Senior Product Designer (Remote) at Getaround | Powderkeg

Location: San Francisco, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Design

Who we are

Getaround connects safe, convenient, and affordable cars with people who need them to live and work. Our community includes guests who rely on our cars for on-demand mobility and hosts who share cars on our platform including those who operate their own car-sharing businesses.

Our connected car technology allows guests to book and unlock a wide variety of vehicles directly from our app without ever having to meet anyone in person, carry an access card, wait in line, or coordinate picking up keys. Cars are parked 22 hours a day on average. When we share cars, we don’t need as many on the road, which means fewer accidents, reduced traffic, and less space required for parking. Car sharing modernizes mobility by allowing people to connect multiple forms of efficient transportation for any type of use case.

Studies have shown that when car sharing is available, people drive less and drive vehicles more appropriate for their use case, which can reduce household carbon emissions by up to 40%. Also, shared cars are used more frequently and retired more quickly, accelerating the adoption of newer, more energy- efficient vehicles.

The Opportunity

Can you design from empathy to iteration? We’re looking for people that love shipping a well-crafted product experience.

The Getaround experience design team is a small, but mighty and growing, group of human-centered designers that value collaboration through interaction design, visual design, research, and strategy to make amazing digital products.

Who are you? As a product designer with at least 5 years shipping digital products, you work with product, data, and engineering teams to craft beautiful experiences that facilitate what users want to do, and delight them along the way. You cultivate a deep empathy for people and their needs and translate this understanding into inventive designs for digital products.

You love the idea of tackling challenging problems and are comfortable with ambiguity. You’re excited to dive into sketching and storyboarding as much as designing microinteractions, building visual design systems, and prototyping digital experiences. You aren’t afraid of talking to end-users or digging through data to direct your design decisions, but get most excited when you’re in maker mode, crafting product interfaces and solving product use cases.

You will help evolve our product design language as we move forward into new carsharing experiences. You are eager to apply your craft to not only pixels and vectors, but also the future of transportation.

What You'll Do

  • Diving deep into challenging problems around people and transportation
  • Shipping well-crafted product experiences that solve for both business and customer needs
  • Participating in all aspects of the design process to frame problems, uncover needs, create compelling visions, and make and prototype high-fidelity interfaces
  • Ensure consistency of interactions, visual language, and interface components across the product
  • Storyboard user scenarios and product vision
  • Conduct user testing, engaging with customers, writing up research results and prototype iteratively according to your findings
  • Identifying opportunities to establish new points of view on trends and insights, and develop new capabilities that evolve our design practice
  • Mentoring other product designers

What You'll Bring

  • BA/BS degree in Design (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), HCI, or a related field
  • 5+ years of design experience building elegant iOS, Android, and web apps
  • Excellent portfolio showcasing the stories and process—not just screenshots—behind your visual design and interaction design across platforms
  • Strong command of layout, iconography, typography, and information architecture
  • Depth in human-centered approaches to both interface design and interaction design
  • Ability to prototype designs and run user testing sessions
  • Ability to work with, and contribute to, the style guide and component library of a design system
  • Think visually – using techniques like storyboards and sketching – to communicate interaction design concepts
  • You seek collaboration and feedback, and don’t treat your designs too personally
  • Humble yet able to defend design decisions using data, a solid design philosophy and creative process

Additional Awesomeness

  • MDes, MS, or MFA in design
  • Experience in user-centered design methodologies and facilitating design sprints, critiques, and ideation sessions
  • Experience leading design teams or directing fellow designers
  • Experience in Figma
  • Interest or experience in public speaking or design teaching

Benefits & Perks

  • 🌎 Remote First Workplace, with flexible work hours (we mean it!)
  • 💰Competitive salary and generous Stock Options
  • 💫401k plus platinum plans for medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits
  • 📝 Annual Work Smarter stipend to optimize your home office and individual wellness needs
  • 🧠Free Access to our Udemy learning portal and annual education stipend to focus on your career growth and development
  • 🏖Flexible PTO policy and monthly Wellness Days to reset and recharge
  • 💻Virtual events to connect with your fellow Getarounders, including educational speakers, cooking sessions, game nights, mixology classes and +!
  • 🤝 A company culture that keeps Diversity, Equity and Inclusion top of mind, thanks to our dedicated Task Force. We are committed to being a place where you’re empowered to bring your full self to work
  • 🗓 Monthly Getaround credits and discounts for you, your friends and family


At Getaround, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no matter your race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, your perspective has value.

Come join us in continuing to make Getaround a great place to work!

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Product Designer (Remote)
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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