Product Designer


New York City, NY, US / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 04/07/2021
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  • Company Address: 43 W 23rd St, New York, New York 10010, US

About BackboneAI

Developer of frictionless data networks intended to automate intercompany business processes and optimize communication through technology. The company uses cognitive automation and natural language processing thereby enabling businesses to acquire data from thousands of data sources, ingest them in real-time and map them to internal, mission-critical applications such as ERP and BI tools.

Job Description

About BackboneAI
There is a massive shift taking place in the Supply Chain. In the next 5 years, $500B of sales will go digital, requiring transformation unlike anything seen before. BackboneAI is at the forefront of that change - come join us!

BackboneAI builds frictionless data networks through intercompany automation, a completely new category of automation. We transform how the Supply Chain manages it’s digital shelf, utilizing industry leading ML, fast API connectivity, and completely new data automation tools.

Based in New York City and founded in 2019 by serial entrepreneur Rob Bailey, BackboneAI is growing it’s already global team. With operations in New York, Atlanta, and Europe, the company has raised $4.7M to date from Fika Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Cendana Capital, Dynamo Ventures, GGV Capital, MetaProp, Spider VC, and several notable angel investors.

About The Role
The Product Designer will take ownership of the design for the Backbone AI product. You will design the UI and UX, own the design library, and manage the overall design process and implementation.

You will be a partner to our product management and engineering teams working directly with Robert Charming and Sarah Shaiq. You will transform the product roadmap into a seamless product experience. As part of an early, nimble team, you will be both strategist and do-er, responsible for the outcomes of the plans you put forth.


  • Set long term design strategy with the Engineering and Product teams
  • Own the design process, partnering with engineers to execute a build that matches the design
  • Understand the array of technical constraints, user goals, and business requirements that shape a product
  • Communicate your principles, process, and decisions to distinct business units at Backbone, each working on a piece of the product build
  • Take tactical ownership of granular design tasks
  • Facilitate user research sessions, design sprints, and workshops for the team
  • Create user flows, wireframes, and high fidelity prototypes
  • Create the Backbone.AI style guide
  • Design evangelist: educating others on design principles and delivering an exacting vision

Required Skills / Background

  • A portfolio demonstrating strong product and visual design sensibilities and experience in creating concepts, customer journeys, specifying interaction details, and prototyping internally and with users
  • Experience designing for SaaS and/or enterprise applications
  • Experience in UI, UX, and visual design
  • Background in prototyping user experiences
  • Proficient in modern design tools
  • Proficient in prototyping tools
  • Demonstrate system level thinking. Understand the underlying product function and business imperatives that drive the design
  • Detail oriented - take ownership of design from ideation to pixel-perfect
  • Service oriented- determined to deliver an exceptional experience for Backbone users
  • Growth mindset - comfortable with shifting product needs and design changes that are inherent to an fast growing organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills


  • Competitive compensation
  • Equity in the business
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • 401K Plan
  • Early-stage company - true ownership over your work

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