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Senior Product Designer

Product - Full-time - Remote

Senior Product Designer
XpertSea

About XpertSea:

We’re a start-up on a mission to feed the world while saving the planet. We work across the $37 billion shrimp farming industry to help businesses grow with financial products and empower farmers to increase the supply of sustainably produced shrimp, leveraging technology including artificial intelligence / machine learning and computer vision to do so. It is an exciting time to join the company as we recently closed a $20M Series B round with mission-driven investors like Aqua-Spark, Obvious Ventures, and Tony Fadell (inventor of the iPhone and iPod) to name a few. Join our growing team of passionate and curious individuals to build and scale products that tackle real-world problems that help make the planet a better place to live!

In this role, you will:

  • Work with our product team to create useful, usable, and desirable products that will enable and encourage people in the shrimp industry to produce more sustainably

    • Focus on shrimp farmers in Ecuador, including farm monitoring, and management

    • Occasionally work on other projects in other areas of the business

  • Execute or lead user research projects, in Spanish or English, remotely or in-person in Ecuador

    • Conduct ethnography, interviews, prototype evaluation, usability testing, etc.

    • Collaborate with other cross-functional team members who have user research experience

  • Collaboratively analyze research data, and findings from other sources, to discover meaningful and actionable insights to drive product concepts and design

    • Communicate insights through presentations, journey maps, personas, or other similar artifacts

    • Consider findings from other sources: voice-of-customer program, our farmer-in-residence program, analytics, interviews with experts, and secondary research

  • Contribute to your workstream’s product strategy and prioritization on an ongoing basis

  • Own and execute the design process

    • Develop and present design concepts through working sessions, concept models, storyboards, low fidelity wireframes, and prototypes

    • Create detailed wireframes or mockups that depict the final solution in medium or high fidelity

    • Conduct evaluative research on your designs and iterate based on findings

    • Manage stakeholder reviews, feedback, and alignment throughout

    • Ensure that your deliverables are consumable by others on the project team

    • Provide design support to the engineering team in an agile development environment

  • Help to continuously improve our processes and tools to increase impact, transparency, and efficiency

Where:

  • You’ll work remotely

  • Travel 10-20% of the time (primarily to/within Ecuador)

Outcomes – What success looks like

By 6 months

  • You’ll have a solid understanding of the shrimp industry, including farm management, sustainability, and financial aspects, gained in part through in-person visits to shrimp farms in Ecuador (subject to travel restrictions and pandemic safety)

  • You’ve led research and design for at least two new product offerings that have measurably beneficial outcomes for shrimp farmers

  • You’re participating in product strategy and roadmap discussions and workshops on an ongoing basis

  • You’ve contributed measurable improvements to our design and product team’s effectiveness and efficiency

By 12 months

  • You’ve proposed a novel new product offering that is desirable for our clients, plus viable and feasible for our business to offer; you leading the full design process through to launch

  • You’ve done work across all of our different product offerings

  • You’re helping to onboard and mentor new hires and junior design team members


Who you are:

You’re intensely curious, humble, open to continuous learning, and passionate about sustainability. Plus you have…

  • 4+ years of solid product design experience, including both mobile and web

  • Experience conceptualizing and designing new products based on user research and business objectives

  • Excellent communication skills in English

  • Communication skills in Spanish would be an asset

  • Experience conducting both generative and evaluative research

  • UI/visual design experience, including the handover of design assets to development

  • A portfolio of work that demonstrates your work and process

  • Figma, Sketch, Axure, or similar tools

  • Ability to communicate insights, concepts, and design decisions clearly and persuasively to different audiences at varying levels of the organisation

  • Ability to work autonomously or collaboratively, as required, through the design process

  • Ability to pick up new domain knowledge quickly (yes, we will teach you all about the shrimp industry)

Bonus Points

  • Post-secondary or graduate degree in user experience, design, user research, or related fields

  • Start-up experience where you helped to commercialize new products

  • Experience in aquaculture/agriculture, financial services, and/or supply chain management


LinkedIn posting

XpertSea is serious about fostering a diverse workplace marked by inclusion and psychological safety for its employees. XpertSea is an equal opportunity employer and expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination based on race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

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