Lead Product Designer

👋  Permanent & Full-time 🌍 Remote position 💰 up to 35k & meaningful equity

About Zwap ✨

Zwap is a network-building platform pioneering the future of how professional connections will be made, combining the flexibility of video meetings with the power of AI.

Our goal is to empower freelance professionals and remote teams to drive impact through meaningful connections inside and outside their organizations, easily and effectively.

Our ambition is to become the go-to platform both for individuals looking to build strong professional networks and for large remote teams to shape in-company strong connection habits.

Our mission is to offer employees, remote teams and digital entrepreneurs a way to build, grow and leverage their professional network with an easy and enjoyable tool to use, powered with data.

We’ve raised a pre-seed round with angels coming from forward-thinking companies. There was never a more exciting time to join us!

About the role

As a first product designer, you’ll work closely with our founders, product, engineering, and community team to design features for the core Zwap product.

As an early team member at Zwap you will be a critical voice and have significant influence over the direction of the company. We will compensate you well, invest deeply in your development, and ensure this is the single best work experience of your life. If you think you might be a good fit for our team, we’d love to hear from you!

Day-to-day, you’ll be talking to users to understand their needs, patching together design revisions in Figma, and making visual changes to our app and website. You will be owning our branding and visual strategy alongside our community team.

Who you are

You’re scrappy and entrepreneurial. You thrive in fast-paced environments and are comfortable with not knowing the answer to something. You are willing to roll up your sleeves no matter what the challenge is.

You understand the psychology of social products. You constantly focus on user motivations. You wonder about how an interaction will make people feel and how it will affect their status. You think about different audiences. You look for the little big details that will delight people at just the right moment.

You are fluent with tools. Your design files are meticulously organized and you know every Figma keyboard shortcut. You have strong opinions on which tools to use and have finely-tuned systems for exporting assets, getting feedback, and working efficiently with engineers.

Our offer and benefits 🌱

We're a small team of 7, so there’s a bit of everything to do. Here few takeaways about the team:

  • You’ll join me (Luigi), Alessandro and Federico and Vincenzo on the product team
  • We are backed by some of the best angels in Italy
  • You can get meaningful equity
  • You’ll ship new features weekly
  • Remote-first team: We're based across Italy and Germany. With plans to hire team members in all sorts of places. 🌍
  • Make a big difference: Take, own and implement decisions to build Zwap from scratch.
  • Flexible working hours: We use meetings when needed and not per default.

Sounds like you? Then, we should probably meet 👋

Just forward your best works and presentation to work@zwap.in If you want to stand out, choose a question below to answer:

  • What can we improve about our website, the product or even our job offering?
  • What surprising thing have you learned in the last few months?
  • What excites you to join us?

Other good ways to stand out is if you contribute to open source, have side projects, put a lot of love into your blog,...

We'll get back to you within a week. No matter our decision, you will hear from us 🙃