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10 Feb 2021

Full-Time Product Designer

Kessel Run – Posted by Kessel Run Anywhere

Job Description

Our Product Designers are breaking new ground at the Air Force, changing the way the Department of Defense builds software. We build, measure, and learn; creating war-winning software iteratively. No longer are we building off of multi-year plans with stacks of requirements.

Product Designers at Kessel Run balance user needs, organizational outcomes, and technical feasibility in order to build value quickly while still considering the big picture. Our teams are flat and balanced, with Developers, Designers, and Product Managers working in concert, empowered to build the software we know our warfighters need.

You MUST be a U.S. citizen to apply and must be eligible to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance (see eligibility requirements here).

Day In The Life

A typical day as a Kessel Run Product Designer starts with a team stand-up to align on goals for the day.  As a Product Designer you will test your product assumptions by conducting user interviews and researching your product space using a number of design methods including prototypes and mock-ups. You’ll work to keep the team unblocked by having clear and understandable designs in the backlog while being flexible and adaptable to a fast-changing environment.

You will work closely with other Product team members to understand your product’s problem space, understand the upstream and downstream system dependencies, and ensure that the team’s activities are aligned with the product roadmap. You empathize with users and advocate for them by synthesizing their feedback and creating an intuitive user experience . You have someproduct experience, but also  a growth mindset and take feedback well.

Who You Are

  • You have 3-5 years experience in a user experience role or had the responsibilities required for role
  • You have led design on your product team across the entire product lifecycle (everything from discovering and defining the problem to iterating on a product in production)
  • You have experience defining the vision for the user experience and involve teammates in the design process
  • You have experience advocating for user value and balance that against business value, portfolio value, and technical complexity
  • You have worked with your product team to define product vision, strategy, roadmap, and backlog
  • You seek user feedback constantly and incorporate findings into product roadmap while balancing when you can build in risk
  • You have led both generative and evaluative research studies
  • You can explain the basic principles of User-Centered Design (UCD) and user research processes to team members, colleagues, and customers
  • You have experience making your design and research work visible and trackable
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • You are comfortable traveling to meet users and stakeholders and can represent both the team and Kessel Run during work trips when necessary
  • You have a growth mindset and love working in a fast-paced agile environment
  • You are a U.S. citizen and are eligible to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance (see eligibility requirements here)

We hire at GS-13 equivalent levels. This means you can expect a salary of $101,585 to $132,064 (depending on experience) for a Boston-based position (pay will be adjusted by location), as well as paid time off, health, and retirement benefits. There are advancement opportunities to promote to senior levels after hiring. We are also offering this position as a fully remote opportunity.

We understand that there is no such thing as the ideal candidate for any job and we believe in empowering people to learn and grow throughout their careers. We encourage any applicant who is interested in making an impact in the Department of Defense to apply to this position regardless of background and qualifications.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 28 days.

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