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Mid-Level Product Designer



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Product, Design
Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Who is Optera?

We build software to help the world’s largest companies stop climate change. Our market-leading products provide companies with the tools and insight they need to reduce the environmental impacts of their businesses, supply chains, and products. We are backed by some of the most respected US-based venture capital firms and have a robust client list, including leading Fortune 500 companies such as Dell, Cisco, HPE, Williams-Sonoma, and Target.

What problem are we solving?

In short, Optera is the data solution to stop climate change. Major corporations are the largest source of carbon emissions. Across the globe, companies are responding to pressure to address climate change by setting goals to aggressively reduce emissions by 2050. Our software enables corporate teams to collect, manage, and analyze emissions data across their operations, supply chain, and products, all with the aim of achieving their goals and halting Climate Change.

Why work at Optera?

Our team dedicates our skills, talents, and time to make the world a more sustainable place for future generations. We have a collaborative and dynamic culture where everyone plays a critical role and has room to learn and grow. Balance between work and life is key to our success, and we provide our teammates the flexibility, space, and support to thrive personally and professionally.

Why this opportunity?

We’re looking for a mid-level product designer to join our design team working on our ESG platform. This is an opportunity to not only design a product that does tangible good in the world, but also to help build the systems and processes that will help us create the best product we can. This is a rare opportunity to help shape the way leading companies from all industries and from across the world take action on climate change.

The role and responsibilities

  • Take an active role in refining our design processes to help drive constant improvement in our ways of working.
  • Contribute to creation, refinement, and maintenance of our Design System in Figma.
  • Facilitate design handoff and field any follow-up questions from developers.
  • Create, collaborate, and iterate on flows, prototypes, and high-fidelity visuals.
  • Facilitate workshops to build cross-team knowledge and consensus.
  • Conduct usability testing and present findings.
  • Continual learning from more senior colleagues.

Some projects you could work on

  • Designing intuitive workflows for companies to report and mitigate their carbon emissions.
  • Reimagining how carbon reduction action plans are formulated and shared to suppliers.
  • Improving task completion workflows for various user types as they navigate the complicated world of carbon accounting and reporting.
  • Building tools for sustainability professionals to make a larger impact at their organization and the organizations they influence.
  • End-to-end designs for feature improvements, reporting tools, new features, and more.

Your qualities and experience

  • Experience as an in-house UI/UX/Product Designer on a data-heavy enterprise or B2B SaaS product.
  • Experience updating and maintaining style guides and component libraries in Figma.
  • Works at a high standard of creativity, curiosity, craft, and quality.
  • Leverages prototyping skills to demystify designs for other teams, especially in cases where interactions may be particularly nuanced.
  • Proficient in Figma, with an ability to organize and annotate components and
    features for implementation.

Nice to have

  • Experience designing data-heavy applications in the Finance, Energy or Sustainability industries.
  • Prior experience in a startup environment.
  • Proven experience modernizing a legacy experience.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Optera is committed to creating a diverse environment that is safe and welcoming to all. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We take this very seriously and expect that you do too.


  • Unrestricted PTO and flexible work schedule
  • Recharge Fridays: Every other Friday off
  • Health insurance including dental and vision
  • Short and Long term Disability Insurance
  • 12 weeks maternity/paternity leave (8 weeks paid)
  • Wellness budget
  • Budget for home/office workstation
  • Professional development budget
  • 401k with 4% company match and ESG investment options
  • Company-wide Bonus program
  • Colorado Eco-pass (regional bus pass)
  • Team happy hours, hikes/bike rides, and ping-pong

Location: Boulder, remote (US and Canada) with optional office in Boulder, Colorado CO preferred; remote considered
Position: Full-time
Salary: $95,000 – $120,000 USD / $108,000 – $137,000 CAD plus bonus.

How to Apply

Please send a link to your portfolio site as well as your resume to hiring.product@opteraclimate.com with the subject line “Mid-Level Product Designer – [Your Name].”

This job is no longer accepting applications

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