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The Opportunity

Toronto, ON
Can work Remote
Other
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent

Reporting to Marc De Pape, as a Product Designer at Highline Beta you will be contributing to the validation and development of exciting new ventures for our corporate clients as part of the Innovation Services team. You will be responsible for translating Desirability, Viability, and Feasibility hypotheses into testable experiments, ranging from setting up no-code landing pages for new products or brands, to ads testing value propositions, and clickable prototypes that help evaluate and test concepts. Design at Highline Beta is more about proving a venture's potential impact and success rather than building the perfect user flow or library component into a final product.

Highline Beta helps the Fortune 1000 identify new growth areas, co-innovate with start-ups and build corporate ventures. As part of Marc De Pape's product team, you will work on projects with a cross-functional team made up of researchers like Mary Bulnes Vélez, designers like Henry Li, and strategists like Akshat Niranjan

If you're a designer who likes to quickly find signal in the noise of ambiguity, who values feedback from the market, and who likes to shape every aspect of what a solution could be (not just the design), this is the role for you.

"I love that we move quickly with minimal approvals and lots of freedom to stress test ideas, iterate and really challenge ourselves."
- Highline Beta Employee

What you'll do

Responsibilities

  • Design sacrificial prototypes to test a concept's appeal in research interviews
  • Quickly develop branding for in-market testing
  • Design and deploy landing pages using no-code tools like Webflow or Squarespace
  • Participate in human-centered discovery research activities looking for problems worth solving
  • Design sign-up flows and automated follow-ups to capture early interest in a venture idea
  • Design and launch ad campaigns that test multiple value propositions to determine which one resonates the most
  • Contribute to the evaluation of the desirability, viability and feasibility of new business ideas using qualitative and quantitative methods built into your designs

What you'll need

Qualifications

What you'll bring to the team 

  • 2-3 years experience in a hands-on design role (service, mobile and/or web)
  • Experience working on teams applying Agile, Lean, Jobs-to-be-Done, and Design Thinking methodologies
  • Familiarity with current design tools such as Figma, Sketch, and/or Adobe Suite
  • Experience breaking down your own work into tasks that align to the team's goals for a given sprint
  • Able to own the complete design from wireframe to live and in-market
  • Ability to switch between the big picture intentions and the finer details of execution
  • Comfortable articulating and justifying design decisions to teammates and stakeholders

It's a bonus if you have the following

  • Experience integrating, "No Code" tools such as Webflow, Airtable, Bubble, Zapier, Typeform, and/or Shopify into prototypes
  • Front-end and back-end development experience using HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • Experience setting up analytics tools (GTM, GA, Google Optimize, Hotjar, etc)
  • Experience setting up advertising tools (Meta Ads, Linkedin Ads, Google Ads, etc)

A little bit about us

Highline Beta

At Highline Beta, we celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please don't hesitate to reach out! 

Are you interested?

Work With Us

What you need to know about Highline Beta

Highline Beta was founded by Marcus Daniels, Lauren Robinson, and Ben Yoskovitz with a mission of building better ventures. We are a hybrid corporate venture studio and venture capital firm that discovers growth opportunities for large companies and helps them realize those opportunities through internal and external innovation. We believe the most ambitious companies need to build a portfolio of new ventures to win.

We believe in speed and experimentation. And always with an investor's mindset. Whether you're looking to build new businesses in-house, spin-out new startups, or partner with start-ups through a corporate accelerator, we can help.

We work with Fortune 1000 companies on developing a balanced approach to innovation by identifying new areas of growth and building a portfolio of venture investments. We believe in startup-corporate collaboration as the ultimate unfair advantage. Our fund invests in startups that have meaningful relationships and pilots with our corporate clients. When this works, everyone wins.

Why join Highline Beta?

In 2021, Highline Beta Was Selected as One of the Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company.

Our Guiding Team Principles

  • Win as a Team
  • Bias for Action & Ownership
  • Embrace a Founder Mentality
  • Strengthen Diversity & Inclusion
  • Act with positive intent & transparency

Other Benefits of Working Here

  • Competitive salary and employer-paid health benefits, including top up on parental leave and access to Inkblot Therapy
  • Stock Options with a 3 year vest
  • Bonus based on performance of role and company
  • Flexible vacation policy (at least 4 weeks plus)
  • A diverse team committed to inclusion

Compensation 

  • $115,500

What you can expect when you apply to Highline Beta

Interview Process (Remote)

1) Remote phone screen with Lisa Partridge, People Operations and Community Director
2) Remote interview with Hiring Manager, Marc De Pape, VP Venture Strategy, Product
3) Remote panel interview where you will present a case study to cross-functional HLB team members.
4) Conduct references and security checks
5) Offer

We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to our team and encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.