About Skiplist

Navigating the ever-changing software landscape isn’t easy. We’ve made it our mission to realize each client’s vision with solutions that are repeatable, resilient, and scalable. We make possible plausible without sacrificing practical, useful, and usable.

Thoughtful Software is our brand promise:

  • Focus on People
  • Consistently Deliver Value
  • Backed by Intelligent Systems

We know that it is challenging enough to attract and retain top talent; that there is a high failure rate on custom software projects; and that misaligned goals stagnate growth for enterprises.

We believe thoughtful people and Thoughtful Software™ will conquer these challenges and change the world for the better. This kind of change can only happen if we put people at the center of everything we do and remain rooted in our core values like Team over Individual and Relationships over Money.

Job Description

The Product team at Skiplist is looking for a talented professional that understands the art & science of the user experience with a product. This individual will possess a blend of design thinking and engineering chops, such that they can conceptualize the look & feel of the journey for a particular persona, and then actualize that concept through a usable code library that is shared with the Engineering team, ultimately as design system for Skiplist clients.

You will collaborate effectively with your Skiplist peers in Product, Engineering, and Client Success, as well as with client sponsors, stakeholders, and team members to realize an outcomes-based approach to experience design.

Responsibilities

  • Consistently demonstrate professionalism and levels of customer service that exemplify the value of relationships over money.
  • Work in tandem with Product, Engineering, and Success peers to guide clients through discovery, definition and design.
  • Communicate, in various formats, with clients, end-users, and Skiplist peers to ensure we're pulling in the same direction, aware of where we are in relation to milestones.
  • Craft high-quality deliverables that cover the design spectrum from user/product research, to maps, to flows, to wireframes, to prototypes.
  • Lay out and execute on a roadmap to code & curate a design system that strikes the balance between operational efficiency for Skiplist and benefit resonance for users of Skiplist design experiences (from concept to shipped).
  • Represent design in the sales pipeline with an ability to understand the problem space well enough to lay out an action plan, and effectively estimate levels of effort, cost.
  • Remain current on digital design trends ensuring that Skiplist is a noteworthy voice in the consulting marketplace, and at-the-ready when new tech challenges emerge.

Requirements

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience as user experience designer, interaction designer, or UX Engineer.
  • Proficiency with industry-standard design and prototyping tools.
  • Experience in an iterative development environment using agile methodologies.
  • Innate curiosity for think, feel, say, do and how they influence outcomes.
  • Understands that design can be about a microphone, a paragraph, negative space, factory grime, row 12,916 in a spreadsheet, and other non-traditional design perspectives.
  • Self-assured in the fact that design is measurable, and contributes to lead/lag measures that fit into the data-driven realities of today’s workplace.
  • Relishes the manager-of-one mentality, making effective use of their time, and the realities of multiple clients/projects in a distributed working environment.
  • Spends portion of free-time in a creative space.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have relevant experience with consulting and/or client-facing engagements, and can present examples of their achievements via a portfolio.

Why You Should Join Skiplist

You’ll become an important part of a small, fully distributed (for several years now!), and dedicated team. We strive to provide a progressive working environment that doesn’t ask for or encourage habitual overtime and we offer flexibility in your day. We also understand that healthy schedules lead to better outcomes so we offer Responsible Time Off.

We believe that high-performing teams include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other’s assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we actively seek a diverse pool.

We think this is a rather novel and reasonably noble approach. If you feel the same, and believe we could benefit from your drive, passion, and talent, then let’s talk!