UI / UX Product Designer

@ Edgar

Full time remote position, 40 hrs/week

We want to grow our product team by adding an accomplished visual designer with skills in both interface and user-experience design. (We wanted to grow our product team by sprinkling it with plant food, but that only upset people, so now we’re trying this.)

About You

First and foremost, you’re a problem solver — whether you’re identifying user goals, designing and redesigning an interface to perfection, or building a really complicated IKEA armoire, you love a good challenge. When you’re confronted with ideas as devilishly complex and messy as a big ball of Christmas lights, you know how to untangle them to create something straightforward, simple, and only a moderate fire hazard.

When it comes to our app, that means crafting an interface that makes the user experience as simple, enjoyable, and rewarding as possible, one iteration at a time. (Because nothing is ever perfect — except, of course, Comic Sans.) Like Tony Robbins speaking into a mirror, you’re self-motivated — you proudly take ownership of your work, but still love close collaboration with a team-tastic team. And while you can articulate your design rationale, you also aren’t afraid to be wrong sometimes — in fact, you thrive on feedback like a beautiful flower thrives on the delicious UV rays of Earth’s golden sun. (Ahhh, so inspirational!)

The sort of projects you’ll work on include:

  • Plotting the user onboarding experience
  • Designing a drag-and-drop queue interface
  • Polishing the subscription cancel flow
  • A/B testing signup pages
  • Designing inline editing in the content library

Like the tenacious fire ant, our product team is small but mighty, and frequently ruins picnics. You’ll be joining them as our first full-time designer dedicated exclusively to Edgar’s interface, working directly with our full-stack developers to breathe sweet life into your ingenious concepts.

In other words? You’ll have a major hand in defining the look and feel of a product used by thousands of small-business customers, with a significant sense of independence and ownership to go with it. As we keep on growing, you’ll find plenty of new opportunities to help us take our app to the next level both visually and functionally — heck, if we didn’t already work here, we know that’s what WE would want to be doing!

Job Deets Cheat Sheet

Your experience:

  • 4+ years designing web applications, shipped to production and enjoyed by zillions of happy users (or at least HALF a zillion)
  • Thorough understanding of the technical trade-offs and limitations of designing for the web
  • Masterful vector and raster design skills using the standard cadre of professional tools
  • Familiarity creating work at multiple fidelities, from high level wireframes down to pixel-perfect mockups and prototypes
  • A mind-blowing portfolio of well-reasoned design solutions
  • Ability to roll up your sleeves and translate your designs into production-worthy markup and styles using modern front-end dev tools and techniques (you can leave your sleeves unrolled if that’s more comfortable)

Minimum technical skills and important-sounding acronyms:

  • HTML/CSS
  • Vanilla JS and jQuery
  • Some CSS preprocessor (Sass, Less, etc.)
  • Some version control
  • And some templating language (Haml, ERB, JSX, etc.)

Extra special bonus points for any of the following:

  • Deeper technical skills within our stack: React, Rails, Haml, ES6, Sass, and Github flow
  • Qualitative user research experience
  • Illustration skills
  • Etch-a-Sketch expertise

About Us

We’re a small team of 16-ish people, all working remotely across the US & Canada. We do a lot of collaborating and meme-swapping on Slack, along with virtual team meetings and super-futuristic video calls. We also do a twice-annual meetup week where we work together on cool projects all day and rock the karaoke mic all night.

We’re proudly bootstrapped and profitable, which means we get to turn down VC money a lot and keep doing things the way we like. We’re pretty serious about building and maintaining an awesome, positive company culture, so, you know, no jerks.

We’ll probably get along if you’re someone who wants to be creative, have a pretty-serious-but-not-inhuman amount of responsibility, and work with people who make going to work not suck. (And be one of those people yourself. We like those people.)

You can find out more at http://meetedgar.com/careers/

Benefits

  • 4 weeks paid vacation (Shazam! And yes, everyone actually uses all 4 weeks)
  • Monthly cleaning service for your home — not that we don’t have total faith in you
  • Paid home Internet service or coworking space/coffee shop working expenses
  • 75% of costs covered for health, dental, and vision for you and your fam
  • 401k with matching up to 3%
  • An extra paid day off per quarter so you can volunteer in your community (awww)
  • New Mac laptop (#blessed)

(REMOTE POSITION. Applicants must located in the US or Canada.)

JOB PERKS

4 weeks paid vacation, Monthly cleaning service, Paid Internet service or coworking space/coffee shop working expenses, 75% of health, dental, and vision for you and fam, 401k with matching up to 3%, Extra paid day off per quarter to volunteer in your community, New Mac

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