Senior Product Designer at Sonder

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Introducing an entirely new way to stay in your favorite neighborhoods around the world.

Job title
Senior Product Designer
Job listing last updated at
Aug 17, 2020
Job listing location
San Francisco, CA; Remote
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Bay Area company location: 292 Ivy St, San Francisco CA

Job description

Since 2012, Sonder has been on a mission to reimagine hospitality, and has built a business based on a simple belief that mass hotels are unremarkable, hosts are unreliable, and that there is a better way to stay.

A dedication to world class technology and operations, combined with a firm belief in the value of design, has today delivered over 5,000 Sonder spaces around the world, each powered by extraordinary guest-centered experiences. And in the midst of historic disruption in the hospitality industry, investors have bet big—with a $200mm Series E round—on Sonder's vision for the future of hospitality. Now with guest needs experiencing a paradigm shift in favor of Sonder's model, we're better positioned than ever to fulfill our mission and build the world's largest and most loved hospitality brand.

The Design and Experience group at Sonder are responsible for the strategy and design execution of all elements of a branded guest and staff experience—from the physical (IRL collateral) to the digital (web and app), and inclusive of brand identity and marketing collateral.


A Sonder design contributor must…

  • be passionate about people-shaped products (obsessive over ensuring every decision is in service of its user);
  • balance attitude and aptitude (no room for egos); 
  • be a T-shaped contributor (expert in something, curious about everything);
  • embrace diversity (Democratizing travel demands designing with and for the many, not the few); 
  • be comfortable being uncomfortable (making meaningful progress is usually messy and nonlinear; embrace the ambiguity).

The Product/UX design team (within the Design and Experience group) focuses on designing digital products that shape our guest experiences as they plan, book, arrive and stay in their Sonder. Across our various users (guests, housekeepers, hospitality agents, and more) we advocate to be human-centered, ensuring their needs and behaviors drive key decision making.


At Sonder you will:

We’re looking for a Sr. Product Designer, who will be responsible for a variety of design initiatives across our suite of products. You will work on everything from our website to mobile apps and dashboards. Working closely with Product managers, engineers, and data scientists you will be fundamental in building Sonder’s product experience. 

You should be versatile, adventurous, detail oriented, and enjoy seeing projects from conception through to completion. You’ll have a strong sense for designing scalable systems and be curious about the field’s future.


What we look for: 

  • 3+ years of experience in product design
  • Strong product thinking combined with ability to create polished design solutions
  • Experience conducting user research 
  • Ability to work closely with cross-functional peers
  • Strong presentation, communication, and storytelling skills
  • Ability to help others improve through constructive cross-team critique
  • A desire to learn and improve


We also have great benefits to make your life easier so you can focus on what you're best at:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous stock option plan
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Annual free credits and discounts to stay in Sonders
  • A company with a huge vision, a dynamic work environment, and a team of smart, ambitious and fun to work-with colleagues!


We’re excited to hear from you! 

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status or other protected classes

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