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Senior Experience Designer

Getaround, San Francisco

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Can you design from empathy to iteration? We’re looking for people that love uncovering insights, conceptualizing new possibilities, and then making it a reality in high-fidelity glory.

The Getaround experience design team is a small, but mighty—and growing—group of human-centered designers that value collaboration across interaction design, visual design, research, and strategy to make amazing digital products, and connect experiences across channels and platforms. 

Who are you? As an experience designer with over 4 years shipping digital products, you cultivate a deep empathy for people and their needs and translate this understanding into inventive designs for digital products. You will work with product, data, and engineering teams to craft beautiful experiences that facilitate what users want to do, and delight them along the way.

You love the idea of tackling wicked problems and are comfortable with ambiguity. You’re excited to dive into sketching and storyboarding as much as designing interactions, building visual design systems, and prototyping digital experiences. You don’t see a conflict in both developing empathy and leveraging data to inform great design. You aren’t afraid of talking to end-users, mapping their journey, or digging through data to direct your design decisions, but get most excited when you’re in maker mode.

You will help evolve our product design language as we move forward into new carsharing experiences. You are eager to apply your craft to not only pixels and vectors, but also the future of transportation.

What you'll be doing

  • Diving deep into wicked problems around people and transportation
  • Designing digital products built to scale
  • Participating in all aspects of the design process to frame problems, define insights, create compelling visions, and make and prototype high-fidelity interfaces
  • Crafting prototypes across a range of fidelities of proposed designs of new digital services
  • Ensure a consistent, quality design experience across all our products
  • Collaborate on key research activities, both generative and evaluative, in order to drive product decisions 
  • Identifying opportunities to establish new points of view on trends and insights, and develop new capabilities that evolve our design practice
  • Applying established interaction models, yet looking to push and explore new approaches when called for
  • Engage with customers and learn quickly through iterative prototyping 
  • Developing high level and/or detailed storyboards, create mockups and interactive prototypes to effectively communicate interaction

Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in Design(e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), HCI, CS, or a related field 
  • 4+ years of design experience building elegant iOS and Android apps
  • Excellent portfolio showcasing the stories behind your visual design and interaction design across platforms
  • Depth in human-centered approaches to both interface design and interaction design
  • A passion for exploring new methods and practices
  • A collaborative nature with strong communication skills, sincerity, and a sense of humor in the face of ambiguous design challenges
  • Strong command of layout, iconography, typography, and information architecture
  • Humble yet able to defend design decisions using data, a solid design philosophy and creative process
  • Experience prototyping and testing using tools such as Framer, Principle, Flinto, InVision, etc.
  • Mastery of Sketch and a general competency of Adobe Creative Cloud

Additional Awesomeness

  • MDes, MS, or MFA in design
  • Experience in user-centered design methodologies and facilitating design sprints, critiques, and ideation sessions
  • Experience leading design teams or directing fellow designers
  • Interest or experience in public speaking or design teaching

About Getaround

About us Getaround is an on-demand carsharing marketplace powered by our proprietary hardware technology, the Getaround Connect. Headquartered in San Francisco since 2009, we won TechCrunch Disrupt in 2011, and launched on-demand carsharing just two years later. Getaround has grown to over 200,000 members across the US by allowing users to rent, unlock and drive — all with your phone. Rates start at $5/hour including insurance and no membership fees. Car owners conveniently share their cars earning $500-$1000 a month.

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