PRODUCT DESIGNER

At Sortable our products are our consumer internet websites. As the product designer at Sortable you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming the next great product innovation to tweaking pixels right before launch. You will be expected to utilize your full range of web design, interaction design, and visual design skills, and you will own the experience across Sortable’s websites.

At Sortable we combine big data, great user experience, and machine generated content to build incredible product recommendation websites. Join us to change how people choose what to buy.

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Responsibilities

  • Lead product design from conception until launch
  • Create wireframes and mockups to communicate designs
  • Ship incredible products working with our engineering team and graphic designers
  • Influence our technology development in order to deliver on what you need to deliver on the next big thing
  • Gather data and metrics from web analytics and user testing sessions to prioritize product design

Must Haves

  • Ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision
  • Show us a portfolio featuring examples of interaction design work on consumer internet websites
  • A good fundamental understanding of designing for the Web and Mobile
  • Enough HTML and CSS skills to enable you to discuss tradeoffs with engineers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Bonus Points!

  • Worked at a startup before
  • Experience with Balsamiq, Fireworks and/or Photoshop
  • Familiar with Google Analytics, Excel, and other tools for data analysis
  • Like to spend lots of time researching products before buying

THE COMPANY

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WHERE IS SORTABLE LOCATED?

We’re in Waterloo, in the Bauer Building, just south of UpTown Waterloo.

WHAT’S NEARBY?

Just downstairs in our building there are some great places to eat including Vincenzo’s (gourmet sandwich bar, hot plate counter, sushi and more), the Bauer Kitchen (a great restaurant), and the Bauer Bakery (quick food to go). If you feel like a short stroll, UpTown Waterloo is just down the street, where there are tons of great bars, restaurants, and stores. Also, the city bus stops right outside our new building!

Our mission at Sortable is to make it easy for people to make decisions about which product or service to use, for example their next camera, phone, or tv purchase, or their next meal, movie, or trip. Sortable’s focus is making these decisions easy for ordinary people by handling all the data analysis and surfacing the best options in simple, beautiful interfaces. Sortable is a 10+ person engineering driven startup, our fast growing websites are used by millions of visitors each month, and we need to expand!

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“I came to Sortable to solve challenging and exciting problems.”
Aaron Levin

Perks

Sortable perks include the candy mountain, lunches during crunch time, drinks, an arcade, video games, guitar room, quarterly hackathons, social events (gokarting, board games), health benefits, and flexible hours.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume to apply@sortable.com. If your resume stands out we’ll be in touch with you for an interview.

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