Lead Product Designer at Backbone (Greater Boulder Area, CO or Remote)

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We're seeking an experienced product designer to join our team. 

Youʼll join a small, fast-moving product team. Youʼll help lead and define the product experience across all our surfaces, partnering with product and engineering to make sure we continue to lead and innovate by solving tomorrow's problems today. 

This is a role for a creative individual with excellent aesthetic judgment and willingness to collaborate within a team environment. Youʼll help not only lead the Backbone experience but inspire and elevate the team by producing work that is always raising the bar and taking a user experience first approach to solving problems. Your work will allow our customers to feel delighted every time they use our product. 

What you'll do 
• Collaborate with a small-but-mighty product team to drive the end-to-end design process for major features across the user journey of Backbone 
• Bring design to the forefront of team-wide decision making 
• Collaborate with stakeholders to translate business goals into unique product experiences
• Work closely with engineers and other partners to ensure a high-quality implementation
• Mentor and provide guidance for other designers on the team to raise the bar across the team
• Help with hiring and establishing a design culture within the company 

Your experience 
• 5+ years of design experience, working on interactive applications with real-world users
• 2+ years of leading digital design teams 
• Proven understanding of the end-to-end design process, including research, prototyping, usability testing
• Experience helping lead and mentor a team of gifted creatives 
• Excellent visual, UI and interaction skills 

What we value 
• Passion for design and figuring out best in class solutions to UX, UI and interaction challenges
• Effective written and verbal communication skills 
• Ability to think through complex interaction design 
• Collaboration across design, engineering, and product teams 
• Expressing ideas through visuals and prototyping (Backbone uses Figma and Adobe Creative Suite)
• Experience with design systems, programming and using technical tools like (Git, VSCode, Origami, FramerX).

Benefits and Opportunities:

  • 4 day Work Week (Working days are Mon-Fri)
  • Subsidized Insurance (medical/dental/vision)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Transit benefits
  • Stock options for all employees

How to Apply 
Sound like a good fit for you? Please send us an email at [email protected]
• Be sure to share any materials that help us get to know you better, such as your LinkedIn profile, resume, portfolio.
• Keep your application short and sweet! 

Salary Range: $125,000-$150,000

Backbone is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.

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A block off of Pearl Street, Backbone resides in the Boulder One Building, facing a beautiful patio and fountain. The perfect Boulder location!

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