Senior Product Designer at Hatchways
About the role
Hatchways' mission is bold. We're modernizing education by helping people new to the tech industry get real, practical experience on-the-job instead of in the classroom.
Our goal is to provide access to opportunities to people who otherwise would have been overlooked through our background-blind skills assessment and project-based work simulations.
Hatchways is a place you come to make an impact, working with like-minded people to build something meaningful-- a future we'd like to live in.
About the role: As the first Product Designer on the team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with both the CEO and CTO (co-founders) on reimagining how employers hire people that are non-obvious, and traditionally overlooked, through innovative design. We are looking for someone who is unafraid to take risks, who is highly empathetic and thrives in a startup environment. You'll have full ownership of the design process, including research, testing, cross-functional communication, copywriting, and visual and brand design. As we grow, you'll also have the opportunity to continue to be an individual contributor or have the opportunity to lead a team.
This role is open to anyone around the world. A slight preference for someone in Canada.
Our ideal fit is a Product Designer who:
-Wants to revolutionize how education and recruiting is communicated and interacted with around the world
-Likes to tackle ambiguous problems and shape them into clear product goals
-Is on a relentless pursuit to understand users’ needs and build product users are excited to use
-Has a strong sense of ownership and leadership
-Thoughtful, thinks of all the important details and edge cases, digs in, asks questions
-Extremely organized can juggle multiple projects at the same time, but can go deep
-Looks at problems from all angles - from a business perspective, from the users perspective, from an engineering perspective
-Thrives in a fast-paced environment and loves working on a diverse array of projects that span cross-disciplinary teams
-Obsesses about continuous product improvement and loves using data and user feedback to drive design decisions
-Understands technical constraints and can get into implementation details with developers
What you bring to the table:
-3+ years of product design experience, ideally designing large projects (both B2C and B2B)
-Successful track record of generating design ideas required to solve problems, and taking ownership of the design process, including research, testing, cross-functional communication, copywriting and visual design
-Experience in planning, designing, running and analysing User Research activities
-Previous experience working in an early stage startup (seed or Series A)
About us: Hatchways is a Y Combinator-backed startup (S19) and is founded by two-time founders Jaclyn and Shums. Hatchways is a lifelong pursuit, and the founders wanted to focus on the problem area they were most passionate about: improving the education to employment pathways so more people have access to opportunities in tech. Read a personal story from one of our founders about the origin story on Hacker News: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20578850
We are a team of just under 20, and are distributed around the world (Canda, US, India, Africa!). Our tight-knit group is bonded by its shared commitment to our core values of teamwork, curiosity, integrity, empathy, and humility. While we hustle hard, we also have a ton of fun with in-person and online socials (games, lunch and learns, bookclubs, yoga classes, etc.)
We are committed to building a warm, inclusive, and diverse environment. We believe that people do their best work when they feel good, and every member of our team deserves to feel safe, empowered, and supported. To this end, we offer a comprehensive set of benefits, including:
-Competitive salary + bonuses
-Stock options in a hypergrowth startup - we grew 4x in the last year!
-Health and dental benefits for you and your family, including an HSA and extended mental health benefits
-Annual professional development budget and regular learning opportunities
-3 weeks of vacation + a 1 week company-wide shut down during Christmas
Hatchways is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If there is any part of the interview process that is not accommodating for your situation, we are more than happy to create a more comfortable process for you. Just let us know by emailing us at hello[at]hatchways.io.
Why you should join Hatchways
Hatchways' mission is bold. We're modernizing education by helping people new to the tech industry get real, practical experience on-the-job instead of in the classroom. Our goal is to provide access to opportunities to people who otherwise would have been overlooked through our background-blind skills assessment and project-based work simulations.