Nextdoor: Product Designer

Posted by | October 21, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: San Francisco, CA

URL: http://www.nextdoor.com

Nextdoor is seeking a creative and hands-on product expert who combines a passion for clean, usable design with an ability to bring designs to life. Working alongside other product designers, product managers, and engineers, you’ll craft elegant solutions to complex data and interaction problems. You’ll gather user feedback, plan product strategy, conceive new features, rapidly prototype wireframes/mockups, and work with engineers to ship great software.
As a product designer, your role spans both product management and interaction design. This position is ideal for a product manager with experience in design, or an interaction designer who wants to take on a broad product development role.
At Nextdoor, you’ll join a small, agile team building a brand-new product. You should be comfortable working in an iterative development process with rapid feedback loops. This is a great opportunity to help launch a product that builds real community in neighborhoods across the country!
All candidates should have
  • 3+ years experience on a product or user experience team for a web application
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Fluency with web design principles and best practices
  • Ability to produce low-fidelity prototypes using OmniGraffle, Photoshop, or other design tools
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Ability to quickly master technical skills in a fast-paced startup environment
Exceptional candidates will have
  • Degree in Computer Science, HCI, or Design, or equivalent experience
  • Portfolio or other track record of creative product leadership
  • Experience with HTML/CSS, web development, Python, databases, or similar technologies
About Nextdoor
Nextdoor is a consumer Internet start-up company creating a platform for
websites that facilitate communication and sharing among neighbors.
We’re based in downtown San Francisco and backed by top-tier venture
capital firms.

To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@nextdoor.com and put "Product Designer" in the Subject of your email.

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