Product Designer at SparkCognition

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SparkCognition catalyzes sustainable growth for our clients throughout the world with proven artificial intelligence (AI) systems, award-winning machine learning technology, and a multinational team of AI thought leaders. Our clients are trusted with advancing lives, infrastructure, sustainability, and financial systems across the globe. They partner with SparkCognition to understand their industry's most pressing challenges, analyze complex data, empower decision-making, and transform human and industrial productivity with scalable AI solutions to solve the problems that matter most. With our leading-edge artificial intelligence products and solutions, our clients can adapt to a rapidly changing digital landscape, accelerate their business strategies, and reduce environmental impact creating a better, smarter, and more sustainable world.
We are growing quickly and are looking for a talented Product Designer to join the team!
If you were working for us today, you would be:
  • Translating business and user needs and technology constraints into solution concepts that are meaningful, easy to use, and engaging
  • Designing products from high-level concepts through the development process
  • Working with cross-functional teams to ensure vision and execution alignment
  • Influencing product teams and the organization to achieve solutions that are right for our customers
  • Following existing design systems and style guides to create mock-ups that ensure a consistent experience
  • Designing new components or patterns to the existing design systems and style guides
  • Using research data, design principles, or other objective information to support and promote design decisions and recommendations
  • Participating and occasionally leading usability testing sessions and interpret data to use in designs
  • Demonstrating knowledge of our design processes by effectively working through the correct process for each design
  • Creating information architectures, task flows, user interaction models, wireframe screen flows, prototypes, detailed designs, design briefs, design specifications, and guidelines with little direction
  • Leading and supporting the discovery of the project lifecycle, including plan and conduct workshops and stakeholder interviews, analytics, audits, and benchmarking
  • Participating in design team critique sessions to provide feedback on other designers' work

You may be a fit for our team if you have;
  • A bachelor's degree in a related discipline (UX, HCI, Industrial Design, Cognitive Psychology, Product design, Graphic Design, etc.) or equivalent related professional experience
  • 4+ years' experience in design, including multi-platform application, product, graphic design, digital media or related
  • Demonstrated proficiency with wireframing and prototyping tools such as Adobe XD, Sketch, Figma, Framer, Invision, etc.
  • An online portfolio that demonstrates the work including conceptual diagrams, user journey maps, user flows, information architecture, storyboards, wireframes, and high-fidelity prototypes
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of user-centered design product development
  • Familiarity with different data collection techniques and design products based on data analysis
  • Experience using user research methods, analytics, and other insights to guide product design direction
  • Proficiency in information architecture, user flows, and cross-platform flows
  • Ability to create original, imaginative, and creative designs dependent on the project assigned.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effectively builds and manages relationships across teams and functions
  • Able to communicate complex ideas, goals, and problems in a way that is easy for others not familiar with the project to understand
  • Knowledge of mobile interface design across multiple operating systems
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • PythonLanguages
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Adobe XDDesign
    • Adobe InDesignDesign
    • Adobe After EffectsDesign
    • Adobe PremiereDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • PardotEmail
    • DemandbaseLead Gen
    • PardotLead Gen

Location

Our office is located near the Domain and the Arboretum in Northwest Austin. Plenty of restaurants, shopping centers, gyms, and grocery stores nearby.

What are SparkCognition Perks + Benefits

SparkCognition Benefits Overview

SparkCognition offers a combination of benefits + perks that align with our brand and culture. This includes: competitive medical benefits, HSA contribution, employer paid STD & Life Insurance, 401k match, 4+ weeks of PTO, and parental leave. In addition we strive for our team to be active in our communities and to focus on leading supportive and healthy lifestyles. As we are in a high-growth stage, we offer support and encouragement for employees' career development, including mentorship opportunities, online course subscriptions, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
SparkCognition participates in local volunteer activities, most notably with Austin Sunshine Camps.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
SparkCognition has a cross-departmental Culture Committee that ensures the company represents our values and mission. They plan events, launch initiatives, and represent the employees of the company.
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
SparkCognition offers group-term life insurance with a potential payout of 2X an employee's annual salary for the duration of employment.
Wellness Programs
SparkCognition's current health and wellness program provides a Lifetime gym stipend to all employees of SparkCognition.
Mental Health Benefits
SparkCognition offers a unique service called First Stop Health. This is a company that puts mental health resources front and center for our employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
SparkCognition's 401(k) retirement plan matches 50% of an employee's contribution up to 6% of their annual base salary, with a 3-year vesting schedule for matched contributions.
Company Equity
SparkCognition offers stock options for all employees as a part of the incentive package, including vesting over a four-year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We offer up to 10 weeks of parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
SparkCognition offers flexible schedules, allowing each employee to work with their team to determine hours.
Remote Work Program
Our post-pandemic return to office policy will allow employees and their managers to work together and determine if their role will be fully remote, a hybrid work model, or fully in-office.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
No matter what time of the year a new employee joins, we believe strongly in rest & relaxation and encourage employees to utilize flexible PTO.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Catered Friday lunches and Taco Tuesdays!
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

At SparkCognition, we're been focused on adding and improving perks and benefits. Some of these include offering prorated PTO throughout the year, 401k matching, a cell phone subsidy for all employees, parental leave (up to 10 weeks), and a choice between Mac or PC work laptops. Additionally as we look to return to the office, we are offering all employees a hybrid or fully remote work model, and we are actively hiring remote employees nationwide.

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