Oh Snap!
This job is no longer active - but you can still view the details below.

Product Design Lead

| Chicago

About the Company

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to work where you can make an immediate impact? Civis Analytics is looking for a Product Design Lead to join our team!

Civis Analytics helps businesses use data to gain a competitive advantage in how they identify, attract, and engage loyal customers and employees. With a powerful combination of best-in-class proprietary data, cutting-edge software solutions, and an interdisciplinary team of data scientists, developers, and survey science experts, Civis works with Fortune 500 companies and the country’s largest nonprofits to make data-driven decision-making essential to how the world’s best companies do business.

Civis embraces the individuality of our employees and we celebrate each other's differences. Our products, services, and culture benefit from and thrive on the unique perspectives brought by each person in our Civis community. We're proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, age, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

About the Role

You’ll ensure that great design is a primary consideration in our product development and marketing. As a direct report to the CTO, you’ll manage a team of designers who work cross-functionally with engineers, data scientists, marketers, and product managers in a new category of business solutions. You’ll be welcomed by coworkers who focus on impacting clients and who will value your ability to shape how we present ourselves through great software interfaces and their overall experience with Civis. Your ability to communicate design across the organization will be key as you and your team accomplish your goals.

Build user experiences that make complex business tasks intuitive...

As a working manager, you will conduct user research, build wireframes and prototypes, and collaborate with engineers and data scientists throughout the development process. You'll be working on a variety of design and marketing challenges and will be critical during early stage research, ideation, implementation, and iteration. Your team will design for data scientists as well as business decision-makers across multiple product areas. At Civis, you will get to help shape the future of big data and work with wicked smart and passionate people. You’ll drive constant innovation and interactions that make a business impact.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, HCI, a related subject, or equivalent work experience. Graduate degree preferred.
  • 7+ years of professional work experience with 2 years leading a design team
  • Experience in applying user-centered design to enterprise business-to-business software products
  • Conversant in front-end technologies: CSS and HTML
  • Strong proficiency with design-related software, such as Sketch and Invision
  • Experience designing and conducting user studies and usability testing
  • Experience leading rapid prototyping exercises
  • Experience with usability testing
  • Strong visual concept ideation and storytelling
  • A portfolio of representative work demonstrating the above skills

Preferred Requirements

  • Interest/experience in data visualization
  • Proven track record in setting design standards adopted by a range of products.
  • Experience with design and storytelling for website and marketing collateral
  • Ability to make a case for design with product leaders, engineers, and management
  • Previous experience bringing a software product to market
Read Full Job Description

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries

Location

"With a central location in Chicago’s Loop, our newly renovated office depicts glass conference rooms named after famous scientists!"

An Insider's view of Civis Analytics

What's something quirky about your company?

One of my favorite parts about Civis is the culture of learning—talking about academic papers is encouraged as well as sharing weird facts about things people are interested in. I also love the people at Civis because they genuinely care about each other and also serving the wider world.

Evelyn

Software Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Even though our department has the primary responsibility for our customers' success, we work with people from every single department to make it happen. Helping our clients succeed is something that every department actively wants to be involved in.

Sean

Team Lead, Solutions Architects

What are some things you learned at the company?

At Civis, I get to use my interest and abilities in science to solve real problems that matter to real people. I get to learn from my colleagues every day, and often get to teach in the places where I'm the one with expertise. There's a real diversity of backgrounds, interests, and experiences.

Katie

Director of Data Science

What are Civis Analytics Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $6000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 50000 times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Acme Co. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 1% of contributions up to 100% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 4 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Civis believes that if you are sick you should stay home. We have a flexible sick policy with no stated limits.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Parental Leave. Short & Long Term Disability + Life Insurance. Halloween Costume Contest, Monthly Birthday Celebrations, Happy Hours, & Other Fun Events!

More Jobs at Civis Analytics24 open jobs
All Jobs
Finance
Data + Analytics
Dev + Engineer
HR
Legal
Marketing
Operations
Project Mgmt
Sales
Project Mgmt
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Finance
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Finance
new
Chicago
Marketing
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Sales
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
HR
new
Chicago
Finance
new
Chicago