Lead Product Designer, Discovery at Tinder | Powderkeg

Location: Los Angeles, California

Employment Type: Regular

Team: Product Design

Tinder empowers users around the world to create new connections that otherwise might never have been possible. We build products that bring people together! We are dedicated to delivering innovative products through early and continuous delivery of high quality software consumed by millions. We're a tight-knit design team, with a focus on individual ownership, improvement through research and team critique, and rapid iteration. We are looking for our first Lead Product Designer to join the Discovery pod!

As a Lead Product Designer on Tinder’s Discovery pod (under the “Core” pillar) you will be focused on improving and extending experiences where our Tinder members discover each other for the first time. You will refine existing products, and innovate new ways for our members to experience dating in the 21st century, through a research-focused design practice.

What you'll do:

  • Be a champion for product excellence and quality across Product and Design, collaborating across the org to ensure Discovery experiences are cohesively integrated into our core user journeys.
  • Help /mentor those around you. Be dedicated to continuous learning and encouraging an environment of transparency, respect, and flexibility.
  • Be the design owner for core app navigation, and coordinate with partners across the company to define and implement standard methodologies.
  • Test concepts with users, and refine based on your findings.
  • Iterate on design, based on feedback from team members, collaborators and users.
  • Analyze and adopt best practices, via articles and outstanding app examples.
  • Communicate works-in-progress via project management tools, such as Monday.com.

What we're looking for:

  • 7+ years professional experience, with 5+ in mobile design on multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Desktop, etc.).
  • Skilled in cross-functional collaboration. Able to build trust & strong relationships at all levels, influences without formal authority.
  • Expert-level in all stages of the end-to-end product design process, including discovery, research, conceptualization, information architecture, prototyping, interaction design, micro-interactions and design QA with engineering.
  • Proven understanding of several current design tools (Figma, Principle, Sketch etc.), with expertise in at least one, and an eagerness to learn new ones.
  • Prototyping experience, with tools such as Principle, Flinto, InVision, etc.
  • Experience with micro-interaction animations.
  • Experience conducting exploratory user research and usability testing.
  • Experience working from quantitative and qualitative data, and refining work based on findings.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience designing social media or dating apps.
  • Basic front-end development skills: enough to conceptualize (and empathize with) the constraints that mobile engineers work within.
  • A future-forward perspective, informed by a curiosity about technology and culture.
  • A broad interest in design history (product, graphic, industrial, architectural).

As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

• Working on a product that has an immediate impact on people’s lives all around the world

• Collaborating with a team of creative, fun and driven colleagues

• Comprehensive health coverage, competitive salary, 401(k) employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

• Other perks and wellness benefits like a fitness membership subsidy, paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance offerings, and a commuter subsidy

• A robust Learning + Development offering including our MentorMatch program, access to a library of 6,000+ online learning courses through Udemy, and an annual L+D stipend

• Access to mental health resources

• Fertility preservation benefits

• No Meeting Wednesdays and access to a wide range of product and service discounts through Perkspot

• Charitable donations match up to $15,000 annually

• Monthly and weekly interactive virtual events including Book Club, trivia with prizes and yoga workouts

• The opportunity to join six active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

At Tinder, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our product, and our community. We strive to make our workplace an inclusive and diverse environment, giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to have a voice. We champion and encourage those who bring different perspectives, ideas, and creativity to join our team dedicated to bringing people together across the globe. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, or other lived experience.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Lead Product Designer, Discovery
  • Company
  • Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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