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Lead Product Designer

Santa Monica, CA
  • Expired: May 01, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Who We Are

AirMap were early adopters of drone technology, pioneering much of the drone economy you see today. We have solved some of the most complex drone and airspace challenges, earning us a global tier 1 position in government, defense, and enterprise contexts. As we enter a new phase of our evolution, we are looking for bright-minded innovators to help us realize the vision and move the business and the industry forward.

What We Do

We provide software that enables unmanned aircraft to fly safely and legally in shared airspace to governments and regulators.

We simplify and de-risk complex and dangerous operating environments by providing air traffic controllers with the tools needed to manage unmanned air traffic and soldiers on the ground with handheld technology that delivers situational awareness near real-time. We are building unique data set capabilities to unlock additional value and insights for our customers, signaling a new direction for AirMap in advanced automated analysis and the future of unmanned flight planning and defense.


As an experienced and talented mobile/web UI/UX Design Lead, youll work closely with AirMaps Product and Engineering teams as we tackle complex challenges for our customers and the airspace management and defense sector sector during an exciting phase of evolution and growth.

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our customers, and their customers. This is something we value deeply. We encourage 'truly agile' ways of working leading to mindset and behavioural attitudes that are performance-driven and outcome-focussed.

Would you like to help design the future? We promise it won't be boring

What you'll do:

[ Strategy & Leadership ]

* Work closely with stakeholders, product managers, engineers, and other designers to craft thoughtful user experiences.
* Facilitate design workshops.
* Leading design crits with junior designers
* Managing junior designers workload, overseeing work, providing career guidance and 1:1s.
* Balance business objectives and technical constraints with design proposals
* Align with stakeholders to drive product vision.
* Weigh short term solutions against long term goals.
* Collaborate with other designers to create seamless cross-platform experiences end-to-end.

[ Design ]

* Generate design documentation defining problem statements, objectives, proposed work, use-cases, scope, success criteria, timeline, etc.
* Generate UX artifacts including but not limited to wireframes, user flows, personas, and user journeys.
* Conduct usability tests, user interviews, and other testing methods to generate actionable data.
* Create UI mockups, prototypes, interactions and necessary UX copy and illustrations that align with the company design ethos and voice.
* Create high fidelity designs and iterate on final assets with product managers and engineers as needed.
* Contributing to design systems and documentation.
* Managing tasks and prioritized backlogs for yourself and designers reporting to you.
* Pitch in to support other functions (e.g. sales, product) as needed.


Key Deliverables

* User research plans, reports, and metrics.
* User flows
* Wireframes
* User interviews
* Usability testing
* Detailed visual designs
* Visual product concepts

Who you are:

* Bachelors Degree in HCI, IXD, or a related field
* 5+ years of product design experience, preferably in a high-growth tech company.
* Portfolio demonstrating experience designing complex systems for web and mobile applications.
* Thorough understanding of HCD, design patterns and best practices for web and mobile (iOS, Android).
* Fluency with Figma, Sketch, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and other relevant design software.
* Experience testing with prototyping tools: e.g. Figma, Maze, InVision, Principal, etc
* (Preferred) HTML/CSS skills for prototyping and refining production code
* (Preferred) Experience working in JIRA and Confluence.
* Experience in Airspace Management (UTM), UAV, Machine Learning / AI products or startup business is a bonus


AirMap offers competitive pay and benefits, flexibility to work from home, and the opportunity to work on something truly innovative.



Santa Monica, CA



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