Are you an experienced product and UX designer who enjoys working in a small team, rapid-iteration environment with lots of responsibility across multiple areas and having a huge impact on how users experience an entire brand through all of its products?

As the Product/UX Designer at Near, your role is about versatility -- you will have one foot in the design world and one foot in the product world.  You will focus heavily on those portions of the product development cycle which go from user research to prototyping to UX and beyond. In effect, you own the usability of each of our key product suites, from developer-facing tools to end-user-facing wallets and other key flows.

You will need to become an expert in today’s blockchain design paradigms and also stay open-minded enough to come up with better ways of crafting these systems for the new world. This requires sufficient technical understanding to know the difference between what’s current and what’s possible.

To be successful in this role, you should have deep experience in startup environments. The core function of this role involves a lot of product-oriented UI/UX work but you will touch a diverse set of other disciplines like user research and prototype development.  You will work with our senior designer, who is a total rockstar with 20 years of professional experience, to build this within the umbrella of our broader design strategy.

This role is as big as you make it.  This industry is new enough that there are still plenty of problems to solve and you can have a direct impact on its future.  No month will look quite like any other… but that’s a feature not a bug.

 

## Key Outcomes

  1. Near’s products are simple to understand, easy to learn and engaging to use.
  2. Materials created for marketing, education, onboarding and product usage are all professional, clear and on-brand.

 

## Key Requirements

  1. 5+ years of professional design experience across UI/UX, user research and app design.
  2. Professional experience working in fast-paced startup teams and with multiple applications.
  3. A relentless hunger to learn.
  4. Blazing intelligence and a world class standard of execution.

 

## Get to Know Near

Near is building the infrastructure of the decentralized web, including the NEAR Protocol smart contract platform and a variety of supporting tools.  NEAR is a scalable blockchain designed to provide the performance and user experience necessary to bridge the gap to mainstream adoption of decentralized applications.  Unlike other next generation blockchains, this network has been built from the ground up to be the easiest in the world for both developers and their end users while still providing the scalability necessary to serve those users.

 

## Working at Near

At Near, you have the chance to become an early member of a world-class team with significant upside. The opportunity we are tackling will completely reshape the landscape of the web for decades to come and potentially affect billions of people.  We are funded by the top names in the industry and have attracted the best technical minds in the world to create a technology that will directly change the lives of billions of people.

This is a performance culture where you’ll be working alongside -- and learning from -- other top quality teammates executing at their best.  We value boldness, ownership, transparency, curiosity and experimentation. We pay competitively plus we offer all employees full health benefits, daily lunch and a fully stocked office within walking distance of BART in SOMA.

If you’re excited by the challenge of winning in the fastest moving ecosystem as a member of its best team, this might be a good fit.

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