Lead Product Designer at WayBetter


Lead Product Designer

Full-Time in Remote - Remote OK - Senior

About WayBetter:

WayBetter is the rare company with a double bottom line: we succeed when our customers do. Lately we and our customers have been succeeding a lot.

We make fun, multi-week games where players inspire each other to reach goals and acquire skills. Players bet on their ability to get better and win by proving that they completed the challenge.

Backed by behavioral science (and NIH research grants), our games prove that with the right goals, the right social support, and the right incentives, anybody can get WayBetter. With the WayBetter WayⓇ​ we’re reinventing motivation.

WayBetter isn’t content, it’s accountability – you’ll have fun, you’ll stick with it, and you’ll prove to everyone (especially yourself) that you really can get better.

We just launched the WayBetter app with lots of new healthy lifestyle games. Want to exercise more? We’ve got games for that. Trying to cook better? Eat healthier? Meditate? We know just the way.

Our mission is to motivate people to live way better. Towards that end, we’re assembling the world’s largest online community of people committed to making positive changes, all wrapped inside a private member-only social network with no trolls or toxicity.

Since launching in 2013 we’ve paid out over $100 million to our winners and this year we’re celebrating our millionth paying customer.

About this role:

WayBetter is looking for a Lead Product Designer to partner with Product Managers and Engineers on multiple high priority, strategic initiatives across the company. From user acquisition and onboarding to ensuring that we provide our players with fun, motivating experiences across our games, this highly visible role will have an impact from day one.

The products you design will be used by hundreds of thousands of people, and you’ll know that you’re contributing to improving lives by helping players develop healthier habits. Given the vast audience — and unlimited potential — constant variety in this role is a given! We value drive, talent, and enthusiasm; you’ll thrive with the opportunity to make this role your own.

  • Partner effectively with product management and engineering team members to test new onboarding experiences for our products and to expand on our game experiences.
  • Deliver compelling and on-brand product visions, wireframes, prototypes and UI specifications.
  • Invent and iterate on visual frameworks and design patterns based on product needs and brand guidelines.
  • Advance a strong point of view, supported by customer insights, design standards, and industry trends.
  • Be adaptable to change and agile in your approach.

    Who You Are:

    • Experience building world-class consumer mobile apps
    • Strong skills in interaction design and information architecture
    • Ability to utilize research, usability tests, and data to inform design decisions
    • Good eye for typography, color, and spacing
    • Great self-management, organizational, and multitasking skills
    • Ability to communicate across teams and with non-designers
    • Expertise conveying ideas and concepts through writing, storyboarding, wireframing, and prototyping
    • Collaborating with dev teams to determine technical feasibility and ensure that shipping products are high quality
    • Knowledge of how web and mobile applications work and are built
    • Proficiency in Sketch is ideal, though we will consider people who have a mastery of other tools
    • Ability to identify and empathize with users with varying backgrounds and needs
    • Performing user research and user testing
    • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop a plus
    • Past experience working on a subscription product is a plus

      Why work at WayBetter?

      We believe that fun and social support are the keys to sustainable success. As such we care deeply about our culture and practice what we preach by fostering a culture that’s enjoyable, social, and rewarding.

      We offer health insurance, a 401(k), remote-work flexibility, competitive cash compensation, and meaningful equity participation. We didn’t lay off anyone during the COVID crisis and are committed to the lives of our team as well as our customers. We have no institutional investors calling the shots as we’ve raised money only from other entrepreneurs.

      The company is run professionally by seasoned leaders with a successful track record and is backed by several billionaires with a longstanding commitment to the company and its mission.