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Senior Product Designer — Audacity
We are looking for an experienced Senior Product Designer to join us in taking the famous, open source audio editor, Audacity, to the next level!

Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software

Role & Responsibilities

You Will:
  • Use practical design methodology to construct concepts that can be tested and validated with users
  • Create UX design mockups in Figma, defining consistent and well thought through interaction models
  • Develop wireframes and prototypes to test and learn from users
  • Work closely with engineers to create an immersive and intuitive user experience
  • Conduct structured assessments of UX choices for a specific design goal
  • Take all initial ideas and convert them into fully formed specifications for implementation
  • Contribute to and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards
  • Leverage data and user feedback to help draw actionable conclusions that drive and influence stakeholder’s design decisions
  • Help to conduct secondary user research and use analysis methods to answer questions and fill knowledge gaps
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships and collaborations with Product Managers, Engineering, Community Members and Users.
  • Help to create a strong interactive design point-of-view and help cross-functional teams clearly understand your vision

About you:
  • You will need to have a deep understanding of audio editing and music production, with a familiarity of other audio editors and DAWs on the market
  • As a designer, you’ll need to be able to take highly complex ideas and convert them into emotionally resonant and intuitive interfaces

You Have:
  • 5+ years of desktop app design experience, with demonstrable proficiency owning the design process from early-stage ideation and high-fidelity design to product launch
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • A portfolio demonstrating your passion for simple, intuitive, and beautiful user-centered designs, preferably including work that is publicly available and actively used
  • Solid visual skills with a detailed appreciation of iconography, color, layout and accessibility
  • Experience in testing websites and applications and familiarity with finding and logging bugs
  • Proactive and highly organized with strong time management and planning skills with confidence and comfort to work autonomously with short, daily check-ins from stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of Figma in order to hand assets over to developers
  • Knowledge of various DAWs is required
  • Leadership and strategic ability to drive initiatives and projects is a big plus
  • Advanced experience in designing for responsive web and mobile apps would be a plus
  • Ability to quickly produce a great range of UX/UI concepts, as well as go deep to identify edge cases
  • Ability to work with distributed team across multiple time zones
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Team operates primarily in English

Why you’ll love it here:
  • Your work is enjoyed globally by millions of users
  • You’ll be creating designs for a beloved open-source product
  • You are surrounded by highly experienced and talented people
  • Our salaries are competitive
  • We pride ourselves on providing a fun and respectful environment
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