Introducing the Forerunner Academy, a learning platform for floodplain managers
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Senior Product Designer

Location: Remote, San Francisco CA, or Portland ME

Hi! We're Forerunner.

We believe that climate adaptation is a necessity, not a luxury, and communities deserve access to powerful software that helps them plan for the future. The challenge of climate change is complex – it implicates how municipalities plan, manage capital, and communicate to both residents and higher levels of government. Forerunner helps local communities do these things better by empowering them to access, understand, and mobilize local-level flood risk data at scale.

Design is at the core of everything we do and our software is built to be easy-to-use, so that the planners and floodplain managers preparing for our future can focus on the important stuff. We're obsessed with providing a radically better experience to manage risk and take pride in crafting beautiful, user-focused experiences.

As a Senior Product Designer at Forerunner, you will have the opportunity to work remotely from anywhere in the United States with schedule flexibility. We ask for accountability in return. Please note that we are not sponsoring H1-B visas at this time, so permanent residency or citizenship is required.


As a product designer at Forerunner, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the overall product and design direction of the whole company
  • Define the interaction model & system design for our product
  • Work cross-functionally with engineers, product managers and other partners
  • Come up with features and improvements that ship quickly and with high quality
  • Help with hiring and establishing a design culture within the company
  • Willingness to assist with brand & marketing design is a plus, but not required

About you:

As a new addition to our design team, you will help understand the needs of our customers and build great software. In general, you might be a good fit for the role if you have:

  • Several years of experience leading and designing interactive applications
  • Excellent visual, UI and interaction skills
  • Ability to work through ambiguity & take ownership of problems

What We Offer

Forerunner is a Series A stage company with an interdisciplinary team. We are motivated by seemingly intractable problems and work hard to support one another.

We're mission-driven. Our mission orients our business strategy and pushes us to work with a sense of urgency. We’re in the weeds - our entire team spends time engaging with our partners in the field to better understand the real-world problems they face.

We're a small team. As a member of our growing team, you will quickly become an invaluable part of our organization and have a meaningful impact on our business and technical direction. We welcome unique perspectives and backgrounds. Your opinion matters and we hope you'll share it.

We build each other up. A team works best when its members are adequately equipped with the tools to tackle the problems they are facing. Forerunner strives to provide adequate feedback and appropriate learning opportunities to help all its team members expand their skills.

We want you to be happy and healthy. Forerunner offers competitive compensation, health/vision/dental coverage (we pay 70%), a 401k plan, and one expensed lunch per week. We also have a quarterly wellness reimbursement so that you can have flexibility in defining what “health” means to you.

If all of the above is appealing to you, please send an email to with your resume.

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