Product Designer: Tools 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 requires a multidisciplinary approach and a diverse team, empowered to shape strategy while moving quickly and learning as much as possible. To make the best decisions possible in this fast environment, we will have to create our own tools, designed specifically with and for those who build the product.
 
Designing at Quora
 
If you are interested in thinking about systems and process as well as building tools consider this unique design role. We're looking for someone who is excited about collaborating with designers, product engineers, data scientists, and product managers to do their work better. The problems will be wide-ranging and continue to evolve. All designers at Quora write code as part of their process, so the tool possibility space is vast.
 
You'll be responsible for what you design from start to finish: brainstorming solutions, iterating on visuals and interactions however you see fit, and finally implementing your designs in code. We value rigor and empathy in equal measure.

 

Responsibilities

  • Build tools with and for product designers to help them move quicker and make our product better.
  • Collaborate with machine learning engineers to build tools that help them build, debug, and visualize the output of various systems.
  • Improve how we visualize and digest data from analysis and A/B testing, ultimately improving how we make decisions.
  • Communicate your ideas through wireframes, mockups, and interactive prototypes.
  • Produce documentation and educate the people who will be using the tools you create.
  • Ownership of this role itself and help evolve it to be what is most impactful. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Enjoy thinking about process, abstractions, and meta-work
  • Demonstrated ability to build what you design and continuously learning new skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate and empathize with, as well as challenge, designers, engineers, and data scientists
  • Value pragmatism, efficiency, self learning, and autonomy
  • Expertise in HTML, CSS, Python, and React
  • No minimum number of years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Comfort with A/B testing, data analysis frameworks
  • Exposure to machine learning and tools related to machine learning
  • Experience building tools before or working in conceptually similar problem spaces
  • Experience building complex tools for internal use or B2B situations

 

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.