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.

As a leading open SaaS solution, BigCommerce provides merchants with sophisticated enterprise-grade functionality, customization, and performance with simplicity and ease-of-use. Tens of thousands of B2B and B2C companies across 120 countries and numerous industries use BigCommerce to create beautiful, engaging online stores, including Ben & Jerry’s, Skullcandy, Sony, and Woolrich. Headquartered in Austin, BigCommerce has offices in San Francisco, Sydney, and London.

Our mission is to power unrivaled ecommerce success at every stage of our customers’ growth. We equip growing businesses with the world’s most effective platform for creating beautiful stores, attracting customers wherever they shop, and generating sales. Online businesses using BigCommerce can outsell and outperform those on other platforms.

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 build end to end solutions by understanding the customer problem, iterating on solutions, and shipping finished products. As a product designer at BC you will have autonomy to shape the products you work on, while being able to learn from and collaborate with a team of seasoned designers.  

As a Product Designer you will cultivate an understanding of customer problems and craft experiences that will enable our merchants and their businesses to flourish and succeed, translating complex workflows into intuitive user experiences. You will have a unique opportunity to work on products that will enhance the BigCommerce ecosystem and greatly impact our merchants businesses.

What you’ll do: 

  • Understand the merchant and developer problem sets, competitor solutions in the market and trends in e-commerce to help advocate for your design solutions.
  • Collaborate with product management,  engineering, and business teams to identify product direction, feature set and behaviors for integrations across the platform.
  • Create flows, sketches, prototypes, wireframes, and high fidelity mockups to communicate concepts, facilitate discussion and solicit feedback among your team and stakeholders.
  • Define and design the experience for integrating BigCommerce with third party channels such as marketplaces (Amazon, eBay, etc) and POS (Square, Clover, etc) so merchants can seamlessly sell their products everywhere.
  • Develop designs and guidelines to build a consistent experience across channels and enable third party developers to easily build integrations for the BigCommerce ecosystem.
  • Lead user interviews and testing of designs, in partnership with product management and user research. 
  • Participate in design feedback sessions with other product designers to ensure that solutions work with the design system library and are holistic, seamless and familiar
  • Participate in design feedback sessions with other product designers to ensure that solutions work with the design system library and are holistic, seamless and familiar
  • Take full ownership of your work, and take responsibility for every last detail, every step of the way. 

Who you are: 

  • Collaborative. You understand that solving problems for our users is a team sport. 
  • A systems thinker. You understand how to define guidelines with structure and flexibility to make the product desirable and usable. Taking the complex and making it simple is a challenge that brings you joy.
  • Self-driven. You have superior organizational skills, integrity and great follow through on tasks. You don't get overwhelmed easily. 
  • Naturally curious. You're innovative, extremely creative and constantly looking for ways to tweak and optimize your approach.
  • 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’.
  • User-centered. You care deeply about your users and take extra steps to ensure your designs are addressing their problems.
  • 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 working within a product team to ship successful products to users
  • Demonstrated execution of end-to-end design process from discovery to delivery, with artifacts showcasing visual design, interaction design and strategic thinking
  • Ability to understand business goals, think strategically and work cross functionally across teams
  • Appetite to work on technically challenging, complex projects, such as designing integrations and supporting APIs
  • Ability to manage working on several concurrent projects with remote teams 
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Expertise designing and prototyping in tools like Figma, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience working closely with engineering teams in a Scrum or Agile framework
  • Degree in Human Computer Interaction, Information Design, Communication Design, or a related design or behavioral science discipline
  • A portfolio that demonstrates problem solving through end-to-end design from discovery to delivery, showcasing strategic thinking, visual and interaction design 

What's in it for you

  • Work for the product company and directly with our customers and partners. 
  • Collaborate with local and international teams.
  • Learn from a team of senior professionals.
  • Be a part of a fast-growing company.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Competitive salary and social package.

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Diversity, Equity & 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, equity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.
 
Our dedication to DEI 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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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 sync
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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