Product Designer

| Chicago

As a Product Designer, you will be a part of the Design team and will work closely with fellow Designers, Product Managers and Front-end Engineers, driving UX and UI for applications and features centered around our Natural Language Generation technology. These responsibilities include designing user flows, wireframes, and pixel-perfect mockups; building prototypes, and conducting user research and usability testing (through a variety of mediums).

We’re looking for someone with a great sense of aesthetic, an intuitive understanding of how to make complex ideas accessible and complicated workflows tractable, an ability to articulate and stand up for their ideas while also being open and amenable to feedback, a drive to collaborate, a penchant for solving complex problems, and an eye for detail. Also, we’re fun to work with (at least we tend to think so), so you should be too — we value our community here as much as any other aspect of the company.

You will be joining a nascent Design team at a fast-paced company with a lot of amazing work ahead of us, so you should be a highly motivated self-starter as well as someone deeply invested in and excited about the mission of Narrative Science.

Responsibilities:

  • Creating world-class, user-centered designs through consideration of market and user research, product requirements, customer feedback, and usability study findings

  • Developing conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, and prototypes (either by coding or with tools like Axure, Balsamiq, etc) to communicate your ideas and test with users

  • Designing the UI elements of applications and features (adhering to our style guide or helping evolve it as necessary)

  • Helping maintain detailed user-interface specifications

  • Defining goals and metrics for the sake of data-driven design iterations

  • Adapting as necessary — we have a series of ongoing, long-term initiatives that require UX/UI attention. Given the size of the team you’d be joining, you should expect to have a few balls in the air at once.

Qualifications:

  • 2 to 5+ years of professional UX/UI design experience for web or desktop applications

  • Understanding of hypothesis-driven design, including the design research process (qualitative interviews, focus groups, moderation, and information synthesis) and design-thinking principles

  • Experience Sketch/Illustrator and/or Photoshop (or equivalent)

  • Expertise with user interface design patterns and methodologies

  • Proven ability with user testing and related methodologies/tools

  • Experience with wireframing/prototyping tools (Axure, Balsamiq, or equivalent)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Bonus:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • Experience with designing enterprise application/platform tools

  • Experience with designing BI/Data Management tools

  • Coding knowledge of HTML/CSS/JS

  • Exposure to Agile/Scrum

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio or samples of work.

About Narrative Science:

Narrative Science creates software that writes stories from enterprise data to drive understanding and results. Powered by artificial intelligence, our technology automatically turns data into easy-to-understand reports, transforms statistics into stories, and converts numbers into knowledge. Narrative Science works with customers including Deloitte, MasterCard, USAA, and members of the U.S. intelligence community, empowering them to understand and act on key business metrics, make better decisions, and focus talent on higher-value tasks -- all through the power of data storytelling.

Narrative Science provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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Location

Located in the heart of the loop, our office provides easy access to public transportation and some of Chicago's favorite destinations.

An Insider's view of Narrative Science

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Narrative Science, teams collaborate every day. When it comes to background, experience, and points of view, we are a very diverse company, and our employees take full advantage of that. It isn't uncommon to see functional teams pulling in members from other teams to work on initiatives together or even just to get another opinion.

Anna

Senior Product Marketing Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful people on my team have a passion for customers & a drive to deliver the best results to them. They're creative problem solvers who thrive in a collaborative environment. Each customer has unique needs & high-performers in Customer Success are experts at identifying those needs and rallying every resource necessary to take care of them.

Keelin

Senior Vice President, Customer Success

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

At Narrative Science, we support a spectrum of innovation ranging from our standard engineering process, through Hack Days and Hackathons, to our ongoing Incubator team. Narrative Science is only successful if we hire smart and self-motivated people, so we’re committed to giving them the support and space they need to innovate.

Nate

Vice President, Product Architecture

What are some things you learned at the company?

We are encouraged to deliver an exceptional customer experience. To achieve this goal, I’ve learned how various aspects of software engineering integrate to create a great and reliable product. I've learned how to design/implement database architecture, automated testing, and data analytics to craft our innovative products and bring them to market.

Jesus

Software Engineer

What are Narrative Science Perks + Benefits

Narrative Science Benefits Overview

We offer a full range of benefits including Medical, Rx, Dental, Vision, FSA (for medical and dependent care expenses), Commuter Benefits, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Parental Leave, and 401k options for you and your family. Our people manage their own schedules, work hard, take time off when they need it—and come back refreshed and ready to dive back in.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Standing desks. Catered weekly lunches. Flexible vacation policy. Company events. Free eats & drinks. Free gym access & bike parking. Personal MacBook Air. Community engagement opportunities. Internal learning and development opportunities. Referral program & incentives.

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