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Staff Product Designer, Presence (Remote) at Squarespace

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Squarespace is a design-centric product company at heart whose mission is to be the all-in-one platform for anyone who wants to stand out. You will be challenged in an organization that values vision, execution, and persistence. You will take ownership of our product by solving complex problems in simple, elegant ways. Product designers at Squarespace are embedded within product teams that are deeply collaborative, and each member is directly responsible for the team’s success.

We are looking for a Staff Product Designer on our Presence team to help create and implement the craft practices and quality standards by which the Presence Design team consistently delivers appealing, usable and impactful experiences for web, mobile, and beyond. The Presence team is responsible for developing user tools for content and asset management, campaign and CRM, content automation, layout/expression/styling, email/site domain management, and new experience design prototyping.

You will report to our Senior Director, Product Design on our Presence team. We are open to hiring remotely for this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Works with product teams across Presence to help define user outcomes and success measures and maps them to product/business outcomes and metrics
  • Creates craft and practice standards for team
  • Lead forums (critiques, workshops, studio sessions, etc.) that help actively drive craft
  • Partner with Design Leads of Presence Areas (Content, Presentation, etc.) to drive consistent quality in user experience execution
  • Identifies and defines new user experience opportunities across product orgs and groups and drives effective collaboration and delivery within Presence and beyond
  • Contribute to thought leadership as a senior member of the design team by providing feedback, direction, and support/mentorship for junior team members

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • 12+ years professional experience, preferably as a Product Designer
  • Ability to lead, influence, and persuade confidently through ambiguous problems and help manage change without official management responsibility
  • Self-motivation; ability to produce results both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to lead and manage large design initiatives, including managing competing priorities with product and engineering peers
  • Serve as a bridge connecting design, product, engineering, and cross-functional teams.
  • Deep knowledge of Product Design best practices for web, mobile
  • Interest, perspective on how to drive experiences for surfaces beyond web, mobile (AR, virtual experiences, etc.)
  • Expertise in product design best practices for navigation, typography, layout, visual hierarchy, interaction and usability
  • Expertise in Figma, Sketch, Adobe Creative Cloud and other design tools
  • Independent, self-starting and consistent delivery on commitments
  • Detail-oriented with an eye on meaningful consistency
  • Strong workshop and facilitation skills

A portfolio of relevant design work is required for consideration. It should illustrate your involvement and how you contributed to solving specific problems.

About Squarespace

Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world's most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. Squarespace's team of more than 1,200 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about.

Benefits & Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you and your dependent children
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave
  • Equity plan for all employees
  • Retirement benefits with employer match
  • Fertility and adoption benefits
  • Free lunch and snacks at all offices
  • Education reimbursement
  • Dog-friendly workplace in New York office
  • Commuter benefit in the form of reduced tax (Ireland) and pretax (US)

Today, more than a million people around the globe use Squarespace to share different perspectives and experiences with the world. Not only do we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our customer base, but we also strive for the same in our employees. At Squarespace, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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What are Squarespace Perks + Benefits

Squarespace Benefits Overview

We take care of our employees in more ways than one. We offer competitive medical, dental, and vision for our employees and their dependents. We also offer up to 20 weeks of paid family leave (includes parental), daily gourmet lunches, and seasonal wellness programming, including meditation, yoga, and nutritionist sessions at the office. And so many snacks.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of Squarespace

What does your typical day look like?

My days are usually split between weekly one-on-ones with my team and pockets of time where I can focus on what I need to get done for the week. The dedicated time to speak one on one with my team is the best place for me to hear about their wins, understand and coach them through their challenges, and help them move forward.

Trish

Technical Program Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I first stepped into Squarespace as an intern, and it’s been a crash course in all things advertising and design since then. I’ve worked on some cool projects, from developing a microsite built to celebrate our awesome customers called Makers & Dreamers to creating content for our product that tons of users will come across.

Gina

Art Director

What is your vision for the company?

My role is to lead the creation of a shared vision, strategy, and plan toward the development of a learning culture at Squarespace. We envision Squarespace becoming a place where people come to not just do their career’s best work, but also as a place where they learn and grow in unimaginable ways.

Jason

Director of Learning & Development

What does your typical day look like?

I’ve been measuring my time in weeks since I can’t make much progress in a single day. I am responsible for guiding my team in the right direction and am accountable for delivering high-quality projects on time. Monday is a meeting-free day. I use it to plan my week, focus on long-term planning, dig into problems and work on important tasks.

Aldo

Engineering Manager

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