Lead Product Designer (Remote) at Raptor Maps (S16)
Raptor Maps builds software to manage the solar PV lifecycle.
Remote
Full-time
About Raptor Maps

Solar power is the #1 source of new energy in the world. Raptor Maps is a fast-growing, venture-backed, MIT-born startup that builds software to manage the solar lifecycle. We are deployed across 38 countries and 100+ million solar panels. Our software enables the solar industry to scale.

Our highly active 50 person company (and growing!) is located all over the US, and we're proud to be a remote-first company. We do have a physical presence at Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech incubator in the US. Overall, we are a tight and diverse team forged through our passion for enabling the solar renewable energy industry to scale. This helps us to push our lead in the industry, reduce the cost of a megawatt, and bring more solar on the grid.

About the role

Solar power is the largest source of new energy in the world. Raptor Maps is a fast-growing, venture-backed, MIT-born climate tech startup that is building software to enable the solar energy industry to scale. Parties across the entire solar lifecycle use Raptor Maps’ data model to manage ever growing utility-scale solar portfolios. We are an industry leader with hundreds of customers, including owners, builders, operators, and aerial service providers, across over 40 countries with 200+ million solar panels under management. Our software platform is essential in the fight against climate change.

We’re looking for a talented full-time Lead Product Designer to help develop and execute our design process, skills and product strategy. You’re a hands on leader that is just as comfortable implementing as developing the skills of your team. You love to learn and are passionate about both user and designer experience. In this role, you would dive right into our fast-paced, multi-faceted product team and play a vital role in scaling our user experiences and design system.

Responsibilities

  • Own creation and management of the Raptor Maps design system and design standards
  • Solve core UX problems across Raptor Maps products that will delight customers and frontend engineers alike
  • Work with the Head of Product to define the design process at Raptor Maps
  • Act as a player-coach contributing to core product design work while mentoring other designers on the team

Qualifications

  • 5+ years as a product designer in the digital tech space
  • Experience owning and managing design systems and design review processes
  • Ability to collaborate with and learn from other teams at a fast-paced company
  • Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills
  • Strong understanding of user-centered design and product thinking
  • Must be primarily located in the contiguous US
  • Must be authorized to work in the US

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a leader on a team of designers
  • Expert in Figma or equivalent design and prototyping tool
  • Startup or otherwise fast-paced experience
  • Experience designing for professional tools, data analysis software or mobile applications 

All Raptor Maps Team Members Have:

Complete ownership and accountability over their role and success in the team.

Transparency into the operations of the rest of the company and are expected to be transparent and communicate honestly and effectively.

A sense of urgency. We are tackling a global problem, working in a fast-paced industry, and building a once in a lifetime company at Raptor Maps.

Benefits

Raptor Maps is a remote-first company with employees across the country and headquarters at Greentown Labs in Boston, MA. Team members are free to work anywhere in the lower 48 states. A few remote benefits include:

  • Paid travel for in-person team trips

  • Healthcare with dental and vision options

  • Unlimited vacation policy 

  • 401(k)

  • Desk budget

  • Monthly remote social events and plenty of DoorDash credit

  • Amazing team members that tend to love memes, pets, solar, and just generally getting out and being active

There’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate. However you identify and whatever your background, we encourage you to apply if you’re excited about this role and the future of solar.

Technology

We have extensively used Python, Javascript (with React), Postgresql, AWS, and GCP for ML workloads. As we grow we continue to build services and abstractions that leverage the right tool for the right job while maintaining readability and ease of use. We emphasize the core concepts and data structures more than the particular technology/language. We do use tools like TensorFlow, OpenCV, and Numpy for image processing and our analytics engine. Many of our interfaces leverage maps or geolocation. Our mobile application uses React Native.

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