User Experience Designer AppFolio
As part of the User Experience team, the User Experience Designer collaborates with software engineers, product managers, usability analysts, and quality assurance engineers to design the mobile and desktop user interface of our web applications. As part of a cross-functional, agile team, the Interaction Designer is also responsible for determining the appropriate amount and fidelity of up-front design, and supporting the team with increasing fidelity during prototype and development iterations.
Create wireframes, flow charts, prototypes, Photoshop mockups, and other deliverables as needed to effectively communicate and validate designs
Define and simplify complex interactions for a variety of screen resolutions, optimizing tasks for desktop and mobile devices
Interact with real users for design insights and to validate sketches and prototypes
Champion user experience and user-centered design as a dedicated member of a scrum team
Facilitate whiteboard concepting and brainstorming activities
Collaborate on the planning and execution of usability studies to test concepts, validate core assumptions and design ideas
Drive the advancement from good usability to user delight by advocating pattern consistency and beautiful, cutting-edge visual design
Pair with engineers during development sprints to iterate on designs
Knowledge and Skills:
Strong technical aptitude, product common sense, and curiosity combined with a genuine love for products, people, and user experience
A cutting edge portfolio of software design that demonstrates outstanding interaction design skills across multiple devices
Experience in creating UX deliverables such as scenarios, mockups, and wireframes with a thorough understanding of graphic design, page layout and typography
Understanding of user research activities, such as interviews and usability testing, and their role in informing design decisions
Knowledge of Agile UX and Lean UX methodologies and experience working in a highly collaborative, agile environment is a huge plus
Advanced proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, OmniGraffle, Axure, etc
Intermediate understanding of HTML/CSS, with direct experience optimizing design concepts around these technologies
Minimum of 3 years of experience in user experience or interactive visual design. BA in a design or digital media is preferred
Knowledge and experience with accounting software a plus
?an experienced designer who uses customer empathy as the foundation for simplifying complex interactions into elegant designs. Because you thrive on collaboration and input, you can masterfully facilitate brainstorming sessions with developers and other team members to solve design problems.
?a fast growing, tight-knit, and dedicated cross-functional team with a unique passion for innovation. We value philosophies aligned with agile and lean development, customer love, collaboration, and an open environment where laughter is an everyday occurrence.
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, AppFolio, Inc. creates easy-to-use, web-based software that helps small and mid-sized businesses improve their workflow so they save time and make more money. Our company was founded by a team of technology leaders with proven backgrounds in creating revolutionary software that businesses love to use, including Citrix GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting ? two award winning web-based collaboration solutions that generate over $400MM annually.
Our company is experienced and built to last.
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