Product Designer

IN-Bangalore
6 months ago
Department
Design - Design
IN-Bangalore
Requisition Post Information* : External Company Name
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Requisition Post Information* : External Company URL
www.uber.com

Uber Overview

About Uber

Uber started out to solve a simple problem:  the need to get a ride across town.  Six years and one billion trips later, we’ve stumbled upon something a bit bigger:  a new way to help tackle congestion—one of the most serious challenges cities face today.  

 

Using technology, Uber makes it quick and easy for people headed in the same direction at the same time to share their journey.  It’s carpooling at the press of a button.  And by getting more people into fewer cars we’ve proven you can reduce congestion and pollution overtime. UberPOOL in Los Angeles, for example, cut the number of kilometres driven across town by 12.7 million and carbon dioxide pollution by 1,400 metric in just eight months in Los Angeles.  

 

Longer term, we’re optimistic that smartphone apps like Uber can also offer a real alternative to individual car ownership.  After all, if you can press a button and get an affordable ride across town in minutes 24-hours a day, why bother to own a car?  There is an alternative to a world that looks like a parking lot and moves like a traffic jam.  Join Uber to help make that future possible.

 

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.

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.

Perks

PERKS:

  • Employees are given Uber credits every month
  • The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We’re not just another social web app, we’re moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally

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