Lead Product Designer
Who is Faire? Faire is an innovative online marketplace that uses machine learning to match local retailers with the brands of products that uniquely fit their stores. We are using the power of technology to connect brands and boutiques from all over the world, building a thriving community of over 75,000 small business owners.
Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to chase their dreams. We believe entrepreneurship is a calling. It’s a way of life that offers people a level of autonomy and fulfilment that’s become difficult to find elsewhere in our economy. Most of our customers have left behind jobs they hated to take a chance on themselves. We want to make sure their boldness and self-belief gets rewarded.
Faire is a company invested in good design—as a Product Design Lead, you’ll join a tight-knit, collaborative team of designers who care deeply about creating beautiful and intuitive experiences. Our team is at the center of product work at Faire, designing experiences for the thousands of small retailers and maker brands growing their businesses in our marketplace.
In this role, you’ll help shape Faire’s product, working with team members across content strategy, design research, engineering, product, and customer service. You'll embed in a product team and focus on designing features and experiences for a strategic pillar of our product. As a design lead, you'll strive to understand our customers’ challenges and craft flows that help people move through our products with confidence.
We’re looking for team members that excel across the entire product development lifecycle, come with a growth mindset, and bring a genuine desire to learn about our customers.
As a Lead Product Designer, you will:
Collaborate with partners across product and engineering to define, build, and release new products and features. Construct user flows, wireframes, and prototypes that effectively communicate design concepts for validation. Develop and deliver well-documented, high-fidelity visuals that accurately represent Faire’s brand and design system standards. Participate in and/or lead user interviews and research to better understand customer needs. Contribute strategic thinking to product features and roadmap. Mentor and guide team members, helping them develop and grow. Contribute to and positively shape the design team’s culture through collaboration, feedback, and process iteration.
5+ years of experience designing digital products and systems. You have a breadth of knowledge of what goes into product design, from systems to visuals. Great communication skills. You present design decisions and processes clearly and confidently, regardless of audience. A collaborative approach. You’re a great partner to other designers and your cross-functional teammates. A growth-mindset. You’re open and receptive to feedback, and can adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment. A sense of humor. We spend a lot of time together—sharing gifs and laughing over lunch keeps us energized and inspired throughout the day.
We value candidates that bring a range of experience from different industries and a variety of creative influences. If you’re a maker or retailer yourself and can bring first-hand experience and empathy for the small business and entrepreneurial journey, tell us your story!
Faire provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Tech Stack: React Redux MobX Kotlin Java 8 Guice Redis MySql Redshift AWS
Our front-end team owns the code that makes our marketplace intuitive and beautiful. We care about stunning design, great UX, and good engineering practices -- we love to write software that is secure, tested, easy to maintain, responsive, and performant. We build minimum viable products, deploy to production multiple times per day, A/B test customer-facing changes, listen to the data, and iterate.
Our back-end team owns the code that makes our marketplace work. We care about good engineering practice and love to write software that is secure, tested, easy to maintain, and can scale to millions of users. We build minimum viable products, deploy to production multiple times per day, A/B test customer-facing changes, listen to the data and iterate.