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Product Designer II, Discovery

Scribd

Scribd

Product, Design
United States · Canada
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024
At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), our mission is to spark human curiosity. Join our team as we create a world of stories and knowledge, democratize the exchange of ideas and information, and empower collective expertise through our three products: Everand, Scribd, and Slideshare.
We support a culture where our employees can be real and be bold; where we debate and commit as we embrace plot twists; and where every employee is empowered to take action as we prioritize the customer.
Our flexible work benefit - Scribd Flex - enables employees, in partnership with their manager, to choose the daily work-style that best suits their individual needs. As an organization, we prioritize collaboration and intentional in-person moments to build culture and connection. For this reason, occasional in-person attendance is required for all Scribd employees, regardless of their location.
About the team and role
The Discovery and Content Pillars are dedicated to helping millions of people discover, engage with, and consume content across our extensive Everand, Scribd, and SlideShare libraries. As a Product Designer II, you will be at the forefront of innovation in the digital content space, using the power of generative AI to tailor and enhance the user experience. This role offers a blend of creative freedom and technical challenges, allowing you to craft solutions that bridge user needs with technological possibilities.
We pride ourselves on an inclusive culture, where each team member is encouraged to contribute ideas and take initiative. Collaborating closely with experts in machine learning, data analytics, product management, user research, and engineering, you will help lead the charge in creating smarter experiences that delight and inspire our users.
This role is designed for those who are not only passionate about design but also about the impact of their work on a global scale.

What We’re Looking For

  • Someone with experience solving complex problems related to digital media, search, recommendations, and generative AI.
  • Someone who stays on top of the latest generative AI news and is excited to solve complex problems at the intersection of design and technology.
  • Someone who’s excited to own key initiatives and partner with cross-functional peers to define a strategic roadmap.
  • Someone who loves crafting beautifully designed solutions based on insights from real people.
  • Someone with a mastery of empathy and user experience intuition, as well as a passion for visual polish.
  • Someone who thrives in a collaborative environment, working seamlessly with other designers and cross-functional partners to drive impactful results.

What You’ll Do

  • Help shape the future of our discovery experience, working on key features like search, onboarding, and recommendations across Everand, Scribd, and SlideShare.
  • Partner with design leads, product, data analytics, user research, machine learning and frontend engineers, and customer support to identify requirements, use cases, user problems and opportunities.
  • Own end-to-end design projects from brief, research, and concept exploration through prototyping, visual design details, and stewardship through development.
  • Use data collected from research, user testing and market evaluation to create truly user-centered designs.
  • Pair with our research department to plan and conduct user research, and test prototypes to understand user needs and the resonance of our product — synthesizing the results to inspire empathy and bring clarity to the broader team.
  • Visualize and communicate complex design solutions across use cases by creating process flows, wireframes, animated prototypes, and high fidelity designs.
  • Develop and maintain detailed design documentation & specifications for your work.
  • Work closely with engineers, stakeholders, and partners during build phases to ensure that the user experience is polished and as intended.
  • Regularly present your work to peers, stakeholders, and senior leaders for feedback.
  • Your work will impact millions daily, making it easy for users to find and enjoy stories.

Who You Are

  • You have 4+ years of experience as a product designer with demonstrable proficiency owning the design process from early stage ideation through high fidelity design to product ship.
  • You enjoy working closely with designers, product managers, engineers, researchers, and data scientists. You can synthesize and incorporate their inputs and points of view in your work.
  • You are someone who is excited by the challenge of iterating on and improving the user experience across three brands, and using emerging technologies to innovate on familiar patterns.
  • You’re a strong communicator who has the ability to explain complex ideas clearly and persuasively, and present your work in a way that energizes and creates shared ownership for both leaders and peers.
  • You are fluent in UX, visual and interactive design best practices and have a strong knowledge of usability fundamentals and methodologies.
  • You maintain a high bar for design quality and coherence, even when scaling solutions to meet broad user needs. Your portfolio showcases a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering clear, engaging user experiences.
  • You lead with curiosity and are comfortable navigating ambiguity. You thrive in fast-paced environments that require adaptive problem-solving skills.
  • You inspire and uplift your team, advocating for user-centric principles and fostering a collaborative, inclusive work environment.
At Scribd, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package and is determined within a range. Our pay ranges are based on the local cost of labor benchmarks for each specific role, level, and geographic location. San Francisco is our highest geographic market in the United States. In the state of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $107,500 [minimum salary in our lowest geographic market within California] to $173,750 [maximum salary in our highest geographic market within California].
In the United States, outside of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $88,500 [minimum salary in our lowest US geographic market outside of California] to $165,000 [maximum salary in our highest US geographic market outside of California].
In Canada, the reasonably expected salary range is between $110,500 CAD[minimum salary in our lowest geographic market] to $164,000 CAD[maximum salary in our highest geographic market].
We carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including but not limited to experience; job-related skill sets; relevant education or training; and other business and organizational needs. The salary range listed is for the level at which this job has been scoped. In the event that you are considered for a different level, a higher or lower pay range would apply. This position is also eligible for a competitive equity ownership, and a comprehensive and generous benefits package.
Benefits, Perks, and Wellbeing at Scribd
*Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Scribd and the geographical location where you work.
• Healthcare Insurance Coverage (Medical/Dental/Vision): 100% paid for employees
• 12 weeks paid parental leave
• Short-term/long-term disability plans
• 401k/RSP matching
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Learning & Development programs
• Quarterly stipend for Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort
• Mental Health support & resources
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Referral Bonuses
• Book Benefit
• Sabbaticals
• Company wide events
• Team engagement budgets
• Vacation & Personal Days
• Paid Holidays (+ winter break)
• Flexible Sick Time
• Volunteer Day
• Company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs
Want to learn more about life at Scribd? www.linkedin.com/company/scribd/life
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We want our interview process to be accessible to everyone. You can inform us of any reasonable adjustments we can make to better accommodate your needs by emailing accommodations [@] scribd.com about the need for adjustments at any point in the interview process.
Scribd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, and believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.
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