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Senior Product Designer – Product Foundations


Build strong foundations to build on

If you’re into well-crafted digital products, keep the customer in the center of your work, and can appreciate the insides of good software, keep reading. 

We’re looking for the next Jessica Gaddis (or Ray Eames) of digital product design, to look deep into the foundational concepts of our product and make them ready for the next decade. Someone who gets excited about creating elegant purpose-driven designs that help product makers engage with their customer research, product strategy and roadmaps.

About our team

At Productboard, we believe in making products that matter – products that not only solve real-world problems, but also delight their users. To help us with this mission, we’re looking for a driven, inventive senior product designer to join our Product foundations team. 

You'll be helping customers navigate our product and surface key pieces of information in the product management system of record we’re building. You’ll turn things like filtering, notifications and permissions into powerful engagement loops and workflows, and drive retention by enhancing the usability of core flows.

A team of seasoned experience-builders, we know that the happier our team and company, the better our work will be. Ours is a genuine, collaborative team atmosphere, where you can self-realize, build transferable skills, and move up the design career ladder, whether you’re into management or want to stick with the IC track.

You’ll be joining a company where people matter and make an impact, just like you will. You’ll be able to do some of your best work here. Does it sound good? Let us know!

What you’ll do in a typical week

  • Work closely in a cross-functional team to ensure our core workflows are frictionless and productive for our customers, giving them the confidence that the information they need is always within reach.
  • Level up the value and usability of our product through designing its foundational building blocks, while driving the experiences end-to-end.
  • Lead the discovery and design activities of features that help our customers get a better reach of their data, joining forces with a product manager and a tech lead to understand customer needs and shape solutions.
  • Design, prototype, and document smart interaction patterns
  • Work with designers and engineers to evolve said interactions, giving and receiving feedback in design critiques, and conversations
  • Pair-design with designers from different teams to improve each other’s work, ideate and have fun together
  • Measure what you've shipped, and continuously drive improvements
  • Collaborate with our UX writer to uphold our product’s voice, and evolve content guidelines for core patterns.
  • Participate in wider design team initiatives (workshopping, expanding the design system, improving tooling, mentoring designers, hiring)

About you

Before you dive into this: Even if you don’t check off every one of our bullets, don’t worry. This is just our dream list! If you’ve got potential, we’ll help you grow.

  • You’ve designed a lot of UIs, have a deep knowledge of interaction patterns, and can deliver high-quality work
  • You’ve worked on data visualizations in products before, or have plenty of practice with metrics and product analytics, including making sense of them
  • You’re a systemic thinker who can turn complex design problems into intuitive user experiences
  • You communicate clearly and build relationships easily
  • You don’t hesitate to own and drive projects, and comment on processes
  • You seek feedback to grow and give feedback candidly and with empathy in turn
  • You can come to our London or Prague office at least twice a week. (If you’re currently far from both, we can help you move closer.)
  • You’ve experienced a B2B SaaS organization with a mature product design practice

A peek into our world

From the outside, it can be tough to imagine what working here is like. That’s why we asked Cocuma to help. Their impartial view gives potential starters a good look inside our company. 

After you’ve read our Cocuma profile, head to our design team’s page to learn who’s on the team, how we work, and take a look at the work we’ve published. Go see how we wrote the team’s charter, too.

And don’t forget to meet Zdenek, one of our Product Design Managers. Get his take on what life’s really like as a designer at Productboard.

Julia, a Berliner from Catalonia, and our Product Designer, describes her path to joining us in this interview.

Or if you’re on the move, listen to this podcast episode about building great products, and this one about delight, both featuring our CEO and co-founder Hubert.

What designers at Productboard say

“What I love most about Productboard is our customer-centricity, and the daily opportunity to work on challenging problems with incredibly smart people. Our collaboration culture is really strong, both within the team and across product teams, resulting in great outcomes. This is rewarding in itself and definitely not just “work” – we always find time to laugh, eat, or grab a beer together.”

– Michaela Bartkova, Senior Product Designer, a year and three quarters on board

“I joined Productboard for its impactful and inspiring mission. What I found here is a company with a mature design culture. Design is really valued here, there’s a lot of collaboration and everything is rooted in customer insights by staying close to them. Product teams operate in an empowered way which I enjoy a lot. The company grows quickly and the best part is that I grow with it through the right challenges and opportunities to do great work. On top of all that, I get to work every day with professionals with whom I have fun.”

– Adam Amran, Senior Product Designer, two years on board

You can look forward to the following benefits: 

💰 Stock options

💻 MacBook + monitor 

📚 Budget for online courses, books, and conferences

🏝 5 weeks of vacation + sick days

❤️ 1 Volunteer Day per year for you to help causes close to your heart 

🍲 Free snacks, drinks, and yummy catered lunches every day

💚 Shared Headspace account for mindfulness & mental health 

🏋 MultiSport card to access sports facilities

🍹 Team events, such as happy hours, off-sites, and retreats

🍀 Mental Wellness Program to support your well-being and self-care

⏱ Flexible working hours and home office

🧒🏻 Parental benefits

🎓 Language lessons

About Productboard

Productboard is a customer-centric product management platform that helps organizations get the right products to market, faster. More than 5,400 companies, including Microsoft, Zoom, 1-800-Contacts, and UiPath, use Productboard to understand what users need, prioritize what to build next, and rally everyone around their roadmap.

With offices in San Francisco, Vancouver, Dublin, Brno and Prague, Productboard is backed by leading investors like Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Credo Ventures. 

In January 2022, we closed our $125M Series D round, which put us into the Unicorn category of companies, with a valuation of $1.7B.

  • Join at the golden startup age — established stability of a Unicorn with space for individual impact
  • You’ll enjoy an exciting team atmosphere, building a whole new category of software
  • You can help change the way that products are built all over the world
  • We iterate quickly and decisions are fast. You’ll have a voice in what we do and see the impact of your work
  • We are backed by top Silicon Valley investors, giving us access to capital, networks, mentors, and new markets
  • We are recognized as one of the hottest tech startups on the market today, named by Forbes magazine and Business Insider as one of the best startup employers to bet your career on and are regularly recognized for our company culture

About our culture

Imagine working in a place where everything matters — most importantly, you. At Productboard, values aren’t just something we like to talk about, they’re something we live and breathe. We believe in creating a work environment where:

  • People feel empowered, supported, and included
  • Trust and transparency are built into the way we work
  • Creativity, curiosity, and continuous improvement are encouraged and nurtured every day

Forming our company values was a group effort, with every employee allowed to contribute. From profit-sharing initiatives, like stock options, to open calendars and communication, we don’t waste time on politics or ego. We champion openness by sharing our goals, success, and failures. 

Join colleagues who love what they do and who are invested in their work environment and the future of the company. Help shape our company, culture, and product!

Check out our LinkedIn Life page, Instagram profile, and People of Productboard FB page or listen to our People of Productboard podcast for a real feel of what life is like at Productboard.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and champion equity. It is our aim to help people from all backgrounds, cultures, and groups realize their full potential at Productboard. We do not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based upon gender identity, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other biascovered by appropriate law. All aspects of employment, including hiring, training, promotion, and terminations, are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We are committed to an inclusive hiring process and provide all candidates with equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. Togetherness is one of our core values, and our Diversity Council helps to ensure that we uphold the values of authenticity, humanity, and diversity to create an environment where every person matters. We are committed to leading by example to drive societal change.