Senior Product Designer at Q-CTRL

Design, Full-Time / Permanent, Sydney, NSW sydney design product full-time
Description
Posted 25 days ago

About us
We hold the key to making quantum technology useful and operate at the highest levels of the emerging quantum sector. Our products are already revolutionizing the way quantum technology is used; From educating the workforce on how quantum computing works with Black Opal, to the industry-first native integration of our  performance-management software with IBM Quantum services in November 2023, we are building the global quantum sector and defining the quantum infrastructure software segment.  But our work isn’t limited to quantum computing; we go everywhere that quantum goes.  In July 2023 our work with Australian Defence delivering software-ruggedized quantum sensing for navigation without GPS was featured in the New York Times. 

We base these world-leading commercial outcomes on a foundation of transformational research.  We operate the industry’s largest team of experts in quantum control, and push the limits of human capability through our software, hardware, and technical publications in the world’s most prestigious scientific journals.  

As a high-growth global quantum startup we’ve raised US $74M since 2017 from investors such as Airbus Ventures, Horizons Ventures, Main Sequence Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Sierra Ventures, SquarePeg Capital, and others; this includes the world’s largest Series B for any quantum software company, announced in early 2023. Adding to the completion of our new global HQ in Sydney (Australia’s first fully dedicated, commercial quantum technology site), Los Angeles, and Berlin offices, we’ve also recently announced our expansion into the UK to continue to impact the development of quantum technology globally.

We’re led by our values: to be real, to be trusted, to be just, and to be revered.  We’ve brought together an inspiring team of world-leading physicists, engineers, product and design specialists (to name a few!) to help us shape the future of quantum technology. And we’re looking for new team members who want to help us change the world.

About the role
Reporting to the Head of Design, as a Senior Product Designer you'll work to redefine how we represent and interact with complex concepts in one of the most impactful technologies of our time. You’ll be part of a pioneering design team, working closely with key stakeholders across product, engineering, technology, and marketing teams to deliver world-class products. You will use your experience to help foster a culture of design excellence, actively contributing to the design process, and mentoring fellow designers. 

What you'll do:

  • Navigate uncertainty: Lead discovery at the early stages of product definition, employing your UX proficiency to navigate uncertainties and collaborate with your team to craft inventive solutions for real user issues.
  • Prioritize the user: Actively engage in the design process end-to-end, from user research and wireframing to prototyping and user testing, ensuring a user-centric approach at every stage.
  • Collaborate at all levels:
Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product, engineering, technology, and marketing, to ensure seamless integration of design principles into our products.
  • Build systems:
Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of design systems, ensuring consistency and efficiency in our design workflows.
  • Set the standard:
Lead the conceptualization and execution of design solutions for complex quantum concepts, contributing to the evolution of our product offerings and setting the standard for the emerging industry.
  • Advocate for quality:
Champion a culture of design excellence, guiding fellow designers through mentoring, knowledge sharing and collaborative problem-solving.
  • Ideally you'll have:

  • 5+ years product design or related industry experience.
  • Proven experience as a senior-level product designer with a strong portfolio showcasing your ability to tackle complex design challenges.
  • Expertise in translating abstract concepts into visually appealing and intuitive user interfaces, demonstrating a deep understanding of user experience principles.
  • Experience working with and maintaining Design Systems.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, with the ability to articulate design decisions and rationale to diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, agile environment with a focus on iterative design and rapid prototyping.
  • A passion for mentoring and developing design talent, with a track record of fostering a collaborative and inclusive design culture.
  • Why Q-CTRL?

    Flexibility: We embrace workplace flexibility so you worry more about your global impact vs a rigid work schedule.
    Attractive salary: You’ll get to live the start-up life without start-up wages.
    Equity: We want people to have a sense of ownership in what they do and offer the potential for equity share and annual bonuses.
    Resources: We are well funded by the world’s best technology investors, letting us chase our ambitions with minimal constraints.
    Parental support: We offer paid parental leave to support you and your loved ones!
    Diversity: We’re an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity, inclusion and providing equal opportunities to all, actively supporting initiatives like the ‘Global Women in Quantum’ program among others. 
    Unique culture: You’ll be surrounded by some of the world’s leading physicists, engineers, product, marketing and design people (to name a few!) with a strong desire to learn and transfer knowledge.
    Meaningful values: You’ll work with an incredibly supportive team who work consistently to deliver our core values to be real, be trusted, be just and to be revered. 
    Personal development: We provide you with a personal development and wellness budget. 
    Impactful work: Last but not least! You’ll have the opportunity to work in the world’s leading field of technology and truly make an impact that matters! 

    Q-CTRL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. We are committed to being inclusive in the way we hire. We strongly encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the requirements mentioned in the job posting. 

    Please be advised that our communications will only come from the @q-ctrl.com domain. All our active job postings are available on our company website.

    To recruitment agencies, we do not accept unsolicited branded profiles and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.