Product Designer


  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 02/15/2021
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  • Company Address: 575 Market Street Floor 4, San Francisco, CA, 94105

About Replica

Replica is a next-generation urban planning tool that can help cities answer key transportation questions.

Job Description

Replica is an enterprise data platform that delivers critical insights about the built environment. With better data, human-context and an intuitive design, Replica helps public and private sectors make informed, effective, and responsive decisions. By showing how people live, move and work, we contextualize hard choices, allowing our clients to see around corners and understand the trade-offs surrounding their decisions. Whether for a city planner increasing public transit to underserved neighborhoods or for a grocery chain evaluating where to open a new location, Replica’s insights help clients make more informed, people-centered decisions.

We spun out of Alphabet in 2019 when we secured series A funding from venture firms including Innovation Endeavors, Firebrand Ventures, and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Today, we are a team of ~40 employees with offices in San Francisco, CA and Overland Park, KS.

We value our customers, believe in being resourceful, and work in service of each other to scale our product. As we build our team, we are committed to pursuing and bringing together a diverse workforce and creating an environment of inclusion. We value our differences and we encourage all to apply. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.
The Team

Replica’s technical team consists of industry veterans from Google, Uber, Lyft, Dropbox, as well as academic researchers from top research institutions at the frontier of transportation planning and advanced modeling. The team is heavily mission-driven, with deep technical expertise on big data processing at scale, production software engineering micro-services, and domain knowledge in the field of transportation planning and movement patterns.
The Role

    Mastery of design tools that the team uses to date, such as Sketch, inVision.
    Know how to take hugely complicated ideas and simplify those into an elegant experience.
    Design flows, prototypes, sketches, and high-fidelity UI/UX experiences.
    Proficiency in design best practices, ability to bring to the table new design trends.
    Collaborate across the company. Work closely with product, engineering, and others across the company to explore, build, and ship your designs.
    Help shape the product strategy and vision.

Minimum Requirements

    5+ years of experience as a Product Designer, UI/Visual Designer, and/or UX Designer.
    A solid portfolio that shows thought process from concept to completion.
    The flexibility to be a great collaborator in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    Ability to display empathy and advocacy towards our users
    Self motivated with keen sense of how to prioritize your projects and time

Preferred Requirements

    Experience designing for both spatial and non spatial data visualizations.
    Direct experience with design systems - either creating, maintaining, or using
    Experience with Sketch, particularly creating easy-to-use shared libraries for our design team
    Familiarity with front-end code and ability to create basic pages/screen with a clear understanding of semantic markup
    Experience working with engineering to properly spec and QA designs

Replica is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
    The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
    Ability to operate at both a strategic/conceptual level and at a detailed, operational level metrics driven; highly disciplined
    Must have strong interpersonal skills, maturity and good judgment and be capable of communicating with a diverse range of individuals
    A hands-on, action-oriented approach that fits well with the entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture
    Engaging leadership style that builds and sustains credibility with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders
    Broad functional experience in areas of strategic planning and marketing, sales and market development and planning

Our Values

    We work in the service of others
    We understand that talent + diversity + curiosity + relentlessness wins
    We believe walking > talking
    We operate with thoughtful urgency
    We communicate openly and directly
    We build products people use


    Our people! We work as a team and are excited to contribute to city planning.
    Competitive salary based on experience and potential for impact.
    Equity at an early stage startup.
    Health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and HSA option.
    401k account + employer contribution.
    Offices in San Francisco, CA, Overland Park, KS, and remote.
    Flexible PTO.

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria above, but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.