Intercom

Senior Product Designer

15 days ago

Job Description

You will do meaningful product design work at a highly admired product-driven company that's driving real change in the industry.

Each senior product designer at Intercom works in a team with a product manager, up to 6 engineers, and some also work directly with research and analytics. Together they own a part of Intercom, ship solutions to challenging problems and get feedback directly from customers.

We've had designers in key leadership roles, including at the exec level, from the very beginning. This has made design a core foundation of our company's DNA. This means that you'll never have to justify the importance of design.

We genuinely care about people and value kindness in our everyday interactions. You'll be able to be yourself, feel valued, supported, learn and grow no matter how experienced you are.

If you want to learn more about what it's like to work here, read what makes us different, and watch a keynote from our CEO talking about our mission, vision and the next chapter of Intercom.

What will I be doing? ๐Ÿš€

  • Act as a leader within the Product Design team, collaborating with other designers to make their work and the whole team better
  • Work through design problems from beginning to end, translating insights from research and analytics into concepts that form disruptive new products and features, and designing the detailed workflows and interactions required to make them a reality.
  • Collaborate with designers across the organisation to raise the quality bar and continuously improve Intercomโ€™s design processes, principles, and tooling.
  • Sketch and prototype ideas to quickly assess their viability, and design the fine-grained details of components, interactions, and transitions.
  • Partner with product managers to define and evolve product roadmaps.
  • Work closely with engineers as you build, iterate on, and ship ideas.
  • Write about, present, and share what youโ€™re learning, both internally and with the wider community via our blog, books, and events.

What skills and experience do I need? ๐Ÿ“–

See what we look for when we hire designers

  • Experience designing digital products and systems, not just websites. You have helped ship products that solve real problems, and that people use.
  • An appreciation of the entire product development process, from problem solving and system modelling, through to detailed UI, visual, and interaction design.
  • Ability to design polished, high-fidelity mockups of your solutions using modern design tools such as Figma and Sketch.
  • Ability to create interactive prototypes using tools like Figma, Framer, Invision, and Keynote, or in the browser with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Strong communication skills to help people across the company understand the rationale behind your proposals, and the complex nuances of design problems.
  • Motivated self-starter who can deeply collaborate with other disciplines including product management, engineering, research, and analytics.
  • A growth mindset. Willingness to own problems. Comfort with ambiguity. A desire to make things better. A balanced sense of optimism and humility.

Your experience should ideally focus on designing software products, and your portfolio should clearly outline the problems youโ€™ve taken on with your design work. It should touch on the process you applied to find solutions and overcome challenges, rather than focusing just on visual polish, or the final deliverables.

Benefits ๐Ÿ˜

We are a well treated bunch, with awesome benefits! If thereโ€™s something important to you thatโ€™s not on this list, talk to us! :)

  • Competitive salary and equity in a fast-growing start-up
  • We serve lunch every weekday, plus a variety of snack foods and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Regular compensation reviews - we reward great work!
  • Peace of mind with life assurance, as well as comprehensive health and dental insurance for you and your dependents
  • Open vacation policy and flexible holidays so you can take time off when you need it
  • Paid maternity leave, as well as 6 weeks paternity leave for fathers, to let you spend valuable time with your loved ones
  • If youโ€™re cycling, weโ€™ve got you covered on the Cycle-to-Work Scheme. With secure bike storage too
  • MacBooks are our standard, but weโ€™re happy to get you whatever equipment helps you get your job done

We are a diverse bunch of people and we want to continue to attract and retain a diverse range of people into our organisation. We're committed to an inclusive and diverse Intercom! We do not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, civil or family status, age, disability, or race.

Policies 

Intercom has a hybrid working policy. We believe that working in person helps us stay connected, collaborate easier and create a great culture while still providing flexibility to work from home. We expect employees to be in the office at least two days per week.

We have a radically open and accepting culture at Intercom. We avoid spending time on divisive subjects to foster a safe and cohesive work environment for everyone. As an organization, our policy is to not advocate on behalf of the company or our employees on any social or political topics out of our internal or external communications. We respect personal opinion and expression on these topics on personal social platforms on personal time, and do not challenge or confront anyone for their views on non-work related topics. Our goal is to focus on doing incredible work to achieve our goals and unite the company through our core values

Intercom values diversity and is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity. Intercom will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.

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About Intercom

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Intercom is an AI powered, automation-first customer service platform that lets businesses deliver fast support, keeping customers satisfied, costs low, and service teams happy.

It is the only complete customer service solution that provides a seamless customer experience across automation and human support. Customer service teams from more than 25,000 global organizations, including Atlassian, Amazon and Microsoft, use Intercom to send over 600 million messages per month and enable interactions with over 800 million monthly active end users. The company was founded in 2011 and is backed by leading venture capitalist including Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins and Social Capital. 

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