Product Designer

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Jul 27

Hiro is a core entity within the Stacks Ecosystem, a collection of independent entities, developers and community members working to create a user-owned internet on Bitcoin.

We empower developers to create a better digital future with best-in-class tools and services.

We believe that building apps on Bitcoin is the biggest and most obvious bet in crypto today. Most of the public believes that Bitcoin is nothing more than a store of value, but we see Bitcoin as the foundation for a better internet. We believe a user-owned internet is best served if it is built on the most secure and the most decentralized blockchain. We make tools for developers to build this future with Stacks, the largest and fastest growing Web3 project on Bitcoin.

Job Description

At Hiro, we’re making it easier for developers to build the next generation of smart contracts and decentralized apps. We build developer tools for Stacks, an open-source network which makes Bitcoin programmable. With Hiro, developers can test and deploy smart contracts, spin up nodes and other server-side resources for scaling, and get access to monitoring and analytics. Our solutions provide developers with the convenience and reliability they need to be successful.Hiro is funded and backed by more than $80 million from Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, Lux Capital, Winklevoss Capital, Naval Ravikant, and others.About the OpportunityWe’re looking for a Product Designer to join our remote-first team here at Hiro and help us design user-facing products such as the Stacks Explorer. This role will be critical in ensuring that users and developers alike can access and scale usage of applications built with the Stacks blockchain. The ideal candidate has a background working on consumer app experiences in either the crypto industry or for a developer-focused company. You’ll be responsible for leading the design efforts for the Platform team at Hiro as well as contributing to design efforts across the company.What you'll do- Work closely with the team’s Product Manager to research and prototype solutions for various product needs- Work closely with the team’s Engineering Manager to prepare design specifications for production implementation- Collaborate with the team and company at large during both research and integration phases, incorporating various points of view and incorporating stakeholder needsWhat we're looking for- 5+ years UI and UX design experience- Demonstrable experience with repeatedly and singlehandedly executing the design process in support of product initiatives from start to finish- Extensive experience working on consumer apps in particular, with a strong sense of both the qualitative and quantitative justifications for design changes throughout the entire user lifecycle- Familiarity with the developer mindset as well as comfort with reading through technical materials and participating in technical conversationsWe'd also like to see- Fluency with collaborative design tools- Fluency with usertesting.com or similar user-testing service- Fluency with GitHub or similar project-management softwareWe’d love to hear from you even if you don’t have experience or interest in every bullet. There’s no perfect candidate and we want to find the right fit, even if it’s different than we imagine. We especially would like to meet underrepresented/underestimated candidates.What we'll offer- Competitive NYC based Salary(regardless of location, benchmarked annually)- Company equity and Stacks (STX) tokens--STX is the native cryptocurrency of the Stacks network- $500/mo co-working space reimbursement- $1,200/yr budget for learning and development stipend- $1000/yr of charity donation matching to an organization of your choosing- Daily Lunch Reimbursement(even if you’re remote!)- Open Vacation Policy, take the days you need- Family-Friendly Health Benefits- Free Life and Disability Insurance- Health and dependent care(FSA)- Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave- Pre-tax commuter benefits- 401k with 3% match- Your choice of technical setup and equipmentPlease note that benefits vary by country, the ones shown above are for our full time U.S. based employees. Benefit information for non-US based positions will be provided to individuals who interview for those roles.About UsHiro is the leading developer tools company for Stacks, the open-source network which makes Bitcoin programmable. Our mission is to accelerate mainstream adoption of blockchain technology and build a better, user-owned internet for all. Hiro was founded in 2013 under the name Blockstack PBC and is headquartered in New York City with employees and contractors distributed across the globe. Hiro is funded and backed by more than $75 million from Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, Lux Capital, Winklevoss Capital, Naval Ravikant, and many more. Visitour website to learn more.Hiro is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and deeply cares about building a diverse team. Hiro is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law.

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