Product Designer

  • New York City
  • Full-time
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Essence of the Role

Catchafire is looking for a Product Designer to join our agile product development team. They will be an integral part of evolving our platform in a responsive framework and creating ongoing new features and improvements based on research and user validation. They should be energized by collaboration and always striving to stay ahead of design trends and best practices. They should have a keen attention to detail and care about using design to make the world (and our customers’ experience) a better place. This role reports to the User Experience Director.

About the Company

Catchafire is a technology company seeking to support and strengthen the social good sector. We do this by matching professionals who want to donate their time and talent with nonprofits who need those skills.

As a for-purpose social enterprise, Public-Benefit Corporation, and certified B-Corp, we are creating a new type of business model: one which demonstrates that you can focus on a social mission and build a successful business at the same time. Catchafire is committed to providing transformational volunteer experiences by enabling individuals to use their talents in service of our shared humanity. Our vision is a more empathetic, inclusive, and loving world.

We believe we can transform the social good ecosystem by saving organizations time, money, and resources through connections with skilled volunteers. 

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with product owners, UX Director and stakeholders to conceptualize and design solutions that improve and develop the product experience
  • Conduct competitive and comparative research when developing new features
  • Wireframe new concepts and create user flows of complex interactions
  • Create interactive prototypes of design solutions for user validation
  • Plan and conduct usability testing to validate designs and ensure solutions are effective, intuitive and usable and iterate design based on the results
  • Create high-fidelity designs of features that include all states and variables that interactions must support
  • Create technical specifications to hand off to development team
  • Work closely with developers to ensure designs are implemented with pixel perfect accuracy
  • Conduct QA of designs and projects
  • Maintain and improve our responsive pattern library

Attributes

  • Strategic Thinker: You think about solutions from all perspectives considering the business and user needs as well as technical feasibility.
  • Communicator: You can communicate your interactive design concepts to product owners as well as developers and find a balance between defending your vision and finding alternative solutions when needed.
  • Humility: You can take critiques of your work well and respond to feedback thoughtfully without offense. You constantly strive to improve your skills, knowledge and personal development.

Experience

Ideal candidates must have:

  • 3-5 years working as a product designer, UX designer, interaction designer, or web designer
  • A working knowledge and use of design pattern libraries and frameworks
  • Experience working on responsive sites that look great across multiple devices
  • Has expert skills with Figma, Sketch or equivalent design software
  • Ability to take a user-centered design approach to solve problems
  • Experience documenting functional requirements and design specs
  • Experience working directly with developers
  • Must be able to share an online portfolio

Nice to have:

  • Prototyping capabilities using Axure or similar software
  • Experience planning and conducting usability tests
  • HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits


If our values resonate with you, email your resume to careers@catchafire.org. Include "Product  Designer" in the subject.



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