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Job Overview


Job Posted
23 days ago
Job Type
Full Time
Categories
Designer, Product Manager

Job Description


 About Stride Travel

Stride is a travel tech investor-backed startup changing the way travelers find and book their perfect vacation. 

 Stride is the first meta search marketplace for all organized vacations including multi-day tours & adventure travel packages. Stride offers thousands of trips from over 480 leading companies visiting over 130 countries on every continent.  

Our mission is making authentic active world travel more accessible.  

Stride’s leadership and investors are travel industry and internet veteran founders and executives from Kayak, Hipmunk, Jetblue, TDG Ventures, Intrepid Travel, Viator, and Google. The company is headquartered in downtown San Francisco (SoMa). 

Role Summary

As Stride’s UX Designer and head of product, you will work with the CEO and a team of developers to create and improve engaging and satisfying user experiences with new platform features for both travelers and travel companies. You will manage the road map, set milestones, and ensure that our engineering team is producing quality deliverables. As our key product evangelist, you will work with the CEO to define product strategy while integrating our platform with third-party APIs.  You will manage the look and feel of our products, and help develop new ideas through research and testing. To succeed in this role, you must possess a unique blend of UX, design, business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality with a roll-up-the-sleeves ‘get it done’ attitude. Does lower pay, big challenges, bigger impact, small talented team, high equity and upside, and fun colleagues sound good to you? 

Responsibilities

  • Manage product development life cycle from concept to design to QA to user-testing
  • Collaborate with engineers, including a remote team, to hit sprint deadlines
  • Create wire frames and pixel perfect designs to meet business needs balancing UX, SEO, CRO and other business goals
  • Work with CEO to set product vision, development priorities and goals and coordinate across different functional teams
  • Create beautiful public facing web pages that delight users and achieve biz goals
  • Bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex product designs
  • Generate prototypes at a very fast pace and make them better through each iteration
  • Design UI and interaction layers using best practices and latest Web/Mobile trends
  • Analyse feature usage data, user behavior and feedback to improve user experience

Qualifications

  • 2 to 5 years of consumer internet design experience
  • Strong preference for e commerce and online marketplace experience
  • Expertise with design tools like Photoshop, Illustrator / experience using HTML5, CSS3 is required.
  • Knowledge in creating wire frames, process flows & visuals
  • Working knowledge of Web Usability & User Centered Design Methodologies
  • Must communicate ideas easily verbally and in writing with engineers and marketing
  • Preference to experiment with new designs, use data, and respond well to feedback
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment with varied responsibilities
  • High attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects at a time and successfully meet deadlines
  • Strong problem solving, analytic, and decision making skills; able to interpret data and trends, diagnose problems, and formulate actions plans to resolve issues
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Fun and good sense of humour

Bonus Attributes

  • Experience in ecommerce, marketplace or other transaction oriented consumer web apps preferred
  • Project and team management skills 
  • Want to step up and take on some roles typically handled by a PM

Why Work With Stride

We are a small, growing team backed by travel tech industry veterans. Working alongside the Co-founders, you will influence key decisions during a very pivotal time for our company and have an impact from day one. You will help grow the business while knowing that you are improving the travel experience for our users and helping our global tour operator partners thrive as sustainable ventures.  

Stride Offers:

  • Seed-funded startup comp package with generous stock options and rapid increase potential
  • Open, collaborative and conveniently located office at an awesome co-working space in the heart of SoMa, San Francisco
  • Fun work environment and team spirit - Regular company lunches and happy hours plus quarterly team outings & parties  
  • The ability to make a major impact as an early team member at a growing startup 

To apply, please drop us an email with:

  • A brief description of what appeals most about joining Stride
  • Resume & LinkedIn profile link
  • Portfolio

 

About Stride Travel


Stride enables travelers of all stripes to explore the world with confidence.

Stride is the first reviews marketplace for all experiential pre-planned trips - multi day guided tours, adventure travel packages, and small ship and river cruises. Stride offers the most comprehensive variety of trips on every continent from over 400 leading and local tour operators. Users can pick their perfect guided trip with simplicity and confidence via trustworthy reviews and modern search and comparison tools.

Stride is based in San Francisco with staff and destination experts around the globe. 

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