Product Designer - #9835102

Foundry


Date: 5 days ago
City: Rochester, NY
Salary: $85,000 - $125,000 per year
Contract type: Full time
Welcome to Foundry, a cryptocurrency pioneer dedicated to advancing decentralized infrastructure. At Foundry, we’re not waiting for a decentralized financial future — we’re building it now. By empowering institutions with the tools they need to mine and stake digital assets, we’re thoughtfully driving the industry forward with our team at the center of it all.

If you thrive on innovation, are inspired by the potential of blockchain technology and are passionate about being part of transformative global changes, then we’d love to connect. At Foundry, your skills will find purpose as you contribute to shaping the architecture of a more equitable and interconnected world through blockchain technology. Come be a vital member of the Foundry team, where your contributions will help empower a decentralized future.

DESCRIPTION: The Product Designer is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and passionate individual to join the team at Foundry, a subsidiary of the blockchain industry’s most prolific and active investor, Digital Currency Group. Reporting to the Senior Product Designer, the Product Designer will help Foundry expand our mining and pool operations software products into an integrated product suite that will shape the future of Bitcoin mining. Foundry has the number one Bitcoin mining pool and is launching a new miner management software, OptiFleet. Together, these products will facilitate the success of Foundry’s new business line, Site Operations

This is a rare invitation to join a small, highly professional entrepreneurial group, with the backing of the most established player in the fast-growing crypto space.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a Product Designer, you will be responsible for creating user-centered design solutions that enhance the overall user experience of our products. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand user needs, conceptualize design ideas, and iterate on designs based on user feedback and testing results.

  • Understand User Needs:
    • Conduct user research, including interviews, surveys, and usability testing, to gather insights into user needs, goals, and pain points.
  • Improve the user experience, accessibility and adoption of Foundry’s Mining Pool and Mining Operations Software Products
    • Support the needs of internal and external users, establishing feedback systems to consistently gather user insights
    • Solve design challenges holistically, crafting complete experiences rather than just designs, and maintain a sense of curiosity about their performance post-deployment
    • Contribute to Foundry’s efforts to make its mining software more robust, feature-rich and differentiated
  • Engage in the iterative design process:
    • Generate design concepts, wireframes, prototypes, and mockups to visualize and communicate design ideas effectively.
    • Iterate on designs based on user feedback, testing results, and stakeholder input, ensuring continuous improvement and alignment with business goals.
  • UI/IX Design:
    • Design intuitive and visually appealing user interfaces that enhance the overall user experience, considering factors such as navigation, interaction design, and visual hierarchy.
    • Contribute to the development and maintenance of design systems and standards, including creating reusable design components and establishing design guidelines.
    • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, engineers, marketers, and other stakeholders, to incorporate feedback and ensure successful implementation of designs.
  • Contribute to Foundry’s Design System
    • Work closely with UX and Front-end engineering to expand, maintain and evangelize Foundry’s design system, ensuring consistency and efficiency across product development efforts.
    • Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in design, seeking opportunities to innovate and experiment with new design approaches.
Minimum Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • You have 3+ years of design experience on an enterprise product.
  • You have 3+ years of design and conducting user interviews
  • You have experience building and iterating on prototypes
  • You have fluency in software development lifecycles and processes
  • You have experience producing high-fidelity mock-ups and prototypes in Figma
  • You've created and leveraged design systems across a multitude of applications
  • You've conducted design sprints and driven towards carefully crafted MVP Requirements
  • You have experience designing big products through small iterative releases
  • You can empathize and develop rapport with developers.
  • You are a clear writer and a compelling speaker
  • You can develop empathy for customers and make decisions based on their needs, not yours.
  • You excel at explaining your work, process, and decisions to cross-functional stakeholders
  • Basic understanding of HTML, CSS and Vanilla JavaScript.

Preferred Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Have been in mining or crypto for +2 years and understand the UX problems in the space
  • Knowledge of data visualization and data storytelling techniques
  • Have built your own applications using frameworks like React/Vue/Svelte
  • Developed and maintained design systems from scratch
  • You are comfortable working remotely as part of a small team, with a high level of autonomy
  • Experience in UI, Interaction Design, and Product is a huge plus
  • Strong presentation skills
  • You have a practical understanding of Agile development methodologies and the flexibility to modify them in the way that works best for the team/project
  • Familiarity with Figma, Adobe Creative Suite and Miro

The salary range for this role is $85,000-$125,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range oof possible compensation for this role at the time of posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This range only includes base compensation and does not include other tangible benefits such as 401K match, bonuses, overtime pay, and other benefits.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • The chance to work in a fast-paced and fun start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact
  • Competitive base salary, bonus and incentive compensation Unlimited PTO / Flexible time off - work with your manager to take time off when you need it
  • Professional development budget with flexibility for personal and professional growth
  • Outstanding health insurance for employee, partner and dependents
  • Life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage
  • 401K plan with company contribution (Bermuda: Private pension plan with company contribution)
  • Flexible spending programs for medical and dependent care (Not available for Bermuda positions)
  • Paid parental leave

ENVIRONMENT:

Foundry takes pride in an environment which prioritizes our people. We insist that our people first culture builds the framework for all business operations.  

Employees have ample opportunities to voice thoughts, opinions, and ideas through weekly companywide meetings, monthly townhalls, and team outings and events.  

We emphasize the importance of each individual through engagement, teamwork, inclusion, and diversity efforts. 

Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, marital status, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit-based factors protected under federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

ABOUT FOUNDRY:

At Foundry, we are working toward a common goal of empowering a decentralized infrastructure. Our team is passionate about the future of finance and is looking for other like-minded individuals who share in this vision. While we are inclusive and diverse in workforce and style, we all agree that digital assets will change the world.

Foundry was created to meet the institutional demand for better capital access, efficiency, and transparency in the digital currency mining and staking industry.

As a Digital Currency Group company, Foundry taps unparalleled institutional expertise, capital, and market intelligence to provide North American bitcoin miners and global manufacturers with the resources to build, maintain, and secure decentralized networks.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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