Senior Product Designer

Canada (Remote) or Montreal HQ

Nectar’s goal

A third of the world's crop production depends on honeybee pollination, yet beekeepers lose 40% of their hives each year.

To be part of the solution, our team's mission is to provide beekeepers and growers the data-driven tools needed to raise thriving honeybee colonies. We believe that the technology being built by our team - including sensors and AI models -  will lead to a future where pollinators are considered an essential factor in feeding our planet.

Design products that matter

As both agriculture and the beekeeping industry are migrating towards digital, building engaging products that truly answer our customer needs is critical for our success. At Nectar, our design team is central to making this happen.

We are looking for an experienced product designer with strong visual skills. Someone willing to learn the business, to go in the field and be excited to take part in all steps of product discovery and delivery.

You will work closely with a talented team of developers, hardware engineers, and data-scientists. But also our field operations team, beekeepers and growers. Furthermore, as bees are our first client, expect field visits to our 70-hive farm. Nectar provides all the necessary equipment!

Your responsibilities

  • Improve the effectiveness of Nectar’s design practice by sharing insights, new tools, and best practices.
  • Support and mentor other designers in their day to day as well as in their career growth.
  • Own and design key parts or the user experience of our applications dedicated to beekeepers and growers.
  • Design with the intent to make a tangible impact on beekeepers’ and growers’ daily lives.
  • Convey your vision with the best suited level of formalization (workflows, wireframes, screen design, visual details, prototypes and animation).
  • Work hand in hand with our engineering team and be responsible for the form and function of the final product.
  • Spend time conducting user research, analyzing and presenting findings. 
  • Own and champion Nectar’s visual brand
  • Work closely with product direction to establish priorities.
  • Facilitate problem solving work sessions and develop your colleagues’ ideas as well as your own.

About you

You're a hands-on digital product designer with a genuine desire to build great products for a non-typical industry. Also, you:

  • Have a solid knowledge of design processes and understand when to divert from it. 
  • Have great visual design skills.
  • Have a strong portfolio of products with case studies demonstrating creative problem-solving.
  • Have an attention to detail.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience. 
  • Have a degree in Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, HMI or a related field.
  • Are a good listener and you're capable of empathy with both users and your team.
  • Can adjust quickly to shifting approaches, situations, and priorities.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in key design tools: Sketch, Figma, Adobe Suite, paper and pen.

Assets

  • Significant experience in a product-oriented company.
  • Good knowledge of user research methods.
  • Interest in data visualization and digital cartography.
  • Illustration and/or iconography skills.
  • Interest in sustainable development and agriculture
  • Knowledge of best practices building product interfaces with HTML and CSS on one end, native mobile frameworks on another end.
  • Creative side projects, whether related to digital design or not. 
  • Actively engaged in the design community.
  • Proficiency in Spanish.

Benefits & conditions

  • Permanent and full-time role with flexible work hours.
  • To be performed in Canada: from home or from Nectar's office in Montreal.
  • The opportunity to learn beekeeping and participate in maintaining Nectar's hives at its farm.
  • Remuneration according to experience.
  • A minimum of 3 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual well-being budget of $500.
  • An endless supply of honey.
  • New benefits to be announced in the near future.

Be sure to include a link to your portfolio with your resume when applying.

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