Principal Product Designer (contract or FTE)

  • Anywhere

This is a remote position. However, you must be available during working hours PST, aligned with our Silicon Valley offices. Working out of one of our offices is also a possibility. We are looking for FTE or contractors. You must live in the US and must be allowed to work.

Please provide a link to your portfolio in your resume or in your work experiences, including the password if applicable. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

About us:

At Momentum, we help global brands, fast-paced technology startups, emerging software companies, and big tech to solve high-impact business challenges through digital experience design. Our engagements span user/customer research, product strategy, design, and software development. We are user/customer experience obsessed, blending both digital product and service design to create innovative and transformative experiences for their organizations and customers. Our approaches are versatile, and each project may be unique in workflow and deliverables; from innovation sprints to extensive design thinking exercises, we adapt to meet the customer’s ever-changing needs.

What you could be working on as a Principal Product Designer at Momentum:

No year is the same. Over the past 18 months, you may have been designing for one or more interesting challenges such as:

  • The 10-year vision of a connected cabin experience for a major automotive company
  • Solving for the complexities of brain surgery through 3D, VR, and AR
  • The end-to-end customer experience for one of the world’s largest telecoms
  • Modeling hundreds of billions of dollars for the largest venture fund’s portfolio
  • Tackling misinformation about pandemics for the largest global health organization
  • Fighting human trafficking and drug smuggling at the US border
  • Finding obscure cures to major diseases with NLP
  • Cyber security for the largest US government agencies
  • The experience of the next generation of connected smart refrigerators
  • Solving for climate change with carbon offsets credits
  • An investment strategies platform for a major financial services company


As a Principal Product Designer, you’ll ensure the work we produce is effective and intelligent while working with a team of other product designers and developers. You will be responsible for creating better, more forward-thinking work. We need someone ready to lead research and strategy, information architecture, and interaction design to create bleeding edge graphical user interfaces on multiple platforms.

You’ll collaborate closely with clients throughout the entire lifecycle of the project. To succeed, you’ll need to have an eye for details and keep an eye on the big picture. You can be excited to work as part of a team or tackle challenges on your own in creating rad products for innovative and exciting brands. You relish the opportunity to mentor your designers to grow them to their full potential.

You’ll obsess over the details and develop concepts for enterprises and start-up’s alike. We craft pixel-perfect systems with compelling form and simple function. You’ll bring ease of use to complex ideas in Fortune 100 enterprises and emerging start-ups alike.

We move quickly but also have enough time and space to create broad, innovative ideas. You will help to shape the next generation of the web that have real social impact.

Whom we’re looking for:


  • Great eye and passion for visual design, you stay up with the latest trends
  • Define visual interfaces that adhere to and extend the defined wireframes and specifications
  • Can lead discovery and research workshops with C-level executives
  • Create and communicate end-to-end scenarios, interaction models, and screen designs to clients and executives
  • Collaborate with other designers to evangelize new interface guidelines and design patterns
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor other designers
  • Actively seek to understand business requirements to develop solutions
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team
  • Work with project management to create digital experiences on time and on budget
  • Ability to think beyond the user interface to touch brands and marketing


  • Portfolio demonstrating your experience in software application design
  • Minimum 6 years of UX, or you’re really good
  • Ability to clearly express yourself both in person and on paper (or a dry-erase board if that’s your thing)
  • Extremely comfortable presenting our work to clients, gathering feedback, and sharing it with other team members
  • Strong grasp of HTML & CSS, design systems, and other fundamental concepts behind everything we do.
  • Strong experience with creating user stories, doing research, and creating user personas.
  • Must be able to travel to customer or other work-related locations from time to time.


You get to shape the products of the future, your actionable insights drive key business decisions, and better product experiences globally for the millions, if not billions, that our work touches. Start-ups, scale-ups, unicorns, and $b companies all need your insights. No year is the same.

The Perks

  • Core Contribution—Small team means big impact. Every team member’s contribution has a tremendous impact on the project and our clients
  • Autonomy—Our staff own their work, and you will have autonomy over how to get it done
  • Project Diversity—In a months span, you may work on the next mobile social network, internet of things product, ad platform, or financial services product
  • Occasional travel to clients from around the world, we often conduct our project kick-offs on-site.
  • Competitive salary & benefits!