SR UX/UI Designer

| Santa Monica

EZ Texting has an immediate opening on our UX Design Team. If you consider yourself a go-getter, thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment and going the extra mile is the norm not the exception, you’ll fit right in.

About EZ Texting

EZ Texting provides small and local businesses who are time and resource constrained, a platform to communicate with their customers. We have over 200,000 customers ranging from political groups to nonprofits, small businesses, educational institutions, government agencies, national companies and marketers. We have the heart of a startup, are stable, well-funded, and growing incredibly fast!
Our office environment is highly collaborative, innovative, passionate and fun. You will grow here -- we value continuing education and professional growth. We often have a dog or two running around the office, so we hope you like animals. Also, we really like food - so we buy lunch for the office regularly, and have coffee, snacks and drinks all over the place.


Check out more about our team here: https://www.eztexting.com/about-us

Your Responsibilities

  • Create world-class responsive user interfaces and visual designs from concept to execution for desktop solutions and mobile applications.
  • Handles multiple projects in parallel, executes work efforts in an agile manner in support of business plans, organizational plans, and brand strategy.
  • Participates in and facilitates UX design workshops with stakeholders
  • Builds high-fidelity interactive prototypes.
  • Familiarity conducting concept testing/usability testing and results analysis.
  • Support Product & UX Leads, engineers, executives, etc. to develop compelling user experiences from beginning to end.
  • Translate interaction wireframes into visual designs that are visually engaging, simple and intuitive.
  • Convey visual design ideas in tangible forms like concepts, annotated comps and cut assets.
  • Supports efforts for building out UX pattern library, style guide, and visual design guidelines.
  • Participates in developing visual design languages and systems including layouts, grids, illustrations, iconography, UI elements and other visual components.
  • Supports to build design knowledge by participating in divisional activities through interactions with outside technical or design organizations.
  • Apply visual language to the design of web interfaces and mobile applications for variety of devices with different screen sizes, aspect ratios and pixel densities.
  • Willingness to be fearless about driving innovative ideas and finding powerful ways to communicate them.

Qualifications 

  • 3 years professional UX experience.
  • You are self-motivated and passionate about solving complex problems.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills. You can defend your design decisions using best practice and UCD principles in your rational.
  • You have experience with rapid or agile development.
  • You have solid experience in responsive design and pattern library development.
  • You have a strong portfolio featuring examples of visual and interaction design work.


Benefits

  • Fully paid medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Unlimited sick leave
  • General awesomeness
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • ZendFrameworks
    • GuiceFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • S3Databases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • DrupalCMS
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

EZ Texting, voted Best Place to Work for since 2014, is located a block away from the Pacific Ocean and the world-famous 3rd Street Promenade.

An Insider's view of EZ Texting

How does your team reward individual success?

Our team goes out to lunch once a month to celebrate each other’s success. We've also done some team bonding. During our last team bonding event, we went snowboarding and skiing in Mammoth.

Eileen

DevOps Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Everyday at EZ Texting is awesome, because its always different! Whether it be developing a new feature for our customers or coming up with new ideas that help innovate the space of texting! Everyday is exciting at EZ Texting!

Aman

Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at EZ Texting almost 8 years ago as an intern. I've had the opportunity to learn new skills which directly elevated my career path. The company invests in development, both professionally and personally. Recently, my role has shifted towards Business Development. I feel very fortunate to work for a company that invests in its employees!

Shannon

Director of Global Connectivity

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We educate the team on what the business is trying to do and where the areas of struggle are. Once we are on the same page, we create an environment where departments take employee feedback regarding challenges and opportunities. A culture of transparency creates an environment where creativity is aimed at solving real problems for the business!

Vijesh

Co-Founder & CTO

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At EZ Texting, we have always held ourselves to a high standard of respecting our employees work-life balance. We have a work-hard environment, but the happiness of our employees is always put first. We are here to achieve all company goals set forth while keeping the employee spirits constantly high

Chris

Customer Success Manager

What are EZ Texting Perks + Benefits

EZ Texting Benefits Overview

We have amazing perks for each of our employees here at EZ Texting. From Stock Options to FULLY PAID Medical Benefits, the list goes on!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
EZ Texting disability insurances covers you for both short-term and long-term disability.
Dental Benefits
Fully Paid
Vision Benefits
Fully Paid
Health Insurance Benefits
Fully Paid
Life Insurance
EZ Texting covers you for life insurance with a payout of 2X an employee's annual salary. Employees also have an option to purchase additional coverage.
Wellness Programs
EZ Texting hosts a wellness activity once a month which include things like yoga, meditation, nutritionist guest speaker, massages, etc.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
EZ Texting offers stock options through its employee profit sharing program, including vesting over a four-year period.
Performance Bonus
EZ Texting compensation plans include an annual bonus for all regular full-time employees.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
EZ Texting offers up to 3 months of maternal leave and up to 4 weeks of paid paternity leave for new parents with at least 1 year of tenure.
Flexible Work Schedule
EZ Texting offers a flexible work schedule outside of core hours (10AM-4PM)
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
EZ Texting offers 2 weeks of paid time off for all employees and up to 4 weeks off for tenured employees of five years or longer.
Paid Holidays
EZ Texting offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays. Each employee also receives an additional 5 floating holidays per calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
EZ Texting offers UNLIMITED sick leave for all employees.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
EZ Texting offers Rally Fridays
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
EZ Texting has fully stocked kitchens including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, etc.
Some Meals Provided
EZ Texting provides a weekly catered lunch on Tuesdays.
Happy Hours
EZ Texting provides an in-house Happy Hour on Fridays.
Parking
EZ Texting provides a parking pass at one of the local lots or we will reimburse your monthly parking expenses. We also will compensate you for opting out of a parking pass.
Pet Friendly
EZ Texting has a dog friendly environment.
Relocation Assistance
EZ Texting offers a relocation assistance reimbursement.
Fitness Subsidies
EZ Texting reimburses it's employees up to $70 per month for a gym membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Here at EZ Texting we focus on our employees' happiness. We encourage professional development and also want employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

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