Product Design Co-op - January 2023

Wayfair

Co-op program dates: January 9, 2023 - June 23, 2023

This position requires a cover letter and online portfolio. Include the link to your portfolio in your resume, and the application question.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: WAYFAIR CO-OP PRIORITY DEADLINE September 30th. All candidates who apply on or before September 30th will be reviewed and prioritized for interviews. After the priority period, we will continue the interview process for any remaining roles that have not been filled.

We’re the Product Design team at Wayfair, and we’re tackling exciting challenges that are reshaping how people discover, find, purchase, and have goods delivered to their homes. We’re a diverse team of world-class product designers who are hard at work transforming experiences for our customers, suppliers, internal teams, and beyond. One of three disciplines (along with User Research and Content Strategy) within the Global Experience Design team, our approach is collaborative, data-driven, and fast-paced.

We are looking for current students who are passionate about users and have a desire to deliver impactful user experiences through design. How can we leverage 3D models to enable our customers to imagine how furniture would fit in their space? How can we seamlessly connect them with gig economy assembly and installation pros to get that new chandelier installed before the next dinner party? How can we help our suppliers accurately update our catalog? If you're interested in answering these types of questions, you’ll love our innovative and dynamic team! 

Interested in learning more about Wayfair’s Experience Design team? Check out our Medium: https://medium.com/wayfair-design

What You’ll Do

  • Craft intuitive interface experiences, leveraging design thinking and industry best practices, with support from your dedicated mentor
  • Join a cross-functional team of designers, researchers, product managers, and engineers to assist in the day-to-day work of designing delightful experiences
  • Participate in workshops and ideation sessions that harness the brainpower of collective team
  • Produce and iterate on design deliverables that communicate solutions, such as user flows, wireframes, interactive prototypes, and high-fidelity visuals
  • Present deliverables to partners and stakeholders in order to collect feedback and iterate accordingly
  • Contribute to a variety of research efforts (competitive benchmarking, user testing, audits, and synthesis of findings)
  • Participate in and contribute to team events and development sessions

What You’ll Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Human Factors, Information Design, Human Computer Interaction, UX Design, etc., with a strong academic record.
  • For our Co-op position: Must be able to commit to working 40 hours/week (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday) from January 9-June 23, 2023 in our Boston, MA office
  • For our Summer Intern position: Must be able to commit to working 40 hours/week (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday) from June 5-August 11, 2023 in our Boston, MA office
  • Must be returning to the course of study following the completion of the internship.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates hands-on design work (digital UX and/or visual design work). Portfolio can be presented online or as a pdf

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of relevant design tools (e.g. Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, prototyping tools, etc.)
  • Passion for the user with a strong interest in understanding their behavior
  • A desire to collaborate cross-functionally, able to contribute as part of a team and individually
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Comfort prioritizing work and meeting deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • An ability to make decisions backed up by best practices, research, and understanding of user and business needs
  • An analytical and process-oriented mindset, with strong problem-solving skills

A Strong Candidate Will:

  • Be passionate about designing intuitive, compelling, and delightful experiences
  • Have previous project experience
  • Possess attention to detail
  • Love problem-solving
  • Enjoy collaborating within a team
  • Be self-motivated, curious, and hungry to learn

About Wayfair’s Global Experience Design (XD) Community:

Global Experience Design at Wayfair is a cross-disciplinary function including product design, user research, and content strategy. We create experiences for all of our end-users, including suppliers, customers, agents, field champions, and internal employees. We partner with product managers, engineers, and analysts to build and optimize experiences for our end-users. We embed with the teams we collaborate with. Our Experience Design team is organized by 2 primary dimensions:

  • Disciplines: Content Strategists, Product Designers and User Researchers.
  • End Users: Consultants, Corporate Employees, Customers, Field Champions and Suppliers

The Wayfair experience supports our mission to be the destination for all things home, helping everyone, anywhere create their feeling of home. 

About Wayfair’s Product Design Team:

Product Designers at Wayfair create world-class digital experiences, and build the design systems that enable them, for all of our end-user audiences: Wayfair customers, suppliers and employees. We work across our portfolio of brands, geographies, and platforms – web, native app, kiosk, point of sale, and more. We are core, embedded members of our cross-functional atomic teams and are part of our company-wide Global Experience Design Community. 

An Important Note about Wayfair's In-Office Policy:

All Boston-based interns, Co-ops, and corporate employees will be in office in a hybrid capacity. Employees will work in the office on designated days, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and work remotely the other 2 days of the week. We are continuing to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with state and local governments. 

About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.

We are interested in retaining your data for a period of 12 months to consider you for suitable positions within Wayfair. Your personal data is processed in accordance with our Candidate Privacy Notice (which can found here). If you have any questions regarding our processing of your personal data, please contact us at dataprotectionofficer@wayfair.com. If you would rather not have us retain your data please contact us anytime at dataprotectionofficer@wayfair.com.

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