• HeadSpace Inc.


    About The Prototyper Opportunity

    This is an exciting career opportunity at a dynamic growth stage company with a talented and diverse team on one of the world’s most loved apps. We’re at an exhilarating time in our history — essentially expanding our programs to address important human problems (mindfulness, sleep, and beyond) and into new territories (Europe, Asia, South America, etc.) and industries (Workplace, Health). Our lofty goals need great people who are excited about:

    Working with behavioral scientists and design researchers to craft emotional experiences

    Injecting the brand into the product features

    • Exploring projects beyond the core app (AI, voice, healthcare, airlines, etc.)

      At Headspace, Product Designers drive high-quality design execution of simple and complex features across mobile, web, and emerging platforms. This includes developing thoughtful ideas and enthusiastic opinions about things like usability, design, and technology. This specific role is for a specialized Design Prototyper; while you will have the opportunity to contribute across the entire product lifecycle, your main focus will be on leading & owning lo-fi and hi-fi prototypes the Define and Deliver phases of the process. Although we regularly generate prototypes as a part of our process, this is an entirely new role for our team and the first hire of its kind for Headspace. This role will work directly with Designers and Researchers to translate new product and features designs into interactive prototypes and will sit squarely at the intersection of Design and Engineering (ability to prototype directly in code is a plus). This role reports directly to the team’s Product Design Manager and will work across cross-functional teams.

      You have equally strong conceptual and production skills, with a keen eye for effective typography, iconography, color, layout, texture, and especially motion transitions that work within the context of the Headspace brand and an ability to translate those into usable, functioning, intuitive, accessible, and visually-compelling prototypes. You are an expert on sketching, iterating and shipping experiments and features that have a tangible impact on company OKRs. Visual design skills are essential for success in this role and are complemented by a toolkit of rapid prototyping capabilities, all driven by a desire to build and execute.

      In this role, you will track and translate insights uncovered by our design research, service design, and experience design team into concretized, standalone, design-system-friendly MVP prototypes and partner closely with product managers and engineers to scope and ship new versions of our core app experience.

      As a Prototyper at Headspace, you must employ a team-oriented mindset as you may be stepping into projects at various stages and helping realize the goals of various teams & designers.

      Location: This role is open to remote employees in select US states: California, New York, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Maryland + Washington DC, North Carolina and Washington.

      How your skills and passion will come to life at Headspace:

        • Collaborate daily with Experience Designers, Product Designers, Service Designers, Engineers, and Design Researchers.
        • Build prototypes across a range of visual fidelity and complexity utilizing different tools, platforms, and programming languages.
        • Prepare prototypes for testing in coordination with the Research team, and observe and support testing to ensure valid results.
        • Advise front-end engineering teams on the implementation of prototyped interactions.
        • Work across the Product Design team and support several simultaneous projects on tight deadlines.

      What You’ve Accomplished

        • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Design, or equivalent practical experience.
        • Portfolio of relevant product design prototyping work displaying.
        • 2+ years of experience in development or prototyping.
        • Experience in UI development; working with designers and with design tools.
        • Passionate about UI, UX and interaction design.
        • Sits at the intersection of engineering and design.
        • Highly collaborative and communicative; takes feedback well.
        • Self-managed; can set timelines independently and stick to schedules.
        • Takes a lean approach to solving problems and demonstrating ideas.
        • Understands the imperfect nature of prototyping.
        • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
        • Able to learn new platforms, software languages, and concepts as trends shift in the industry.
        • Supportive of other designers; interested in bringing the work of other designers to life.
        • Experience with building prototypes in short timeframes.
        • Attention to detail and a solid understanding of visual communication.
        • Highly adept and familiar with advanced & emerging prototyping software such as Framer, Figma, Protopie, Principle, Origami, and others.
        • Basic understanding of how designs are implemented by client engineers (HTML/CSS/JS, Auto Layout, etc).
        • Familiarity with the design sprint process and how rapid prototyping plays a role in it.
        • Excellent communication, leadership, and teamwork skills.

      How We Feel About Diversity & Inclusion

      Headspace is committed to bringing together humans from different backgrounds and perspectives, providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We strive to create a diverse & inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do impactful work together. As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination against a job applicant on the basis of their race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, family or parental status, disability*, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We respect the laws enforced by the EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our workplace.

    • Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Headspace. Please inform our Talent team if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.



    November 16, 2020

    Santa Monica, California, United States

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