Sr. Product Designer (SM)

Work Type: Contract

About Empirical

We are product development experts focused on helping forward thinking entrepreneurs and small/medium sized companies convert their ideas into world-class technology products. We are a team of senior product strategists, designers and developers. At Empirical, we leverage deep business and technology expertise as well as proprietary processes to help minimize risks and increase the probability of success when developing technology products.

Our values

  • Care about people first
  • Strive to add value always
  • Lead with integrity
  • Have fun every step of the way

The Role
We are on the search for a dedicated digital product designer to spearhead design elements, encompassing both user experience and user interface, for various software products. Your pivotal role will be to create digital experiences that facilitate the scaling of distributed energy systems, like microgrids.

Key Responsibilities
Own the usability of diverse software products, enhancing live products.
Collaborate with product management and engineering to decode user requirements.
Apply design thinking methods in a creative and collective manner to devise solutions.
Champion user-centric digital experiences which are consistent across products and underscore simplicity.
Spearhead usability research and testing directly with the userbase.
Design wireframes, mock-ups, and prototypes; prioritize detailing based on risk or clarity of each feature.
Drive experiments concentrating on usability.
Factor in edge cases and scalability during design.
Work closely with engineering to comprehend technical hurdles and adjust designs accordingly.
Support development by detailing specifications and assisting with Quality Assurance (QA).
Establish a design system to integrate multiple products on one platform.
Maintain comprehensive and structured documentation, including design specifications and component libraries.

Your Qualifications
Solid track record as a product or UX/UI designer for digital interfaces.
Proficiency in simplifying intricate concepts and user workflows, especially for data-intensive products.
Past experience with both internal and client-facing software products.
Adeptness in leading user research and usability testing.
A proactive mindset, driven by self-motivation.
A strong inclination for neat design and straightforwardness.
Proficiency in design tools, with a preference for Figma.
A penchant for quick iterations and experimentation, often prioritizing functionality over aesthetic perfection.
Openness to feedback from all company sectors and its clientele.
Familiarity with standardizing components on React/Material UI libraries.
Quick adaptability to energy concepts; prior industry experience is a bonus.

Note: All candidates are required to provide portfolios of their past projects.

What we offer

  • Remote/flexible work
  • Highly competitive compensation in US dollars
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Ongoing, 40 hours per week dedication
  • The opportunity to be part of an amazing, multicultural community of tech experts

Why work with us?

  • We pride ourselves on our core values and have proven that putting people first creates a thriving and collaborative work environment.
  • We seek to accommodate and balance individual needs with client needs, understanding each one of us is unique.
  • We offer benefits such as remote/flexible work, selective paid training, mentorship programs, referral programs and more.
  • We are selective in the projects we take on to ensure our teams are engaged in challenging, meaningful, enjoyable opportunities that will provoke creativity, innovation and growth!

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