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Senior Product Designer

DockYard · Oct 5th 2020

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Who We Are

DockYard is looking for an experienced design enthusiast to join the design team as a Senior Product Designer at our remote digital product studio. Our ideal candidate employs design thinking to understand issues, uncover insights, test theories, collaborate constantly, identify patterns, gain consensus, create systems and refine solutions over time.

At DockYard, design drives digital product innovation. Our product designers collaborate with clients, users and teammates to create accessible web-based products built with cutting-edge technologies and shaped by data-informed insights.

What We Do

DockYard is a digital product consultancy partnering with user-centered organizations to craft impactful, inclusive, and reliable digital experiences.

Our collaborative team of experienced product strategists, engineers and designers help clients gain a deeper understanding of their users. Armed with those insights, we use future-forward technologies and approaches to design and engineer meaningful experiences for companies and the people they serve.

From ideation to realization, we enable ambitious teams to accelerate lasting product innovation.


  • Work with small multi-disciplinary teams made up of designers, UX developers, engineers and client partners, among others
  • Create research plans, conduct research, facilitate workshops and distill findings into actionable insights that help projects move from ambiguity to clarity
  • Evaluate relevant data, existing insights, technical considerations, business objectives and user needs to design innovative solutions
  • Take ownership of and responsibility for your work, from research and ideation to visualization and implementation
  • Produce and iterate on multiple concepts and prototypes, understanding when deeper exploration is warranted and when it is best to change paths and try another approach
  • Guide product designers on projects and mentor them on design as a discipline as well as delegating tasks and responsibilities on certain projects
  • Work directly with the product owner and project manager to ensure business goals are being accounted for
  • Help lead the direction of the product based on research and findings and be able to present these to the team and product owners

Must Haves

  • You have at least 5 years of experience designing at a consultancy, agency, studio or digital product company; experience designing for mobile is a plus
  • You believe in design’s ability to help individuals as well as organizations, and want to design inclusive, accessible products that improve lives while achieving business goals
  • You are a clear communicator who can help establish guidelines, brainstorm concepts, explain your designs and convince others of your reasoning
  • You are a perceptive designer who thinks about product design in terms of experiences, systems and flows before designing wireframes, screens and components
  • You are interested in and familiar with code as a fundamental aspect of design
  • You are curious, creative, compassionate and collaborative
  • You value inclusive design and accessibility and don’t believe it has to mean compromising aesthetics
  • You are a thoughtful designer and critical thinker who questions the status quo and strives for improvement
  • You enjoy taking the lead on projects and managing and delegating tasks to ensure deadlines are met\

DockYard is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, pregnancy, family responsibilities, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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