About the Job:
Let’s face it…when people think “energy usage data,” they don’t necessarily think “fun and interesting.” The challenge for the UX team is to take complex data and make it simple, relevant and meaningful for everyday people (millions of people in fact). Our user advocates, a.k.a. UX team members, apply user experience design, visual design, research, and prototyping to develop the best solutions for our end-users. Since user-centered design is critical to our product development process, the team is fully integrated with Product Management and Engineering to shape our products. We know that our ability to motivate and educate customers drives energy efficiency results, so we use our insights from customer research to design engaging products that inspire real, positive action.
As a User Experience Designer, you’ll take the lead in designing intuitive, compelling products that change the way people think about and use energy. You’ll have the challenge of working on designs across multiple channels, including print, web, email, small devices, and SMS. You’ll be a design leader throughout the entire product cycle – including conception, rapid prototyping, usability testing, development, post-launch research. You’ll work on cross-functional teams and collaborate frequently with Product Managers and Engineers. If you have experience designing simple, engaging consumer products, want to work hard in a fast-paced environment for a rapidly growing company, and would like to see millions of people benefit from the results of your work, this is the job for you.
You have a BA/BS (MS preferred) in HCI, Design, Computer Science, or related field.
You have 3-5 year UX design experience, thorough understanding of interaction design fundamental.
You have experience and interest in user research and testing.
You have experience with the full product development cycle for consumer software/website products – you’ve designed/launched products before.
You have a strong (almost crazy) attention to detail and can manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Experience working with the Agile development process a plus.
Note: A portfolio is required for this job. We are looking for example of extremely usable, consumer-orientated product design that show your UX/prototyping design skills, your design process, and your creativity for solving design challenges.
Own UX design for parts of the OPOWER product, including printed reports, web, mobile, email, small devices.
Explore UI & visual solutions, create UX flows, build wireframes, write specs for developers
Collaborate with Product Management and Engineering to create the best and simplest possible solutions for the user that fall within product constraints
Lead usability testing and incorporate findings into designs
Develop functional prototypes for UX designs to enable concept testing and rapid iteration
Collaborate with Product Management and Consumer Marketing to design and build proof-of-concept prototypes for new product ideas
Participate in Agile QA