Senior Product Designer

in San Francisco, CA

Senior Product Designer Job

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  • Job Location

    San Francisco, CA 94105, US

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    Information Technology

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    9+ Month Contract


Our Media client dives deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting their properties every quarter, they are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

We are seeking a Product Designer who's passionate about taking complex processes and distilling them into highly usable, clear and satisfying product experiences. These tools underpin the video operations of our client, with a specific focus on live events. This role will report to the Director of Product Design and will work closely with a dedicated product manager and engineering team to design and deploy a system from the ground up, making sure that our internal user needs are accounted for. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to have an immediate impact on teams that drive experiences that entertain millions of people.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Establish designs based on an initial set of product documents.
  • Continually collect insights from internal operators and reflect the best possible solutions in journey maps, wireframes and polished designs.
  • Co-create user stories and requirements with your product manager
  • Get inspiration from video-based interaction models and leverage usable patterns to achieve product goals.
  • Work collaboratively with developers and product managers to ensure your designs are executed flawlessly.
  • Conduct ongoing feedback sessions to ensure your designs are achieving the goals you’ve defined.
  • Establish a scalable design system and component library so that this and future tools have a common visual language.
  • Exercise strategic product thinking and collaborate with other designers to unlock synergies in their projects.
  • Work closely with the Director of Product Design to ensure you have the resources and time to be successful.

Requirements: Qualifications

  • 6-8 years of product design experience
  • A passion for efficient systems and workflows
  • A knack for distilling complex ideas into easy-to-understand and actionable UI
  • Highly self-motivated, entrepreneurial, can balance speed and effectiveness be extremely well-versed in web design patterns with an eye towards appealing, usable interfaces that are powerful in their simplicity
  • Have experience designing software that manage video workflows (nice to have) or any CMS/Tool/B2B application
  • Have experience working in larger design teams, and is excited about spearheading an internal tools team
  • Open to management opportunities
  • Have an impressive portfolio that illustrates a deep understanding of functional UI/UX paired with a modern visual design sensibility. Any applicant without an online portfolio will not be considered.
  • A strong UX and visual design sense, with an eye for simple, intuitive interfaces.
  • Have experienced multiple product launches
  • Ability to rapidly concept, ideate and execute multiple concepts.
  • A passion for innovation with an attitude that good enough is NEVER good enough
  • Significant provable experience working collaboratively with developers to build interfaces
  • The right candidate should have experience working in an agile context, where they have been a member of a delivery team in a product development environment; working closely with Product Owners, developers and QA engineers.
  • Experience as a front-end developer is a bonus

EEO Statement:

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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Who We Are

Founded in 1998, Blackstone Talent Group is one of three divisions of Blackstone Technology Group. The other two divisions are Blackstone Federal, a premier engineering + transformation agency that serves the federal government, and Trellis Energy, the largest transaction management software firm fully dedicated to serving the natural gas industry. Blackstone Technology Group is a privately-held global IT services, solutions and resourcing firm. Headquartered in San Francisco, Blackstone now has more than 300+ employees across five offices nationwide. Blackstone Technology Group’s mission is to help clients adapt to the demands of a digital world, and has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results to a client list that includes Fortune 100 businesses and US federal, state and local government.

We provide contract, permanent and managed resource services to our clients. We source for commercial businesses and non-profits, as well as government clients requiring security clearances from public trust through multiple levels of top secret. Some of our skill specialties are IT, IT Operations, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, and Executive Search.

Our team never stops building connections with talent. And our network of fully-vetted, ready-to-work professionals allows us to provide exceptional speed and accuracy in our resource delivery that is unmatched in the industry. With a relationship-first engagement approach, we most often become a trusted partner with our clients and operate as an extension of their organizations.

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