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Senior Product Designer

Flock Safety

Flock Safety

Product, Design
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Who is Flock?

Flock Safety is an all-in-one technology solution to eliminate crime and keep communities safe. Our intelligent platform combines the power of communities at scale - including cities, businesses, schools, and law enforcement agencies - to shape a safer future together. Our full-service, maintenance-free technology solution is trusted by communities across the country to help solve and deter crime in the pursuit of safer communities for everyone.

Our holistic public safety platform is comprehensive and intelligent, providing the actionable evidence needed to solve, deter and reduce crime across neighborhoods, schools, businesses and entire cities. Without compromising transparency or privacy, we are turning unbiased data into objective answers.

Flock strives to offer a career-defining experience where you can also make an impact on your community. While safety is a serious business, we are a supportive team that is optimizing the remote experience to create strong and fulfilling relationships even when we are physically apart. Our group of hard-working employees thrive in a positive and inclusive environment, where a bias towards action is rewarded.

We have raised over $380M in venture capital from investors including Tiger Global, Andreessen Horowitz, Matrix Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, and Initialized Capital. Now surpassing a $3B valuation, Flock is scaling intentionally and seeking the best and brightest to help us meet our goal of reducing crime in the United States by 25% in the next three years.

The Opportunity

Flock Safety is looking for a talented Senior Product Designer to join the growing product design team. As a new member, you’ll design new experiences that delight our customers and help eliminate crime.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional product design skills that are user-centered and the technical knowledge to tackle complex customer problems and insights while collaborating with other designers, engineers, and product managers to research, define, and iterate on solutions for web, mobile, and responsive design.

You will have the opportunity to use your entire range of design skills to push the boundaries of what is possible in our mission to create a safer and more equitable society.

At Flock, we are working towards redefining the entire user experience for the first public safety operating system. To do this, we structure our team around designers who are eager to learn, play well with others, and advocate for users. This role is perfect for a talented designer who’s ready to launch their career at a hyper-growth, mission-driven, tech company.

You will join the Law Enforcement Customer Experience Team at Flock. Your primary focus will be designing for mobile applications while supporting web products. This role reports to the Director of Product Design, and is a key member of the Design Team. This position is based out of your home office with minimal travel required.

The Skillset

  • Minimum 6+ years of cross-platform UX/UI design experience (Web, Android, iOS).

  • Extensive experience in designing for mobile and responsive design is a must.

  • Formal training in design or similar (Graphic design, HCI, Interactive, Communications, Industrial design, Computer Science, etc)

  • Expert technical knowledge in working with design systems, libraries, and style guides. Atomic design and design for development is a bonus!

  • Outstanding visual design and UI skills (Including color, layouts, iconography, and typography.) Focused on pixel perfection.

  • Expert knowledge in prototyping and ideation tools. Figma mastery is a must.

  • Extensive knowledge of design methodologies in user research and testing.

  • Ability to give and receive design feedback from other designers and cross-disciplinary partners and not take it personally.

  • Clear written and verbal communication style.

  • A high-quality portfolio that shows both web and mobile products (emphasis on mobile and responsive) showing how you resolved complex design challenges through iteration and testing. (Applications without portfolio samples will not be considered)

Feeling uneasy that you haven’t ticked every box? That’s okay; we’ve felt that way too. Studies have shown women and minorities are less likely to apply unless they meet all qualifications. We encourage you to break the status quo and apply to roles that would make you excited to come to work every day.

90 Days at Flock

We are a results-oriented culture and believe job descriptions are a thing of the past. We prescribe to 90 day plans and believe that good days, lead to good weeks, which lead to good months. This serves as a preview of the 90 day plan you will receive if you were to be hired as a Senior Product Designer at Flock Safety.

The First 30 Days

  • Learn about our People, Products, and Processes

  • Build relationships across the design team, Engineering and Product Management in your product experience. Build relationships with stakeholders

  • Spend time with customers, and learn the pain points and needs. Follow along a demo, go on-site during an install, join a training, join a customer success call

  • Learn the ins and outs of our Design System and guidelines

The First 60 Days

  • You have built the trust in the team, product management and software engineering to be successful

  • You’ve built strong relationships with key partners (i.e. PMs, Marketing, CSMs) across the organization

  • You know the customer and have learned the pain points and needs.

  • Have started advocating for user-centered practices

  • You have started to help implement things that will make our design function stronger

90 Days & Beyond

  • You have a strong collaboration and have built trust with the design team, PMs, and engineers

  • You have provided guidance, advise, and inspiration to your teammates.

  • You’ve kicked off design iniative for the mobile app

  • You have been an active participant and contributor to several product initiatives

  • You have contributed to the mobile design library

  • You have become a champion for user-centered design practices grounded in research, customer insights and data, user journeys, testing, and prototyping.

  • You have designed thoughtful experiences, elegant UI, user flows and interactions for some new and emerging features

The Interview Process

We want our interview process to be a true reflection of our culture: transparent and collaborative. Throughout the interview process, your recruiter will guide you through the next steps and ensure you feel prepared every step of the way.

  1. Our First Chat: During this first conversation, you’ll meet with a recruiter to chat through your background, what you could bring to Flock, what you are looking for in your next role, and who we are.

  2. The Hiring Manager Interview: You will meet with your potential future boss to really dive into the role, the team, expectations, and what success means at Flock. This is your chance to really nerd out with someone in your field.

  3. The Technical Assessment: Our technical assessments seek to test the hard skills required to do the job. Engineers may find themselves in coding interviews or architecture discussions, sales roles may present mock discovery calls, and leadership roles may craft 90 day plans. Your recruiter will inform you of which assessment you will be assigned and ensure you are fully prepared for your big day.

  4. The Executive Review: A chance to meet an executive and view Flock from a different lens. Be prepared to ask well-thought-out questions about the company, culture, and more.

  5. The Panel: Learn more about the team, responsibilities, and workflows. You should be prepared to speak about past projects, how you collaborate and communicate with others, and how you live our values. Depending on the team and role you are interviewing for, you may meet with several teammates as well as cross-functional partners.

The Perks

💰Salary & Equity: In this role, you’ll receive a starting salary of $145,000-$170,000 as well as stock options

🌴Flexible PTO: We seriously mean it, plus 11 company holidays.

⚕️Fully-paid health benefits plan for employees: including Medical, Dental, and Vision and an HSA match.

👪Family Leave: All employees receive 12 weeks of 100% paid parental leave. Birthing parents are eligible for an additional 6-8 weeks of physical recovery time.

🍼Fertility & Family Benefits: We have partnered with Maven, a complete digital health benefit for starting and raising a family. We will reimburse $10,000 a year for adoption, surrogacy, or fertility.

🧠Mental Health: All employees receive an annual subscription to Headspace.

💖Caregiver Support: We have partnered with Cariloop to provide our employees with caregiver support

💚ERGs: We want all employees to thrive and feel like they belong at Flock. We offer three ERGs today - Women of Flock, Flock Proud, and Melanin Motion. If you are interested in talking to a representative from one of these, please let your recruiter know.

💸Carta Tax Advisor: Employees receive 1:1 sessions with Equity Tax Advisors who can address individual grants, model tax scenarios, and answer general questions.

💻WFH Stipend: $150 per month to cover the costs of working from home.

📚Productivity Stipend: $250 per year to use on Audible, Calm, Masterclass, Duolingo, Grammarly and so much more.

🏠Home Office Stipend: A one-time $750 to help you create your dream office.

🏢Coworking Space: If you’re not local to our ATL HQ, we’ll provide $250 a month to get you set up with an All Access Membership to WeWork (or a local coworking space in your area).

🐾Pet Insurance: We’ve partnered with Pumpkin to provide insurance for our employee’s fur babies.

Flock is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diverse backgrounds and thoughts and welcome everyone to apply for employment with us. We are committed to fostering an environment that is inclusive, transparent, and collaborative. Mutual respect is central to how Flock operates, and we believe the best solutions come from diverse perspectives, experiences, and skills. We embrace our differences and know that we are stronger working together.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at careers@flocksafety.com. This information will be treated as confidential and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.