketch and InVision
  • A basic understanding of modern web design technologies (HTML5, SASS, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Must be able to travel at least 2 to 3 times a year; mostly in North America

How to Apply

Please include cover letter, resume and work samples in application. Email jobs@ngpvan.com

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