Principal Product Designer

| Greater Denver Area

Recognized as one the Top 100 Tech Companies by Builtin.com and over 4.4-star review on Glassdoor, SambaSafety® is the pioneer of driver risk management software in North America. Trusted by over 2 million subscribed drivers; thousands of businesses look to Sambasafety to provide the most powerful, advanced, intuitive, and impactful risk solution platform on the market. SambaSafety is growing at an incredible rate with high employee engagement. It’s an exciting time to be at Samba. Now is the right time to join our high performing culture. We hope to see you here!

What you'll do: 

SambaSafety is seeking a Principal Product Designer to become an anchor member of our team focused on user experience and design across all of our Software as a Service offerings. This individual will work as part of a balanced team (design, product, development) to collaborate and provide customer delights across our product suite. This is a hands-on leadership role requiring a customer-centric view into our solutions and a passion for creating high-impact user experiences at scale. You will bring the knowledge of a product manager and the technical expertise to build on our successes. In return, you will work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving, dynamic environment in a high growth company.

  • Understand and engage with customers and other stakeholders on a comprehensive set of topics, including strategy, roadmaps, and user journey performance.
  • Collaborate with a team comprised of product managers, architects, engineers, branding experts, and key customer contacts to envision and iterate a highly desirable, technically feasible and economically viable UX vision.
  • Partner with Product Management to integrate and prioritize UX requirements into product roadmaps.
  • Develop guidelines or best practices for designing customer journeys.
  • Contribute to thought leadership around Design Systems within the organization.
  • Lead design efforts as well as work hands-on with the designs.
  • Obsess about and understand the underlying UX functionality and details of system components.
  • Oversee and quality control the implementation of the system so that our customers receive a cohesive experience regardless of business silos that the design work might originate in.
  • Provide creative direction and conduct design reviews to ensure that the overall vision for the products is achieved, and the system is being used properly.

What you'll need: 

  • Someone with 7+ years of experience and a strong background in creative direction and visual design with a high bar for quality design and impeccable attention to detail.
  • Someone who deeply understands the pillars of design systems, including principles, components, and patterns as both a design system consumer and design system creator.
  • A maker at heart. A person who embraces the work and is passionate about execution.
  • A great communicator with interpersonal skills to communicate complex concepts and ideas to many different stakeholders with varying levels of exposure to Design Systems.
  • Able to make meticulously crafted, innovative, strategic, and user-centered design decisions, while also being open to iterating continuously as needs, trends, and requirements change.
  • Fluent in UX design tools and methods.
  • Experienced in building UX prototypes.
  • Experienced in motion design/animation.
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Technology we use

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Location

Located at the steps of DTC along the I-25 corridor. Our location has a breathtaking view of the Rockies! Steps from bars, breweries, food, and RTD!

An Insider's view of SambaSafety

What are some social events your company does?

Sambas implemented a culture team with the intention of including all departments and offices in events, volunteer opportunities, philanthropic activities and events for employees to get to know each other during and outside of business hours. This has truly created a fun environment by hosting parties, picnics, ice cream socials, and much more!

Lindsay Davis

Sales Enablement Specialist

What does your typical day look like?

There is a great work/life balance at Samba. Our organization makes an impact to businesses and their employees so we’re usually available, however being in the office 24/7 is not what Samba is about. The high level of trust that we’re all here to work hard and be the best trumps clocking in and working typical 9-5 hours.

Abby Abreu

Senior Account Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since starting in marketing 9 months ago, my career at SambaSafety has grown from contributing individually to hiring and managing a soon-to-be staff of 3 with a tremendously increased budget and responsibilities. I couldn’t ask for a better crew of colleagues, and I look forward to continued career growth at SambaSafety for the foreseeable future!

Emilie Bierschenk

Sr. Demand Generation Manager, Marketing

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Samba is full of collaborative, highly engaged, driven people continuously looking to outperform. We harness and direct this energy towards intelligent risk-taking leading to greater innovation. Our program encourages dialogue on the vast amount of ideas surfaced by our teams. Selected ideas are assigned to a team for completion.

Kevin Lawlor

VP of Human Resources

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The environment we create is one of experimentation, where anyone can bring anything to the table as a solution to accomplish a task to enhance and grow our product. No idea is too mundane or question too simple to be discussed and used to grow our people as well as our product offering.

Tommy Cordova

Software Architect

What are SambaSafety Perks + Benefits

SambaSafety Benefits Overview

SambaSafety offers an amazing culture with a strong career path, an ability to have a deep impact on our success, a competitive salary, and benefits include excellent healthcare options, a health savings account with company contribution, flex spending accounts, 401 (k) with employer match and unlimited paid time off, paid holiday and volunteer days, tuition reimbursement, and products that help keep communities safer.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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