We're looking for a Product Designer

We're looking for a Product Designer to help us transform how our customers publish and use geospatial data.


Posted by Brent Neave
March 13th, 2018

Koordinates is an established platform for publishing, managing and accessing geospatial data. We have customers in the public and private sectors, and over 40,000 data users from New Zealand and around the world. We’re looking for a Wellington-based designer to dive deep into an interesting and rapidly evolving field and help us transform how our customers publish and use geospatial data.

You’ll start off as one of two designers, so you’ll need to be a good design generalist who’s happy looking at the early big picture, as well as the nitty-gritty details. You’ll have the support of experienced product and marketing teams and access to a network of experts across our customers’ organisations. It’s a challenging, enjoyable and satisfying role.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with our leadership to understand and contribute to design strategy and planning.

  • Talk to customers and understand how and why they use the product.

  • Feed what you learn into design artefacts like written arguments, user flows, wireframes, working prototypes, and high-fidelity mockups and use them to sell your ideas back to the team.

  • Work with engineers to shepherd and adapt your design through the development process.

  • Understand how user-facing parts of the product are performing (or not) and identify areas for meaningful iteration and improvement.

  • Contribute to our internal design processes and tools, and help maintain and improve Koordinates UI, our design pattern library.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You’ve been involved in shipping some great work, and you can show it to us and speak well about your role in bringing it into the world.

  • You’ve had meaningful experience in a product company or digital agency and have well-earned opinions about how to design things.

  • You’re a good listener, thoughtful and articulate, with a positive attitude and respect for your peers.

  • You’re inquisitive and excited to learn about a complex product and industry on the job.

  • You can turn your hand to a variety of different design skills from listening and talking, to sketching, to pushing pixels, prototyping, or even cutting code, and you know when to wield them.

In return for your hard work, you’ll be rewarded with:

  • Good work/life balance and a flexible working environment. We all leave the office on time. Many people work from home once or twice a week.

  • A culture that respects and values design and craft. We ship your work regularly. It feels good.

  • A healthily collaborative work environment. If you can state your case clearly and you’ve done your homework, you’ll be heard and appreciated.

  • A nice co-working office with free coffee, dogs, and lots of interesting people, in a nice location.

  • Competitive remuneration, depending on your level of experience and what you can bring to the role.

Why Koordinates?

Koordinates is changing the way Earth’s data is published and accessed. Using our platform, organisations publish their open data, share their private data, and build new products using our APIs. We have over 40,000 users accessing over 14TB of geospatial data, and we’re growing every day.

Koordinates is a great place to work. Our team is friendly, energetic and committed to making it easier to publish and access geospatial data. We are situated over three locations and two time zones so we’re used to working in a distributed and flexible environment.

We’re proud to build an award-winning platform and we're expanding to introduce our product to the world. As an experienced designer, you will be ideally placed to shape your career and share in our success.

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