What’s so interesting about this role?
We are looking for a well-rounded Principal Product Designer who has a passion for conceiving and executing simple and impactful interfaces for the queer community. Grindr is a huge, uniquely important app, and you’ll be part of a small team that shapes the direction and future of a product used by millions of people a month. This is an opportunity to directly affect the lives of millions of people through your aesthetic, interaction, and product choices.
What’s the Job?
Design valuable, cohesive, and delightful user experiences for Grindr.
Being an active mentor for senior designers, and helping lead critique, design reviews, and quarterly planning.
Oversee multiple initiatives from insight to strategy, to launch across all platforms and devices.
Partner with Product Managers, Engineers, Data Scientists, and Researchers to define problems & goals, map user flows, prototype interactions, and launch new products and services.
Build strong relationships with leaders inside and outside of core product teams; strong communication and executive stakeholder management skills
Have a keen understanding of technological, business and user opportunities and constraints.
Scope project work (in partnership with PMs and engineers) and help define the design process and timeline.
Always be an advocate for our users.
Stay up-to-date with mobile app design trends, best practices, patterns, new capabilities, etc., and use this knowledge to push the product forward.
What We’ll Love About You
Experience: 10+ years of experience in product design, UI design, and/or UX design in a fast-paced environment.
An outstanding portfolio, showcasing excellent visual and interaction skills and craft mastery in your field.
Highly collaborative. Able to build trust & strong relationships at all levels, influence without formal authority, and push back when appropriate.
Demonstrated ability to help a team navigate ambiguity, set vision, and set strategy for global products.
Confident in your own skill but respectful of the contributions of others.
Experimental by nature, excited and knowledgeable about A/B testing and user research.
Strong storytelling, presentation, communication and stakeholder management skills.
Deep experience with driving and applying user-centered design processes while working with cross-functional teams including development, product management, and product research.
Knowledgeable of industry and platform-specific patterns.
Can effortlessly motivate and drive small to medium teams to transform a product.
Experience designing for both Android, iOS and Responsive web.
Experience with Figma, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Proto.io (or other prototyping tools) is a must.
Experience working on a live app.
We’ll Really Swoon if You have
Front-end web development skills
Experience designing for social media or dating apps
Experience with animation and/or motion design
Experience conducting exploratory user research and usability testing
Experience with quantitative data gathering and surveys
Experience in the Anti-Abuse or Trust & Safety domains
Base salary is an important part of the overall compensation package, but there is so much to love about Grindr
Mission and Impact: Grindr is the world-leading LGBTQ social networking service. Your role will impact the lives of millions of LGBTQ people around the world
Remote First: We have satellite offices in LA, NYC, and Chicago, and are remote first across the US and Canada. More than 30% of our employees work outside of cities where we have satellite offices
Family Insurance: Insurance premium coverage for health, dental, and vision for you and partial coverage for your dependents
Retirement Savings: Generous 401K plan with 6% match and immediate vest in the US
Queer-Inclusive Benefits: Industry-leading gender-affirming offerings with up to 90% cost coverage, access to Included Health, monthly stipends for HRT, and more
Additional Benefits: Flexible vacation policy, monthly stipends for cell phone, internet, wellness, and food, one-time home-office setup stipend, and company-sponsored events
Grindr is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base pay range for this role is between min $185,000 and max $275,000. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, location, and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role will also be eligible for equity and benefits.
Since launching in 2009, Grindr has grown into the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. We have millions of daily users who use our location-based technology in almost every country in every corner of the planet. Today, Grindr proudly represents a modern LGBTQ+ lifestyle that expands into new platforms. From social issues to original content, we continue to blaze innovative paths with a meaningful impact on our community. At Grindr, we create a safe space where you can discover, navigate, and get zero feet away from the queer world around you.
As of June 2020, Grindr has new owners with a track record of multiple successful Bay Area start-ups. The new leadership is demonstrating a renewed commitment to creating an experience for users that is safe, fun, and productive, as well as a positive & uplifting company culture in which everyone can be their best selves. At the heart of Grindr’s mission in this new chapter is a shared set of core values including transparency, accountability, experimentation (failing fast), and strong allegiance to the LGBTQ+ community.
Grindr is an equal opportunity employer