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Product Designer

Company Description

Dropbox is a special place where we are all seeking to fulfill our mission to design a more enlightened way of working. We’re looking for innovative talent to join us on our journey. The words shared by our founders at the start of Dropbox still ring true today. Wouldn’t it be great if our working environment—and the tools we use—were designed with people’s actual needs in mind? Imagine if every minute at work were well spent—if we could focus and spend our time on the things that matter. This is possible, and Dropbox is connecting the dots. The nearly 3,000 Dropboxers around the world have helped make Dropbox a living workspace - the place where people come together and their ideas come to life. Our 700+ million global users have been some of our best salespeople, and they have helped us acquire customers with incredible efficiency. As a result, we reached a billion dollar revenue run rate faster than any software-as-a-service company in history. Dropbox is making the dream of a fulfilling and seamless work life a reality. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.

Team Description

Our Research & Design team crafts delightful experiences that make people's lives easier. We're a close-knit, collaborative group, guided by a highly iterative user-centered design process. Combining research, data, and thoughtful critique, we're discovering needs and solving fundamental problems that impact work and life for millions of people around the world.

Role Description

As a Designer on Dropbox Design, you will have the opportunity work on a diverse range of problems — from building collaboration capabilities to up-leveling the experience on our mobile or desktop apps to creating effective onboarding mechanisms, and ensuring that we’ll customer centered even in the most business focused problems of fixing our growth funnel.

As a designer on the team, you’ll be exposed to a plethora of customer and business problems and be tasked with solving for the highest impact ones. You’ll partner with PMs to translate anything between business problems, product hypotheses or feature requests to concrete, quantifiable and solvable customer problems. You’ll be empowered to drive towards delivering effective solutions and elegant user experiences through partnership with your product and engineering peers. And finally, you’ll help deliver these solutions in partnership with engineering.

Please note, Dropbox is currently only authorized to hire candidates from the following provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.

Responsibilities

  • Problem framing: deriving the clear, solvable customer problems from given feature request, product hypotheses or business problems
  • Solution generation: outlining a divergent range of solutions for a given customer or business problem, and baking in an understanding of viability and feasibility of these with cross-functional partners
  • Interaction and Visual Design: taking a promising solution to a problem to its simplest and most elegant form
  • Culture > Collaboration: effectively partnering with Product and Engineering to align on the most valuable and feasible solutions and ideas

Requirements

  • 5+ years of UX-related work experience
  • High craft bar and attention to detail in visual design, interaction design, and prototyping
  • Fluency with common prototyping tools to demonstrate complex features and flows in web experiences
  • Innate customer obsession and deep experience working with UX research on foundational insights as well as concept evaluation and iteration
  • Demonstrated skills for collaborating closely with other designers, researchers, product managers, data scientists and engineers in order to achieve better design outcomes
  • Experience across the product development lifecycle from discovery through shipping/iteration.
  • Familiarity with designing for mature products — incrementally, against visions, and through step-change improvements
  • Demonstrated ability to launch and iterate on products and features, with an eye towards business and customer impact
  • Fluency with describing impact in quantitative/business metrics as well as qualitative methods.
  • Ownership mindset with a bias towards action, helping to drive teams and projects forward.
  • Deep knowledge working within a design system as well as contributing back to it.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing for a specialized customer audience in an SaaS environment
  • Examples of redesigning large portions of mature products in a large, matrixed team

Total Rewards

Canada Pay Range
$141,100—$190,900 CAD

The range listed above is the expected annual salary/OTE for this role, subject to change.

Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).

Dropbox is a Virtual First company and is open to hiring candidates in all authorized locations. However, for this role, the locations posted are preferred.

Benefits

Dropbox is committed to investing in the holistic health and wellbeing of all Dropboxers and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage*
  • Retirement Savings through a defined contribution pension or savings plan**
  • Dropbox provides a Flexible PTO Policy in addition to your statutory holidays allowing you to unplug, unwind, and refresh
  • Dropbox also provides exclusive additional paid time off for all FTE employees across the Globe, in addition to any relevant statutory holidays
  • Protection Plans including Life and Disability Insurance*
  • A Perks Allowance to be used on what matters most to you, whether that’s wellness, learning and development, food & groceries, and much more
  • Parental benefits including; Parental Leave, Fertility Benefits, Adoptions and Surrogacy support, and Lactation support 

Additional benefits details are available upon request.
 
*Where group plans are not available, allowances are provided
**Benefit, amount, and type are dependent on geographical location, based upon applicable law or company policy

 

Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).

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Our Research & Design team crafts delightful experiences that make people's lives easier. We're a close-knit, collaborative group, guided by a highly iterative user-centered design process. Combining research, data, and thoughtful critique, we're discovering needs and solving fundamental problems that impact work and life for millions of people around the world.