Product Designer at Instil (Los Angeles, CA or Remote)

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Who We Are
Instil is ambitiously working to reimagine technology for nonprofits. Empathy is at the core of how we approach building our product for the nonprofits we serve. Instil's design team is central to how that empathy is coordinated and expressed. We're a highly collaborative organization, where the various departments - to include customer success, product development, marketing, sales, etc - all work very closely with one another.
We are searching for a Product Designer who is ambitious, pragmatic, proactive, thoughtful, and collaborative. Designers serve a vital role here: from identifying and understanding the problems our users face, to the craft and finish of every detail in the product. They are designing the future of Instil. We appreciate people who think deeply, speak clearly, love collaboration, and don't take themselves too seriously.
Salary range for the role is 110-130k with an annual performance based bonus. We also offer competitive equity and benefits.
Remote US Only
What You Will Do
  • Collaborate closely with Design and Product Leadership to define features and contribute to the overall direction of the product.
  • Partner with engineering to ensure that our implementation and user experience is meeting user's needs and following design standards.
  • Use and evolve our design system in order to design flows, prototypes, sketches, and high-fidelity visuals.
  • Create and iterate on features that drive an understanding of how to use Instil successfully.
  • Proactively solicit feedback from your peers, including product managers, engineers, and other teammates in your product team.
  • Collaborate with Design Leadership to inform and improve design processes and culture.
  • Plan and conduct research efforts to further our understanding of our users.
  • Find creative ways to solve UX problems and measure its success.
  • Constantly be learning about the nonprofit space and industry trends.

What You Possess
  • 5+ years of experience in an individual contributor role, on a Product Design team.
  • Experience in working and collaborating with diverse teams in a dynamic, rapid growth environment.
  • An outstanding portfolio, showcasing a foundation in Ideation, Interaction and Visual Design, and Research.
  • BS in Design, HCI, Human Factors or a related field.
  • Solid understanding of how to create usable, accessible, and modular designs that can scale to millions of users.
  • The knack to understand and solve problems.
  • Analytical mind with a business acumen.
  • Experience partnering with Product Managers to develop the strategy and rationale for features.
  • Ability with prototyping as a means to explore and convey design solutions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Nice To Have
  • Enterprise software experience in user-facing tools.
  • Experience designing with Data! We do a lot of work with reporting and dashboards.
  • Passion for, or experience with, the Non Profit space and the problems we are solving.
  • Tolerance for ambiguity, creativity in strategy and execution tactics, and always improving on the status quo.
  • Experience designing for iterative and experimental features
  • Experience working in a remote environment
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Candidate Location Eligibility:
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Los Angeles, CA
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Tampa Bay, FL

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AWS LambdaFrameworks
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • InDesignDesign
    • TrelloManagement
    • GitHubManagement

An Insider's view of Instil

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The culture at Instil embodies the phrase "work-life-balance" in a way I haven't comfortably experienced elsewhere. The underlying trust in our coworkers and ourselves that we'll get the work done when/where is practical means that I can choose to log off work early and hang out with my toddler without feeling that I'm shirking my responsibilities.

Laura

UI Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Effective collaboration is rooted in genuine common ground between collaborators. It’s not possible without showing up authentically in our needs, opinions, motivations, challenges, and goals. Because people at Instil value vulnerability, I can easily spot opportunities to support others, receive support, and connect folks with shared goals!

Nik

Demand Generation Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Coming from running a recruiting agency, I was pretty scared to go in-house. Growing an internal team is a huge shift. Reporting to our COO, I've never felt so supported, trusted, or safe in a role. Before joining, I didn't have much imagination about my future beyond sourcing. Lately I feel almost overwhelmed by the possibilities in front of me.

Spencer

Head of Talent

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Every team member has a voice in our vision and direction. Every start-up company has to be agile and change with the team, market, and customer, especially when a company is trying to disrupt a market. At Instil, we expect our team members to bring bold, big ideas to the table to influence our vision. No matter what role you are in.

Kirsten Helvey

Co-Founder and CEO

What makes someone successful on your team?

We have a diverse mix of voices that leads to better collaboration, decisions, and experience design outcomes. The ability for each of us to be 100% our authentic selves creates a great work environment.

Davey

Head of Design

What are Instil Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Pet friendly
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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