Lead Designer - Playlist - SF

We are looking to add an amazing lead designer to the Jam team to help us innovate in the social-mobile music space. Jam is a fully licensed music streaming service for the Snapchat generation that has more than 3X the engagement of Pandora and more than 3X their profit margin potential.


What you will be doing

As our lead designer, you will work closely with our agile engineering teams. You will be leading the design team for the next generation of social music apps, websites, and integrations with today’s hottest social, application and music platforms.

We’re looking for someone with an evolved understanding of how people use their devices, the flexibility to adapt to new technologies, and a robust design process.


  • Develop intuitive, usable, and engaging interactions and visual designs for mobile, web and other consumer devices.

  • Produce user requirements specifications, personas, storyboards, scenarios, flowcharts, design prototypes, and design specifications.

  • Effectively communicate conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually.

  • Manage the design process, drive decisions, track issues, and assist in estimating resource needs and schedules.

  • Work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams throughout the design process.

  • Participate in the development process from definition, through design, build, test, release, and maintenance.

  • Stay abreast of UX trends and look for creative ideas and inspiration in parallel analogous worlds.

  • Staying in the loop and on top of the latest standards, changes, trends in the mobile design field.


What you need to work with us

  • Strong graphic design skills, with a good understanding of typography, intuitive layouts and palate development.

  • A bachelor’s or higher degree in interaction design, human-computer interaction, cognitive science or related field.

  • Strong ability to recognize and predict use-cases and user interaction, including happy path, edge and corner cases, and incorporate them into designs.

  • Excellent understanding of user-experience design for mobile and the web, technology trends, demonstrable design skills, and ability to show relevant work.

  • Proven ability to deliver high quality designs to customers.

  • A team player who can easily adapt in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Expert level skills in relevant design tools.


What would make you stand out

  • At least 5 years of user interface design experience.

  • At least 5 years running a user interface design team.

  • Deep understanding of Apple’s human interface design guidelines, Android design and other mobile platform design guidelines.

  • A love of music.

  • Ability to provide strategic thinking and leadership.


About Jam

Jam is connecting the world with music. Our ad supported, fully licensed, streaming music service enables friends to listen together at the same time and chat while they listen...we’re making mobile music social.


  • See who’s online and join a live Jam or start one of your own.

  • Create your own Jam by swiping through songs selected just for you.


We are passionate about music and social. Our culture is centered around music, creative freedom, innovation and fun.


Jam is backed by great VCs and is part of Stanford’s prestigious StartX accelerator, Springboard Enterprises and Women’s StartUp Lab.


Our office is in the Stanford StartX accelerator space in Palo Alto, CA.

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