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Product Designer



Product, Design
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024
About Nominal
Nominal is a venture-backed company with offices in Los Angeles, Austin, and New York City that specializes in software and data management products for organizations that are testing and validating complex physical systems (like drones, planes, rockets, engines, satellites, nuclear reactors, etc.). We are backed by prolific and experienced venture capital firms like General Catalyst, Lux Capital, Founders Fund, XYZ, Haystack, Human Capital, BoxGroup, etc., and have raised significant venture funding with strong early traction in both commercial and defense applications.
The Nominal team comes from commercial companies like SpaceX, Palantir, Anduril, Lockheed Martin, and NASA and is active amongst customers in aerospace, defense, industrial, and advanced energy applications (autonomous aviation, eVTOL/VTOL, flight testing, satellite development, etc.). We are also building and delivering solutions to the United States Air Force (USAF) who are looking to expand use cases across the broader DoD test community.
Our product is a data visualization and computation platform designed to accelerate how engineering teams test and validate hardware systems. We specifically aim to shorten the data review process after running tests and help engineering organizations scale testing campaigns more efficiently and effectively to save time and lower costs. It works by combining heterogeneous data into runs and allowing users to easily build custom visualization and analysis. Users write test logic with interactive computation, and these checks can be applied to historical and future runs to compound learnings. Data sources can include telemetry, sensor data, logs, simulations, and other testing metadata like environment, vehicle, part, version, etc.
As a Product Designer at Nominal, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our data analysis and computation platform, directly contributing to the acceleration of testing and validation processes for engineering teams. This position offers the unique opportunity to immediately impact a wide array of real-world operations, from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. 🪐

🚀 About the role

  • Lead the design lifecycle for mission-critical features and end-to-end workflows, from initial concept through to implementation
  • Design novel interactions that extend the capabilities of human-to-machine interfaces
  • The ability to design systems that solve both the immediate product problem and lay a foundation for the future. We want someone who understands the importance of design systems
  • Understand and bring clarity to technical topics using concrete design outputs i.e. diagrams, data visualizations, layout, typography, interactions, and the like
  • Collaborate closely with our customers to synthesize feedback and drive high-quality, impactful design solutions.
  • Contribute strategically to the product and design direction, making pivotal decisions that influence the future of Nominal's platform
  • Use storytelling and design thinking to bring stakeholders together, aligning them with your vision and process.
  • Maintain a relentless focus on craft, constantly seeking to elevate the user experience by incorporating novel design solutions

🔍 We're looking for someone with

  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience as a designer for software development, with a strong emphasis on visual and interaction design
  • Expertise in Figma, with a strong foundation in prototyping, testing, and implementation
  • The ability to adapt to technical constraints in creative ways using your knowledge of web technologies
  • An exceptional portfolio showcasing expertise in creating multimodal experiences
  • A keen ability to articulate the rationale, process, and impact behind your design decisions
  • A versatile skill set that does not require prior hardware experience but is capable of navigating highly technical environments including aerospace, defense, and advanced energy applications
  • An enthusiastic approach to problem-solving in complex scenarios, with a willingness to engage in customer immersion activities and on-site visits
  • A background or experience in front-end software engineering is a big plus
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a U.S. TS Clearance

✨ Benefits/Perks

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with 100% of premiums covered
  • Unlimited PTO /sick leave
  • Free lunch, snacks, and coffee
  • Professional development stipend
  • Quarterly company retreats
Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway!