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Lead Product Designer

JOB TITLE: LEAD PRODUCT DESIGNER

LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY

OUR STORY:

Saavn is the world’s largest South Asian focused music streaming service with millions of monthly active users. We are 150 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite music across all languages and genres. We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe.

Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam - to name a few - Saavn reaches more music fans than any other South Asian service. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times, The Times of India, CNBC, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies, including Tiger Global Management, Bertelsmann, Steadview Capital, Liberty Media, Mousse Partners, Quilvest, and a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, these are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.

OUR CULTURE:

At Saavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: building a mobile entertainment ecosystem and the best possible music experience for hundreds of millions of people. From in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel, Saavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose Saavn, you join a diverse world of high-caliber techies, artists, and inventors, hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are amongst the few digital companies that provide tremendous opportunities for high-tech work in Mumbai, that one would have to otherwise seek in Silicon Valley.  Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual on our global team to be a catalyst for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your thinking to life, and to expand, learn, and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.

ROLE:

Saavn is looking for an experienced and talented designer to help lead one or more of our platforms or products, and play a leadership role within the design team. You’ll report directly to the VP of Product & Design, and help drive the design (and front-end development if that’s your thing) of new and existing products for mobile, web, or both — products which are already seen and used by millions (yes, really!). You will be an integral part of the design team, collaborating with engineers and product managers throughout all stages of the product cycle. We’re looking for someone who has a great eye and passion for deceivingly simple design and loves to build and iterate. Simply put, if you’re a thinker and a doer, and love bringing projects flawlessly from concept through completion, this is the role for you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design the user experience and interactions for our suite of products (both new and existing)
  • Help lead developers, product managers, and other designers in implementing projects large and small, often across platforms
  • Create beautiful, simple, and delightful interfaces that people love to use
  • Have an opinion, produce consistently great work, and champion simplicity
  • Communicate across teams, drive concepts, and mentor others to help deliver their best work
  • Help shepherd the design process through various requests and iterations

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Multiple years (at least 7+) of professional experience working on and shipping consumer products
  • A beautiful portfolio that proves it
  • Expert knowledge of all the usual tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, pen and paper)
  • Strong experience with front-end development (at least HTML5, CSS3, JS, and browser compliance)
  • Strong experience designing for mobile (iOS, Android, and mobile web)
  • A deep understanding of user experience
  • An obsession with user experience, pixel perfect designs, and beautiful type
  • Experience, and comfort, working with developers to implement your work

BONUS SKILLS:

Ideally, you’ll also excel at least a few of the following:

  • Progressional front-end development and browser compliance experience, working on a production level product
  • Expert level jQuery / JS development experience
  • iOS (Objective-C, Swift) or Android (Java, XML) native development
  • Hand-sketching and illustration
  • Ability to balance multiple, often vastly different, products
  • Conceptualizing multiple solutions to a problem

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At Saavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company.  You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music.  We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Premium health coverage (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • 401K matching contributions
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches, snacks, and drinks
  • Saavn-sponsored team outings

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