Lead/Senior Product Designer
Consensys
Waterloo
39d ago

ConsenSys is a venture production studio and the leading technology firm in blockchain globally . We deliver products, solutions and platforms built using blockchain technology to transform how business is done in complex network of buyers, suppliers and consumers.

Our teams are busy at work building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, the music industry, security, and infrastructure, and more.

To accomplish this we've built out a flat organizational structure which we call the ConsenSys Mesh : a network of individuals & teams working autonomously and towards the same goal.

Our mission is to use these decentralized solutions to fundamentally reshape the economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet.

If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement, we would love for you to join us.

About Product Design at ConsenSys :

The excitement surrounding the possibilities of blockchain technology are at an all time high and rightly so. Designers at ConsenSys must balance passion for the technology while knowing when and how to focus the conversation on our users.

ConsenSys designers enjoy an open and inclusive culture and the freedom to explore and experiment. We are always iterating and improving our work, the culture, and ourselves.

About the role :

We are currently seeking a Lead Product Designer with a passion for organizational behaviour and development in the Ethereum ecosystem.

You have an interest and / or SaaS based experience in human resources, autonomous management, and open platforms you are passionate about the needs of users in relation to these areas.

As a Product Design Lead at ConsenSys, you will take products from ideation and rough prototypes to high fidelity designs, relentlessly validating and pushing for accessible, delightful design solutions.

Responsibilities :

Lead a collaborative design process from conception to launch : partner with small, global teams of engineers, product managers, and researchers to identify user needs, define product strategy, and create roadmaps

Develop storyboards, prototypes, and high-fidelity visual design to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas

Actively give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise the bar for quality

Mentor junior designers or interns, growing and iterating on our design culture by participating in design-team-wide initiatives such as recruiting, developing design principles, and improving design tools and process

Evangelize design and product thinking methodology

Fearlessly take on highly complex problem areas and then publish what you learn

Grow a design team as the product matures

Requirements :

You have 5+ years of experience working as a product designer on agile teams

You have solved complex problems with elegant, shipped product evidenced in an online portfolio featuring end-to-end product design

You demonstrate product vision and use data and experimentation to provide product direction.

While you may not have a branding or marketing background, you understand customer experience and the relationship between brand and product design

You’re excellent at articulating design decisions, presenting to clients or stakeholders

You’re effective at prototyping at varying levels of fidelity

You demonstrate solid leadership skills and an ability to develop strong partnerships with product managers and engineers

Even better if :

You’re interested in or have experience with decentralized applications and blockchain

You’re interested in or have experience working with self-managing organizations and modular platforms

You have experience at both large organizations and start-ups

You are able to facilitate design thinking workshops

You enjoy some amount of ambiguity and freedom to experiment

You’ve built or worked with design systems

You have front-end development experience

Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys :

  • The forefront of a revolution. At ConsenSys we fundamentally believe that a next generation of technologies presents the opportunity to create a more just and equitable society.
  • A dynamic startup environment. ConsenSys is a thought leader in the blockchain space and we are absorbing a significant portion of the mindshare.
  • This is both exciting and challenging, as we learn to scale our organization while adhering to the principles of decentralization.

  • Continuous learning. You’ll be constantly exposed to new languages, frameworks and ideas from your peers and as you work on different projects challenging you to stay at the top of your game.
  • Deep technical challenges. This entire ecosystem is about 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much work to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users.
  • ConsenSys is building the technology platforms that can get us to those next thresholds of scale.

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