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Product Designer



Product, Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023

About Gem

Gem’s mission is to help companies hire great teams. Our talent engagement platform enables recruiting teams to build relationships that lead to diverse, high-quality talent pipelines, a great candidate experience, and predictable hiring at any scale. By creating a source of truth for all relationships with talent, Gem can automate personalized outreach, while also generating insights about the entire recruiting process.

Our customers are savvy recruiting teams from industry-leading companies — like Dropbox, Grammarly, Doordash, Celestica, Cintas and McDonalds — who understand that getting the best talent in the market is key to maintaining their competitive advantage.
With funding from key investors such as, ICONIQ, Greylock, Sapphire, and Accel, Gem is considered a Unicorn, with a $1.2B valuation — becoming one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies at its scale. And just as we strive to help our customers find great talent, we also invest in our own people and culture. We are proud of the culture we’ve built and have recently been recognized as:
  • The Breakout List, 2022
  • Certified as a Great Place to work, 2022
  • Y Combinator Top Companies, 2022
  • Fortune Best Workplaces in the Bay Area, 2022

The Team & Role

As a product designer at Gem, you will have the opportunity to create innovative and beautiful experiences customers love. Really: we're a business that wants to make software people love to use. If you're someone excited to revolutionize what great design means in business software, this is the role for you.
Own entire, end-to-end experiences for the business, engage with passionate customers, and collaborate with designers, product managers, engineers, sales, and success reps to build powerful features.
Work with expert cross-functional peers from companies like Meta, Dropbox, Airbnb, Google, Zumper, Workday, and more. Help us make a great product and define and build a team of designers. And let us help you grow in the ways you want to, whatever your ambitions are.
If you are passionate about creating a strong design culture, engaging directly with customers, designing intuitive and easy-to-use products, and simplifying complexity, we'd love to hear from you!

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Lead the end-to-end design process of major features for the Gem product
  • Define or contribute to the strategy of multiple product areas
  • Collaborate closely with the engineering team, product team, and customers to define and design solutions
  • Work on 0-to-1 problems as well as 1-to-1.1 (and beyond) projects
  • Own design across the entire business by proactively identifying the highest-impact areas for design prioritization, and partner with stakeholders to prioritize
  • Contribute to design team culture and processes

*Please note that this role is based in San Francisco, CA.

About you:

  • 4+ years of experience designing and shipping digital products is preferred
  • Deep knowledge of the product development process, from product thinking to visual and interaction design
  • Ability to produce polished, high-fidelity mockups and prototypes of product workflows
  • Motivated self-starter who can work closely with cross-functional partners in product, engineering, research and marketing
  • A growth mindset with a willingness to own problems and results, as well as comfort with ambiguity
  • Strong eye for visual design and a passion for design craft
Gem is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate our inclusive work environment and encourage folks of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply. At Gem, we’re committed to having an inclusive and transparent environment where every voice is heard and acknowledged. We embrace our differences, and know that our diverse team is a strength that drives our success.
Gem is committed to developing a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. If you require any accommodation, please email us at and we’ll work with you to meet your accessibility needs.
For roles based in New York City, NY and San Francisco, CA out of our HQs, the base salary hiring range for this position is $180,025 - $189,500. Compensation offered will be determined by factors such as location, level, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Certain roles may be eligible for variable compensation, equity, and benefits.
This role is not eligible for remote work.