Lead Designer

Location: Seattle, WA

Department: Design

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

EnergySavvy is a rapidly growing software company that’s changing the way people, businesses and utilities think about energy efficiency. We take a fanatical focus on happy customers, add a healthy dose of great UX, and put it all on top of a rapidly iterated set of technologies and algorithms. We’re proud of what we’ve created so far but we want to get even bigger and better. To do that, we need you.

As EnergySavvy’s Lead Designer, you need to have an opinionated perspective on application UX and understand how to turn those opinions into reality by iteratively working with a software team. Our products take complex concepts like energy and complicated workflows and simplify them to delight our users.

We understand that good design is above all else pragmatic and you should as well. On the flip side, if you feel physical pain when you see an element that’s clearly off by a pixel and have an overwhelming urge to just fix it, you’ll fit right in.

Responsibilities:

  • Own the company-wide UI/UX guidelines, style guide and iconography and provide guidance to developers, PMs and other team members on improving user experience
  • Create UI mockups, storyboards and interactive prototypes for new features
  • Work with the engineering team to turn complex concepts and functional specs into excellent user experiences
  • Iterate on UX designs/prototypes to continually improve our products
  • Figure out if your grand ideas actually work in the real world via focus groups, usability testing and direct customer feedback

Requirements:

  • Significant experience with web based software design
  • Expert knowledge of web based design principles and standards – just as a sculptor needs to understand the clay she works with, you need to know your medium
  • A solid understanding of UX and HCI – eye candy only gets you so far, the software has to work well too
  • A strong portfolio of past work that highlights your clean design aesthetic and passion for developing simple solutions to complex problems
  • 5+ years of design experience, preferably at a software company

About EnergySavvy

EnergySavvy is a Seattle-based software company with a mission of optimizing the way homes and businesses become more energy efficient. Our innovative software is leading a transformation in the way electric and gas utilities nationwide spend nearly $10 billion annually on energy efficiency. We've broken into a market with high barriers to entry and doubled in size over the last 12 months. Over the next year, we’ll be launching two new disruptive products and continuing to support the rapid adoption of what we’ve already built.

One of EnergySavvy's greatest strengths is our ability to bring modern software engineering techniques as well as the practices and tools from the consumer internet world to bear on a complex and challenging industry.

Our core challenge for UX/UI is to create an enterprise software application that doesn’t need any documentation or training. The challenges range from simplifying a set of complex interactions into reinforceable patterns to creating visualizations that help people understand abstract concepts such as energy saved. Unlike many other enterprise companies, we sell (and succeed) based on ease of use leading to better data quality and analytics.

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