Senior Product Designer

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DISCO is a legal tech software company focused on improving the practice of law by automating the parts of the practice that can be automated so that great lawyers can focus on tasks that really do require human legal judgment. To date, we have substantially disrupted the legal tech market with a lawyer inspired consumer-grade interface and a cloud-enabled technology platform that offers unprecedented performance and cost savings. Our objective is to own the legal tech market and become the leader in legal as Salesforce has done in the sales technology space. We are building a unified technology platform for the practice of law, composed of 7+ products to be released over the next 10 years.

Thoughtful product planning and product design are core tenets in our “product first” business strategy and culture. 

Your Impact

As a Senior Product Designer for DISCO, you’ll design compelling digital tools that are intuitive, thoughtful, delightful - and at times magical - to improve the practice of law. You will synthesize insights from users about key outcomes and workflows in partnership with other designers, product managers, and engineers. You also will iteratively refine your designs on the basis of usability testing with internal and external subject matter experts.

Designing a great user experience requires someone that is a strong communicator and facilitator to extract the best ideas. At DISCO we expect a humble yet confident approach to design.

What You’ll Do
  • Work within an agile two-pizza team - a product manager, a designer, and engineers - executing on the delivery of crucial features.
  • Prototype ideas at various levels of fidelity and test them with representative users so you can iterate towards excellence.
  • Collaborate with other designers and developers to implement, and maintain DISCO’s design system.
  • Communicate your designs and their underlying rationale clearly to clients and other team members through artifacts including site maps, journey maps, storyboards, and usability test reports.
  • Lead workshops and design sprints.
  • Work with engineers throughout the development process to ensure that the correct product, with all of the fine details, gets built to design specifications.
Things You Might Work On
  • Synthesizing and simplifying complex workflows, often involving hundreds of lawyers collaborating on millions of documents.
  • A visualized human communication network computed by AI.
  • Defining enterprise-wide analytics and dashboards that inform legal strategies and ongoing data management policies.
Who You Are
  • 7+ years of experience in software UI design creating artifacts including low- through high-fidelity mockups, interactive prototypes, and journey maps.
  • 5+ years of experience designing the software UI of enterprise-level B2B or B2C applications that support users who are performing complex, technical tasks.
  • 5+ years experience as an embedded designer within cross-functional teams.
  • Prior experience translating your early design concepts through to released product in partnership with functions including engineering, domain/subject matter experts, and product management.
  • 2+ years experience in planning, conducting, or participating in UX generative and evaluative research to discover user needs, define workflows and use cases, and iteratively refine prototypes. Representative research activities include contextual inquiry, semi-structured interviews, and scenario-based usability testing. 
  • Have experience working on an Agile team consisting of product managers and engineers.
  • Holder of a degree or certification in design, human-computer interaction, human factors/ergonomics, software engineering, or experimental or cognitive psychology; or have equivalent experience in product design and user experience principles and methods.
  • Owner of an online portfolio that represents your (non-confidential) latest and greatest work including an example of a product design flow with a high level of craftsmanship.
Even Better If You…
  • Have a balanced mix of interaction design, information architecture, visual design, usability testing, and prototyping skills.
  • Work independently, are a self-starter, and take proactive ownership of projects and tasks while effectively collaborating in a team environment. 
  • Have experience using Figma. 
  • Have experience in designing user interfaces for search.
  • Have experience with HTML/CSS/JavaScript or other coding frameworks.
  • Leverage tried and true practices, but when necessary customize or invent a new standard.
  • Bring a holistic end-to-end and user-centered view to problem solving, yet know how to isolate specific design issues and opportunities.
  • Have led or have been part of a design sprint and understand how to go wide before honing in on a solution.
  • Have a design super-power, we can always leverage illustration, animation, typography, hand-lettering, event speaking, etc.
  • Understand how to apply scientific thinking to your work, transforming business problems and user insights into designs that people find delightful and even magical.
  • Enjoy meeting users of your products to discover insights and refine your designs.
  • Demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
About DISCO

DISCO is a recognized leader in legal technology. Founded in 2012, DISCO’s mission is to create great technology to modernize the practice of law. Our solutions apply artificial intelligence and cloud computing to help lawyers and legal teams improve legal outcomes for their clients. Corporate legal departments, law firms, and government agencies around the world use DISCO for ediscovery, case management, compliance, disputes, and investigations. 

 DISCO has raised more than $135 million in venture capital and is using this investment to apply our unique combination of world-class engineering and deep legal expertise to build products that will transform the practice of law. We have an office in London and continue to expand our presence outside the United States.

Are you ready to revolutionize the practice of law? Join us!

Why Join DISCO

We intend to build a multi-billion dollar business and think you should come along for the ride because:

  • We were the first movers to a cloud-based platform that has caused mass disruption within our market.
  • Our CEO is a true market visionary. He graduated with a computer science degree at the age of 15 and followed with a JD from Harvard Law School at the age of 19. His unparalleled insights into the fundamental issues in legal and the potential of technology and artificial intelligence to change our market at its core provide the guiding light for DISCO’s long-term strategy.
  • We believe that product delivery professionals including product managers, product designers, and engineers differ from one another by at least a factor of 10. We believe that product delivery professionals including product managers, product designers and engineers differ from one another by at least a factor of 10. At DISCO, we only hire the top 1%. We pay them well and also include equity, which means , pay them well, and with equity, everyone has effectively been getting a raise each and every day. Given our product-focused mindset, product professionals are very much stars of the show. Given our product first mindset, product professionals are very much stars of the show. Our logo, the circle and square, represents the best lawyers and the best product professionals in the world.
  • We measure product delivery velocity by dollars of revenue per line of code, vs simply lines of code. We hire many more product managers and designers per engineer than most companies to drive a very thoughtful and deliberate product design and development process that ensures we are going to make money when we ship products. We hire many more product managers and designers per engineer than most companies to ensure that our engineers have a disambiguated product intent when they are building.
  • As a rule, we don’t commit to external product delivery dates as we believe that unnecessarily constrains our creativity from both a product and technology point of view.
  • At DISCO respect isn’t earned; it is assumed. Good humans inherently treat everyone respectfully. This is a very important concept at DISCO.
  • Given the high caliber of talent, the cutting-edge cloud-based technology stack, and thoughtful and novel product and design approach, you’ll find yourself learning and growing at a rate you’ve not likely experienced in your career. Given that we only hire professionals that are passionate about their craft, you’ll truly enjoy building a great software product and get in the best “career shape” of your life.
  • We use the “2 Pizza Team” organization design where small autonomous teams own a piece of a product or platform and ship software at rates comparable to a very lean and scrappy startup. We achieve consistency across these teams in the areas of design, product-wide use cases and technical concerns through a strategically focused set of overlay functions.
  • Finally, while we’re an incredibly fast-growing organization, as a rule, we do not work crazy long hours. We believe in continuous product delivery, continuous product planning and design, continuous regular sleep schedules, continuous regular vacation, and continuous fun if you’re passionate about your craft.
Perks of DISCO
  • Open, inclusive, and fun environment
  • Benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 401(k)
  • Competitive salary plus stock options
  • Flexible PTO 
  • Free catered lunches every day, as well as free snacks and beverages 
  • Opportunity to be a part of a company that is revolutionizing the legal industry
  • Growth opportunities throughout the company

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

We're located in Westlake, off loop 360. Our office is near rolling hills and we have a great office balcony where we can work and enjoy the view.

An Insider's view of DISCO

What are some social events your company does?

I'm part of an employee group called the DISCO Ambassadors. We represent employees’ voices, interests, and opinions and help them connect, especially as we are growing quickly. We have happy hours, executive Q&As, yoga classes, sports teams, and are working on more to encourage cross-functional collaboration and drive our company culture.

Zach

Manager, Sales Development

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I put real effort into staying close to my team. When I joined DISCO, I scheduled meetings with each team member and I meet with each new hire class. They know I have an open door policy and will support their growth at DISCO. I do weekly standups to share recognition and updates, as well as hold quarterly focus groups to gauge how we are doing.

Tim

VP, Lead Generation and Inside Sales

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our Product Delivery team is made up of people who are very smart and passionate about their craft, whether it's software engineering, product management, or design. These folks come into the office energized by the challenge of solving hard problems. They love what they do in our open and collaborative space where they make amazing software.

Ariel

Engineering Office Manager

What are DISCO Perks + Benefits

DISCO Benefits Overview

DISCO knows its employees and their embrace of the inventor's spirit is the secret of our success. Our focus is keeping DISCO a great place to work, which includes providing benefits and perks that help our employees live up to their potential.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
DISCO Cares was born out of Hurricane Harvey rescue and rebuild efforts. It's driven by our employees and supported by our leadership. We donate time, money, and technology to local charities.
Partners with Nonprofits
DISCO Cares works with Explore Austin on mentors and needed equipment. We also partner with the Capital Area Food Bank, the Salvation Army, and others in our local communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
DISCO employees who have elected to have an FSA can contribute up to $2650 annually.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan has a $0 premium for the employee, with a reasonable monthly premium up for additional family members.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan has a $10 copay for annual well vision exams and an $180 allowance for glasses and $150 allowance for contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
DISCO offers a variety of health insurance plans. Our high deductible plans cover 100% of the employee's premium with an HSA and we also provide PPO/FSA plans.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
DISCO offers a dependent care FSA where employees can contribute up to $5000 tax-free dollars towards child or elder care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
DISCO provides employees with a work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes full-time work from home for positions like our Regional Sales Executives and work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
DISCO offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees where transit and parking are relevant costs.
Free Daily Meals
Austin employees get free lunch on Monday-Friday.
Stocked Kitchen
DISCO has a well-stocked kitchen including healthy snacks, sodas, coffee, cold brew, and Topo Chico.
Some Meals Provided
Austin employees get free lunch on Monday-Friday.
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Seasonal sports/fitness groups like kickball, with yoga at the office year-round
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
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