nextaillabs Remote job Full-time 2022-07-22

At Nextail, we empower retailers to create better experiences while using fewer of the world’s resources. Nextail’s cloud-based platform uses artificial intelligence, prescriptive analytics, and optimization to deliver agile merchandising decisions. To date, we’re backed by more than $12M in funding from leading venture capital investors and are working with global retailers like Versace, River Island, and Pepe Jeans.

Designing a product is more than just designing the interface, we are looking for a senior product designer with a global vision of the product who uses the discipline of design to facilitate decision-making with a strategic vision, ensuring that the product evolves consistently with a seamless user experience that impacts the day-to-day lives of our customers.

As a seasoned designer, you’ll work on your own design tasks, as well as assist others through design collaboration, feedback and mentorship.

What will you do:

Designer strategist, with the ability to identify opportunities to improve the customer experience and be an active part of the definition and prioritization of initiatives focused on increasing the value of the product.

  • Analyze competitors, develop improvement strategies based on design rationale, and communicate and advocate those decisions to stakeholders and the team.

  • Contribute to the definition and articulation of ‘the problem’ – challenging assumptions and ‘pre-set’ thinking around solutions, agreeing on the purpose, principles, and vision.

  • Conduct brainstorming sessions, workshops, and other co-creative design methods to bring the UX and Design strategy to life.

  • Participate in generative user research to understand customer underlying goals, needs, behaviors and pain points (where necessary).

  • Participate in the synthesis of research data, drawing out and articulating insights.

  • Present and communicate design work to a range of different audiences.

  • Promote the value of design and collaborative practice across spheres of influence and participation.

Designer facilitator with the ability to generate contexts to understand the problem, devise solutions and transmit them through low fi prototypes to the rest of the team to evaluate the implications, impact and next steps.

  • Facilitate and participate in workshops and discussions to promote the communication of ideas.

  • Work closely with our engineering and product teams.

  • Knowing and understanding product specifications from the user, market and business need to turn concepts into UX design.

  • Collaborate with other designers to test ideas, share challenges, provide feedback and build quality in your practice.

  • Create prototypes that tangibly demonstrate a proposed concept or solution.

  • Validate design concepts by eliciting user feedback, measuring usability, considering market analysis, and balancing against technical. constraints/opportunities.

  • Provide design mentorship to assist in the development of our UX Designers.

Experience designer, ensuring the quality and coherence of the product through the design system. Focused on generating narratives that help users in their decision-making through our artificial intelligence solutions.

  • Explore ideal future concepts and identify new interaction solutions and patterns that meet customer needs in a better way.

  • Develop phased design solutions that bridge the gap between a future state and current patterns, Nextail design system, and other relevant constraints and considerations.

  • Collaborate with content designers to ensure content within an experience is consistent, ‘fit for purpose’, and meets customer needs.

  • Develop detailed interactions and interfaces which are smart and contextually relevant.

  • Create effective handover materials which clearly communicate how the design should look and behave throughout interaction flows and journeys (e.g. User flow diagrams, design specifications, experience/interaction specifications etc).

  • Bring systems thinking to create robust design systems that can scale effectively.

  • Conduct user testing in conjunction with the Design Research team.

We offer:

  • High flexibility: We’re strong believers that what matters most are results. Each Nextailer is empowered, through trust and ownership, to organize their time as they see fit without jeopardizing the time or work of their colleagues.

  • Remote-first philosophy: Nextail started as a remote company and continues to offer a nice mix of remote and/or office-based environments around the world.

  • International environment: We operate across the globe, with recent operations reaching from Europe all the way to Australia, and our team alone consists of professionals of more than 15 different nationalities. While many of us are multilingual, our working language is English.

  • Diversity on all levels: United as a single team, we celebrate diversity in every dimension. Professionally speaking, are you ready to work alongside tech geniuses, data science magicians, and fashionistas? You’ll have teammates with extensive experience in a wide variety of professional fields, including technology, retail, consulting, and entrepreneurship.

  • The laptop of your choice: We want you to work with the tools that are most comfortable for you!

  • Flexible compensation plan: We offer a fixed + variable salary as well as company equity as we progress towards our Series B fundraising round.