Staff Product Designer, Shop Operating System (NY or Remote US)
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Pizza is at the heart of our communities. From birthday parties
to gameday potlucks, life's special moments are bettered by the
craftsmanship and tradition found behind local pizzerias' counters.
We're here to make sure these iconic small businesses serve our
communities for generations to come by giving them the digital
tools and services commonly found at big chains. Can you imagine
what a small mom and pop pizza shop could achieve with the
resources of Domino's?
Slice is hiring a Staff Product Designer to lead design vision,
strategy, and execution for its shop operating system-tablet
software that helps small, independent businesses improve the
efficiency of various workflows-such as reviewing and inputting new
orders and managing different stages of in-progress orders-and
provide their customers with a better experience.
This is a unique design opportunity that likely only comes along
once in a career-a chance to completely reimagine products and turn
them into world-class experiences at a successful, fast-growing
company with a meaningful mission and an amazing culture. As we
embark on an exciting, company-wide design transformation, you'll
play a key role in shaping the future of design at Slice and
advancing our mission of helping small, independent businesses
compete with big corporations. Your perspective and ideas will be
highly valued, you'll be empowered to do your best work, and you'll
accelerate your career growth.
We look forward to hearing from you!
What You'll Do
Define vision and strategy. As the design lead for our shop
operating system, you'll work with your cross-functional teammates
and fellow designers to develop and align around an inspirational
long-term vision for this product and define a strategy for
achieving that vision.
Frame and prioritize problems. You'll partner closely with your
squad's product manager and engineering lead to break down and
clearly define problems and align on which ones to tackle to ensure
that your squad is prioritizing the greatest opportunities.
Facilitate a structured, collaborative, and transparent design
process. You'll guide your squad through an end-to-end design
process that adapts to the unique needs of each project, but always
ensures that problems, objectives, and solution parameters are
clearly defined and understood upfront, makes space for divergent
exploration and invites in others' perspectives, and keeps your
partners involved throughout with the goal of reaching a strong,
Create simple, intuitive, and delightful designs. You'll translate
complex ideas into flows and interfaces that customers love, drive
strong outcomes for the business, and continuously elevate the
quality of our products.
Partner with engineers to ensure that design work is implemented as
intended. You'll provide engineers with clear guidance about how
your design work is meant to be implemented and provide any
necessary feedback during the build process to ensure that what we
ship meets a high quality standard.
Provide design feedback and mentorship to fellow designers. You'll
provide feedback and guidance to other members of our design team
to help them improve the quality and impact of their work, grow
their skills, and make progress towards their professional
Support design team hiring efforts. We're committed to attracting
and hiring the best of the best, and that requires a team effort.
We'll look to you to help us identify designers with the skills,
working style, and mindset to level up our design team and our
Advocate for design. You'll advocate and educate on behalf of our
design team, elevating others' understanding of design and its
value in driving new strategic thinking, innovation, and stronger
customer and business outcomes.
What We're Looking For
7+ years of product design experience, including 3+ years of
leading large-scale initiatives at a product-centric company.
You've been there, done it, and undoubtedly learned a lot along the
Demonstrated ability to tackle complex problems, design phenomenal
customer experiences, and produce strong customer and business
outcomes. You have a shareable portfolio of design work that breaks
down the problems you were solving, explains your process for
working with teammates to reach a solution, and showcases strong
interaction and visual design skills.
Customer-focused and business-minded. You strive to understand and
serve customers' needs in a way that simultaneously furthers the
business' short- and long-term objectives.
Understanding of human behavior. You recognize that, in order to be
successful, design must influence how people interact with products
and you understand how your design decisions will affect
Strong product instincts. You're able to anticipate the effects of
product and design decisions with high accuracy and use your
judgment to help your team make better decisions.
Visual design sense and expertise. You have a command of visual
design principles and a well-developed aesthetic taste, but you
also understand that visual design is about much more than
aesthetics and recognize how to leverage visual design to improve
usability and direct attention.
Systems thinking. You're able to think beyond pixels and manage and
weave the complexity of different offerings, understanding how each
affects the others and contributes to the bigger picture.
Commitment to craft and quality. You obsess over the details of
interaction, visual, and motion design and strive to create the
best possible experience for customers.
Strong collaboration and relationship-building. You're effective at
building trust and alignment with team members and peers, and
persuading when necessary.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Your
communication is clear, direct, and personable, you provide
thoughtful rationale for your decisions, and you're comfortable and
effective speaking in front of groups of all sizes.
High agency. You're a self-starter who's able to work
independently, overcome obstacles, and drive projects forward with
Organization and time management. You have strong organizational
skills and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize and
manage multiple high-visibility initiatives simultaneously.
Open-mindedness. Even when you have a strong conviction in your
point of view, you invite and consider others' perspectives and
Adaptability. You work in a flexible and empathetic way,
understanding that everyone you collaborative with will have unique
working styles, and each project will vary in its specific process
A growth mindset. Last, but definitely not least, you have a strong
desire to try new things, learn, and improve.
The Best Parts Of This Job
Work that matters. All of your work at Slice will be focused on
helping hard-working entrepreneurs behind small, independent
businesses to succeed and better serve their local communities.
Ownership and impact. You'll have true ownership of a large area of
work and be in a position to make a huge impact for both our
customers and the business.
Transformation. You'll be provided the opportunity to rethink and
redesign the products that exist today in order to significantly
level up the design and help them achieve their potential.
Design quality. We're committed to creating best-in-class product
experiences and ensuring that all of our designers are put in a
position to do the best work of their career.
Amazing teammates. You'll be surrounded by smart, kind people that
you'll learn from and enjoy working with on a daily basis.
Company culture. There are many great aspects of Slice's culture,
but our most special quality is the genuine openness to and
willingness to try out new ideas.
Your dream workspace. To show our commitment to best-in-class
design, we set up all of our in-office designers with an Apple Pro
Display XDR monitor and whatever else you need to do your best
Career growth. Our business is doing extremely well and growing
quickly, which has created a vibrant environment and ample
opportunities for learning and career growth. As we continue to
grow, so will you.
FREE PIZZA! Last, but definitely not least, all employees get a
weekly pizza stipend in addition to free pizza served at our
Slice powers independent pizzerias with the specialized technology,
data insights, and shared services they need to serve today's
digital-minded customers. This united network of pizzerias enables
these small businesses to thrive against major corporate chains and
form the nation's largest marketplace for authentic pizza. Slice
makes it easy for customers to order from their go-to shops and
discover their next favorite.
Serial tech entrepreneur Ilir Sela started Slice to solve the
digital challenges his family's New York City pizzerias faced.
Today, the Slice team has grown to over 700+ across 5 offices
globally. If you're ambitious, interested in growing your career,
and hungry to join one of the fastest growing companies in tech, we
may have a role for you. Check out a few awards we've recently won
for our workplace and culture: Inc., Crain's, BuiltinNYC
Slice is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building
an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone
is encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected
veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable
national, federal, state, or local law.
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