Product Designer (UX/UI)

at Patriot Software
Location Canton, Ohio
Date Posted January 4, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Patriot Software is hiring a product designer to help us create simple, fast, and affordable web software for America's small businesses. This role includes: creating mockups/prototypes, performing design reviews with the team, talking to customers to understand their workflows, helping with project management, and delivering the final HTML and CSS for features.


About the job

Product designers at Patriot Software are always working on different things, which means we don't split designers between just UX or just UI. Our team takes concepts from the whiteboard to the browser, and we do our own user research. We're looking for someone to challenge us, push the company towards simplicity and speed, and help continually put the customer first. You'll work with us to tackle big problems in innovative and practical ways. Here are some examples of what your weeks might contain:

  • Work with product owners to sketch out mockups or UI of a new feature. Create prototypes to demonstrate workflows. Determine where big complex features can be broken into small, sensible, and shippable components and then work with development to get those features out to customers.
  • Dig into our analytics/usage data to help determine if a new feature is as successful as we want it to be. Similarly, use user event data to determine when we can remove unused features. • Create or update HTML/CSS for our internal style guides and deploy those changes across all of our applications. Work with other product designers to ensure that the customer's experience is consistent and predictable.
  • Reach out to customers to determine what sort of information they most need to see about their business, and then use that data to inform a redesign of an existing dashboard UI.
  • Participate in team design review sessions. Provide insightful and direct critique for other's work and receive it for your own. We believe in open, challenging, and transparent feedback, but ultimately leave the final design decisions up to you.Skill-wise, this position requires you to write well-structured and responsive HTML/CSS. Basic JavaScript skills are a plus, but not required. Great writing skills are essential—we believe that good writing is good design. About our company Patriot Software is focused on creating the simplest, most affordable, and fastest software for American small businesses. We love our local Stark community, and we're invested in helping raise up this part of the world.

We offer a flexible work environment and whatever tools you need to do your best work. We offer competitive compensation and a wide range of benefits, including paid vacation after 90 days, health insurance, HSA and FSA accounts, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, life insurance, disability insurance, and a stock options program. 

About applying

Please include relevant work samples or portfolio links with your application. Also write us why you want this job, not just any job. Remember that we value great writers, so take your time with the application. We're more interested in your work and cover letter than the resume. If we think you're a fit, we'll reach out with the second step of our application process