Product Designer

Block Party

Product Designer

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    BLOCK PARTY is a pre-seed funded tech startup building end-user solutions for online abuse and harassment. It is led by FOUNDER AND CEO TRACY CHOU (early engineer at Pinterest, Quora, and Facebook; Project Include co-founder; Forbes 30 under 30; MIT Tech Review cover) and backed by a diverse set of some of the best investors in Silicon Valley.

    Why Block Party? While social media platforms are a powerful and indispensable tool for people to connect, share information and ideas, and follow what's happening in the world, they can also be toxic and abusive spaces. And yet, platforms still do not prioritize solutions to abuse and harassment. The problem is particularly acute for women and other marginalized communities, not only acting as a clamp on their voices but also causing them psychological harm.

    Our vision is to enable everyone to have an Internet experience free of toxicity. We propose to do this by building tools for people to take control of their experience, both with manual controls and ML-based models to filter and manage negative content. IN THE SAME WAY THAT SPAM FILTERS KEEP OUR EMAIL INBOXES CLEAR OF JUNK, PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE CLEAN, SAFE, POSITIVE EXPERIENCES ON SOCIAL PLATFORMS.

    START DATE:

    Immediate

    LOCATION:

    Remote role on a distributed team; preference for a timezone between San Francisco and London

    WHAT YOU'LL DO:

    You will be the first full-time designer for Block Party, responsible for the end-to-end product design (UI and UX). You'll work in collaboration with user research, product, and engineering to define product priorities; you'll synthesize user research, storyboard, design, and prototype to articulate functionality and user experience; you'll be responsible for creating the design system and high-resolution mocks, and work with engineering to implement the product. You'll help define and refine Block Party's graphic and brand identity and give guidance on how to position and message the value proposition of Block Party. You will report to the CEO.

    WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

    • A full-stack web/mobile product designer with 4+ years of industry experience
    • Familiarity with design tools (Sketch, Zeplin, etc)
    • Deep empathy for our users: the people who deal with online abuse and harassment
    • A clear, friendly, open-minded communicator and collaborator
    • Ability to execute in a minimal-supervision, high-accountability startup environment
    • Ability to quickly produce multiple concepts and incorporate feedback as needed
    • Curiosity, humility, a desire to learn and grow and to help others learn and grow
    • Passion for building thoughtful, ethical technology

    NICE-TO-HAVES, BUT NOT REQUIRED:

    • Experience at an early stage startup
    • Frontend development skills (JavaScript/React, CSS/Sass)
    • Experience at or working with a consumer social platform company
    • Experience with trust and safety / moderation / anti-abuse
    • Experience on / with distributed teams

    DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:

    At Block Party, we believe in diversity and inclusion, and no applicant will face discrimination based on: race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, parental status, or veteran status.