uPort is putting the user at the center of Web 3.0, building a new identity system that gives each of us control of our own data and empowers us to use it in new and exciting ways. Our platform will let consumers and businesses transact with privacy and security, create more valuable and trusting relationships, and coordinate in more effective ways.

The team is currently ~25 accomplished, results-oriented, and collaborative individuals from all around the world. We bring a wide assortment of past experiences and perspectives. We come together based on a shared belief in the power of decentralized technologies and a dedication to creating a more secure, more convenient, more flexible, and more valuable digital world — built on open and empowering uPort identities. 
 
The Role
The uPort team is seeking a Senior Product to designer to define and create the uPort developer experience. The role will span the full spectrum of design activities from UX research through UI execution and overseeing the implementation of designs by the development team. You will also be expected to engage with and provide feedback on other uPort projects and products and work with other uPort designers to help develop and mature the design practice at the company.
 
 
The ideal candidate is a highly versatile designer who has experience across all phases of design (Design Thinking, Research, UX, UI, Visual Design, and Testing) and who also has experience working on crafting tools and experiences for developers or the developer community. The right candidate should also be passionate about uPort’s mission to build the world’s premier self-sovereign digital identity platform. 
 
As a Lead Product Designer, you will:
  • Lead a collaborative design process from conception to launch: partner with small, global teams of engineers, product managers, and researchers to identify user needs, define product strategy, and create roadmaps
  • Develop storyboards, prototypes, and high-fidelity visual design to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Actively give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise the bar for quality
  • Mentor junior designers or interns, growing and iterating on our design culture by participating in design-team-wide initiatives such as recruiting, developing design principles, and improving design tools and process
  • Evangelize design and product thinking methodology
  • Fearlessly take on highly complex problem areas and then publish what you learn
  • Grow a design team as products mature
 
What we ask for:
  • You have 5+ years of experience working as a product designer on agile teams
  • You have solved complex problems with elegant, shipped product—evidenced in an online portfolio featuring end-to-end product design
  • You demonstrate product vision and use data and experimentation to provide product direction.
  • While you may not have a branding or marketing background, you understand customer experience and the relationship between brand and product design
  • You’re excellent at articulating design decisions, presenting to clients or stakeholders
  • You’re effective at prototyping at varying levels of fidelity
  • You demonstrate solid leadership skills and an ability to develop strong partnerships with product managers and engineers
  • You get things done with collaboration, discipline and energy
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with constantly evolving, decentralized, diverse teams
  • Ability to collaborate with a team distributed widely across different time zones
  • You'll work from North America, South America, Africa, or Europe

Even better if:
  • You have experience with developing tools and experiences for developers
  • You’re interested in or have experience with decentralized applications and blockchain
  • You have experience at both large organizations and start-ups
  • You are able to facilitate design thinking workshops
  • You enjoy some amount of ambiguity and freedom to experiment
  • You’ve built or worked with design systems
  • You have front-end development experience
Working at uPort
Flexibility: Just like our technology, our team is decentralized. Our headquarters are in Brooklyn but the majority of our team works remotely — flexibility is our natural environment. You'll be joining and contributing to a vibrant culture based on transparency, ownership, and accountability.

Diversity: Each of us at uPort brings a unique set of skills and values to the team. As a collective of individuals focused on identity, we are committed to incorporating, respecting, and celebrating diversity in its myriad forms. Each team member is valued their individuality rather than their group identity. We actively seek all perspectives and views as we strive to build a team that represents our global user base.

A movement: uPort is created on top of the Ethereum blockchain, and is part of the Consensys ecosystem. ConsenSys is a new kind of organization focused on building and scaling products—like uPort—that power a decentralized future. The mission is to use these solutions to power the emerging economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet. Our teams are busy at work shaping the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, media, security and infrastructure, and more. We are a network (mesh) of individuals & teams working with autonomy towards a shared goal.

Benefits: As part of Consensys, uPort employees have access to a growing set of benefits that are expanding to keep up with our global growth. Depending on location, these include: healthcare, commuter benefits, exciting offices with food, drinks and happy hours, team retreats, conferences and events, continuous learning, and access to the most exciting and talented group of collaborators you'll find anywhere.

Impact: In addition, you will join the most exciting business on the planet, truly pioneering technology and real-world impact like no other project in the market. You will be instrumental in building a transformative set of products and a business with huge potential!

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