Product Designer II

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Fearless is looking for a Product Designer II to add to our diverse team of 250+ employees (and counting!).

What you’ll be doing

We’re looking to change the world by building software with a soul, and we want your help.

The Product Designer II is an interdisciplinary role responsible for designing how users interact with products and services. They bring product design skills and an ability to conceptualize, ideate, test, and implement design solutions that meet the needs and goals of users, clients, and organizations. They are experts at capturing, synthesizing, and communicating complex ideas and translating them into simple and intuitive solutions.

We need your design skills! What other skills will help you succeed at Fearless? Glad you asked! We’re excited about candidates who can accomplish the following:

Responsibilities and Contributions 

Organizational and Leadership Role 

  • Independently executes and implements solutions with minimal direction from senior Designers or team leaders.
  • Coaches and mentors others to develop their professional skills and improve the quality of their work.
  • Strengthens Fearless’ product design community and fosters positive collaboration across the company.

Functional Role 

Collaboration

  • Works with Product Owners and Engineers to conceptualize and prioritize features, flows, and user interfaces for development.
  • Collaborates with Designers, Engineers, Scrum Masters, and Product Managers to guide design best practices within the team to ensure that customer goals, user needs and business needs are met.
  • Engages with Engineers and technical leads to implement features that meet design specifications and deliver business value.

Research and Strategy

  • Collaborates with other Designers and team members to define and execute research strategies.
  • Captures, synthesizes, and oversees the communication of the needs and goals of users, technical and business stakeholders, clients, and Engineers. 
  • Implements user requirements specifications & experience goals, personas, storyboards, journey maps, scenarios, flowcharts, and design specifications.
  • Collects and synthesizes large amounts of conflicting information and uses it to implement simple designs and provide recommendations for change to a system.

Implementation

  • Manages and maintains the utilization and implementation of robust design systems throughout a project’s life cycle.
  • Designs wireframes, low and high fidelity mockups, and interactive prototypes of easy-to-navigate user interfaces (UIs).
  • Assesses and improves the usability of products through research, rapid prototyping, and usability testing.
  • Develops and applies frameworks for implementing user experience, such as style guides, component libraries, and design systems.
  • Collaborates with the team and customer to define and measure success metrics. 
  • Reviews design artifacts and provides feedback to others to ensure that the deliverables meet high quality standards. 

Essential Skills, Experience, or Competencies  

Must-Have Skills

  • A minimum of 8 years of demonstrated related working experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with experience designing reports and Power BI
  • Ability to authoritatively communicate and facilitate discussion around usability, accessibility and interaction design.
  • Experience with visual and user interface design, including typography, layout, color theory and common interaction patterns.
  • Experience with interaction design and front-end technologies.
  • Experience designing and applying style guides, component libraries, frontend frameworks  and design systems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a group, actively network with others and provide varying feedback to the team at the appropriate time to ensure that decisions stick.
  • Ability to select the appropriate prototyping method for the task at hand. 
  • Ability to identify and communicate constraints and can work within them. 
  • Experience establishing, iterating, and documenting on design patterns to solve problems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale and goals both verbally and visually.
  • Experience using a variety of design and prototyping tools.
  • Experience implementing and coaching others on design best practices and standards.
  • Ability to operate and manage work, strategically reason, build relationships, and influence others.

Icing-on-the-Cake Skills 

  • Experience with a broad experience with human-centered design methods.
  • Experience conducting research and usability testing, and translating insights into action.
  • Experience working in agile, including an awareness of agile tools and how to use them. 
  • Experience implementing 508 accessibility standards. 
  • Experience managing stakeholder relationships.
  • Experience writing with front-end technologies such as HTML & CSS.
  • Experience working with Government customers. 

Benefits & Compensation

Our people make us who we are. We believe that every member of the Fearless team has something to share, and we value the unique viewpoint you’ll bring to our community. But we value your community, too, so we offer fulfilling work that stays in balance with the rest of life. Because everyone has different needs, desires, and goals, our benefits offer the choices and flexibility that our team members need to live well and succeed. Here are a few highlights of our benefits package:

  • Life-friendly schedules
  • Family-friendly workplace
  • PTO allowance (not accrued so you get it up front!) We believe in taking time off to be well and thrive. That's why we offer 14 days of PTO, 8.75 days of sick leave, 11 federal holidays, your birthday (floating day), jury duty, and bereavement.
  • Up 12 weeks of FMLA paid at 100%
  • We cover 100% of your premium for our medical HSA plan + the deductible portion of HSA contributions, 80% of your premium for our HMO or PPO plans, and offer competitive dependent coverage. We cover 100% of dental and vision premiums for you and your dependents and offer medical and dependent care FSA options. We also offer life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, and legal planning and support insurance.
  • Tech, education / training, and wellness allowances
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with employer contributions and immediate vesting
  • Referral bonus: Bring your friends! If someone you refer is hired, you’ll get a bonus of $6–12k!
  • Total Pet Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

Location:

  • In-person, hybrid, and remote options are available. Our office is located in Baltimore.

Our Compensation System is designed to reward remarkable work, grow your impact and support the whole “you” over the course of your career.

We believe in paying people fairly, so we've established a compensation model aimed to ensure everyone at Fearless — regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, nationality, or negotiation skills — is given equal pay for equal work.

Our approach to compensation is intended to ensure our total package serves all of your needs and includes base pay, medical and other benefits, performance rewards, 401k matching, plus a few perks (tech and wellness reimbursement programs)!

Our salary ranges are determined based on role, level and location and provide team members salary growth within a salary grade over time. Team members automatically progress within a salary range through annual increases (given to reward service at Fearless) or merit increases (given to reward and individual's demonstrated performance and growth within the position). Fearless team members are also eligible for discretionary bonuses based on company performance.

The salary ranges for this position based on location are listed below.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified as a part of our annual salary range review.

  • AL, FL, GA, TN Residents:  $81,946 (min) - $104,482 (mid) - $127,017 (max)
  • NC Residents: $84,481 (min) - $107,713 (mid) - $130,945 (max)
  • DE, MD, PA, TX, VA Residents: $88,705 (min) - $113,099 (mid) - $137,493 (max)
  • DC Residents: $99,687 (min) - $127,101 (mid) - $154,515 (max)
  • CA & NY Residents: $103,067 (min) - $131,410 (mid) - $159,753 (max)

Within the range, starting pay for team members is based on the evaluation of the alignment with the position description requirements including job-related skills and experience or training.  This range reflects your earning potential over the course of your career at Fearless in this position.

So, what’s next?

Over the years, we’ve honed a 2-step interview process that helps ensure that every employee we hire is the right fit for us and that we’re the right fit for them. If we think you’re a good fit, we’ll get in touch and start scheduling your interviews!

  • Technical Interview - This is where we get into the nitty gritty of the project. During the Technical Interview, you’ll be interviewed by our Passion Coaches and/or the team’s Project Lead to make sure your skills align with the project requirements.
  • Business Interview - At this point, you’ve made it to the final frontier! The Business Interview is when you’ll meet with Fearless leadership to dot the i’s, cross the t’s, and determine whether or not we’ll be moving forward with the hiring process.

About Fearless Digital:

Fearless Digital builds software with a soul. As a division inside Fearless, we're part of its digital services integrator model to unlock the power of organizations, people and tech. Our division designs, engineers, and delivers digital solutions to solve problems and drive impact. Using iterative development cycles, we minimize risk for our customers and efficiently deliver intuitive and responsive technology. In this way, we help set the stage for tech to work better for people.

That’s not our only goal, though. We also strive to create a purple culture that makes our team members excited to come to work every day. We take a holistic approach to our people’s well-being, and our culture and benefits are designed to support our people in working the way they like best. We encourage our people to pursue their passions, both in and out of the office. With flexible schedules, continuing education support, and a family-friendly work environment, we’ve created a culture that allows our team to thrive professionally and personally.

Fearless believes in equal opportunity employment. We won’t discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, gender, nationality, age, religion, disability, military status, or sexual orientation. As a company and as individuals, we’re committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for our team, our family members, our clients, our subcontractors, and our vendors.

More Information on Fearless
Fearless operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Baltimore, MD and Montgomery, AL. Fearless was founded in 2009. It has 145 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance, Life insurance, 401(K) and Flexible work schedule. To see all 11 open jobs at Fearless, click here.
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