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Product Designer, Activation



Product, Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2023
<div class="content-intro"> <p><strong>ABOUT RETOOL:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">At Retool, we’re changing the way software is built. We’ve developed the fastest way to build internal tools, saving companies time, resources, and engineering bandwidth. Whether it’s refunding orders, underwriting loans, managing marketplaces, rolling out new features, analyzing transactions, or providing customer support, Retool makes it dramatically faster and easier to build internal tools that teams need. We believe that the future of software development lies in being a force multiplier for developers and technical builders, helping them move considerably faster building a lot more software. We’re looking for highly collaborative people as we build a world-class team to support this mission and we’d love for you to join us! </span></p> </div><p></p> <p> <strong>DESIGN AT RETOOL </strong> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">Retool designers are a mix of creative optimists, systems-thinkers, and tinkerers across product and brand that work together to solve some of the trickiest problems in software. Instead of designing just one product, Retool designers effectively design unique software products for thousands of companies across many different verticals.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">This also presents a unique design challenge. Because it’s possible to build nearly anything in Retool, we don’t have absolute control over how our users experience the product and are constantly seeking the right balance between convention and configuration, between technical expressiveness and conceptual simplicity.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">We’re still a relatively small team, so there’s plenty of room to grow and your opportunity for impact is huge. We’re looking for highly motivated and collaborative designers to join us as we build a truly world-class team to rethink the way the world builds software.</span> </p> <p></p> <p> <strong>ABOUT THE ROLE</strong> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">Retool is looking for a Product Designer to help lead our product growth and new user activation areas. This designer will be working closely with product and marketing partners to create optimal paths for new users to understand and find value in Retool through experimenting across many different touchpoints in the Retool product.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">This role will be the first design role directly responsible for product growth, so there will be many opportunities to help define and shape how we think about product growth and also how we introduce people to the world of building on Retool.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">Our primary customer right now is developers, so likely the first part of the work this role will take on is to deeply understand how developers reason about getting started on Retool and how we can make it easier and more delightful for them to make their first Retool app.</span> </p> <p> <strong>IN THIS ROLE, YOU'LL</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Design and deliver key experiences that help new users onboard and become successful on Retool.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Iterate on existing surfaces by shipping and learning from experiments to improve the user experience and drive engagement.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Work closely with analysts, product managers, and other team members to understand user needs and business goals and help convert those into opportunities, hypotheses, and projects.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Collaborate with other designers across the organization to consider the entire picture of how onboarding and activation impacts other parts of the product.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Partner with cross-functional peers to define project requirements and scope against quarterly objectives, breaking work down into smaller milestones and shipping cadences.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Work with engineering partners to understand constraints and collaborate on how to implement designs with a high quality bar.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Be an active participant in design at Retool, providing thoughtful feedback across design and product teams in critiques, reviews, and more.</span></li> </ul> <p> <br><br> </p><p><strong>THE SKILLSET YOU’LL BRING</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">We’re looking for someone who has a bit of experience working in B2B saas growth and feels confident working across many different areas of the product with many stakeholders.</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Likely has at least 4~ years of experience as a professional designer (If you feel confident in your abilities and have less experience, feel free still to apply).</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Strong understanding of the basics of visual design—including typography, color, layout, and composition—and how to apply that to web based layouts effectively.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Strong business and product thinking acumen that allows you to see opportunities in the intersection of user needs and business needs</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Proven track record of delivering timely results in a fast-paced, high-growth environment that ships and iterates quickly.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Learning mindset with high curiosity and low ego that allows you to push on ideas but be open to feedback and new information.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Ability to bring a long-term vision to life through smaller shipped projects.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience working in both marketing and product contexts.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Excellent written and verbal communication skills; showcasing an ability to clearly communicate with team members, cross-functional partners, and company leadership.</span></li> </ul> <p></p> <p><strong>WHAT WE HOPE YOU’LL GET IN RETURN</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Competitive salary, equity, and benefits package for our stage.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Ability to work on innovative ideas around software building and computing that will hopefully set the bar for the industry at large.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Opportunity to contribute to things like systems and processes to help the company scale.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Chance to work in-office part time and connect with and learn from ambitious and thoughtful people, while still being able to recharge your batteries working from home.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Collaborate and learn from experienced and thoughtful designers at Retool.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Opportunity to impact not just one but thousands of companies at scale.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Ship truly valuable features to help you learn, build your portfolio, grow your career at Retool and beyond.</span></li> </ul><div class="content-conclusion"> <p>Retool offers generous benefits to all employees. For more information, please visit the benefits and perks section of our careers page!</p> <p></p> <p>At this time, Retool is only set up to employ in the US and UK.</p> </div>
Retool is an equal opportunity employer.
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