Canvas is bringing automation to the construction industry. Our mission is to leverage technology to empower current trade workers to be dramatically more productive and free from repetitive, physically taxing, and dangerous tasks. Our small but growing team has spent the past two years engineering and developing a brand new type of machine. Now, we are deploying on commercial job sites.  
 
We are a Series B startup, and this position will not only have a lot of impact on our processes but also on our culture. There is tremendous room for growth and we are looking for someone who is a strong communicator, flexible, accountable, inclusive, and eager to learn.  

We are looking for a Senior UX Designer at Canvas who will be responsible for designing the experience of interacting with our robot. Since we are building an ambitious product that involves R&D in different engineering fields, cross-functional team collaboration and tight project deadlines are crucial to our success. Someone in this role will be expected to learn and understand the interdependencies of our product and lead the design of the user interface of the robot. As a Senior UX Designer, you will need to be highly organized and communicative, to effectively navigate the ambiguity that comes with the role and to be able to create a clear path forward. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Balance product, development, and user-centered goals to shape the experience of interacting with our robot
  • Own features from research and prioritization all the way through implementation
  • Communicate complex interaction concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization
  • Work closely with engineers to rapidly iterate and implement design solutions

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of experience designing and shipping successful products
  • Thrive in the fast-paced, highly ambiguous environment of a tech startup
  • Comfort presenting your work in both design critiques and reviews with stakeholders
  • Experience designing for a complex product that includes both software and hardware 
  • Have strong interaction design skills
  • Practice working with many design methodologies including rapid prototyping, user testing and field research
  • Preferably, experience designing for physically dangerous or safety-critical systems
  • Preferably, some experience with copywriting, content strategy, and internationalization/localization
  • Preferably, some experience with HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • Preferably, have a desire to mentor more junior designers on the team.

Why You Should Join Canvas

  • If there are items under the “Who You Are” section that you are working towards or would like to pursue, we still encourage you to apply. Our promise is that a real person is reviewing your application when received.
  • Autonomy and support to grow into your career at a growing startup. 
  • Excellent benefits, including fully covered medical, vision, and dental
  • The ability to work in a sweet office in SF with some pretty cool robots
  • And of course the opportunity to work with some of the coolest people working on those robots in the Bay Area!
Safety
Safety at Canvas Construction is a top priority. We are committed to providing safe working conditions for all our employees. While not all employees are out in the field, we know how important it is to provide proper training, protocols and PPE to all employees. Upon hire all employees are provided with steel-toe boots and safety training in their professional settings. Additionally, employees are also expected to employ best practices to maintain safety and ensure that their workspaces are clear of potential dangers.
 
This role operates primarily in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers and monitors. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some ability to move laptops, open cabinets and bend or stand as necessary is required.

Canvas is an Equal Opportunity Employer - we do not discriminate in hiring, promotions, or any other way on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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