Tara AI (W15)

The smart and free Jira alternative

Product Designer | Remote (US-based)

Location
 
Remote (US) / Remote
Job Type
 
Full-time
Experience
 
3+ years
About Tara AI

Tara AI is building smart and modern software to solve complex problems such as project management. We're starting with a simple Jira alternative, that's helping thousands of teams deliver on planned releases, with more predictability.

Companies are losing an average of $66Bn per year through inefficiencies in software project management, leading to cost and timeline overruns. Platforms like Jira, take significant time to configure and are not built for cross-functional or remote teams. Today, most software built for project and release management is clunky and difficult to use. As a founding team, we faced similar problems at companies like Boeing, McKinsey, Google and Apple, and decided to band together to change the status quo.

We're a founding team of seasoned engineers and product folks, building for innovators. We're passionate about enabling engineers and builders that create the platforms the world uses, everyday. Our investors include YCombinator, Acrew and Slack Fund.

At Tara, we’re creating a new normal where technical and business teams alike, can make informed decisions across the entire product spectrum. If you have an innate curiosity around software teams and their processes and an inherent desire to solve their problems, we want to hear from you.

About the role

Why Us?

Software should work for you, not the other way around. Yet, most software for product development is difficult to use and needs a lot of time to configure; it was not purpose-built for modern, cross-functional teams building rapidly.

At Tara, we’re designing simple yet powerful software to solve these complex problems. We've built a smart platform that's helping thousands of engineers and teams deliver on planned releases, with improved predictability.

We're a founding team of seasoned engineers and product folks, building for innovators. We're passionate about enabling engineers and builders that create the platforms the world uses, everyday. Our investors include YCombinator, Acrew and Slack Fund.

If you have an innate curiosity around software teams with a desire to solve their problems, we would love to hear from you.

Your role at Tara

  • Partner with product management, engineering, and customers themselves to define customer problems and pain points
  • Conduct user studies and translate insights into product workflows and features that address those problems in innovative ways that fundamentally change how people work
  • Steward the design thinking process by developing user & process flows, storyboards, and high-fidelity clickable prototypes that can be used to help customers and internal stakeholders aligns on proposed solutions
  • Collaborate with product management and engineering to translate user needs and technical requirements into product designs that flow from our principles
  • Validate designs via concept and usability testing in partnership with with product management
  • Create user interface specifications and production-ready assets to ship product in a rapidly evolving market / landscape

About you

  • 4+ years of experience designing products for desktop, web, and mobile
  • Strong capacity to identify, analyze, describe user needs, behaviors, and usage patterns – both explicit and implicit.
  • Strong knowledge of user research methodologies and tools and a thorough understanding of user-centric design / best practices
  • Strong commitment to rapid iteration, focused on generating customer learnings early and often
  • Ability to balance systemic thinking and attention to detail
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a dynamic, highly collaborative environment

What we offer

  • 100% healthcare coverage with Platinum medical and dental plans
  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO) policy
  • 401(k) plan
  • Stock options
  • Regular virtual happy hours and team bonding activities

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