Lead Product Designer

Stable Kernel is a custom software and technology firm based in Atlanta, GA. Our in-house product teams work with Fortune 500s to navigate the unknown – that space between an identified problem and a future-focused solution. We strategize, architect, design, develop and commercialize custom software that builds our clients’ businesses. Our growing team needs to add a lead product designer who shares our passion for product innovation.

Ideally, you will have 10+ years of experience designing digital products and systems. You will have a breadth of knowledge of what goes into enterprise-level product design, from systems to visuals for mobile, web and IoT products.

As a lead product designer for Stable Kernel, you will care deeply about creating valuable, intuitive and beautiful new software products. You will lead product design projects from inception to completion.

Repeatedly Rated Best Workplace by Fortune Magazine, Inc Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to translate business goals into software product experiences
  • Define and plan a product’s vision and strategy
  • Serve as a skilled storyteller and concept creator
  • Lead the product discovery process including: planning, ideation, prototyping, testing and implementation
  • Create artifacts throughout the product design process including user stories, user flows, information architecture, sketches, wireframes and visual designs
  • Build functional prototypes to validate and test ideas and designs with internal audiences, customers or future end users
  • Continuous collaboration with product managers and engineers – from discovery to delivery of a software product 
  • Moderate domestic travel will be required for user research or client meetings and presentations

  

Qualifications

You will thrive in this role if you:

  • Have 10+ years of experience designing digital products and systems. You have a breadth of knowledge of what goes into product design, from systems to visuals for mobile, web and IoT products.
  • Believe in building long-term relationships with your colleagues and clients based on mutual trust and respect for high-quality work
  • Fall in love with problems and can’t wait to dig into them
  • Drive clarity and definition in ambiguous situations, by knowing what the right questions are to ask, and who to ask them of
  • Enjoy being in charge of telling the story, creating the concepts and prototyping the designs
  • Have a compelling portfolio of work that demonstrates high-quality UX/UI design work and leadership skills (how to go from a blank canvas to a shipped product)
  • Have experience working collaboratively with software engineers to ship a product or feature set
  • Know how to design and prototype with one or more of the following product software packages: Figma, Adobe XD, Sketch, Zeplin
  • Present with confidence (visually and verbally)
  • Nice to have: experience with one or more programming languages; an understanding of business and marketing KPIs; interest in industrial design as it relates to mobile devices 

 

Why you will love working at Stable Kernel

  • Health, vision and dental plans at 100% personal coverage
  • 401K with above-average company matching 
  • Group Life and Short Term Disability Insurance at no cost to employee
  • Optional Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account participation
  • $3000 annual industry educational budget 
  • Paid time off and paid holidays (including a floating holiday) 
  • Inclusive “People Before Place” work policy allows you to decide if you’ll work remotely, in our office, or build a hybrid model 

 

 

Stable Kernel’s culture is inclusive and expansive. We celebrate diversity in its many glorious forms and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender role orientation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. However, we will discriminate against those unwilling to comply with the practice of our company values:

  • we work with integrity always
  • we respect our work and each other
  • we are dedicated to life-long learning and sharing
  • we stay hungry for new challenges

If you are like-minded in this regard, we hope you will apply. We look forward to meeting you.

Why you'll love us

  • Access to endless learning opportunities
  • Award-winning wellness programs and initiatives
  • Choice in primary work location & flexible work schedule
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Located in one of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods on the BeltLine
  • Fully-stocked kitchen with breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Monthly happy hours, celebrations and company outings

Stable Kernel engineers are ambitious, constant learners

We take an active role in evaluating our client’s opportunities, planning and presenting a software solution, and then implementing and delivering it. These projects might contain multiple components – from a sophisticated mobile application to a system consisting of HTTP APIs, databases, mobile and web applications, and millions of connected devices around the world. 

We often architect brand new applications and systems which allow our engineers to use the latest and greatest languages, frameworks and operating systems – giving endless opportunities to become a more well-rounded engineer.

Our roots run deep in technology

At Stable Kernel, you will be surrounded by some of the brightest talent in the industry with leadership from Joe Conway, award-winning author, founder and CEO. Joe is recognized in the developer community for his best-selling iOS programming book that led to him teaching 2000 professional software engineers at Facebook, Apple, Cisco, AT&T, Microsoft and more.  

Our leadership’s desire to help others grow is embedded in the culture here, which is why one of our four core values is to learn and share.

It is too easy for a software engineer’s career to plateau; to get stuck; to stop learning.

And it’s scary to plateau because there is so much more to learn each day and you start to feel behind. We’re changing that.

Our software engineers take personal growth seriously, and we help them by building individualized career growth plans that extend beyond just learning new frameworks and programming languages – although there is plenty of that – but teaching the adjacent and soft skills that enable everyone’s fullest potential and unlock new career opportunities.

Joe Conway, CEO and Founder, Stable Kernel
Joe Conway CEO and Founder, Stable Kernel