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Product Designer - REMOTE

Company: Backstop Solutions
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Backstop is a Chicago based company that makes the industry-leading, cloud-based productivity suite for alternative investments and the people who invest in them. Backstop's User Experience team is a diverse group of designers who are creating products for people at work. We empower our clients by designing improved process workflows and collaboration, data entry, data visualization and reporting. We believe in designing solutions that drive our client's success while making them enthusiastic fans of our platform.

As a Product Designer with Backstop you will be an integral part of the entire product development process, helping to connect across disciplines, such as Design, Product, Engineering, and Marketing. You will collaborate closely with Product Managers and Engineers, from research and ideation through delivery and iteration.

Responsibilities

  • Creating impactful and engaging experiences while demonstrating mastery of design skills such as information architecture, visual hierarchy, layout, typography and palette development.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the company and partner with our clients to research workflows and iterate on impactful solutions.
  • Support developers through the launch process and solution for problems that may arise during the execution of the product's design.
  • Work quickly and effectively on multiple projects varying from solutioning for new features, addressing enhancement on existing features, as well as attending to bug fixes.
  • Creating accessibility-focused design. You have a working knowledge on Section 508, WCAG 2.1 Guidelines, Success Criteria Level AA, to ensure the implementation of accessible solutions.
  • Maintain, and help create design specifications that will be used to build products and help contribute to a design system.
  • Create deliverables from initial concepts expressed as wireframes and prototypes to design specifications for final development.

Experience and Skills

Traits for success

  • Push the boundaries of what we deliver in terms of design quality. We care deeply about both product strategy and execution, and you will be involved in raising the standard for both.
  • You know how to scope time and effort involved in design projects. You are able to work within a highly collaborative environment to estimate and negotiate the user experience that is defined on the scope or product vision.
  • You can articulate a vision and evangelize the value of design to the broader business through knowledge sharing sessions, workshops, and other activities.

Qualifications

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

  • 4+ years of experience
  • Portfolio with a history of impactful projects that showcase your design process
  • Strong UX, interaction, and visual design skills
  • Human-centric approach to designing products
  • Experience with helping set product strategy through methods like design sprints, quarterly or yearly planning, and team brainstorms
  • Conceptual understanding of popular front-end frameworks like Angular and React

Job Benefits

  • Comprehensive pay and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & disability
  • Unlimited vacation time
  • 401(k) company match
  • Personal learning and development budget
  • Professional organization memberships
  • Casual work environment, jeans encouraged (when not visiting clients)
  • The chance to work for a growing service provider in the alternative financial industry

We are an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of disability, veteran status, or personal characteristic, are encouraged to apply. Diversity and inclusion is both embraced and is a recognized business advantage. If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation during the interview process, please reach out to your recruiter.

Keywords: Backstop Solutions, Mountain View , Product Designer - REMOTE, Other , Mountain View, California

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