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Company Description

At Fortune Brands Innovations, we believe that our innovation and success are fueled by the passion of our people and the strength of our teams. Together, we work to fulfill dreams of home by aligning around common goals, being agile in the face of change, holding ourselves accountable, and acting with integrity and transparency. We succeed when everyone belongs and strive to build a Home for All where all associates can be their true, authentic selves at work.

Job Description

Yale and August U.S. is now part of Fortune Brands Innovations, where we believe that our innovation and success are fueled by the passion of our people and the strength of our teams. Together, we work to create products and services that add everyday simplicity and convenience to users’ lives. With the ability to control access to what you love the most, we can provide peace of mind through safety and visibility.

We’re excited to be adding a Senior Product Designer to our growing team! This is an engaging and challenging opportunity that plays an integral role in shaping the development of our upcoming Yale and August products. We are looking for a creative, customer-obsessed and results-oriented product designer who wants to live on the edge of technologies that bring software and hardware together, within the connected home.

This position will report directly to the Principal Product Designer. We are seeking a Senior Product Designer to support our efforts in building world-class mobile solutions for our direct-to-consumer products, as well as our business partners. You will play a key role in building smart security products that people love.

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This position is eligible for a fully remote schedule with all work performed remotely out of San Francisco, CA.

RESPONSIBLIITIES:

  • Using your full range of skills (UX design, design thinking, interaction design, prototyping, visual design) to create elegant user experiences that combine the digital (mobile, web) and physical (devices), guided by market and product requirements to solve real problems for real people.

  • Designing independently and taking design ownership throughout the entire product lifecycle, in multiple product areas.

  • Consistently leveraging all available quantitative and qualitative data to inform design decisions and creatively suggesting data sources when they are not readily available.

  • Communicating and closely collaborating with software and hardware product managers, engineers, quality assurance engineers, and executive stakeholders.

  • Advocating for changes, refinements, and ongoing improvements to the user experience.

  • Working across the entire design stack including helping to refine understanding of problems and needs, ideating, iterating, prototyping interactions in detail, and producing high-fidelity visuals.

  • Playing a lead role in maintaining documentation of user experience in accordance with design practices.

  • Facilitating workshops with cross-functional teams and with multiple stakeholders and constituencies. Leading design activities and workshops like journey mapping, design critiques.

  • Planning and leading user testing.

  • Working with ecosystem and business partners to develop user experiences that work seamlessly for people, across multiple physical and digital technologies.

 

Hiring Pay Range: $130K-$165K

*Actual pay will vary based on qualifications and other factors

Qualifications

 

  • 5+ years of design experience, with 2 years focused on IoT products.

  • A BA/BS in design, UX/UI, HCI, or equivalent professional experience.

  • Expert proficiency in Figma for UI/UX design, prototyping, and collaborative design processes, along with experience in leveraging Jira for project and issue tracking.

  • Strong skills in developing and applying design systems.

  • Fluency with interaction design, and advanced prototyping, including proficiency with Protopie.

  • Excellent visual design skills for polished, pixel-perfect outcomes.

  • A profound understanding of user-centered design (UCD) principles, with the ability to distill complex physical and digital interactions into seamless, intuitive user experiences.

  • A solid understanding of Material Design and Apple’s human interface guidelines.

  • Knowledge of Swift UI and Jetpack Compose capabilities is a plus.

  • Experience working independently through an end-to-end product design process as a part of a scrum software team (product owners, mobile, backend, and quality assurance engineers).

  • Superior communication and teamwork abilities, proven through experience in diverse, cross-functional team settings.

  • A proactive approach to design decision-making, self-management, and organization, with a talent for identifying and solving complex design challenges.

  • Mastery in thinking holistically about user experiences across diverse product categories and focus on all possible states and micro-interactions (error handling, edge cases, success states) with relentless attention to detail.

  • Expert in developing user models, use cases, and user journeys in close collaboration with product managers within a scrum agile framework.

  • Knowledge of how devices connect to and communicate with each other over the internet, including familiarity with IoT platforms, protocols (such as MQTT, CoAP, and HTTP), and network security.

  • Familiarity with the basics of electronics and an understanding of firmware development processes for IoT devices.

  • Knowledge of encryption, authentication, and secure communication protocols to ensure the privacy and security of users. Understanding of the vulnerabilities specific to IoT device design and how to mitigate them.

  • Advanced command of current design tools and methodologies, with an openness to adopt new technologies and skills essential for realizing cutting-edge designs and prototypes.

Additional Information

Company Description:

At Fortune Brands Innovations, we believe that our innovation and success are fueled by the passion of our people and the strength of our teams. Together, we work to fulfill dreams of home by aligning around common goals, being agile in the face of change, holding ourselves accountable, and acting with integrity and transparency. We succeed when everyone belongs and strive to build a Home for All where all associates can be their true, authentic selves at work. Learn more about our culture here

At Fortune Brands Innovations, we support the overall health and wellness of our associates by offering comprehensive, competitive benefits that prioritize all aspects of wellbeing and provide flexibility for our teammates’ unique needs. This includes robust health plans, a market-leading 401(k) program with a company contribution, product discounts, flexible time off benefits (including half-day summer Fridays per policy), inclusive fertility / adoption benefits, and more. We offer numerous ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) to support inclusivity and our associates’ feeling of belonging at work.

Fortune Brands Innovation (FBIN) is built on industry-leading brands and innovation within our operating segments: water, outdoors and security. We have an impressive track record of strong financial results, market outperformance and growth, which translates into career and professional growth opportunities for associates. Please visit our website at fbin.com to learn more

Equal Employment Opportunity

FBIN is an equal opportunity employer. FBIN evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability/handicap status, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Reasonable Accommodations

FBIN is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please contact us at FBIN.Recruiting@fbhs.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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