Product UX / UI Designer

San Francisco, California, United States Full-time

Job Title : Product UX/UI Designer

Couchsurfing is the world’s premier social travel platform, with over 14 million members in nearly every country in the world. Couchsurfing changes people’s lives. Hearing the stories of Couchsurfers whose lives have been transformed by travel is the greatest reward for doing what we do. Join us and every day thousands of people from every country in the world will meet in person and embark on new adventures as a direct result of your work.

 

We are a small, nimble and hyper-focused team who are building the next generation of this powerful service, with a strong focus on mobile. Our platforms include web, ios, and android, and our mobile audience is growing rapidly. If you’re interested in making a big impact at a small company with a passionate and large user base and growing revenue streams, then you’ll like it here.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide UX expertise for our ongoing Product/Development needs
  • Providing UX support and expertise on our Product Design Refresh initiative, which covers our Web, iOS, and Android platforms
  • Work with our product and engineering teams to design beautiful, effective products
  • Create all necessary wireframes, visual prototypes, and final design specifications for your projects
  • Help gather customer insights and perform usability research to inform user experience design

 

Requirements

  • 3+ years of UX/UI design experience
  • Solid understanding of user interface design principles, product build cycle and working within a cross-functional team under tight deadlines
  • A passion for being the voice of the user and a proven track-record building user-centric solutions.
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment.
  • Online portfolio displaying a firm understanding of user-centered design processes and information architecture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Sketch (primary) and the Adobe Creative Suite (secondary)
  • Ability to write detailed design specifications

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation 
  • Flexible work hours
  • Group lunch from our own chef around a communal table
  • Stocked kitchen & beverages
  • Couches galore