Product Designer

IN-Bangalore
Department
Design - Design

Uber Overview

About Uber

 

We’re changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.

 

For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.

 

And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

 

Job Description

We are hiring experienced UX designers to help us build a premier design team in Bangalore!

While most of our designers and engineers are based in San Francisco, we have a small (but rapidly growing!) team in Bangalore that is working on our mobile apps. This is a ground-floor opportunity to help build the team!

If you have the right stuff to join the Uber Design team, you’ll work among design oriented engineers, product managers and some of the best designers in a fast-paced, rapidly growing, hybrid (technology/operations) environment.

We are highly user-centric and we deeply believe we can innovate our way out of any box. The role demands great execution, bold innovation, obsession with quality, fearlessness and optimism to be inspired by the unknown and never settle, solving problems with creativity while keeping the user in mind and ambition to take projects to the finish line.

Perks

 

 

We might be a good match if...

  • You have designed and shipped multiple apps, or have gone through multiple release cycles on a larger project.
  • You’ve weathered release cycles and know what details matter at each stage, how to motivate engineers to get the fit and finish right, how to translate insights from user studies into meaningful action, and what’s most likely to go afoul at each stage. You can share several shining examples of real work you've shipped, and what you learned along the way.
  • You know that a good design requires research and multiple iterations.
  • You are able to explain how your best work came to be, and you can show us the processes you went through.
  • You know all modern design practices by heart and can be creative to come up with better solutions.
  • Your portfolio has some elite work. You're a walking encyclopedia of microinteractions in use (on mobile, web, desktop, etc), and have nuanced views on how to make many of them even better.
  • You substantially contribute to defining the 'what' as well as the 'how'.
  • You work together with Product Managers, not for them. You thrive best when helping to define the requirements, not just translating them into designs. You facilitate and draw the best design ideas from teammates.
  • You can work from the aisle seat of an A380. Your users are spread across India and many of your collaborators are overseas. You’ll need to go to where your users and teammates are to work with them.

Big plus if you...

  • Have experience with prototyping your designs and know how to test them with users.
  • You’ve prototyped on multiple platforms. You’ve made last-minute tweaks between user studies. You know how to be all kinds of quick and dirty, but dream of better prototyping tools.
  • Know the data you'd need to make a (design) decision, and are comfortable with searching our extensive databases to get the data you need.
  • Analytics don’t scare you, and you know which features can act as force multipliers on your company’s business model.
  • Cross-platform is your style.
  • Hopefully you’ve shipped something across several platforms. You know what translates from desktop and what doesn’t, or why you’d opt for one solution for iOS and another on Android.

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