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Senior Product Designer



Product, Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2024
Inkitt is building the Disney of the 21st Century, standing at the forefront of technology and entertainment. Leveraging AI and predictive algorithms, Inkitt discovers unknown stories and turns them into blockbuster hits, producing a new $1M ebook every 4 weeks and selling directly to consumers through its Galatea app. Inkitt has become the 11th most bestseller-generating publisher in the world, boasting a 40x higher hit-rate than traditional publishers. Recently raising a Series C and backed by some of the top VC’s such as: Khosla, Kleiner Perkins, and NEA Ventures, our recent expansion into GalateaTV is only the beginning of our journey to becoming the next-gen entertainment powerhouse.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the design of new features and updates across our mobile app portfolio, ensuring a best in class user experience
  • Conduct user research to understand our audience's needs and behaviors, translating insights into design decisions
  • Perform competitive analysis and research on winning User Flows that we can adapt and iterate
  • Develop and maintain design wireframes, user flows, and interactive prototypes
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including developers, product managers, and our creative team, to ensure design vision is executed accurately
  • Utilize and contribute to the design system, ensuring consistency across all products
  • Stay abreast of UX trends and look for creative ideas and inspiration in parallel analogous worlds
  • Deeply understand our authors and readers using data and user interviews to iterate and refine UX and Designs

What You'll Bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in UX/UI design, specifically for mobile applications
  • BS or MS in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related field, or additional relevant experience
  • Experience designing various, mobile application products for millions of b2c users
  • Experience working in an agile environment with fellow design, product, engineering, and insights leaders
  • Experience communicating design decisions with fellow designers, engineers, product managers, and senior stakeholders alike
  • Experience data-informed product design and development
  • Experience designing for Android and iOS products as well as responsive Web Sites
  • Fluent with different level of prototyping tools such as Invision, Figma, Whimsical or Flinto
  • Track record of rapidly producing multiple concepts and prototypes and have an understanding of when deeper exploration and research is warranted and when it's best to change paths and try another approach
  • Defined or improved product design processes within your organization
  • Built or significantly contributed to a product's design system and understand their value
  • Understand the value of stripping a design back and testing individual effects

What We’ll Offer:

  • 401k plan, designed to help you save for the future
  • Health benefits tailored to your needs, including medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Professional coaching after two years with us
  • Team-building events, including our annual Tulum trip
  • Unlimited access to our Galatea app
  • Unlimited budget for self-development books
  • Charity donation of your choice at your one year anniversary
  • Free lunch in office everyday
  • Class Pass membership for US based employee and gym access for Berlin employees
  • Dog/cat friendly offices in Berlin and San Francisco
The annual base salary range for this position is $140,000—$160,000 USD. Compensation will be determined by skill level, proficiencies, and experience.
At Inkitt, we strive to build a company culture and provide employment opportunities based on diversity and inclusion. We believe every author should have an equal opportunity to succeed, as should our team members. As a growing team from 20+ countries, we welcome everyone to apply.
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