Octopart is the search engine for electronic components and industrial products. We live at the center of electronic design and our people are the heart of Octopart. Our team’s passion and dedication powers everything we do. No, really. That might sound like typical corporate jargon, but we genuinely love what we do here at Octopart and we think you will, too.
Octopart’s mission is to equip the rapidly growing population of electrical engineers, buyers, and makers with everything they need to make decisions about electronic parts. From a sophisticated search algorithm that helps them quickly find the right part, to comprehensive data that gives them confidence in selecting a part for their project, Octopart endeavors to save people time so that they can focus on designing the technology that powers our daily lives.
Design at Octopart:
The design team works across many types of product initiatives at Octopart—from defining our brand identity and website experience, to defining our API user needs and collaborative marketing efforts. Since Octopart’s audience are the people responsible for building technology that powers our digital world, we take pride in crafting user-centric and user-friendly experiences. As part of the product team you’ll be our second product designer hire and you’ll be joining a team who have built products at companies such as: Google, HBO, ThoughtWorks, Estee Lauder Companies, Hilton, Disney and NASA.
We use: Sketch, Invision, Principle, Lucid Chart, Adobe Illustrator, CSS/HTML, Slack, G Suite, and more.
Great if you know or use: Figma, InVision Studio, Adobe XD, Miro
As a Product Designer, you’ll be involved in every aspect of the product development process – including early research, visioning, creating prototypes, launching and iterating on the Octopart experience. You will have a voice in evolving the design and processes at Octopart working collaboratively with the Senior Product Designer to fulfill their overall product vision. Within your first 6 months, you will have assumed product design ownership, from discovery and research, through design, implementation, and launch. In your first year, you will have also contributed to the evolution and organization of the newly created design system at Octopart.
You will become involved in all aspects of the product design cycle from start to finish. Research, ideate, develop and design prototypes that clearly document how our product should function and look visually.
You will establish relationships with members of the Product, Engineering, Marketing and Business teams. Including ongoing communication at every phase of the product development process.
You will independently lead design projects under guidance of Senior Product Designer. From brainstorm to implementation, you will have the ability to break down concepts into well thought-out solutions and present those ideas to the team.
You will add to and maintain organization of the UI library and newly created design system .
You will partner with product management on synthesizing findings into prioritized design and usability improvements.
You will learn Octopart’s values, business priorities, and goals and proactively identify, prioritize, and complete tasks that support Octopart’s business.
As a Product Designer, you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming and researching the next feature to finalizing designs for the engineering team.
You are skilled at communicating your work, process, and decisions to cross-functional team members and use feedback to help you produce the best work.
You are enthusiastic in all that you do. You have a curious mind that persists in the face of adversity and you will dive into self-guided research to figure things out that don’t “click” right away. You have the ability to quickly absorb new information. While you may not be familiar with our users needs, you are a quick learner.
You can reduce complex problems down to the right balance of flexibility, user needs, and feasibility. You feel comfortable asking questions and speaking up for our users.
You are an expert in visual design and taking a user-centered approach to your designs. You are skilled in both realms of UI and UX, and may be interested in more disciplines across product design such as research, testing and information architecture. You have an exceptional portfolio demonstrating strong product and visual design sensibilities.
You have experience creating user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and specifying interaction details. You’ve created some designs you are proud of and are excited to show it off.
You are an exceptional communicator, both in written and verbal mediums. You can build consensus and relationships amongst peers, managers, customers, and partners.
You are excited to grow with Octopart. You will be open to opportunities for growth and development as additional projects and job requirements will be added over time
It would be great if:
You have research experience by contributing to research question definition and preparing materials (mocks, prototypes, etc.) for user testing on relevant projects.
Please submit a portfolio of work with your application.
Competitive salary packages
Generous health, dental, and vision coverage
Open vacation policy and flexible hours
A beautiful office in the Bryant Park district with great natural light
The technology you prefer and resources you need for a great workspace
At Octopart, we don’t just accept differences — we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our employees, our customers and our community. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. If you’re good at what you do, come as you are. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Octopart is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.