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Sr. Product Designer



Product, Design
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024
About OReilly Media
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About the Team
The Product Design Team at O'Reilly focuses on delivering highly impactful experiences and outcomes for millions of learners, teachers, creators, and content partners across their learning journeys. We obsess over the entire platform user experience and the environment it operates within, and collaborate broadly to ensure it's effective, enjoyable, and well-orchestrated. We're a cross-disciplinary group of thinkers and doers driven by a vision to work on stuff that matters and create more value than we capture.
Join our mission to use good design to change the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators.
About the Role
We're looking for a Senior Product Designer to join our growing team who brings together the power of information architecture and the expressiveness of content design. You will help define the future of learning capabilities on the O'Reilly platform of today and tomorrow. In this Senior Product Designer role, you'll work across multiple levels of information architecture and content designfrom systems and structures to visual concepts and wordscreating product experiences that meet the needs of our technical end-users, content creators, and the companies they sustain. You will focus on driving and executing on the most business critical product initiatives, working directly with the Senior Director of Product Design and Product Management leadership to determine priority and pursue direction. This role demands successful collaboration and effective communication within the Product Design team, the larger Product Team and across the business. You will need to be able to work diplomatically between departments to be able to support the advocacy and maturation of the Product Design discipline at OReilly.
Salary Range: $140,000 - $160,000
What You'll Do
As a Senior Product Designer working the OReilly platform and products, you will:
  • Raise the bar on the product experiences delivered by OReilly Product Design team
  • Collaborate and negotiate across functional groups (product managers, content curators and editors, front- and back-end engineers, product marketers, researchers, and data scientists) to understand why and how our customers want to engage with our core learning experiences so together you can shape solutions that succeed
  • Envision and guide information architecture
  • Design and lead creation of visual and written content
  • Create and communicate effective user-centered design solutionsat all fidelitieswith teammates and stakeholders, using flows, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes
  • Work expansively to explore opportunities and iteratively to refine deliverables
  • Compromise constructively without settling, and challenge without alienating
  • Help product management define, monitor, and report on feedback loops to analyze and apply learnings from user behavior
  • Engage design peers and advise Product Design leadership on process, tools, and operations regarding IA and content design
What You'll Have
  • 9 years of commercial software experience design practice including demonstrable, effective information architecture and content design, including tangible contributions to product and company success, working within multidisciplinary teams under dynamic conditions
  • Equivalent education and/or experience may be considered
  • Evidence and artifacts of your impactful design work showing effective processes and methods, mature information architecture and content design, modern aesthetics, and meaningful outcomes
  • Experience designing technology-focused tool or learning environments, such as editors, configurators, and terminals
  • Experience designing and prototyping in software industry standard tools such as Figma, Adobe and Whimsical
  • A passion for designing learning experiences for specialized audiences
  • Effective communication, collaboration, and decision-making skills
  • Consistent skill growth via continuous hands-on and structured learning

Include the following with your application:

  • A link to your work samples and explanations, include credentials for us if needed
    A description of our ideal environment for getting good product design done
  • Experience with design for the use of LLMs supporting language interactions
  • Enterprise SaaS or E-Learning experience
  • Familiarity with general front-end technologies like CSS, JavaScript, Reach and JSON (this is not a coding role)
  • Involvement in quantitative research projects end-to-end from recruiting through reporting