Product Designer: Ads and Business Platform Team at Quora
Mountain View, CA, US
Each of us has unique expertise. Whether it's the subject of a doctoral thesis, advice for dealing with life's stresses, tips for what to do in a neighborhood, or reactions to current events, our knowledge has the potential to transform lives for the better. Despite this, we rarely think to share that knowledge with others. That's where Quora comes in.
 
We're creating a repository for all human knowledge. To do that, we need to design systems that make sharing knowledge rewarding and discovering it easy; that show you answers to questions you didn't know you had, on topics you didn't know you liked; and that scale to support the participation of the entire planet.
 
Designing a global ecosystem for knowledge sharing, and the platform for businesses to reach this audience, requires a multidisciplinary approach and a diverse team with people of different backgrounds and experiences, empowered to shape strategy while moving quickly and learning as much as possible.
 
Designing at Quora
 
Every business depends on connecting with the right audience. Quora is the perfect place for businesses or marketers to reach new customers because are are positioned at a moment of intent. We’re seeking a designer who is as excited to engage with our business strategy and goals as building the product to achieve those goals.
 
Some common problems you’ll face as a product designer on the ads team include trying to decide which customers to focus on (big head spenders vs. long tail) and weighing the ROI to build a customer requested feature vs. how to better anticipate their needs vs. building something to get more customers. 
 
This role requires collaborating closely with sales, marketing, customers, engineers, data scientists, and product managers. Designing at Quora and on the Ads and Business Platform team is a chance to execute with a high level of autonomy and trust. Designers at Quora code, this means you build and test what you design with technical competence and rigor.  

 

Responsibilities

  • As a member of the Ads and Business Platform team, identify high-impact opportunities, design features in pursuit of goals, and explain the rationale for your decisions.
  • Understand the highly technical and data driven environment of performance advertising, generating product insights that contribute to business strategy.
  • Streamline and manage UI complexity (complexity reduction is not always the solution), resulting in polished UI design, clear information hierarchy, a holistic feature set.
  • Collaborate with research and business marketing experts to understand the creative needs of advertisers large and small, designing scalable solutions with empathy for customer needs (advertisers large and small, content marketers through business accounts)
  • Drive work autonomously, pragmatism and agility.
  • Work quickly and effectively on multiple projects. Ship new features, bug fixes, and small improvements multiple times a week.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A portfolio demonstrating relevant design capabilities is required. Applications without portfolios will not be reviewed
  • Experience designing complex products in a B2B space resulting in clear, effective interactions that accomplished business goals
  • Can build what you design
  • Proven ability to collaborate and empathize with, as well as challenge, business marketing, sales, designers, engineers, and data scientists
  • Demonstrated visual design skill, especially in the construction of visual hierarchies, with attention to detail, typography, spacing, and color
  • Comfort with A/B testing, data analysis frameworks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Rock solid collaboration & people skills
  • Experience writing and documenting proposals
  • Experience with server-side languages like Python is a plus

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.