Product Designer - Founding Team at Aerotime (W21)
0.30% - 1.00%
Calendar that kills time fragmentation
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Full-time
3+ years
About Aerotime

Aerotime is reinventing calendar to make humans be effective, not busy.

A modern calendar that helps people prioritize their work by goal setting, time blocking and reducing fragmentation created by randomly placed meeting and distracting Slack messages.

Aerotime helps you create key goals for the week, helps you break it down into tasks and meetings, streamline calendar to support and align your team around it. This leads to people being effective and not busy.

Hard problems we are solving:

  1. Spaced out meetings causing a lot of fragmentation and hence wasted time. Ever heard people say "real work starts after 5 pm?"
  2. People attending meetings that are not effective for them, mostly because of FOMO. How can we reduce the number of meetings, but let the information travel to all relevant stakeholders?
  3. Realizing your key goals and aligning your time to support it. This is way harder than it sounds. Most people are aware of what gives them joy and what they want to achieve - but most people end up not achieving it. Answer lies in building the right systems and aligning your calendar to it.

Individuals and teams trust Aerotime to help them find flow and run at their peak efficiency, prioritizing work that is important and makes them happy!

We're a design and engineering driven team with experience at LinkedIn and Amazon.

Backed by: Y Combinator, Sequoia, Nexus, SOMA, Nir Eyal, Damien Coullon, Akshay Kothari

About the role
Skills: Prototyping, Figma

Aerotime is building a beautiful, fast, and goal-driven calendar that enables humans to be effective and not just busy. Read more on Aerotime's vision in the "why join" section.

You'll be dealing with the complexities of designing something from the ground up, helping humans achieve productivity goals like never before - keeping the product exceptionally intuitive and straightforward.

Complexities we face every day:

  1. Limited canvas to enable actions like goal setting, dropping tasks, highlighting conflicts, recommending time slots for meetings while calling out how to create a healthy meeting, etc.
  2. Doing all the above without compromising predictability, clean design, and user trust.

If you join us, you'll be a founding team member who helps define:

  • Future company culture and principles
  • Product and design practices
  • People to hire
  • The direction & focus of Aerotime's products

You are:

  • Product Driven: You think backward from user experience and have a sense of building delightful products. You love listening to customer problems and building for them. You love problem-solving and enjoy figuring out solutions to challenging problems. Our projects are large with open-ended scope.
  • Depth-first: You love breaking down a problem into smaller pieces and perfecting out smaller experiences to ensure the larger ecosystem runs smoothly. You're opinionated and have high conviction, making you go all-in and generate an increased sense of accountability.
  • Team player: You appreciate documentation, feedback from peers/users, and collaborate via design discussions and low fidelity prototypes.
  • Ethical: Principally, uphold best practices in engineering, security, and design.
Technology
  • React / Electron
  • Python / Django
  • AWS / Postgres

Interesting technical problems:

  • Optimization algorithms that recommend perfect meeting time slots, avoiding fragmentation to ever creep in the calendar.
  • Time blocking tasks based on propensity of achieving it. What all dimensions can you look at? (Think: Past blocks, circadian rhythm, type of task, surrounding meetings details, etc.)

Tools we use: GitHub, Mixpanel, DataDog, Linear, Notion, Slack, Figma, Intercom and a few others.

Interview Process

Breakdown of interview rounds:

  1. Preliminary conversation (30 min): This is where we understand your motivation to join an early-stage productivity company and look at some of your past work. Expect questions on why you took certain decisions in your existing designs.

  2. Whiteboarding together (90 min): We will work on a problem together where you'll be expected to create prototypes out of a complex end-to-end workflow. The idea here is not to reach a perfect solution (we realize that can't be done in 1.5 hours) but to understand how to break down the problem and what kind of questions you ask.

  3. Compatibility (60 min): One round with someone from the engineering team to see how you work with cross functions outside of product and design.

  4. Product/Culture (90 min): Expect questions about product thinking and understanding what gives you joy in life.

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