Sr. Product Designer (UX/UI)
SkyWatch
Waterloo, Ontario
13h ago

ABOUT SKYWATCH

Every day, hundreds of trillions of pixels of our planet are captured from space. With new applications for this data emerging, such as precision farming, construction planning, disaster relief operations, and retail revenue prediction (to name a few), the demand for satellite imagery is growing.

However, the current process for obtaining satellite imagery is very time-consuming and tedious.

SkyWatch is a venture-backed space technology company in Waterloo focused on the seamless and affordable distribution of satellite data to commercial markets, enabling businesses, applications, and solutions that were never before possible.

OUR TEAM

Let’s face it, the best jobs boil down to a handful of things getting the chance to work with amazing people in a great culture with a leader who has your back, while pursuing a vision that you can get passionate about.

Our team consists of NASA award-winning developers, Earth observation scientists, big data and unicorn startup veterans who come from ten different countries.

Our leadership team includes leading figures in Canadian space, an Earth Observation veteran who has led multiple companies through IPOs, a planetary robotics graduate from the International Space University, and a petabyte-scale data leader with patents in location AI and contextual analytics.

We’re a well-financed company, backed by some of the best early-stage investors in our industry, our country, and in the Bay Area.

We have a unique blend of space, satellite, enterprise, and consumer application veterans. And we are just getting started.

OUR PRODUCT

  • Today, satellite imagery is expensive and difficult for customers to access and manage. SkyWatch addresses these challenges through two products : 1) EarthCache, an easy-to-use Application Programming Interface ( API ), allowing application developers to programmatically integrate satellite imagery, from multiple imagery providers, into their software;
  • and 2) TerraStream, a data infrastructure product that provides satellite operators with an integrated data storage, cataloging, ordering, processing and delivery solution, allowing them to serve customers faster, with less operational and financial risk.

  • Our technology is enabling agriculture customers to monitor crop health; energy customers to monitor oil pipelines and solar farms;
  • and global banks to monitor infrastructure development, among hundreds of other unique use cases. All from space, with just a few lines of code.

    OUR CULTURE

    Culture is the personality of a company. It is our company's shared beliefs, values, and practices. At SkyWatch, our culture is incredibly important to us, and we practice it every day.

    Both as a company and in our products we value simplicity, dependability, and empathy.

    ABOUT YOU

    You’re smart - a problem-solver who thinks out-of-the-box. You empathize with those who can use what we’ve built and you want to help solve their problems.

    You’re technically savvy’ but can also describe technical things to non-technical people. You can tell a ten-year-old how an API works and not have them glaze over with boredom.

    Or a CEO. Or even your Granny!

    You have a diverse background. Volunteer as a Big Sister? Founded a Meetup? Love to paint? Play or coach a sport? We love diversity and value how much it adds to our team.

    You have a thirst for learning. We learn something every day. We find it intoxicating.

    You have thoughtful and insightful opinions that you feel comfortable sharing. We have a culture that encourages sharing opinions.

    If everyone in a meeting always thinks the same way, we believe we have the wrong mix of people in that meeting.

    You have the ability to give more than you take. We have an amazing team. We want you to make it even more amazing.

    THE ROLE

    This is an opportunity for a seasoned product designer to join a fast-growing space technology startup and establish the company’s UX design processes and frameworks that will be cohesively applied across the company’s products.

    By being a relentless advocate for our customers' perspective, you will play an instrumental role in SkyWatch achieving its goal of having the best UX in our industry.

    THE RESPONSIBILITIES

    You will relentlessly advocate on our customers' behalf, demanding the best user experience in product strategy, roadmap, and design discussions

    You will develop and own an end-to-end UX design process that includes user personas, storyboarding, wireframes, prototyping, user research, and customer validation.

    You will translate the user experience you envision into technical requirements

    You will work cross-silo within the company to communicate and ideate in order to ensure brand and UX consistency in product development

    You will work closely with teammates across the business from many disciplines (from product management to engineering to sales) to define problem spaces, design solutions and help drive design deliverables.

    You will research and share industry trends to develop a deep knowledge of market competitor experiences and market conditions

    You will strategize to ensure the UX of our products are a competitive advantage

    YOU HAVE

    Experience successfully developing, owning, and executing an end-to-end UX process

    Experience collaborating with engineering, sales, marketing, and front-end developers to deliver high-quality user experiences

    Software development experience so that you can understand and articulate how a desired user experience impacts technical decisions

    Empathy for software developers, product managers, satellite operators, and other users / buyers of our products.

    An ability to both provide and receive design criticism constructively and appreciation for its importance within the design process

    Proficiency in industry-leading design and prototyping software

    Motivation to be the best in your field

    A portfolio of your work that demonstrates your incredible design abilities and that you can share upon request

    WHAT WILL EXCITE US

    5+ years' experience as a UI / UX designer at a software product company

    Ability to clearly articulate the rationale behind design decisions

    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

    Extreme attention to detail

    Excellent teamwork and communication skills

    You can tell an amazing story

    You do amazing work with minimal oversight

    Up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies

    Experience in a high-growth startup

    Space excites you A LOT!

    WE HAVE YOU COVERED

    At Skywatch, we don’t just have essential perks and benefits. We invest in the growth and success of our people. When we grow, our company grows.

    We offer a great compensation package including a competitive base salary, stock options and a comprehensive benefits plan for you, and your family.

    We have flexible work hours and flexible remote working options.

    New employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation minimum each year.

    Our HQ is in Uptown Waterloo, at the Communitech Data Hub. We are surrounded by other awesome startups focused on data, AI, machine learning, and IOT, as well in the middle of tons of events and visits from somewhat important people.

    We have weekly lunches, Ride or Pie Fridays, and snacks to keep everyone fueled.

    We Hack the Sky (our internal hackathon), teaming up with our peers for 36 hours to build something awesome that doesn’t pertain to our normal day to day work.

    Leave your ego at the door. If you are smart but difficult to work with, this isn’t the place for you.

    If you have all that it takes to be an awesome Product Designer and passion for championing UX and innovation we’d love to talk.

    This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in shaping the direction and trajectory of an integrated experience that reaches millions of users globally. Apply now!

    SkyWatch is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

    If you require an accommodation in order to participate in our hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

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