Product Designer

15 days ago
Washington-DC, Seattle-WA, Vancouver-BC, Remote • fulltime

Avalanche Insights

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About Avalanche:
Avalanche delivers the deep qualitative insight associated with a focus group, but at the scale of polling. Over the last year, Avalanche has provided transformative insight to dozens of the biggest organizations in progressive politics. We’ve collected millions of data points from hundreds of thousands of Americans, and continue to draw from and create the cutting edge in public opinion research. We are proud to have a portfolio of clients and partners representing some of the most powerful campaign organizations in North America. 

About you:
You are passionate about designing compelling digital experiences from concept to delivery and enjoy the fast-paced innovative culture of a startup. You are an expert in user-centred design, and excel at conducting user research and translating it into intuitive design. You are a professional who thrives creatively at the intersection of user needs, business goals and product vision. You may or may not have previous experience in designing data analytics platforms, but you are excited about unlocking the power of data driven decision making for progressive companies, candidates and causes.

About the role:
You will be involved in every aspect of the product development life cycle, from initial user research, to designing wireframes and user interfaces, to conducting usability testing and ongoing user research on our interactive data analytics platform. You will grow your skills working closely with the engineering and product teams, while collaborating with cross-functional groups including client success, internal users of the analyst platform and data science teams. 

Responsibilities:
  1. Work on end-to-end design including user research, workflow design, visual design and usability testing 
  2. Understand business goals, technical specifications and constraints, and coordinate with developers to match architecture to design requirements
  3. Participate in cross functional organizational development activities that support shared learning, and excellence in both culture and results 
Specifically, this roll will: 
  • Lead design of digital interfaces, especially those which are highly interactive
  • Proactively seek to understand business goals, technical specs and constraints
  • Conduct, moderate, observe and report on all forms of user research and testing
  • Develop user journeys and flows using storyboards, sitemaps, and use cases
  • Create rapid prototype mock-ups, concepts, original design ideas
  • Present, consult, test and iterate based on internal and external feedback
  • Deliver design that meets user needs and functional specs
  • Establish and translate visual design into wireframes, mocks, click through prototypes and functional specifications 

Qualifications & Qualities:
Successful candidates will have all of the following:

  • A strong portfolio demonstrating a range of relevant work
  • 3+ years designing engaging solutions based on a deep understanding of customer and business needs, and user testing
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of usability best practices and guidelines
  • Ability to think critically and devise solutions with business and user goals in mind
  • Passion to advocate user experience, defend creative ideas and work when required
  • Proficiency with prototyping and user testing tools
  • Proficiency with creation of visual aids such as wireframes, storyboards, prototypes, user flows, process flows and site maps, to plan and present user interface design
  • Comfortable in the early stage of organizational development building new products
  • Strong interpersonal skills, work collaboratively with other team members
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines and detail oriented

We treat our employees like our most valuable asset - because they are!  Compensation is benchmarked to the upper range of companies in our sector, geography, and stage. We offer comprehensive healthcare benefits, perks like transit or parking passes, generous vacation and professional development policies, and audible subscriptions to feed your insatiable curiosity!  


Due to COVID-19, our team is remote.
Apply from anywhere in Canada or the USA. Preference is to hire someone who can work out of Vancouver, BC or Washington, DC when that becomes possible. 

We are committed to building a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We especially encourage women, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in the research field to apply. 

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