Product Designer at Able

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Able is a team of designers and engineers that have launched, grown, and sold technology companies. Now, we pool our skills to build a growing portfolio of businesses. We believe the future of investing will be driven by technical capability and that people with our skills shouldn't have to bet everything on the success of a single startup.

Able is seeking a Product Designer to join our New York office. As a Product Designer, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and develop products that address real user and business needs. You’ll work directly with Product Leads, Product Managers, and other designers to define and build product solutions.

Your focus will be to strive toward designing compelling user experiences with beautiful, on-brand aesthetics and strong interaction design. You’ll collaborate closely with Tech Leads and Senior Engineers to bring your designs to market.

What will be expected of you

  • A human-centered approach to design; you build empathy for the people you are designing for and you understand that their feedback is fundamental to creating effective solutions.
  • Collaboration; you make an effort to involve people with diverse backgrounds and skillsets in your process. You take criticism well and know how to prioritize and incorporate varying points of view.
  • Communication; you build trust and buy-in by articulating your design decisions in an empathetic and practical manner to internal and external stakeholders, including non-designers.
  • Experimentation; you see prototyping and testing as an integral part of your design process. You continually challenge yourself to identify ways to solve your user’s problems while balancing technical complexity.
  • Thoughtful UI and interaction design; you care about the details and strive for beautiful, consistent, and on-brand aesthetics. You balance that well with usability and delivering high-quality solutions that meet deadlines.

Who we are looking for

  • Experience creating or managing design systems and style guides.
  • Cares about the details especially related to typography, grid systems, iconography, and micro-copy.
  • Enjoys and sees value in collaborating with engineers, designers, and product managers to define compelling product experiences within the project and technical constraints.
  • Integrates human-computer interaction (HCI) principles into their design process and solutions.
  • A passion for creating products that users love and extract value from.
  • An appreciation of how difficult it is to build new software products and the never-ending desire to persevere through challenges and constraints.

Qualifications

  • 4-6 years of experience working as a Product Designer.
  • A portfolio with a collection of products that demonstrates great user experience, strong UI solutions, and thoughtful interaction design.
  • Ideally has experience designing solutions for web and mobile products.
  • Experience with Sketch.
  • Experience with prototyping (InVision, Framer, Marvel, etc.) as a way to explore and validate ideas, and to communicate design requirements.
  • Experience conducting basic user research and competitive analysis.
  • Experience collaborating with engineers, product managers, and designers.
  • Experience designing products with clients to solve business needs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

About Able:

Able is a rapidly growing product studio that builds and invests in a portfolio of diverse digital products. We believe that people, teams, and processes are more important than the ideas themselves, so we’ve focused on bringing great people together, and investing in their growth.

We’ve built products in a variety of industries. Everything from media to finance to toys to healthcare. Sometimes we work with management teams to help their businesses grow faster or unlock value using technology. Other times we start or buy businesses outright. Each time, we look for opportunities to leverage technology built at the portfolio-level to drive value faster.

We believe that a diverse team brings extraordinary success and we have created a work environment geared towards work/life balance and happiness. Able is committed to inclusion and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

You must be authorized to work in the United States.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • React NativeLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • FullStoryAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • PrincipleDesign
    • FramerDesign
    • AbstractDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • FinoManagement
    • MailChimpEmail
    • IntercomEmail

Location

Our office is located in Union Square, NYC. We're a stone’s throw from exciting restaurants & bars. Plus an easy commute via many subway lines & PATH.

An Insider's view of Able

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It’s great! We have a very flexible WFH policy and support flexible work schedules for those that need it. We also have virtually unlimited vacation so that team members can take breaks they need so that we’re never approaching burn-out. If you’re collaborating with your team and moving your work forward, go enjoy time with friends and family!

Jake

Associate Director, Product

What does your typical day look like?

I spend the majority of time meeting with the team to support initiatives, walkthrough roadblocks, and provide managerial support. I also spend a ton of time ensuring we collaborate cross-functionally. Being a highly diverse and global team, it’s important we consider regional nuances, employee experience, and business impact in everything we do.

Mackenzie

Director Of Business Operations

What does career growth look like on your team?

We hire smart people with great potential who we hope will stay and grow with us for a long time. We try to do that by providing clear expectations and great support. Managers help team members achieve their goals by working with them to create professional development plans and providing them with the tools and resources they need to succeed.

Ben

Associate Director, New York

What are some social events your company does?

Team events are usually monthly or quarterly and are often dinner out, but we’ve also done: happy hours, escape rooms, cocktail classes, tea tastings, shuffle board, museums, coffee tastings, or game nights. We also frequently have board or card games going during the day or after hours. The occasional holiday party or pot luck lunch pops up too.

Jason

Product Manager

What are Able Perks + Benefits

Able Benefits Overview

We believe investing in benefits is a direct investment in the success of our employees and our business. Able offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: fully covered health benefits for all employees, weekly lunches, a stocked kitchen with snacks and beverages, and flexible PTO.

Additionally, we encourage all employees to explore personal development and wellness outside the workspace and offer a customizable monthly fringe benefit to do so. Team member satisfaction and happiness are keys to our success!

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Able offers customizable Fringe Benefits that allow our team members to live happy and healthy lives (i.e. fringe benefits to use for an FSA Spending Account).
Disability Insurance
Team members and their families have the option to apply for voluntary (employee-paid) short- and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
Able covers 100% of the individual costs of dental insurance.
Vision Benefits
Able covers 100% of the individual costs of vision insurance.
Health Insurance Benefits
Able covers 100% of the individual costs of medical insurance.
Life Insurance
Life insurance benefits are available to all Able employees
Wellness Programs
Able offers customizable Fringe Benefits that allow our team members to live happy and healthy lives (i.e. fringe benefits to use for wellness expenses).
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Able offers customizable Fringe Benefits that allow our team members and their families to live happy and healthy lives (i.e. childcare expenses).
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide lunch benefits on certain days of the week depending on your home office (i.e. NYC receives lunch benefits Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays).
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Able offers customizable Fringe Benefits that allow our team members to grow professionally (i.e. reimbursement of certain professional development costs).
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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