Senior Product Designer, Inkitt

$140-160k

+ Stock Options

Invision
iOS
Android
Figma
Whimsical
Flinto
Senior level
San Francisco Bay Area
Inkitt

Publishing novels based on site reader engagement

Open for applications

Inkitt

Publishing novels based on site reader engagement

201-500 employees

B2CPublishingAnalyticsCommunity

Open for applications

$140-160k

+ Stock Options

Invision
iOS
Android
Figma
Whimsical
Flinto
Senior level
San Francisco Bay Area

201-500 employees

B2CPublishingAnalyticsCommunity

Company mission

To discover talented writers and turn them into globally successful authors.

Role

Who you are

  • 5+ years of experience in UX/UI design, specifically for mobile applications
  • BS or MS in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related field, or additional relevant experience
  • Experience designing various, mobile application products for millions of b2c users
  • Experience working in an agile environment with fellow design, product, engineering, and insights leaders
  • Experience communicating design decisions with fellow designers, engineers, product managers, and senior stakeholders alike
  • Experience data-informed product design and development
  • Experience designing for Android and iOS products as well as responsive Web Sites
  • Fluent with different level of prototyping tools such as Invision, Figma, Whimsical or Flinto
  • Track record of rapidly producing multiple concepts and prototypes and have an understanding of when deeper exploration and research is warranted and when it's best to change paths and try another approach
  • Defined or improved product design processes within your organization
  • Built or significantly contributed to a product's design system and understand their value
  • Understand the value of stripping a design back and testing individual effects

What the job involves

  • Lead the design of new features and updates across our mobile app portfolio, ensuring a best in class user experience
  • Conduct user research to understand our audience's needs and behaviors, translating insights into design decisions
  • Perform competitive analysis and research on winning User Flows that we can adapt and iterate
  • Develop and maintain design wireframes, user flows, and interactive prototypes
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including developers, product managers, and our creative team, to ensure design vision is executed accurately
  • Utilize and contribute to the design system, ensuring consistency across all products
  • Stay abreast of UX trends and look for creative ideas and inspiration in parallel analogous worlds
  • Deeply understand our authors and readers using data and user interviews to iterate and refine UX and Designs

Otta's take

Sam Franklin headshot

Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

The current publishing industry makes it very difficult for breakout authors to achieve success. Furthermore, publications are often based off subjective opinions of those in the industry, and potential readers have no input in the matter, despite them being the force that will drive a book's success.

Inkitt takes a different approach to publishing in order to give writers a fairer chance of success. The company allows writers to submit their stories onto the website where readers have free access to read anything posted. Using an algorithm, Inkitt then determines which stories have the most reader engagement, and based on this information, decides which to take to official print and publication.

7 rounds of funding to the sum of more than $100 million have allowed Inkitt to invest more in its algorithm and technology and open offices in San Francisco. It's also looking to expand into more mediums such as video content and audiobooks, with a long-term aim of building a media empire akin to Disney. Though there's a long way to go for that lofty aim to come to fruition, Inkitt has already attracted 33 million users and published dozens of bestsellers.

Insights

Top investors

Many candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

-2% employee growth in 12 months

Company

Funding (last 2 of 5 rounds)

Feb 2024

$37m

SERIES C

Oct 2021

$59m

SERIES B

Total funding: $116.8m

Company benefits

  • Comprehensive Health Plans including Fitness Classes
  • Expat integration support including complimentary German classes
  • Flexible working environment including weekly remote days
  • High-performing culture for learning at speed + unlimited book budget
  • Regular social events and free dinners
  • Dog-friendly office

Founders

Founder and CEO of F├╝nfi and then joined moviepilot as a Javascript developer. After this, Albazaz freelanced as a Javascript developer for six years.

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