Working with Japan, and APAC's fastest growing tech startup in the AI / ML area. Fantastic international team, full remote inside Japan okay, lot's of room for growth.

Team is headed by a former engineer, offers a strong team structure with the ability to learn from more senior members and also transition into management for those interested.

As a Lead Product Designer, you are a fully proficient individual contributor who is also able to provide design guidance to the design team. You are responsible to ensure you work well cross-functionally with PM and Engineering to deliver high quality work and meet deadlines.

As an individual contributor, this means:

  • Setting up research plans and assessing trade offs between research methods and employing suitable method based on research plan objectives

  • Conducting discovery work and communicating research findings in clear and informative way

  • Breaking down problems and giving clarity to undefined problem spaces

  • Developing ideas into elegant designs and interactive prototypes based on defined set of design principles

  • Pay high level of attention to details in design

  • Building mockups and prototypes to illustrate different design approaches

  • Testing early designs with users and iterating on their feedback

  • Defining and determine the overall aesthetics and visual styles for the product

  • Creating detailed user interface specifications

  • Guiding engineers in their implementation of your designs

As a design lead, this means:

  • Manage stakeholders requirements and incorporate them into the product design

  • Help implement design tools and processes to speed up and simplify workflow

  • Help maintain design standards for the team

  • Run design critiques and reviews to share your expertise with other designers

  • Mentor and access quality of junior designers' work

  • Help with recruiting

Have a demonstrated ability to design products and experiences - Prior work and personal projects count for much more than specific degrees. Ideally, we are looking for candidates with >7 years of experience in digital product design.

Have a great visual design sense and an eye for detail - You should have a portfolio that showcases your prior work and be able to explain your design decisions.

Are passionate about user-centred design - We look for experience with user research processes and an understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.

Are proficient with design tools - You need proficiency in Figma and Adobe Creative Suite. Familiarity with HTML/CSS/JS and other web development technologies is a plus.

Communicate well with both users and engineers - You need to be comfortable taking feedback from laymen to inform your designs and then explaining those designs in sufficient detail to engineers for implementation.

Our office language is English, Japanese language skills a plus

Take initiative to make things happen - Our job is to push for change in government, so we need to challenge the status quo and not wait for instruction.

A couple of our perks

- full remote work in Japan, or work in our lovely office in central Tokyo

- Ability to work from your home country for 1 month 2 x a year

- Tech allowance

- Housing allowance

- Salary review x 2 a year

Computer Futures is part of the larger SThree K.K group

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Award winner of:

The IT and Technology Recruitment Company of the Year by TIARA Awards 2018 | Best Large Company to Work For by TIARA Awards 2021 | Best CSR Initiative by TIARA Awards2019 | Best Workplace by Great Place to Work Institution 2018, 2020 & 2021

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