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Product Design Lead

Company: Upside Business Travel
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

We are an ambitious, well-funded startup with plans to change a $1 trillion-dollar global industry. This is no ordinary startup. We have a proven management team that has done it before, done together, and done it before in the travel industry. The company is overflowing with fiercely intelligent people who have tons of energy and an upbeat view of the future. We all act like owners and we get a huge kick out doing great work and doing it fast. We like it even more when we come up with a fresh way to solve a problem. Above all, we are devoted to solving customer problems, because that's at the center of everything we do.ABOUT YOU

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in a design-related field (e.g., interaction design, product design, graphic design) or equivalent practical experience
  • You have 7+ years of professional product design
  • You have 4+ years of experience working in an agile product methodology
  • You have 3+ years leadership, mentorship or management experience, or equivalent practical experience
  • You have a proven track record of delivering end-to-end design solutions for shipped products.You are experienced in working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Your portfolio is strong and demonstrates your experience
  • You are skillful in conducting and facilitating research plans and interviews
  • You have mastered design software such as Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite
  • You demonstrate passion for product design and innovation methodologies
  • You have the ability to showcase knowledge in the industry's latest trends and technologies
  • You are a relentless customer advocate
  • You are able to work in a fast-paced, fluid environment with limited supervision.You have outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • You possess strong organizational skills
  • You have cross platform design experience.


    • Assume responsibility for design direction, quality and efficient delivery for the products you manage.
    • Use design thinking methodologies to facilitate product feature design.
    • Collaborate with product manager and engineering leads to set objectives, key results, and manage product features considering both business and customer needs
    • Incorporate and conduct qualitative and quantitative research into the design process and articulate design decisions using this research
    • Design and deliver research, concepts, and wireframes, and final designs for responsive web and native platforms based on business travelers' needs and the product vision, with an eye for detail and efficiency, to support engineering in shipping the product out the door
    • Confidently communicate design intent to teammates and stakeholders and design critique and 1:1 feedback to designers.

      ABOUT USWe are positive, passionate, playful, and always pushing to be better. Our team is a hodgepodge of challenge seekers, travel gurus, startup junkies, and data-miners who see the big picture.
      YOU WANT TO TALK TO US IF---You are motivated by disrupting the normYou have a great sense of humor and take your profession seriously, but not yourselfYour entrepreneurial spirit drives your bias for actionYou are all about constructive feedback - you can dish it out and you can take it You thrive in the frenetic energy of a startup
      WHAT WE OFFERCompetitive salary + equity Full health, vision, and dental coverageProfessional development stipend401K plan Open paid time off Dog-friendly office
      Upside Travel is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply. We are committed to being an inclusive place to work, while maintaining a workforce that represents the communities we serve.

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