Axiom Zen is hiring a

Product Designer, UX+IxD

Vancouver, Canada

Axiom Zen is an award-winning venture studio. Our products have made “Best of the Year” lists (Apple; The Next Web), and are used by the world’s leading companies – including Adobe, Sony, Starbucks, Phillips, and SEGA. In 2015 alone, our work was featured in TIME, The New York Times, USA Today, and Wired. This month we made the cover of Canadian Business' 2016 "Most Innovative Companies in Canada".

We're just getting started.

 

Does this describe you?

You're not just a UX designer; you're a product designer. You have the keen ability to understand what a user needs now and what they'll want in a few years.

You’re comfortable working in various fields and areas of expertise. You may not be a master of visual design or front-end development, but you should be comfortable with both of those concepts and how they contribute to a better user experience.

To you, coming up with innovative solutions is only the first challenge. You can effectively prototype and communicate ideas to a variety of stakeholders as well as your own team.

You shoot for the moon while staying grounded in reality. When you connect far-reaching concepts and propose exciting ideas, you do so with a firm grasp of the research that supports them.

 

Skills:

  • Able to map out a problem, design its solution end-to-end, and confidently communicate your decisions to others
  • Understand what makes a good product and how design and market trends may affect your product’s success.
  • Expertise with prototyping tools
  • Demonstrated interest in new technologies
  • Willing to code (we can teach you)

 

Bonus points if you have the following expertise:

  • Visual and UI design
  • Front-end development skills
  • Designing for immersive environments (e.g. VR, AR)

 

How to Apply

Think we’ll work well together? Apply via the form below with your resume, portfolio, links to relevant social networks, and a description of the most interesting design challenge you’ve solved recently. (50-100 words max.)

 

About Us

Axiom Zen is a startup that builds startups. We specialize in new venture creation, taking ideas from paper to product-market fit. We have developed the people, processes, and perspectives necessary to successfully navigate the nexus where the latest advancements in design, engineering, and business intersect.

We believe traditional approaches to innovation have stopped working; the strategic landscape is changing too fast. By the time carefully-laid plans are implemented, they are already outdated. A successful endeavour doesn’t play catch-up!

Optimizing for impact often means working with emerging technologies (like VR and AI), but also includes advances in product, visual design, and even storytelling. Our team of fifty founder-quality engineers, designers, and product leads combine a wealth of experience from fast-growing startups as well as companies like Apple, Google, and SpaceX.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary plus bonus, top-tier benefits, and generous stock / equity. 

We provide exceptional benefits:

  • Expanded Insurance. Axiom Zen provides full health, life and AD&D insurance as well as premium vision, dental, and extended health benefits.
  • Active Professional Development. We actively participate in the development of our team. You have access to a Professional Development budget of $1200 per quarter allocated, separate from your compensation, to be spent on conferences, classes, books, and any other resources to maintain and expand your skill set, industry knowledge, and professional growth. Or take someone interesting to coffee for in-person learning.
  • Speaker Travel Budget. We believe strongly that all our team members should have the opportunity to become thought leaders in their fields. To support this, we have a standard policy to cover travel + accommodations for speaking engagements anywhere in the Americas, and are very willing to support speaking engagements elsewhere around the world as well.
  • Mandatory 15 Off Days Per Year and Flexible Remote Work Policy. We have a high standard for impact but we insist on work-life harmony and believe in balance. Minimum of 15 off days every year, with no hard limit.
  • “Live the Brand” Products. We also believe that using great products helps us build them better. Every team member receives a generous equipment budget to try new gadgets, tools, platforms, and products. This includes new wearables, internet-of-things gadgets, etc.
  • “Live the Brand” Experiences. Several times per week, the team engages in fun and exciting products & experiences sponsored by the company. Everyone has the opportunity to submit ideas. We believe time outside of the office helps us think outside the box.
  • Top-Line Equipment. Apple laptop, large 2nd monitor, personal gadget budget, company smartphone of your choice in addition to fully paid voice and data plan. Models dependent upon needs and department function.
  • Maternity / Paternity Leave. Flexible leave in addition to existing leave allowance in accordance with state and federal laws.
  • Transport Reimbursement. We cover public transport to work and back. If you bike to work instead, we set aside $1000/year for bike maintenance. If you walk to work, we’ll bonus you the same amount as a rental subsidy.
  • Quarterly Alignment Check-ins. You will receive quarterly ‘alignment’ check-ins focused on making sure you are achieving your own goals.

 

Zen Den Vancouver

B1 - 788 Beatty St.
Vancouver BC V6B 2M1 
Canada

 

Zen Den San Francisco

550 15th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
USA