Philo is a young San Francisco-based startup building the future of television — letting you watch your favorite shows on all the devices you care about with intelligent search, insightful discovery, and effortless sharing. Philo's leadership consists of founding team members from Facebook and Meraki, and brings deep industry experience to the team. Philo is backed by NEA and HBO, among others.

Necessity is the mother of invention: Philo was born in a Harvard dorm room, where cable TV wasn’t offered and the over-the-air broadcast couldn’t penetrate the walls of the 300-year-old brick residence halls. The founders of Philo wanted to watch TV around campus, so they wrapped their room in aluminum foil to boost the signal, and connected it to a server to stream it over the campus network.

We’ve moved from aluminum foil to silicon: Our technology may have changed, but our mission is the same. At Philo, we are building the TV experience we wanted for ourselves. Today, hundreds of thousands of students can use Philo to watch all the live and recorded television they love on all of their favorite devices, and that’s just the beginning.

Company and Culture: We’re a small team that puts our product experience first. We foster a flexible work environment that is supportive but allows for autonomy so that everyone on the team can help us build towards our vision. Each team member owns what they build from start to finish. We ship to production multiple times per day and keep unnecessary process to a minimum so we can maintain our pace of rapid development. We value pragmatism, having pride in our work, and deep transparency at all levels.

Design and Build: The Product Team is responsible for designing, building, testing, and quite literally reinventing television, the most engaging product ever created, across web, mobile, and TV platforms. Each member of our team works together on the entire product experience. It’s not uncommon to go from brainstorming backend considerations to polishing design details, from understanding how the video encoding pipeline affects performance to the different needs of different platforms. As a Product Designer, you will work throughout the development process, from developing new ideas to getting the details right. You will own the experience for a significant part of the Philo experience.


Responsibilities

  • Design flows and screens that are simple and powerful ways to find, watch and share television
  • Demonstrate product design concepts from interface all the way through to experience
  • Contribute to strategic decisions with the rest of the product team
  • Iteratively designing and improving upon our video players, application UIs, and cross-device experiences.
  • Prototyping, testing, and iterating upon new features
  • Analyzing and incorporating cross-platform metrics to continually measure engagement and usage pattern
  • Partner with marketers, support, and other engineers to drive the user experience from conception until launch and continuing improvement
  • Support user testing to drive product insights and enhancements


Qualifications

  • Ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision
  • Experience in building and testing prototypes of applications
  • 2 years or more experience in roles creating application design, visual design, and interaction design
  • Experience with front-end development
  • Experience designing with and for diverse groups of people

Projected Start Date: ASAP

Status: Full-time

Location: San Francisco, CA

Compensation: Includes competitive salary, company stock options and health benefits.

Philo is an equal-opportunity employer.

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