Overview

Who We Are

Babylist is the leading destination for baby commerce, where 8 million people each year discover and purchase items to help welcome a new baby. We serve parents and the community of grandparents, friends and relatives around each baby – connecting everyone who helps plan, prepare and shop for the new arrival. From the “add anything from anywhere” registry for new parents, to the expert advice and product ideas for gift givers, there is no more trusted, go-to solution for growing families.

Our Ways of Working

We’re a remote-first company with team members located across the United States spanning multiple time zones. This means we put in extra effort to make sure we connect and collaborate in ways that make sense for us. We know how valuable the flexibility of remote work is for our employees so people can get the work done in the way that suits them best. After all, many parents call Babylist their professional home, and sometimes, you just have to jump off that Zoom meeting to clean up that banana that’s getting stomped on by your 2 year old.

We know that personal connection is the foundation for the great work we do together. In order to quickly build those relationships, we offer the opportunity to meet with coworkers in person two times a year at a full company offsite and a departmental offsite. These are great opportunities to meet the people you work with every day and to do some of the work that is much more difficult to do virtually. Most of our roles are fully remote, but these opportunities to meet in person will involve limited amounts of travel. For some leaders, there might be more opportunities to get together in person that would require about 10% travel to Oakland, CA or elsewhere.

What the Role Is
Babylist is looking for a Lead Product Designer to join our product team! As a product designer at Babylist, your number one job is to solve our users’ problems. You will be a strong individual contributor and engage across all stages of a project, using your skills in user research, design strategy, concepting, a full spectrum of low to high fidelity UI design, prototyping, information architecture, workshop facilitation, and user testing.
Your greatest strength is UX Design, ensuring our users’ needs are at the center of the product development process. You’ll work across all three of our platforms (web, iOS, Android) while designing for multiple user groups (parent(s)-to-be and their gift givers).

Who You Are

  • You’ve had an impressive record of working on consumer products in marketplaces, services, or eCommerce where you had to address the needs of multiple user groups and manage complex user journeys, ideally with 5+ years of experience
  • Eagerness to research and learn from your users
  • Care deeply for the details of design, interaction and execution
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously & collaboratively to find direction in ambiguity and complexity
  • Mastery of the latest product design apps and their workflows
  • Currently in the studio we’re using Sketch/Figma, Invision, Framer, Zeplin

Your Core Competencies Might Include:

  • Empathy- Your have a deep empathy for users and their experience with every aspect of your products
  • Effective Communication- Both written and verbally, you communicate effectively across teams and stakeholders
  • Balances Stakeholders- Influencing product decisions and juggling the various needs and priority of cross-functional partners

How You’ll Impact the Role

  • Drive the end-to-end product design process from Discovery to Delivery. You move fast and ship products that users love with whichever design process you employ
  • Champion empathy for our users. You’ll command lean research methods to build expertise about what our users care about most, then you’ll speak happily on behalf of our users and work hard to ensure your collaborators understand them
  • Partner with Product, Engineering, and the broader cross-functional landscape. You’ll not only build trust with others from your Design perspective, but by inclusion of your partners’ perspectives when you need it
  • Top-notch craftsmanship. Our users think our product works and feels great, and we only want it to get better; You’ll be a guardian to that mission
  • Cross-platform comfort. Our product spans responsive web and native environments; you’ll translate human-centered design thinking to UX and UI tailored for each
  • Be an excellent communicator. Internally at Babylist, and externally through our product UI and website 

Why You Will Love Working At Babylist

  • We are a remote first company and invest in infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office
  • We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives
  • We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here
  • We believe technology and data can solve hard problems
  • We believe in exceptional management
  • We are committed to providing an actively antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds
  • We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  • We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match
  • We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning

If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.