Product Designer, Growth

New York City

MongoDB’s Growth team is a looking for a Product Designer who is passionate about creating great customer experiences and generating business impact. This designer should care deeply about our customers, getting them to experience core value as quickly as possible, and ultimately setting them on the road to success.

The right person for this role is someone that can identify problems, think through entire systems and connected experiences and ship work iteratively to validate and de-risk their work, while balancing the need for speed with polished, elegant solutions.

The Product Designer, Growth role will be on the Product Design team, but also embedded on a small, dedicated cross-functional team with a singular purpose — growth. The growth team operates with the freedom and agility of a startup with the infrastructure, support, and stability of an established company.

Hard Skills:

  • Ability to apply qualitative and quantitative data to iterate on existing new designs. Must be comfortable pivoting quickly in light of new data
  • Understanding of how research and design can work seamlessly together
  • Understanding of and ability to apply Rapid Iterative Testing and Evaluation (RITE) method
  • Strong visual design skills, but can deliver less than pixel-perfect mocks for discussion and ideation
  • Knowledge of when to use data to inform possible design solutions, but doesn’t let the data dictate all possible pathways
  • Ability to elicit ideas from other team members, brainstorm with other team members, and bring the best ideas to life through simple and elegant mocks

Soft Skills:

  • Personable. Being either introverted or extroverted is fine, but this person must be able to work with roles from all functions and strongly advocate for expressing user needs through design
  • Being comfortable with ambiguity. The tight-knit Growth team doesn’t dogmatically follow a single process for the sake of following process, but continuously adjusts to do what makes sense to deliver value
  • Intellectual curiosity, always asking “how can we improve?”
  • Cares deeply about the impact of their work
  • Has a positive, resourceful mindset, looking for ways to get things done instead of listing all the potential blockers
  • Desire to always improve self, others and the experience our customers receive
  • Humility, as the best ideas for product improvement may often come from others on the team
  • Firmly held beliefs are confidently expressed, but can change based on new evidence

Did you check most of the boxes, but not all? That’s fine. There is no such thing as a “perfect candidate.” MongoDB is a place where everyone can grow and does grow. Our supportive, inclusive environment is a place where you can be your best self and safely ask others to help you get there. We just ask that you are open and honest where you might need a bit of extra support.

What makes our design team great?

  1. We value doing what’s best for each other, for the the team and for the customer
  2. We encourage open, honest, authentic communication that’s always respectful
  3. We use both primary research and user research to make sure our designs are based on facts vs. opinions
  4. We believe that good ideas come from everywhere and that we are the facilitators of great design vs. the sole creators of design
  5. We give each designer appropriate autonomy and ownership over their designs and encourage everyone to add their special.
  6. “Sign-off” is more about providing guidance and helping to fill in gaps vs. command and control, dictatorial design
  7. We have a strong design feedback culture, but are embedded on small teams with engineering and product managers
  8. We like to have fun

Each person that joins our team adds something unique and special, changing the team for the better. If you’re passionate about Growth and this Design team sounds like one you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you!

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