About This Role

Strava is the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world, with over 93 million athletes in 195 countries. If you sweat you’re an athlete, and Strava’s mobile apps and website connect millions of active people every day!

The Clubs team is seeking a product designer to join us. This person will be responsible for thinking through, designing, and enhancing current and future experiences that bring running, cycling, and other event types alive on the Strava platform to enhance the athlete experience. The team is nested within the broader Athlete Experience pillar of the company structure, and in 2022 will be focused on helping organizers create real life and virtual events that connect and motivate athletes. Within this focus there will be opportunities to think about how our creator tools enable our customers to make great experiences on and off Strava.

In this position, the product designer will be responsible for helping shape the design and overall strategy of the Clubs Team. We are interested in speaking with you if you’re dedicated to building great customer experiences, are a driven and creative problem solver who loves to work collaboratively with cross-functional partners. You should thrive in an environment where you get to work on complicated problems that require a keen ability to investigate, organize, and design user experiences that lead partners to unlock the next generation of storytellers and creators across sport and connected fitness, to build and launch features in our clubs product.

 

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Help connect athletes with club events they love as well as relevant to the type of fitness and activities they’re interested in

  • Work with partners and creators to advance Strava’s presence in the clubs space, where we aim to become synonymous with virtual and real life athletic club events

  • Get to leverage your experience working with or designing content management systems and solutions that enable our creators to self-serve

  • Collaborate with a terrific team of engineers, product managers, analysts, and researchers to forge strategies that make athletes, creators, partners, and Strava successful

  • Connect with a design organization full of talented, compassionate people who represent the athlete voice and work to bring joy and fun to the connected fitness experience

 

You will be successful here by:

  • Being a great storyteller and a strategic presenter who can communicate athlete and partner problems and guide people through decisions that tackle these problems

  • You love to collaborate with cross-functional partners, and have a strong ability to both seek and integrate various inputs and vectors of feedback. You also have experience bringing people together to brainstorm, align, or prioritize.

  • Cultivating an alignment-driven approach that encourages feedback cycles from various internal sources

  • Collaborating with other product designers to help align to and extend the design system

  • Strong sense of balancing business value and user needs (such as, experience working in subscription businesses, business that depend on partner relationships, or third parties)

 

We’re excited about you because:

  • 4+ years experience working on software / web application / mobile product teams

  • Fluency in Figma, FigJam, Sketch, UserTesting.com, Google Suite (Nice to have: Tableau, analytics, other forms of user testing, user interviewing)

  • Exposure / expertise in creation tools, content management systems, self-service software that enables teams and individuals to update websites, copy, images, etc. (Exposure / work on an events-based platform will be strongly considered)

  • Ability to create user friendly, intuitive interfaces, experiences, flows

  • Understands how to connect branding within areas being worked on, making it feel “inherently Strava”

  • Interest in growing strategic chops, and working with team to develop design strategies that make for great user experiences through facilitation, workshops, brainstorming

  • Accustomed to helping collaborators understand the tradeoffs of what can and can’t be done from a technical, user, or other standpoint

 

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. And just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community – we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

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