Product Designer at BigCommerce

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BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

About the role 

Product Designers at BigCommerce are part of the entire product development process, from concept to launch. They work closely with product managers, UX researchers, and engineers to understand the customer problem, iterate on solutions, and ship finished designs to customers.

We are looking for a Product Designer who can cultivate an understanding of customer problems and craft experiences that will enable our merchants and their businesses to flourish and succeed. Your designs will contribute to define experiences which have a meaningful impact in the life of our merchants and partners who rely on the BigCommerce platform. Your work will involve unifying experiences across onboarding, billing and permissions, plus enabling our partners to expand our platform by contributing to our component library and expanding associated tooling and training. This role offers a unique opportunity to work on products that will enhance the BigCommerce ecosystem and greatly impact our merchants’ businesses, enabling them to grow and succeed.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate closely with product management and engineering to identify product direction, feature set and behaviors for your product area.
  • Cultivate an understanding of your target user problem set, competitor solutions in the market and trends in e-commerce to help effectively advocate for your design solutions.
  • Create flows, sketches, prototypes, wireframes, and high fidelity mockups to communicate concepts, facilitate discussion and solicit feedback among your team and stakeholders.
  • Execute design across the entire product lifecycle and product launches. 
  • Work iteratively with engineering to ensure a high-quality implementation and user experience.
  • Represent the design team in team discussions, advocating for superior design quality and effective usability across the user experience.
  • Collaborate with designers across the organization to determine appropriate use of patterns and contribute to evolve them, ensuring our solutions are consistent and familiar.
  • Partner with product management and user research to plan and execute testing and validation of your design concepts and product rollouts.
  • Work collaboratively with design leadership to inform and improve processes, tooling and culture.
  • Lead by example - do great work and share what you’ve done with others at BigCommerce.

Who you are:

You are excited at the prospect of solving complex problems, and work enthusiastically to come up with elegant solutions that are familiar and promote ease of use. You have no qualms expressing your ideas in marker or mockup, to facilitate conversations with product managers, engineers and stakeholders, along with gaining understanding from your target users. You explore widely, but drive to consensus, seeking out feedback from stakeholders and users, taking it as a set of signals that present you with an opportunity to always iterate and improve your designs and the way you work. 

You are:

  • Collaborative. You understand that solving problems for our users is a team sport. 
  • Proactive communicator. You don’t wait for others to tell you when to do something. You seek out and make opportunities happen.
  • A systems thinker. You understand how to define guidelines with both the structure and flexibility needed to make all functional areas of the product desirable and usable.
  • Self-driven. You have superior organizational skills, integrity and great follow through on tasks. You don't get overwhelmed easily.
  • Naturally curious. You have a desire to learn about technology, design, ecommerce, your users, basically anything that will make you a better designer. 
  • Pragmatic. You appreciate the latest design trends but can easily filter out what is and isn’t useful to your audience. You can look at your design solution and determine what is integral to the experience and what are ‘bells and whistles’.
  • Motivated. You're innovative, creative and constantly looking for ways to tweak and optimize to make things better.
  • Fun! You're flexible, fearless, and excited to help build something awesome.
  • A utility player. You're willing to help out wherever needed.

Skills & Abilities:

  • 2-4 years experience working as a product designer for a SaaS (software as a service) or other enterprise / large scale digital property
  • Demonstrated execution of end-to-end design process from discovery to delivery, with artifacts showcasing information architecture, user experience, and interaction design
  • Demonstrated excellence in delivering large-scale, integrated solutions for SaaS or complex enterprise applications
  • Ability to multitask, working on several projects at once with careful attention to detail.
  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience using analytical tools like Google Analytics, Fullstory or other event tracking tools
  • Experience designing and prototyping in tools like Figma
  • Proven experience working in an Scrum or Agile framework
  • Have a strong passion for (and experience in) building complex enterprise-level software

Diversity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
We have the opportunity to build not only a great business, but a great company, with soul. Our beliefs and commitment to diversity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey.


Current BigCommerce Employees: Please use the internal job board to apply for openings


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
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    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS

Location

Our HQ is set amongst trees and nature trails in the beautiful hills of Austin. We also have a location downtown at 211 E 7th St Suite 500, 78701.

What are BigCommerce Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We encourage our employees to give back to our local communities through volunteer work. BigCommerce provides two paid Charity/Volunteering Leave days per calendar year to all permanent employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
Each year, the BC family partners with Partnerships for Children to help kids in the Austin area who have been taken from their homes and are living in protective custody during the holidays.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We empower employees to define our culture in the areas of Wellness, Community/Volunteering and Team Building through our BigCommerce Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
BEmpowered for women, non-binary people, and allies; BProud for LGBTQ+ and allies; B-United for Veterans and allies; BCinColor for people of color and allies; BigFamily for caregivers and alli
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
National United HealthCare PPO & HDHP plan options with deductibles as low as $500, coverage up to 100% for in-network services and low monthly premiums
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Subsidized placement services for child care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Unlimited vacation policy for salaried team members and generous accrued time off policy for non-exempt team members.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees parking in a garage on the property.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
BigCommerce offers a variety of opportunities for learning and development from training sessions and workshops, to different conferences to attend.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Career mentorship is available.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

A free online store to help you live out your entrepreneurial dreams. Competitive compensation packages. Pet Insurance. Comprehensive health insurance coverage that starts on day one. Open vacation policy for salaried team members and generous accrued time off policy for hourly team members. Employee-driven team building activities like hackathons, paintball, rock climbing, social sports leagues, movie nights, river floats, etc. Peer to peer rewards and recognition program. Paid parental leave and adoption assistance for new parents. Employer-paid life insurance and disability coverage. Educational assistance for qualified pre- and post-grad courses.

We empower our employees to define culture in the areas of wellness & fitness, community & volunteerism, and team building through local culture clubs to help our employees connect. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support our diverse workforce through supportive, inclusive networks that help develop awareness and respect across the company. Additionally, we use programs to support our learning culture including our Learning Through Sharing Program, Lightning Talks, Lunch and Learns, Book Clubs, and guest speakers. We sustain our culture by understanding what drives our employees' engagement, measuring that engagement, and implementing initiatives to continue to make BigCommerce an even better place to work

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