Director of Product Design at Hyperscience

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Company Description
Hyperscience is a technology company blazing a new path in enterprise automation with a reimagined approach to building and powering processes. The Hyperscience Platform is the world's first Software-Defined, Input-to-Outcome Automation platform used by top public companies and government organizations around the world to build and run mission-critical processes with ease and speed.
Hyperscience helps enterprises quickly build and roll out new business processes with built-in automations, reduce manual errors, increase high- and low-skilled employee productivity, and eliminate the need for costly transformation. Hyperscience’s Intelligent Document Processing solution has been implemented at some of the world's leading financial services, insurance, healthcare and government organizations, including TD Ameritrade, QBE Insurance Group Limited and Voya Financial, helping them lower costs, reduce error rates by 67% and increase employee capacity by 10x.
Since its founding in 2014, Hyperscience has grown to more than 140 employees with offices in New York City, Sofia, Bulgaria, and London, UK, and has consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work, with a collaborative and innovative culture and best-in-class benefits.
Job Description
Reporting to the VP of Product, you will lead HyperScience’s product design and user research functions. You’ll partner with Product and Engineering leadership to set our overall product vision, strategy, and customer experience, and you’ll lead and develop a strong team of designers and researchers to deliver on those goals. Your work will include building the infrastructure we need to deliver consistent customer experiences - establishing solid, foundational research practices. You will manage and hire for a fast growing design team.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Product, Engineering, Marketing, and Customer Success leadership to develop the product strategy that will help us to achieve our company objectives
  • Provide mentorship and direction for the Product Design team
  • Partner closely with the Product and Engineering teams to build cross-functional teams that can deliver product and service solutions that solve for users problems
  • Drive strategic initiatives and establish scalable processes that allow team members to focus and do their best work
  • Define and build our user research capabilities to ensure that we have the knowledge we need to make informed product decisions
  • Grow the Product Design team by anticipating hiring needs and recruiting the best individual contributors and managers
  • Build, foster and advocate a design culture across the company

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years leading design teams at a technology company
  • Experience in crafting design visions and strategies - and the ability to motivate others to independently execute those strategies
  • User-centric and data-informed approaches to product design, with a background in qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • The ability to tell the story of our users, advocate for them, and develop an appreciation for their perspectives within the company
  • Experience delivering high-quality customer experiences across web based products
  • Experience establishing processes to ensure that good design practices are being followed in every part of the product
  • Nice to have: Experience leading a Product Design team in an Enterprise SaaS product team
  • A Product Design expert; experience crafting product and design visions and strategies and the ability to motivate others to independently execute those strategies.
  • The ability to bring simplicity to complex problems
  • A user-centric and data-informed approach to product design, with a focus on user feedback and data insights and a background in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • A team builder who’s also a cross-functional leader
  • The drive to continue learning and developing

Benefits & Perks

  • Top notch healthcare for you and your family
  • 30 days of paid leave annually to help nurture work-life symbiosis
  • A 100% 401(k) match for up to 6% of your annual salary
  • Stock Options
  • Paid gym membership
  • Pre-tax transportation and commuter benefits
  • 6 month parental leave (or double salary to pay for your partner's unpaid leave)
  • Free travel for any person accompanying a breastfeeding mother and her baby on a business trip
  • A child care and education stipend up to $3,000 per month, per child, under the age of 21 for a maximum of $6,000 per month total
  • Daily catered lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Budget to attend conferences, train, and further your education
  • Relocation assistance

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Our New York City office is located on the 45th Floor of One World Trade. Incredible views, open floor plan, and minutes from the Subway & PATH.

An Insider's view of Hyperscience

What are some social events your company does?

Outside of company-sponsored lunch daily, we do birthday & anniversary celebrations, dessert breaks, and company outings. It’s pretty common to get together for drinks after work or go to karaoke as a team. When our team from Sofia visits, we like to do something social outside the office, whether it’s lunchtime basketball game or rooftop drinks.

John Lee

Talent Acquisition Lead

What projects are you most excited about?

We’re working on building a Machine Learning model that allows our customers to process more types of documents, which will help significantly with their workflow. I’m excited to visit customer on-sites to see how different customers use our product. We’re here to make people’s lives easier so understanding specific use cases is always valuable.

Sarah

Product Designer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I’ve been at Hyperscience for more than a couple of years now and seen it grow 4x(!) in that time. The two most important things I've learnt in my time at Hyperscience have been learning when to ask for help and bias for action -- most actions can be reversed; the only way to never break anything is to never actually do anything.

Akhil

Director of Machine Learning

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

We operate a growth mentality across all aspects of our business. Every team member is expected to go radically beyond normal expectations. This requires bold ideas coming from everyone. Once we choose a path to follow, we will all get behind it, irrespective of whose idea it was.

Charlie Newark-French

Chief Operating Officer

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of our team is someone who shows up and gives 110% every day, is not afraid to ask for help and uses constructive criticism to better themselves. We represent the entire organization with new clients, and we’re excited to be the first touchpoint that works to understand their pain points and articulate our mission and value.

Lawrence Leeds

Sales Development Representative

What are Hyperscience Perks + Benefits

Hyperscience Benefits Overview

-Top notch healthcare for you and your family
-30 days of paid leave annually to help nurture work-life symbiosis
-A 100% 401(k) match for up to 6% of your annual salary
-Stock Options
-Paid gym membership
-Pre-tax transportation and commuter benefits
-6 month parental leave (or double salary to pay for your partner's unpaid leave)
-Free travel for any person accompanying a breastfeeding mother and her baby on a business trip
-A child care and education stipend up to $3,000 per month, per child, under the age of 21 for a maximum of $6,000 per month total
-Daily catered lunch, snacks, and drinks
-Budget to attend conferences, train, and further your education
-Relocation assistance

Culture
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
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
HyperScience employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $150 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
HyperScience offers 100% healthcare for you, your family and dependents.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
-Free travel for any person accompanying a breastfeeding mother and her baby on a business trip -A child care and education stipend up to $3,000 per month, per child, under the age of 21 for a maximu
Generous Parental Leave
6 month parental leave (or double salary to pay for your partner's unpaid leave)
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
We offer unlimited medical/sick and bereavement leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
HyperScience employees receive 30 days per year of paid time off annually (not including holidays and sick days).
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1500 annually for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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