Sr. Product Designer at sweetgreen

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We are seeking a motivated and passionate Visual Design focused Product Designer to join the team at Sweetgreen. This role plays a key role in designing intuitive experiences tailored to meet the needs of a diverse set of customers and SG personnel who cross channels, time, and physical space. Additionally, the Product Design role must evolve and maintain a flexible design system that accommodates ever-growing contexts. We follow Human Centered Design methodologies, which rely on collaboration between engineers, product managers, UX Designers, store designers, and others, therefore empathy, patience and clear communication are integral to success.

Sweetgreen is a mission-driven company and the Digital Product team upholds that with our core principles: Be honest; Communicate well and often; Be a servant leader; Be an entrepreneur

KEY THEMES

  • Design Thinking: User Centered Design methodologies are required to solve our digital <> physical problems. Ability to design from the inside out by applying an understanding of business problems, technology capabilities
  • Systematic Design: Product Designers must balance Creative and Systematic thinking to solve design problems. As our feature set grows in different forms we must maintain a consistent and recognizable design system. 
  • Collaboration: Collaboration is the foundation of our process. Product Designers must be able to influence project outcomes through confident recommendations and presentation/communication style, while maintaining healthy internal relationships through authentic collaboration
  • Project Planning: Organizational skills are a required to help plan, estimate and prioritize tasks.
  • Innovation: Inspires respective workstreams & Product Design team with industry trends, insights, and non-roadmap ideas 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understanding of appropriate tasks required to solve specific problems, i.e. For project x the needs are: Reference audit, User Flow, Wireframes, Detailed UI Design, Prototype & User-Testing, etc...
  • Lead Design execution for projects, from helping facilitate brainstorms through QA and evaluating user response. Including, but not limited to: High fidelity wireframes, user flows, detailed UI design, motion design, prototyping, logo explorations

  • Collaborating closely with Product Managers, engineers and other stakeholders in planning, during execution, and post-launch to ensure the execution solves business goals and satisfies the user

  • May involve management and mentorship of more junior Product Designers

  • Lead estimation, project planning (from a Design perspective), and can orchestrate design reviews

  • Evaluating ROI of time/effort regarding project prioritization 

  • Introducing new opportunities outside of a prescribed briefed to your project team and Product Design team, leveraging emerging technologies, design and interaction trends.

  • Being a fierce customer advocate

  • Presenting work with qualitative & quantitative rationale, to stakeholders and leadership team in a clear and convincing way.

 REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong presentation and communication skills (written, verbal and visual)
  • Experience designing a variety of UX & Visual Design artifacts, such as: ecosystems, flows, wireframes, detailed UI, prototypes, etc...

  • Experience planning and estimating work

  • Entrepreneurial mindset with solid organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

  • Excellent understanding and knowledge of User Centered Design principles and methodologies.

  • Fluency in industry best practices such as Sketch, Jira, usertesting platforms such as Usertesting.com, prototyping tools such as Invision, Principle, Proto.io, etc…

  • Experience prototyping in code or using programs like Proto.io, Principle, Pixate, Invision, or similar

  • Familiarity with back-end and front-end development technologies such as HTML5, CSS, Javascript, api’s, etc.

  • Outstanding portfolio of related work

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • 2-5+yrs Agency, consulting or In-house experience. Ideally both, including start-up experience..
  • Bachelor's degree (Master’s preferred) in design-related discipline: Interaction, Information or Interface design; Industrial or product design; HCI; Design Planning; Graphic Design; Communications.

 What you'll get:

  • Competitive pay + bonus plan granted based on performance 
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO, because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Free sweetgreen swag
  • Complimentary sweetgreen

Come join the sweetlife! 

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law. 

sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here.

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Technology we use

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Location

Our office is positioned in the centerpiece for LA's newest creative generation, PLATFORM and directly across the street from the Metro Station.

What are sweetgreen Perks + Benefits

sweetgreen Benefits Overview

sweetgreen is committed to offering a benefit package with flexibility and options to help you live your sweetlife. Our suite of benefits includes the core options of medical, dental, and vision as well as other voluntary benefit options to help you create the benefit package that best meets the needs of you and your family.

We believe that our employees are the most important ingredients in our restaurants and aim to support you throughout your journey at sweetgreen. FAMILY FUND

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 5 months of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We believe in fully supporting new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
sweetgreen provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times. Do what you love on *and* off the clock.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees Give back with 5 paid volunteering hours per year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Sweetgreen has partnered with Classpass to offer a different kind of gym membership. All benefits-eligible employees receive a subsidy per month to use towards your membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
sweetgreen hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

FAMILY FUND

The family fund provides emergency financial aid to employees experiencing financial hardship caused by catastrophic events outside of your control, like a natural disaster or life altering personal crisis.

Every person in the sweetgreen family can elect to donate part of their paycheck to the family fund pool of money. This is the money that will be distributed to individuals who apply for funds that will help them cope with an unfortunate situation.

With your continued support, we can truly make an impact in the lives of our sweetgreen family members who are experiencing hardship.

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