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Senior Product Designer - Acquisitions Team

| Chicago

Do clunky experiences of everyday tasks, like parking, drive you nuts? Do you have a desire to make them better? We do too.

SpotHero is seeking a Senior Product Designer for our acquisitions team. As the lead product designer on the acquisitions team, you will play a key hand in growing SpotHero’s business through our HeroConnect platform. HeroConnect allows other services to leverage the power of SpotHero. You will pave the way for the future of mobility, autonomous cars and more through your collaboration with partners, such as Google Assistant, Android Auto, Hertz, and many more of the world’s largest auto and tech companies.

Who we are: SpotHero is one of transportation's hottest tech companies! We’re rapidly growing with the mission of bringing the parking industry into the future through technology. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app or website to reserve convenient, affordable parking on-the-go or in advance, and parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace.

Our Product Design Team solves incredibly hard problems each and every day to create an experience for our customers. We marry user research, both qualitative and quantitative analysis, with fast-paced execution, to form a user, data, and design-centric culture.

What will you do?

  • Partner with product managers and engineers to oversee the user experience of a feature or product from conception to launch to iteration.
  • Design and execute user research and usability studies.
  • Make strategic design and user-experience decisions for our HeroConnect platform and SpotHero for business product.
  • Formulate and test hypotheses based on user research and behavioral analytics.
  • Create holistic design solutions that address business and user requirements by considering the entire customer experience and collaborating with product managers, engineers, and business stakeholders.
  • Communicate conceptual ideas, design rationale and specifics of the user-centered design process within a cross-functional team.
  • Create user flows, design documentation, prototypes, pixel-perfect design assets, and other UX deliverables.
  • Consult with internal & external partners on best practices to support SpotHero’s customers.

You are:

  • Believe design has a scientific intent, and that you can measure your success based on the business value you create.
  • Are a self-starter who actively seeks the “why” in order to make the SpotHero experience easy and enjoyable to use.
  • Know how to navigate through the unknown.
  • Have a deep knowledge and understanding of responsive web design, iOS, and Android best practices
  • Are passionate about user-centered design.
  • Demand a collaborative environment.
  • Embrace iterative development.
  • Are excited to conduct usability tests, talk to users out in the field, A/B test, , and then sharing learnings with the organization.
  • Are a solid communicator possessing strong presentation and verbal & written communication skills.
  • Exceptionally organized and very comfortable working with engineering and product managers.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Have a portfolio that showcases your design process & thinking
  • Solid understanding of the design process, information architecture, usability, and heuristics
  • Must have a firm understanding of different UI constructs for responsive web, iOS, and Android with a strength in mobile design
  • Knowledge and efficiency with UI design tools such as InVision and Sketch
  • 5+ years professional experience designing web applications.

What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast-growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits – We cover up to 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, 401k retirement savings plan, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Fun perks like snacks, catered lunches, happy hours, wellness programs, and SpotHero swag.
  • Annual parking stipend (duh – we help people park!).
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A workplace recognized as the Best Consumer Web Company by Built in Chicago, Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur, a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune, and one of Chicago’s Best Places to Work for Women Under 35 by Crain’s Chicago Business.
  • Plus, true ownership of your design in an environment where you can rapidly grow based on your execution

Steps to apply: Please include your portfolio/dribbble/etc username and/or links to any projects that represent your skill set. We love seeing work that others loved working on.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MandrillEmail
    • Oracle ResponsysEmail

Location

Our brand new, custom built office is located in the heart of the Loop, close to the Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Red Lines.
125 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60603

What are SpotHero Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fantastic Eats - Take a break and enjoy some grub with the team, catered weekly from your favorite Chicago spots. For a midday pick me up, choose from our endless variety of snacks or our cold brew on tap. • Team Events - From WhirlyBall and ice skating to rooftop happy hours and spontaneous ice cream parties - we're always looking for new ways to have fun together! • Casual Work Environment - Be comfortable while you work. Take a nap if you need it or squeeze in a few yoga poses between meetings. • Employee Wellness Program. We encourage work/life balance through financial wellness talks, meditation sessions, and mind & body nutrition education. Plus, we encourage our team to get out and give back to our local community. • Professional Development. We support personal and professional development through mentorship programs, diversity & inclusion trainings, and learning how to work with one another based on our personality types.

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