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Custom data solutions to help make sense and leverage your data

Product Designer (India)

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Alation created the Data Catalog, a product that empowers people to make better decisions with data. And with over 100 customers, Alation is the leading Data Catalog company. By way of analogy, a Data Catalog is to data what Yelp is to restaurants. You can search or browse Yelp to discover and research restaurants based on a variety of metadata - cuisine, rating, neighborhood, reviews, photos, etc. We built Alation to empower data analysts, business users, data scientists and engineers to do the same with their data.

Alation catalogs all of a company’s enterprise data, wherever it resides and whatever type (databases, reports, dashboards, streaming sources, file systems, etc.) and makes it searchable, browsable, and documentable. Using a combination of machine learning and human collaboration, the Alation Data Catalog provides critical context about the data itself - is it current, is it PII, what is its lineage, when and how should it be used, who are the stewards I can ask to learn more, etc. Alation brings all of this together into a unified, collaborative application that empowers a more curious and rational world.

As a Product Designer at Alation, you’ll be tasked with some of our most impactful interfaces – from empowering our customers to roll out Alation easier to designing new and delightful ways for our customers to manage their Alation instance better. You will be accountable for crafting delightful, usable and useful experiences that inspire curiosity in knowledge workers everywhere, empowering them to make better, more rational, data-informed decisions.

Our Product Design team is a tight-knit, low ego, super collaborative group. We believe design is a catalyst for change that empowers knowledge workers inside companies to be more data literate. You can learn more about us and our team at our design team site: alation.design

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You will...
help design the future of how people make decisions with data.
work collaboratively with product management in defining product strategy.
take ownership of large product design projects that may include empowering our customers to roll out Alation easier to designing new and delightful ways for our customers to manage their Alation instance more effectively.
design a product used by thousands of people every day at companies like BMW, eBay, LinkedIn, and more.
think through user problems and design experiences that are delightful, impactful, beautiful, and implementable by our amazing engineering team.
You should...
have 3-5 years experience working as a product designer.
be excited to work within our team values system.
love making things beautiful. You have a deep understanding of composition, balance, symmetry, and white space.
have a deep understanding of what makes an experience useful or ineffective – grounded in user empathy and insights.
read this entire posting and put a link to a gif of a puppy or kitten (your pick) doing something cute in your cover letter.
thrive when working in a rapidly growing environment.
be humble. We love feedback here. We hope you do too. You use it as an opportunity to learn and grow.
More About Alation:
Our founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.

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

Alation at a glance

Custom data solutions to help make sense and leverage your data

Alation focuses on Enterprise Software, Information Technology, Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Big Data. Their company has offices in Redwood City. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Alation has raised $9M of funding; their latest round was closed on March 2015.

You can view their website at http://alation.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.