Senior Product Designer

Synapse Studios is seeking a Senior Product Designer to contribute to account projects and lead our team of web and mobile app designers and user experience experts as we continue to build innovative software for our clients.

Synapse Studios is seeking a Senior Product Designer to contribute to account projects and lead our team of app designers and user experience experts as we continue to build innovative software for our clients.

We’re looking for someone with a passion for great design and enjoyable UX, experience creating and testing interactive prototypes, conducting usability research, designing and testing multiple solutions to a problem, and using data-driven decision making to inform design decisions.

Product Designers in this role will also be responsible for demonstrating a strong aptitude for holistic user experience design including information architecture, multi-step and cross-platform flows, error state handling, designing scalable design systems, and UI engineering when necessary.

We want someone who relishes in the small delight that go into making an app experience amazing by balancing customer needs and business outcomes. Our current team consists of a core group of Product Designers, so someone in this role will also act in a leadership capacity supporting the product design discipline by helping to establish strong best practices, challenging the team with exceptional creative critique and guidance, and truly driving the design and user experience philosophies of our firm forward.

Experience with Sketch or Figma are must-haves, and strong familiarity with CSS or JS and designing mobile apps for humans are crucial.

On the leadership side, we’re looking for this Senior role to raise the bar and drive our team to think differently about design, collaboration, user experience, and how we can deliver for our clients. This will manifest by establishing approaches to share and collaborate, processes around the way we ideate and propose designs, seeking to always grow closer and more aligned to our client’s customers, and performing 1:1s and group discussions to foster team development.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 4+ years as a Product Designer or User Experience Designer
  • Direct experience supporting or leading teams in a design role
  • Proficiency in UX Design tools such as Figma and Sketch
  • Experience conducting user research and usability testing through tools such as UserTesting.com, UserZoom, UserLytics or more
  • Skilled in CSS or JS animations

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Experience creating functional prototypes to test ideas with real customers in web or mobile-based platforms
  • Comfortable working with databases and APIs to access data to support a user interface
  • Experience writing effective user stories following the INVEST model
  • Exceptional collaboration skills and ability to partner with cross-functional teams, to drive towards successful outcomes
  • Proven technical understanding of how to build and architect scalable design systems
  • Excellent presentation, written, and communication skills

Synapse Studios is a custom software consulting firm that aims to bring technology to the center of our clients’ businesses. We bring product development teams to clients in all industries to ideate, discover, and deliver functional and beautiful software solutions to address well-understood customer and business needs. We’re a team of passionate product and engineering professionals who strive for engineering, design, and product excellence in everything we do. And our long-standing client relationships and low team churn are a true testament to that fact!

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