Product & UX Designer

| Austin
Come work at Smarter Sorting!

About the Role
Smarter Sorting is looking for a Product Designer to conceptualize new products and features that enable our customers to make the best decisions for their businesses (and for the planet). The right person is highly motivated by designing thoughtful and elegant solutions to complex problems. They have worked on B2B or enterprise products and care deeply about delivering value through their work.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Rapidly conceptualize new concepts into prototypes.
  • Work side-by-side with data experts, developers and other design team members to transform the complexity we deliver "behind the scenes" into beautiful and easy-to-use product and service experiences.
  • Create artifacts that support the right conversation at the right time, from wireframes to development-ready design specs, to interactive/animated prototypes.
  • Create flowcharts to document and visualize user flows in applications.
  • Create journey maps and other documents to support improvements across the hardware / software / service experience.
  • Initiate, conduct, analyze, and report on usability research findings.
  • Collaborate with product owners and other designers to create new features for our current in-market products.
  • Support sales, marketing and relationship managers in clearly articulating our products and their value to customers.
  • Help audit our design language and contribute to our new design system.
  • Work cross-functionally with the technology department during design handoffs.
  • Conduct Design QA on implemented designs to ensure what we launch is what was intended.

Your Experience + Skills:

  • 2+ years working as a designer on software products (hardware/software experience a plus).
  • Experience working with a team and within a design system.
  • Experience in both remote and in-person usability research.
  • Proven “roll up your sleeves and get it done” reputation in previous endeavors.
  • Visual design and prototyping: Sketch and Figma, Invision, Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Preferred, but not required: After Effects, Principle, or other prototyping animation tools, Web design, Illustration.

Your 1st month:

  • Immediately get your hands dirty conceptualizing new features and product explorations with our team.
  • Learn everything there is to know about our company, our data, and our product suite.
  • Contribute design support on our products.

Your first 3 months:

  • Own bringing a concept from idea to deployment.
  • Self-initiate usability research and present findings to key stakeholders.
  • Work fluently within our design system, across different products.

Your first 6 months:

  • Take point on product design for one of our key products.
  • Work independently to guide products and features from concept to launch.
  • Prioritize your time between conceptual work and supporting the product / dev teams accordingly.

Your Benefits & Perks
Competitive Compensation Packages
401k program
Medical, dental & vision insurance 
Short-term disability insurance
Generous Parental Leave
Unlimited Paid Time Off
Continuing Education Sponsorship
Bi-Annual All-Hands, Volunteering & Special Events (with baby goats in attendance)
Unlimited snacks & drinks

About Us
At Smarter Sorting, we are transforming the world through Product Intelligence. Our mission is to create a smarter, more connected world by revealing the underlying chemical and physical truths, and possibilities, of consumer products.

We provide retailers and suppliers the critical data points they need to best manufacture, move, market, sell, and handle products throughout the supply chain. From sustainability to eCommerce to regulatory compliance and everything in between, Product Intelligence is delivered when and where it is needed. At our core, we believe that when you know more, you can do better - for business, for consumers, and for the planet.

We are a team of data geeks, circular economy nerds, and math and chemistry wizards. We live and breathe the mission and values of Smarter Sorting every day, and are excited to be a part of something that just might change the world.

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Location

We are in the heart of East Austin right next door to Sawer, Central Machine Works and all the best food.

An Insider's view of Smarter Sorting

What's something quirky about your company?

We always have baby goats, bunnies and chickens attend all of our company events because they've been scientifically proven to sharpen business acumen and bolster synergy.

Jared Robertson

Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My team is working to develop a product that will bring back of store technology into the 21st century. We are helping clients better manage all of their back of store processes by providing tools that work for them instead of tools that they have to work with. It's fun to be a part of a team that is building out a revolutionary product!

Maya Lozada

Product Manager

What does career growth look like on your team?

Smarter Sorting is extremely supportive of our career growth. One of our values is 'We will become experts.' This year, Smarter Sorting sponsored my professional HR certification exam fees and a class at UT. Our company is always willing to support continuing education.

Valerie Lara

Director of HR & Recruiting

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Smarter Sorting is to revolutionize the industry with smart technology. I truly want to maximize the salvation of unsold or unwanted items and force people to second guess the word “waste.” Internally, I want to create a culture where genuine, talented people can learn and grow.

Katy

VP of Customer Success

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At our fast-paced startup, idealistic ideation, sales, & product development are largely one in the same process. It has been gratifying to see ideas and observations communicated in 1:1's or team meetings turn into Smarter Sorting products. Now, these products have been implemented across many of the US's largest companies!

Scott

VP of Strategy and Sustainability

What are Smarter Sorting Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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