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Product Designer

New York, NY +5

Whatnot is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and CapitalG. We’re building the future of ecommerce, bringing together community, shopping and entertainment. We are committed to our values, and as a remote-first team, we operate out of hubs within the US, Canada, Ireland, UK, and Germany today.


We’re innovating in the fast-paced world of live auctions in categories including sports, fashion, video games, and streetwear. The platform couples rigorous seller vetting with a focus on community to create a welcoming space for buyers and sellers to share their passions with others.


And, we’re growing. Whatnot has been the fastest growing marketplace in the US over the past two years and we’re hiring forward-thinking problem solvers across all functional areas.


💻 Role

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Product Designer with a specialized focus on Growth to join our Product Design team. In this pivotal role, you will leverage your deep understanding of design principles, user psychology, and growth strategies to drive user acquisition, engagement, and retention.


Your expertise will be instrumental in shaping the user experience, optimizing product design for growth, and ultimately contributing to our company's success. 

  • Design and implement innovative solutions with a focus on growth initiatives, including user acquisition, conversion rate optimization, and retention.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including Product Management, Engineering, and Marketing, to identify growth opportunities and integrate growth-focused design strategies into our products.
  • Conduct extensive research and data analysis to understand user behaviors, needs, and barriers to growth.
  • Develop and iterate on designs and prototypes that effectively communicate design ideas.
  • Utilize A/B testing and other quantitative and qualitative methods to validate designs and hypotheses, making data-driven decisions to improve product performance.
  • Advocate for best practices in design, usability, and accessibility, ensuring a consistent and user-centric approach across all product touchpoints.
  • Mentor junior designers and contribute to the development of our design culture and processes.


👋 You

Curious about who thrives at Whatnot? We’ve found that low ego, a growth mindset, and leaning into action and high impact goes a long way here.


As our next Product Designer you should have 7+ years of experience in product design, plus:

  • A proven track record of driving growth through design initiatives.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing your design skills, thought process, and product impact.
  • Expertise in design and prototyping tools (e.g. Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.).
  • Deep understanding of user experience design principles and methodologies, including user research, wireframing, prototyping, and usability testing.
  • Experience with A/B testing, analytics, and other methods for measuring the impact of design decisions.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • A growth mindset, with a relentless focus on user needs and a commitment to continuous improvement and learning.


💰Compensation

For US-based applicants: $240,000/year to $275,000/year + benefits + stock options


The salary range may be inclusive of several levels that would be applicable to the position. Final salary will be based on a number of factors including, level, relevant prior experience, skills and expertise. This range is only inclusive of base salary, not benefits (more details below) or equity in the form of stock options.


🎁 Benefits

  • Flexible Time off Policy and Company-wide Holidays (including a spring and winter break)
  • Health Insurance options including Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Work From Home Support
  • $1,000 home office setup allowance
  • $150 monthly allowance for cell phone and internet
  • Care benefits
  • $450 monthly allowance on food
  • $500 monthly allowance for wellness
  • $5,000 annual allowance towards Childcare
  • $20,000 lifetime benefit for family planning, such as adoption or fertility expenses
  • Retirement; 401k offering for Traditional and Roth accounts in the US (employer match up to 4% of base salary) and Pension plans internationally
  • Parental Leave
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave + one month gradual return to work *company leave allowances run concurrently with country leave requirements which take precedence.


💛 EOE

Whatnot is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, parental status, disability status, or any other status protected by local law. We believe that our work is better and our company culture is improved when we encourage, support, and respect the different skills and experiences represented within our workforce.

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