Senior Product Designer at BlueCargo (S18)
BlueCargo builds software for trucking companies to optimize their dispatch of container from the port terminal to first warehouses.
Los Angeles, CA
Full-time
6+ years
About BlueCargo

BlueCargo provides real-time information for trucking companies that move cargo from marine ports to first warehouses. We are building a platform that will be a one-stop shop for truckers to dispatch, schedule their workload and move containers efficiently

Our startup was founded by two female entrepreneurs, graduated from Y Combinator (2018 batch), and has raised a 4 million seed round. We are at the beginning of an exciting growth phase where we have already developed product-market fit, a working platform, and hundreds of daily active users. We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to grow the team and deliver a product to bring us to the next level.

If working to bring technology to the logistics industry sounds exciting, then we’d like to connect with you! We are looking for a highly experienced professional who has created several full stack web applications and has experience with AWS.

About the role
Skills: Figma

About Blue Cargo

We are a fast-growing startup based in Los Angeles. Our mission is to disrupt the supply chain industry by building powerful tools that automate container management from ports to warehouses - also called first mile delivery. We empower small and mid-sized trucking companies to serve more customers with fewer resources and help cargo owners see where their shipments are.

BlueCargo was founded by two female entrepreneurs, graduated from Y Combinator (S18), has raised 4 million seed round. We are at in the middle of an exciting growth phase where we have already found product-market fit, built a working platform, used by thousands of daily active users.

About the role

As the lead product designer, you will help us build a design-centric team and play a key role in defining how our customers will interact with our product and services. You’ll design and ship high-quality features and workflows and feel a sense of ownership throughout the process. Generating your own ideas, collaborating with teammates and stakeholders to refine them.

  • You communicate your thoughts and decisions clearly and proactively, and talk to users constantly, knowing that their expectation may differ from your intuition.
  • You are a product leader who comes up with great initiatives and product ideas, going beyond just making features look good.
  • You hold yourself and the rest of the team to a high bar and design experiences that are not just functional, but delightful to our users.
  • Your design not only helps solve complex problems, but is also visually elegant, and distinctive.

Responsibilities

  1. Partner closely with Product and Engineering teams to drive product strategy and to design robust experiences.
  2. Own the end to end product design process, demonstrate a command of product strategy, listing use cases, journey mapping, wire framing, designing high-quality UI flows, prototyping and user testing.
  3. Design experiences across the web app on the customer-facing platform, mapping out flows and helping users gracefully avoid dead ends.
  4. Support and help to maintain our design system, together with our other product designer.
  5. Participate in design critiques, help mentor junior designers and ensure consistency and a high bar of design across all designs being handed off for development.

Requirements

  1. A minimum of 5 years of experience in product design or user experience design for digital products, preferably with experience in both larger companies and startups.
  2. Ability to own end-to-end design process from initial concept to final implementation with a keen attention to detail in the hand-off to the Engineering team.
  3. Must have a portfolio showcasing recent, impactful work. Bonus if you’ve worked on any subscription-based software at a startup level.
  4. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment following a rapid iterative design approach.

Tools we work with

  1. Figma for design and prototyping
  2. Jira and Notion for collaboration with product
  3. Hotjar and Mixpanel for user insights

Benefits

  • Excellent and caring work culture
  • Perks: Medical benefits, 401k and unlimited PTO
  • Fun perks: flexible and international environment
  • Community: Enjoy being a member of a Y Combinator company!
Technology

Our current tech:

Stack: Python/Django (Backend), React/JS (Frontend), AWS services (Lambda, RDS, S3), PostgreSQL (Database), Node-Red, CircleCI and other continuous integration tools Team: 3 engineers

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