Product Designer

Philo is a small, ambitious startup building the future of television. Our product lets you watch your favorite shows on all the devices you care about, with intelligent search, insightful discovery, and effortless sharing — in short, we are building the TV watching experience that we’ve always wanted for ourselves.

We’re a company that puts people first — both our customers and the people on our team. At Philo, our philosophy is to empower our colleagues to do their best work and have a big impact on the product while supporting each other in a collaborative environment. We value pragmatism, pride in our work, and passion. We believe in having transparency and openness across all parts of the company.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion as we grow the Philo team and shape the future of TV. Promoting inclusion and diversity is a core part of our values, and we believe that a diverse set of voices and perspectives on our team enables us to build the best product for our customers.

Philo is headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in New York and Cambridge, MA. Our leadership team includes one of the founders of Facebook as well as alums of Meraki and HBO. Philo is backed by NEA and industry partners including HBO, Discovery, AMC, A&E, and Viacom.

Product OwnershipEach team member owns what they build from start to finish. We ship to production multiple times per day and keep unnecessary process to a minimum so we can maintain our pace of rapid development.

Design and BuildThe Product Design Team is responsible for designing, building, testing, and quite literally reinventing television, the most engaging product ever created, across web, mobile, and multiple TV platforms. Each member of our team works together on the entire product experience. It’s not uncommon to go from brainstorming backend considerations to polishing design details,from understanding how the video encoding pipeline affects performance to the different needs of different platforms. As a Product Designer, you will work throughout the development process, from developing new ideas to getting the details right. You will own the experience for a significant part of the Philo experience. We are a small, collaborative, and mighty team. We bounce ideas off each other, nerd out on the latest Figma update, and leave our egos at the door — we are looking for the next designer to level up our already very talented design team.

What You'll Do

Design flows and screens that are simple and powerful ways to find, watch and share television

Demonstrate product design concepts from shaping ambiguous ideas to shipping high-quality, well-crafted experiences

Contribute to strategic decisions with the rest of the product team

Iteratively designing and improving upon our video players, application UIs, and cross-device experiences.

Prototyping, testing, and iterating upon new features

Analyzing and incorporating cross-platform metrics to inform design decisions and identify opportunities

Partner with marketing, support, and engineers to drive the user experience from conception until launch and continuing improvement

Support and conduct usability testing to drive product insights and enhancements

What You'll Bring

Ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision

Ability to use prototyping to define interaction details and prove out design concepts, whether in code, design tools, or through other methods

5+ years or more experience in roles creating application design, visual design, and interaction design

Experience with front-end development or ability to articulate how designs function through the lens of development tools

Experience designing with and for diverse groups of people

Designing for TV experiences a plus but not required

Projected Start Date: ASAPStatus: Full-timeLocation: San Francisco, CACompensation: Includes annual salary between $120K-$150K depending on experience, company stock options and health benefits.

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, skills, and perspectives. Philo is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that everyone does their best work when they are supported by each other and the company, and we offer a generous set of benefits to make sure the Philo team is happy and healthy. Here is a sampling of the benefits we offer our team:

Full health, dental and vision coverage for you and your family

Flexible working hours

Generous paid parental leave

Unlimited paid time off for vacation and sick leave

$2000 annual vacation bonus (we pay you to take a two week vacation)

$5000 annually for professional development and educational assistance

$500 “TV stipend” for new employees to upgrade their home watching setup

$1000 annual home office stipend for employees to upgrade their home work setup

$500/month ($6,000/year) bonus for employees who commit to working at least 3 days per week in our offices

Dog-friendly office

And much more!

For California Residents: Philo’s CCPA Notice at Collection – Employees, Applicants, Owners, Directors, Officers and Contractors

Job Type
Full Time
76 days ago

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