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Raftr

Raftr

Part-time | Remote

Part-time | Remote

 Listed 12/4/22

 Listed 31.01.19

 Listed 31.01.19

 Listed 12/4/22

Role:

Role:

Raftr is seeking a creative Product Designer to lead all aspects of design from concept to execution. Raftr is a private, authenticated social communication platform in the higher education market. They provide a safe space for students to connect with each other and school administrators. The role is contract-based and your hours can be flexible, but will generally not exceed 20 hours per week. They’re a fully remote startup based in the US, with a small and nimble team across the US, Canada, and Argentina. Raftr is committed to maintaining a diverse and equitable workplace. 

Raftr is seeking a creative Product Designer to lead all aspects of design from concept to execution. Raftr is a private, authenticated social communication platform in the higher education market. They provide a safe space for students to connect with each other and school administrators. The role is contract-based and your hours can be flexible, but will generally not exceed 20 hours per week. They’re a fully remote startup based in the US, with a small and nimble team across the US, Canada, and Argentina. Raftr is committed to maintaining a diverse and equitable workplace. 


Details:

Details:

Some of the things you’ll do
  • Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into useful and valuable products, from inception to completion, across multiple platforms
  • Oversee the user experience design across multiple platforms - iOS, Android, and web - in partnership with product managers, engineers, stakeholders, and leadership
  • Conduct testing and user research to uncover needs and validate existing implementations
  • Design end-to-end flows and wireframes to provide high-quality mockups and prototypes all the way through the development process by working closely with the product and engineering teams
  • Work closely with product managers to develop feature MVPs, solve UX challenges, and validate designs through user testing, research, and analytics
  • Keep track of implementation, maintain platform quality, and oversee the design system
  • Take full ownership and autonomy of work, every step of the way
Minimum Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience building and shipping applications or software at the level of whole features/products that encompass an end-to-end experience across both mobile and web platforms
  • Experience presenting work to a broader product team and other leaders, clearly articulating the goals and concepts
  • Strong fundamentals across product design, user experience, and visual design
  • A compelling portfolio demonstrating high-quality design and user experience
  • Experience with modern design best practices and tools
  • Excellent communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with social or communication platforms
  • Experience working remotely
  • Experience in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Desire to mentor junior design staff
About Raftr

Raftr is a community-building platform that allows organizations to build customized, private, online communities and collect actionable insights about their members. Born in higher education, but serving all communities, Raftr can help community leaders do more with less and empower members to connect and thrive.

Some of the things you’ll do

  • Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into useful and valuable products, from inception to completion, across multiple platforms
  • Oversee the user experience design across multiple platforms - iOS, Android, and web - in partnership with product managers, engineers, stakeholders, and leadership
  • Conduct testing and user research to uncover needs and validate existing implementations
  • Design end-to-end flows and wireframes to provide high-quality mockups and prototypes all the way through the development process by working closely with the product and engineering teams
  • Work closely with product managers to develop feature MVPs, solve UX challenges, and validate designs through user testing, research, and analytics
  • Keep track of implementation, maintain platform quality, and oversee the design system
  • Take full ownership and autonomy of work, every step of the way

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience building and shipping applications or software at the level of whole features/products that encompass an end-to-end experience across both mobile and web platforms
  • Experience presenting work to a broader product team and other leaders, clearly articulating the goals and concepts
  • Strong fundamentals across product design, user experience, and visual design
  • A compelling portfolio demonstrating high-quality design and user experience
  • Experience with modern design best practices and tools
  • Excellent communication skills

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with social or communication platforms
  • Experience working remotely
  • Experience in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Desire to mentor junior design staff

 About Raftr

Raftr is a community-building platform that allows organizations to build customized, private, online communities and collect actionable insights about their members. Born in higher education, but serving all communities, Raftr can help community leaders do more with less and empower members to connect and thrive.

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