Senior UI/UX Designer, SharkNinja

Salary not provided
Adobe Creative Suite
Figma
Senior level
Boston

Office located in Needham, MA

SharkNinja

Home devices and appliances

Open for applications

SharkNinja

Home devices and appliances

1001+ employees

B2CConsumer GoodseCommerce

Open for applications

Salary not provided
Adobe Creative Suite
Figma
Senior level
Boston

Office located in Needham, MA

1001+ employees

B2CConsumer GoodseCommerce

Company mission

SharkNinja's mission is to positively impact people's lives every day in every home around the world.

Role

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s degree required in U/UX Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Human Factor Design, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of user interface development experience for both hardware and digital products. Expertise in UI/UX Design development practices
  • Solid understanding of user-centered design principles, interaction design, and information architecture
  • Proficiency in UI/UX design tools: sketching, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite or similar
  • Experience conducting user research, usability testing, and data analysis to inform design decisions
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail, with the ability to translate complex requirements into intuitive user experiences
  • Strong analytical thinking leading to creative solutions and innovative ideas
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to articulate design concepts and rationale effectively
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and dead-line driven environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously without compromising quality
  • Proven track record for delivering products through production, with a strong understanding of software/hardware development processes and interface design
  • Ability to work independently, own the entire development process with minimal supervision or guidance, and be a strong team player
  • An original portfolio of work samples that clearly demonstrates design and product development process

What the job involves

  • We are seeking a motivated, talented, and highly skilled Senior UI/UX Designer to join our dynamic and growing industrial design team
  • As a Senior UI/UX Designer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the user experience for our diverse range of household products, ensuring they are intuitive, engaging, and seamlessly integrated into our customers' lives
  • Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, you will lead User Interface and User Experience development activities from concept to prototyping and product execution, driving innovation and delivering exceptional user experiences that exceed consumer expectations
  • Ninja Design is a team of Industrial Designers, UI/UX and CMF Designers working on products across the brand and categories
  • Lead the UI/UX design process for household products, encompassing user research, design concept development, prototyping, usability testing and product execution
  • Collaborate with industrial designers, product development, marketing, mechanical & software engineers to define project goals, requirements, and user needs, translating them into actionable design solutions, and driving innovative approaches to elevate the user experience and deliver consumer satisfaction
  • Lead the UI/UX design development tasks, mentor and provide guidance to junior designers, fostering a culture of collaboration, creativity, and continuous learning
  • Practice a user-centered design approach to translate consumer insights into meaningful product solutions that delight consumers both on an emotional/experiential and functional level
  • Conduct user research and gather insights to inform design decisions, ensuring products are aligned with user preferences, behaviors, and pain points
  • Create user personas, journey maps, and UI flows to effectively communicate UX requirements and guide the design process
  • Develop physical and digital user interfaces, including layout, touchpoints, and interaction for consumer products from concept to production
  • Conceptualize and visualize physical and digital design solutions, generating high-quality materials for presentation
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices, and standards, demonstrating a high level of knowledge on the full product development cycle
  • Develop wireframes, prototypes, and interactive mockups to visualize design concepts and validate solutions with stakeholders and end-users
  • Articulate and specify design intent for manufacturing by creating specifications detailing layout, graphics, interaction, flow, touch point behavior, etc
  • Driving innovative approaches through emerging product trends or new technologies and solve complex problems creatively
  • Understand SharkNinja's brands, ensure design solutions align with brand identity and business objectives, and contribute to defining the company's future product development strategies

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Consumer demand for new and better home appliances continues to grow. SharkNinja serves this demand by designing and manufacturing innovative home goods and devices. Specifically, it has a growing line of solutions that consist of Shark cleaning and home care products and Ninja kitchen appliances.

SharkNinja has been in operation since 1994, which is testament to the quality and popularity of its products. Since its initial launch in Canada, the company has expanded into the US and the UK. In 2017 SharkNinja was bought by CDH Private Equity for over $1.5 Billion, further proof of its impressive market value. Perhaps more evidence is that it brings in annual revenues of around $4B.

SharkNinja’s main challenge is facing down big-name competitors such as home appliance giant Dyson. In fact, through innovative design, it seized the market-leading spot in traditional vacuums from Dyson and is only second to iRobot in sales of robotic models. A 2023 IPO saw an extra $296 million in funding added to SharkNinja's pot and was followed by product launches in new sectors such as air conditioning and food cooling, indicating that the company is still full of new product ideas.

Insights

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10% employee growth in 12 months

Company

Company benefits

  • Employer paid group benefits including medical, dental, life insurance and more
  • Competitive RRSP matching program
  • 16 vacation days to start
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid volunteer and cultural days
  • Employee & Family Assistance program
  • An opportunity to accelerate your career with world class brands
  • Continuous development and mentoring
  • Opportunity to join various employee-based affinity groups
  • Diverse, inclusive, and community-minded organization
  • Wellness program offering free virtual fitness classes and a fitness reimbursement
  • Employee product discounts

Company values

  • Never be afraid to dream big
  • Relentlessly innovate
  • Obsess about customer satisfaction
  • Build people up
  • Seize opportunities - individually and collectively

Company HQ

Needham Heights, Needham, MA

Founders

Founded SharkNinja in 1994. Has won three Red Dot Awards for product Design.

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Diversity & Inclusion at SharkNinja

  • At SharkNinja, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is vital to our global success. Valuing each unique voice and blending all of our diverse skills strengthens SharkNinja’s innovation every day. We support ALL associates in bringing their authentic selves to work, making an impact, and having the opportunity for career acceleration. With help from our leadership, associates, and our community, we aim to have equity be a key component of the SharkNinja DNA. Your role in Diversifying SharkNinja:
  • As a corporate citizen, learn and support SharkNinja’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias
  • Explore SharkNinja’s DEI Groups or volunteer to serve on committees that organize diversity-related events and activities
  • Participate in employee engagement surveys and respond as openly and honestly as possible
  • Become culturally competent; take the time to learn about different cultures, races, religions, and backgrounds represented by your colleagues
  • Ensure equitable experiences, strengthen inclusion acumen, and promote a culture of inclusivity and belonging that embraces the contributions of all team members

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