Product Designer

Remote   |   Full Time

At Drivetrain, we are building a product to help SaaS companies scale their business - by helping them plan better and monitor their execution according to the plans. Drivetrain is like an "Air traffic control tower" for your business.

Drivetrain is founded by two ex-Googlers who have built and scaled large businesses. Alok was a partner at Elevation Capital, a prominent VC firm, and before that CEO of Freecharge, CPO & COO of redBus, and Global Product Lead at Google. Tark was VP of Engineering at Freshworks, where he led ML and Data Platform teams and launched Freshsales. Prior to the same, he founded a company that was acquired by Freshworks. Both the founders have deep experience in the SaaS business model and have seen the pain point in need of Drivetrain at close quarters.

We are looking to hire a Product Designer to help craft the future of Drivetrain. Designers serve a vital role here from creating the experience of new features, to the craft and finish of every detail in the product. We welcome designers who think deeply, speak clearly, love collaboration and feedback, and have an excellent collection of animated gifs.

Why Drivetrain 

  • Remote-friendly company: Drivetrain aims at bringing together the best and the brightest minds, no matter where they are. We value the need for work and personal life balance.  Whether you need to clock out early to pick up kids and attend appointments or need the morning to finish your run that refreshes you, we are mindful of it.  The company HQ will be in Bangalore and hence we’ll keep some core hours in IST overlapping across the team.

  • Autonomy:  We’re here to guide you, but you define your own trajectory. We encourage you to explore the opportunities within Drivetrain that gives you the most energy and we’ll build a framework with you to help you succeed in it.

  • Customer-Centric:  We talk to customers to decide what to build to derive the utmost value. We are all working towards the same thing: building products that make our customer’s life easeful. You’ll experience an impact in any role you take up at Drivetrain.

  • Transparency by default:  Drivetrain thrives on being open and transparent in all areas of work, especially among the employees. This enables everyone to make the best decisions.

What you'll be doing

  • Work through design problems from beginning to end: translating research insights into ideas that form disruptive new products and features, then designing the workflows and detailed interactions to realize them

  • Sketch and prototype ideas to quickly access viability, and design the fine grained details of interactions & Iterate based on feedback from the whole team.

  • Use and evolve our design system in order to craft flows, prototypes, sketches, and high-fidelity visuals for your features.

  • Work cross-functionally with Product and Engineering partners to represent the design team, facilitate design discussions, and give feedback in planning and product channels.

  • Partner with engineering to ensure that our implementation and user experience are of high-quality.

What you will need

  • You have 3-5 years of experience designing digital products and systems, not just websites. You have helped ship B2B SaaS products.

  • Owns the end-to-end design process: You can think through user problems, find reasonable solutions, mock them up in detail, and work with engineers to build them.

  • You have experience with prototyping as a means to explore and convey design solutions.

  • Solid understanding of building usable, accessible, and modular designs that can scale.

  • Ability to articulate why a visual treatment does or doesn't work at a detailed level. 

  • You're a self-starter who actively seeks ways to make the Drivetrain experience both visually appealing and easy to use.

  • Bonus: If you have prior experience in crafting analytics driven product.

Our interview process

Though we carve at speed, quality is of utmost importance to us. Our interview process is designed to evaluate skill and culture fit.

  • Round 1: Resume screening 

  • Round 2: Basic fit interview

  • Round 3: Portfolio walkthrough with the panel

  • Round 4&5: Technical/ Culture fit with the founders

We're looking for a portfolio that clearly outlines the problems you were tackling with your design work. It should include the process you applied to tackling the challenges, rather than focusing just on visuals and landing pages. Your portfolio should be well structured and clear. Your experience should ideally focus on designing software products.

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