Senior Product Designer

| Chicago

project44 is revolutionizing the freight and logistics industry by applying cutting edge technologies to automate the entire lifecycle of freight shipments including quoting, scheduling, and real-time visibility. project44’s network of APIs is capable of optimizing the shipment lifecycle, empowering companies to deliver the best customer experience possible, and provide up to date data while cutting costs along the way.

We’re looking for an experienced Product/UX Designer to bring the passion, work ethic and expertise needed to research and design key product initiatives at a fast-growing tech startup. You will work as a member of a highly motivated team responsible for managing the complete product lifecycle to ensure success in terms of both revenue and the timely release of new products and capabilities. 

This is a full-time position that will involve executing user research, designing workflows, wire-framing and working directly with customers and developers. The Product Designer will be become proficient in our growing suite of applications and have a clear understanding of the business processes driving the usage and interaction with the web-based applications.

You will report directly to the Director of Product Experience and work closely with colleagues on the Product and Engineering teams to ensure successful product delivery. You’ll also collaborate with extended team members in Marketing, Sales, Onboarding, Support, and other departments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define and refine user requirements in response to business goals, working with product management, customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in cross-functional agile teams; representing User Experience, research, and visual design, alongside product management, development and QA. Share delivery accountability with agile teams.
  • Create prototypes, process flows, wireframes, and design specifications. Work with Business Analysts and Product Managers in the development of use cases required to document business rules and expected online customer behaviors.
  • Facilitate, participate in and analyze user research and user test results. Seek out consumer data and web analytics when developing experience solutions and validate that design via customer touchpoints.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of UX and software product design experience, preferably building and releasing technically complex offerings in B2B solutions.
  • 5+ years of experience using industry standard design tools
  • Experience with all aspects of UX design and an expert at one or more of these aspects, including user research, information architecture, interaction design, usability evaluation, and visual design.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks

Location

Located in the iconic art deco Merchandise Mart on the Chicago river and central to high energy restaurants, retail, and accessible public transit.
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What are some social events your company does?

This is a fast paced environment where everyone is ready to be challenged; and our teams have high energy, fun, and are innovative. Our social events are rewarding and promote cross-departmental connections. From themed happy hours, board game nights, sponsored athletic teams, rooftop socials, lunch and learns, and team outings just to name a few.

Eric Bohl

Senior Technical Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

From the start, I could tell that project44 was special; we're a group of really smart people who come together with the ability to experiment, try new things, and collaborate.

Portia LaMotte

Digital Marketing Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

There are things that I hoped to do at some point in my career-I've got to do many of them in the span of one year. I feel actively involved in our growth, and I love the opportunity that I have to learn and experience different parts of the organization. I don't know that I would get this much opportunity and exposure in one role anywhere else.

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Senior Accounting Manager

What is your vision for the company?

We are ultimately building a world supply-chain network that fits within a much broader vision of applying modern technology, data science, and data flow technologies to an industry that's as old as time.

Will Hansmann

CTO

What makes someone successful on your team?

This is a fast paced environment where everyone is ready to be challenged. To succeed, you must be ready to change your mindset and move quickly to keep up.

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Technical Project Manager

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Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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