Senior User Experience Designer

Appfolio, Inc • Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Who we are:

Over ten years ago, we launched AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF) to revolutionize the way small and medium-sized businesses grow and compete. Today our software solutions serve the property management and legal industries. At the heart of our products and services is a talented and agile team that understands the importance of a 100% customer focus.

With offices in Santa Barbara, Dallas, and San Diego, our business is built for long term success fueled by happy, loyal customers and a team of AppFolians who contribute to our great culture every day.

To learn more about AppFolio and our company values check out our profile on The Muse !

Why AppFolio?

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and a 401k Match
  • Amazing company culture: focus on a complete lifestyle
  • Recharge: 20 Days PTO + 9 Paid Holidays
  • Built to last: Grow your career in an innovative, public company
  • Make an impact: your work plays a key role in transforming our customers businesses
  • Love your team members: co-workers are often friends too
  • Offices stocked with healthy snacks, games, and goodies
  • A commitment to health/wellness including onsite fitness classes
  • Give back to your team and your community

User Experience Designer

AppFolio is looking for a Senior User Experience Designer to join our fast paced team working to bring the power of well-designed SaaS products to a multitude of vertical industries. The ideal candidate will thrive in a highly collaborative environment, eager to apply Agile and Lean UX techniques while working alongside Software & QA Engineers, and Product Managers to build revolutionary software solutions.

The Senior UX Designer is a dedicated member of a small, cross functional scrum team and is primarily responsible for prototyping and validating design solutions made in collaboration with other team members. An evangelist for user-centered design, this individual has a unique talent and passion for translating complex tasks into simple interactions, driving ease of use as our key competitive advantage.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet complex design challenges by participating alongside engineering, QA and product in LeanUX-inspired activities such as design studios, provisional personas and storymapping
  • Ongoing, close collaboration with team members during the sprint including impromptu discussions and brainstorming activities as well as pairing with engineers on design
  • Support the team as needed with wireframes, flow diagrams, rapid prototypes and visual design to help communicate and validate design ideas
  • Facilitate user research, in collaboration with the team, to validate prototypes and conduct ongoing usability testing of the working software
  • Be the voice and advocate of the customer, constantly sharing data and insights with the team to communicate customer needs and best practices
  • Evangelize a cohesive user experience via the consistent use of UI patterns
  • Inspire teams beyond good usability to user delight by promoting beautiful, cutting-edge visual design
  • Actively participate in the evolving UX team strategy, discovering and piloting new tools and resources that promote agile and lean methodologies

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong technical aptitude, product common sense, and curiosity combined with a genuine love for products, people, and user experience
  • A portfolio of software design that demonstrates outstanding interaction design skills across multiple devices as well as a thorough understanding of graphic design, page layout and typography
  • Experience with a variety of UX deliverables (wireframes, user flows, mockups, prototypes, etc.), but with a keen sense of when to choose the right tool(s) to communicate the design
  • 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


No outside recruiter or agency submissions, please.

Such submissions will be considered free to AppFolio.


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