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Head of Product Design

| Greater Boston Area

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/


Responsibilities:

  • Stakeholder Relationships
    •  Introduce and meet with relevant stakeholders within and outside of the product organization
    •  Work with Product and Engineering to define a lightweight process to enhance Product Design is working with other teams today
    •  Set expectations around the design intake and prioritization process across any/all shared design resources
  • Team Development
    • Spend time with all members of Product Design team to understand current workload, pain points, and areas for additional support
    •  Define team structure and create resourcing plan
    •  Partner with Recruiting team to own recruiting for the Product Design team
    •  Establish processes for smooth onboarding for new employees (including organized kits/tools and pre-education on product offerings before launching into day-to-day tasks)
    •  Propose plan for ongoing team development and mentorship
    •  Have regularly suggested and shared design resources, including events and meetups, to both the design team and the broader product organization
  • Process and Standards
    •  Create design standards and guidelines for design team (including plan to update over time with new best-in-class design practices, as needed)
    •  Facilitate a process for integrating design feedback in existing user experiences
  • Advocacy
    •  Communicate the value of UX and strategic design as a pillar of successful product design
    •  Define a unified vision for design and copy as one product design team so that we can keep up momentum with building out our collaborative processes

Competencies:

  • Maintains high standards; pushes team for the better and brings new ideas to the table
  • Strong communication skills with a keen ability to champion the best ideas and push back on beliefs with integrity and respect
  • In touch with modern best practices, has contacts/sourcing that keep knowledge base current
  • Strong customer empathy and advocacy with a keen eye for identifying meaningful user insights
  • Ability to define and instill processes that allow the design organization to be flexible and move quickly
  • Unleashes and enables design teams to fight for design standards
  • Strong facilitator to drive cross team/functional buy-in on various long-term design/product needs
  • Strong educator in teaching the tenants of good design, but also well versed in measuring outcomes
  • Passion for creating a diverse team foundation and supporting a strong team bond
  • Able to advocate for design in a fast-paced environment
  • Leaves ego at the door and makes the right decisions through hearing the teams voice on issues
  • Strong knowledge in visual trends and processes

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years user design and interaction design experience for software, across multiple digital platforms (desktop and mobile); experience across multiple industries preferred
  • Proven experience growing, managing, and leading a product design team (including content strategists and user testing)
    • Strong track record of developing and empowering product design team members
  • Strong background in developing best-in-class practices for product design and design delivery, fueled by user research, user feedback, data, and evidence
  • Experience forming strong cross-functional relationships between Engineering and Product, always advocating for Design’s importance
  • Proven track record of implementing design thinking in a growing organization


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door!

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.

Jyoti

Principal Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Indigo team member is someone willing to continuously learn and improve, regardless of experience or role. Whether you’re an Engineer, Account Manager, Business Analyst, or Scientist, successful team members keep the bigger picture in mind and bridge disciplines to solve problems facing the incredibly complex system that is agriculture

Hilary

Software Product Manager

What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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