Product Designer @ The Wanderlust Group

Cambridge, MA, Newport, RI & Remote

Hi - We’re The Wanderlust Group (TWG)! We are a New England based technology startup passionate about connecting people with the outdoors and getting boaters on the water more frequently.

A product designer at TWG will be responsible for developing the overall product user experience. They will work closely with engineering to provide a simple and elegant user experience in the product. They will be champions of the variety of different customers and their various needs. They will work to help engineering build the most effective product possible for solving for both Marinas, Boaters and the interrelationship between the two customers.

As a Product Designer @ TWG, you will:

  • Own the overall design of the key product platforms of Dockwa, Marinas.com, Campouts (future)
  • Identify opportunities for improved user experience throughout the product
  • Develop design assets ahead of engineering development timelines
  • Work closely with engineering and product management to solve complex user experience challenges
  • Facilitate on the fly design changes as needed
  • Understand all of the key customer segments core motivations, goals, tasks and challenges
  • Contribute to product development priority discussions based on customer knowledge
  • Create, Own, Update and Maintain a design library and style guide for all TWG software products that facilitates and accelerates engineering without limiting creative problem solving

We think the best candidates will:

  • Be comfortable with often ambiguous and fast paced start-up environment
  • Favor simple over complete solutions
  • Be capable of understanding customer psychology, motivations and needs
  • Be willing to test alternatives and comfortable with imperfect solutions
  • Have experience building, using and maintaining component libraries
  • Enjoy engaging and learning from customers directly whenever possible

The Wanderlust Group is a unique company. A hybrid B2B and B2C business, we connect boaters to marinas and campers to campgrounds. Because we believe in the value of putting screens down and getting outside, the entire company practices offline Mondays. Spend your Mondays hiking, thinking, reading, sailing. It doesn’t matter as long as you’re not emailing or in meetings. We also care a lot about the marinas and campgrounds we serve. They are often small businesses playing an important role in the local economy around them. That dedication carries through our work. Finally, because we are wanderers at heart, this position is open to remote candidates.