Remote Junior Product Designer job at Contra

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About Contra
Contra is a professional network for the independent digital workforce. Digital professionals use Contra to create stunning visual profiles, earn money commission-free, and build high-quality professional communities and referral networks. Contra was started by a group of independents who were tired of existing professional networks that are blind to the needs of digital professionals. We’re creating a new way to work for the independent digital workforce.

Role Background
We’re growing our team of passionate people who are reimagining the future of work. As a Junior Product Designer at Contra, you’ll have your hands in all aspects of the design process. Because of this, you should have a broad set of design skills and be eager to learn.

How you’ll add value at Contra:
  • Collaborate with Product to identify user and business needs
  • Design feature flows, high-fidelity visuals in Figma, and interactive prototypes that ship quickly
  • Work closely with Engineering to ensure high quality implementation
  • Add to our growing design system
  • Contribute your design thinking skills to other touchpoints (marketing, social, etc.)
  • You’ll be an integral part of our small but mighty design team!

You’ll be successful here if you:
  • Thrive in a remote-first environment
  • Are self-driven and have strong communication skills
  • Are curious and eager to expand your skill set
  • Have a keen interest in product (UX/UI) but also enjoy marketing and brand design
  • Are passionate about creating products that are simple and usable but also polished and elegant
  • Deliver transparent, honest, and direct feedback to your peers on an early-stage product
  • Enjoy participating in all parts of the product process, not just designing
  • Are located in a timezone within 3 hours of San Francisco
  • Are fluent in verbal and written English
If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, but you’re passionate about what we’re building, please apply! Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of a role’s requirements.

How Contra can add value for you:
  • Remote-first culture
  • Competitive salary + equity
  • Healthcare for employees
  • Generous vacation policy + paid holidays off
  • Flexible parental leave
  • Flexibility to choose employee or contractor status
  • No Meeting Wednesdays
  • Half day every third Friday of the month
  • Themed meetings, games, and other fun team-bonding activities

Why join Contra? Hear it from the team:
“It’s really fulfilling to work with such a passionate team to reimagine the future of work. There’s a lot of excitement around what we’re building, but at the same time, it’s balanced with a healthy respect for each other, working async and fully remote.” - Head of Product

“Working at Contra means working with humble and talented peers at the cutting edge of technology and design trends. Being able to contribute to a product with the potential to make work ‘work’ for the individual and empower creatives fills me with joy every single day.” - Frontend Engineer

“Teams that equally value a high-level of emotional intelligence and technical aptitude are seldom found. And yet, Contra is that team: uniquely, every individual truly brings a world-class skill set to the table every day — but it is the collective empathy and awareness built into our culture that makes our pursuit to reimagine the future of work possible, and a joy.” - Frontend Engineer

"It's hard to imagine a more rewarding experience than working on a product you believe in with folks you also believe in." - Backend Engineer

Our interview process:
  • Complete a self-assessment form (5-10 minutes)
  • Introduction & culture interview (30 minutes)
  • Portfolio-focused interview with 2 design leads (30-45 minutes)
  • Interview with Founder (30 minutes)
  • You’ll receive a final answer from us no later than 48 hours after your final interview

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