UX / Interaction Designer

DESCRIPTION

Urbandoor is a San Francisco based start-up focused on redefining business accommodations. We are building an online marketplace and software platform that is poised to unlock and dramatically expand the role of professionally serviced apartments for business travel. Our fast moving and highly capable team includes deep experience in technology, experience design, and business innovation.

We are looking for an exceptional interaction/UX designer to join our product design team here in San Francisco to help lead the design of our product offering across desktop and mobile. You’ll work in a collaborative environment, combining best in class product design process with scrappy start-up tactics. You’ll utilize various types of research to identify opportunities. You’ll create original, engaging designs that connect with users and address needs in the market. The ideal candidate has a core interaction design skill-set combined with a passion for user experience.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead product design initiatives - identify and define product improvements across desktop and mobile

  • Lead design research initiatives to help shape product strategy

  • Work closely with product management, marketing and sales to define product opportunities

  • Work closely with visual design to detail-out design concepts

  • Work closely with engineering to ensure design fidelity

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • You are an experienced professional. You know your field and can set clear expectations within the team

  • You have a reliable design process and can demonstrate its effectiveness

  • You have a portfolio of work including web and mobile design (we will expect a presentation of your work as part of the interview process)

  • You work well in a collaborative environment - across design, engineering and product ops

  • You have excellent communication and time management skills

  • You take a customer/user centered approach in your design and are experienced with design research

  • You are a systems thinker - you consider the larger context and use frameworks and flow diagrams to structure your design work

  • You are entrepreneurial in how you operate; a self-starter always looking for ways to be more effective and efficient

  • You are comfortable in a tech-forward office environment - you are tech savvy and willing to learn new software tools as needed

  • You have an affinity for the fast-paced, changing environment of a start-up and a sense of humor

  • You know the difference between good and great and know what it takes to get to great

  • You live in the San Francisco area and can spend most of your week in the office

YOUR BACKGROUND

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as an interaction designer - in-house, consultancy or freelance

  • Bachelor’s degree in design or a related field. Masters is a plus.

  • Experience designing digital/software products from concept to market launch.

  • Experience with the Agile product development process is a plus

  • Experience or interest in travel, accommodations, and/or marketplaces

  • Experience working in fast-paced work environments

  • Expert skill in design software (Sketch and InVision preferred)

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Based in San Francisco, we are building a company that values matching teamwork, family and success with a passionate desire to deliver amazing experiences to our customers, partners and team members. Urbandoor is global marketplace in over 700 markets and growing quickly. We were founded by seasoned entrepreneurs and domain experts that want to do something remarkable.

We offer full benefits, flexible vacation (hiring a great team means trusting everyone to do what they need to succeed), and a chance to build something meaningful with a team of passionate people.