Contract - Product Designer

Product Glendale, California


Description

Beyond Limits is seeking a temporary Product Designer for a 6-month assignmentLocation is flexible with equipment and remote work supplies provided.You will work with other design professionals and our cross-disciplinary team of data scientists, developers, and product managers to bring AI-backed products to market in a variety of industrial domains. You’ll be actively contributing to the development of new product functionality and entirely new products. 

Responsibilities 

The Product Designer is responsible for realizing designs that help Beyond Limits customer’s blend the best of human capabilities and computing technology into a scalable and sustainable product. While this role will touch most aspects of the design process, it will be especially focused on collaboration in three areas: 

Receiving input from UX Researchers who are defining areas of inquiry and the associated methods of information gathering. In this relationship, the Product Designer should take special interest during the synthesis of research and translation of those findings into potential product direction(s). As product and feature concepts are created, this partnership will continue into creating test materials, evaluating success with identified users, and iterating on designs.  

Collaborate with Product Management to translate findings from customer discovery into mock-ups and product designs that align with the product roadmap and schedule. Understand business goals and metrics for success while aligning design concepts to achieve those goals. They will lend visualization and storytelling skills to assist communicating and receiving feedback on functionality to refine and popularize the product direction. 

The Product Designer must complement our data science and development teams by constructing feasible yet compelling product designs. This partnership will situate design alongside development in scrum, team ceremonies, and assuring experience quality in developed software. The Designer will advocate for user goals and product consistency while balancing the need for delivery and receiving additional user feedback. 

In addition to these collaborations, the Product Designer will generate materials that convey the user’s product journey with supporting interactions and interfaces. It is expected that the Designer can work in progressively greater detail as required by the altitude of design exploration. These mediums include whiteboard, sketches, concept diagrams, storyboards, information architectures, wireframes, high-fidelity mock-ups and interactive prototypes. Regardless of fidelity, the work will always be presented professionally and represent the rigor and quality expected in Beyond Limits product design. The Product Designer should be open to receiving feedback and evolving their work in a candid and transparent manner. The Designer must consider opportunities to reuse design patterns and draw from established work from the Beyond Limits Design System.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of working on complex enterprise software 
  • Bachelors in design, human computer interaction, fine arts, or other with equivalent experience 
  • Examples of regular collaboration with cross-disciplinary teams 
  • Familiarity with front end web technologies to the extent they impact user experience 
  • Strong portfolio that demonstrates user-centered design approach & process, systems thinking, emphatic storytelling, and delivered product with user & business insights 
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Experience translating research goals into product concept direction 
  • Familiarity with Figma 
  • Examples of delivering major functionality to existing software 
  • Analytical mindset, great at problem-solving, with the ability to create consensus from diverse perspectives 
  • Experience working with enterprise-wide design systems 

Please note: Due to COVID-19, all positions at Beyond Limits are currently remote. However, once our offices are fully reopened, most work is expected to be performed in-person at our main headquarters in Glendale, CA. 
 
About Beyond Limits 

Beyond Limits is a pioneering Artificial Intelligence engineering company creating advanced software solutions that go beyond conventional AI. Founded in 2014 with a legacy in space exploration, Beyond Limits is transforming proven technologies from Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory into advanced AI solutions, hardened to industrial strength, and put to work for forward-looking companies on earth. We leverage this unparalleled innovation portfolio, along with proprietary cognitive technologies, to help companies solve tough, complex, mission-critical problems and transform their business. We apply a unique hybrid approach to AI, combining numeric AI techniques like machine learning with higher order symbolic AI and expert human knowledge to deliver intuitive cognitive reasoning and information. Our cognitive computing technology mimics human thought processes and provides explainable reasoning to aid human-like decision-making. 

Beyond Limits provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Beyond Limits complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 
 
Beyond Limits expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Beyond Limit’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.