UX / Interaction Designer
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.
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
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.