Product Designer

| Greater LA Area
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The Company

We are an AI start-up that is building the technological and real estate infrastructure to facilitate the future of mobility.

The Company will provide B2C and B2B solutions, targeting leading companies in the mobility sector.  

  • InvestmentMetropolis completed its seed financing round of $20 million in early 2019 and is anticipated to complete a substantial round of funding within the year. Investors in the seed round include world class investors like Slow Ventures, Zigg Capital and prominent private investors in early-stage companies.
  • Market Size$500 billion
  • Benefits:
    • Attractive compensation and generous benefits package (100% Medical, 50% Vision and 50% Dental)
    • Company 401(k) match up to 6% of salary.
    • Paid company snacks and after-hour meals
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Gym reimbursement program
    • 529 savings plan
    • Commuter benefits
Leadership

The Company is led by an experienced executive team with complementary backgrounds, including a successful tech company founder, a technical leader from eHarmony and DogVacay, engineering talent from Bird, Factual, Canoo, Palantir, HauteLook, Rubicon Project, Fandango, and Honey, senior operations leaders from Uber and Getaround and senior professionals from global asset management firms.

The Opportunity

If you have a passion for the future of mobility, including last mile transport, autonomous vehicles, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft and their surrounding ecosystem, the Company provides the opportunity to join at an early stage. After successfully closing one of the highest seed financing rounds in the LA startup ecosystem, the Company is focused on building the technology and the team, to become one of the sector’s highest profile companies. Along the way, you will also partner closely with some of the tech sector’s most influential and successful investors, building a portfolio of intersecting business verticals in technology, real estate and mobility services.

Position Overview and Responsibilities

The company is seeking a Product Designer to lead the design of our mobility hubs and apps. As the founding member of the User Experience team, you will have a unique opportunity to shape the digital and physical design of our product.  We have a unique product that connects the online and offline worlds, and presents unique UX problems that would challenge the most talented product designers. Most companies have a digital product that could be designed and optimized based on some key metrics. In our case, not only do we have to come up with the optimal design for our digital products, we have to also ensure that these designs seamlessly connect with physical assets, like signage, that we have deployed in our facilities.  In this role you will also be challenged to reimagine the user experience of products in an industry that has seen little to no innovation in decades. Our goal is for customers to visit our locations and immediately realize -- based primarily on your work -- that they are in no ordinary facility. 

When you join Metropolis, you’ll join a team of world-class product leaders and engineers, building an ecosystem of technologies at the intersection of parking, mobility, and real estate. Our goal is to build an inclusive culture where everyone has a voice and the best idea wins. You will play a key role in building and maintaining this culture as our organization grows.   

Key Responsibilities
  • Problem solve, think big, and explore divergent concepts/ideas while understanding how to converge and build iteratively towards your vision.
  • Plan strategically and think tactically as a partner with product and engineering to define the future of the team.
  • Influence the shape of the product with research and data while executing design work using high quality wireframes, mockups, user journeys, and cross-platform interactive prototypes.
  • Advocate for design by sharing your work and presenting cross-functionally, while being able to precisely articulate design rationale.
  • Inspire the entire team (including your cross-functional) partners by bringing new ideas to the table.
  • Create a unified, end-to-end experience through close collaboration with team members from across the Product and Engineering Teams.
Requirements and Qualifications
  • 7+ years of experience working in UX, UI, HCI related field with experience working on mobile.
  • Experience designing on multiple platforms (e.g., iOS, Android, Mobile web, Desktop).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly proficient with design tools (e.g., Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Highly proficient with interactive prototyping tools (e.g., Framer, Principle, Origami, Invision Studio).
  • Excellence in design craft.
  • Ability to work with a low-ego, highly collaborative, cross-functional team.
  • Excited about working in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment.
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Location

Venice, CA

An Insider's view of Metropolis

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Building a network of technology-enabled real estate. We use machine vision, IoT, apps, and distributed computing to blur the boundary of the physical and digital world. Every day is a challenge and a ton of fun.

Bryant

Director of Product

What makes someone successful on your team?

The engineers that are successful on our team know how to focus on not only the technical implementation but also have the ability to deliver results that match the product vision and business needs. Ultimately the more the individual contributes to team success the more they will achieve individual success.

Jamie

Principal Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

If you believe that at some point there will be a critical mass of vehicles on the road that are autonomous, there needs to be tech-enabled infrastructure for that ecosystem to function. We want to transform what has always been a narrowly defined parking business into a mobility company that powers every component of the mobility ecosystem.

Courtney

Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our offices are pretty cool -- we have a relaxation room with turf and couches, great snacks and coffee, a monthly “happy hour” where we go to new places like rooftop restaurants and VR arcades to have fun and connect.

Caroline

Executive Assistant

What are Metropolis Perks + Benefits

Metropolis Benefits Overview

At Metropolis, we're all about working hard and playing hard, providing unlimited opportunities for growth, paid company snacks, after-hour meals, Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO) for regular full-time exempt employees, Health and Financial Benefits, Wellness perks, plus regular company outings and dinners.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Metropolis hosts monthly team outings.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
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