Lead Product Designer

Location - New York, SF/Bay Area preferred, open to other locations

About BigSpring

BigSpring is solving a Top 3 global challenge - Reskilling. By 2030, most of today’s jobs will require upskilling, many jobs will disappear, and more new ones will emerge that don’t exist today, collectively impacting billions of people.
Our mobile learning platform equips people with the lifelong learning they need to be gainfully employed, and enables employers to measure ROI from learning to establish it as a core business driver - not a discretionary expense.
BigSpring allows our learners the same human-centered, technology-aided experience they enjoy when they navigate to a restaurant, track daily fitness, or browse recommended videos on their smartphones. Learners can map their employment goals to market needs, create skill portfolios that showcase proficiency, engage in learning communities composed of peers and coaches, and measure employability in real-time.
Uber, United Technologies, Tata, OYO and others have made BigSpring their learning platform of choice for over 500,000 learners across Asia Pacific, Africa and the Americas.

About the role

In a Lead Design role at BigSpring, you’ll have a deep impact across a global user base. BigSpring’s learner-base ranges from gig economy workers to white collar teams, from large Blue Chip companies to small businesses, from the United States to West Africa. We’re not a platform solely for the “cash rich, time poor” rather we’re solving a universal problem and cater to everyone.
Designers at BigSpring necessarily operate with a high degree of autonomy, confidence, empathy and creativity. In a bid to enable and empower users, a BigSpring Product Designer must be able to untangle hard conceptual problems and deliver an effortless experience.
As a senior member of our design team, you'll also help to mentor and lead other members of our growing team and work with stakeholders across functions, levels and geographies.
An exciting, innovation-driven outlook with plenty of opportunity for growth, an attractive base salary with equity in the growing business, all await you at BigSpring - an equal-opportunity employer that welcomes diverse thinking and perspectives.

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What you will do

  • Lead the vision for both the product interface and overall user experience by designing and evolving experiences and features from the ground up.
  • Design adaptively to support several form factors (web, mobile web, Android, and iOS), languages, cultures, and levels of technical literacy.
  • Influence product, and shape strategy and direction for big company bets.
  • Break down large ambiguous problems into simple solutions and drive them from concept through completion.
  • Identify and execute on major opportunities for the company, through a concerted thought partnership with cross-functional partners.
  • Raise the bar on design quality across the organization.
  • Mentor our design team and elevate design thinking across the entire company.

What you bring

  • 5+ years experience on UI / UX design (portfolio with 1-2 enterprise or consumer products preferred)
  • Proven ability to manage and lead in cross-functional environments.
  • Can demonstrate thinking at a high level about product strategy and vision.
  • Experience with identifying and solving complex and ambiguous design problems.
  • A track record of shipping great design, and an understanding of what details matter at each stage of the release cycle.
  • A portfolio showing your high quality, thoughtful visual and interaction work.
  • AEffective prototyping skills (motion design skills are a bonus)