Head of Design - Creative + UX at beaconhome

San Francisco Bay Area · Full Time

We are a family of heroes on a journey to improve people’s lives by building devices that seamlessly and naturally integrate technology into our homes.

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Job Description

Very few people have a moment in their career when their personal timing, the rate of technology convergence, and industry direction all meet for a once in a lifetime role. Your career is at the point where you are ready for the responsibilities of such a role. We are opening up a search for you to lead and define an entire new segment of home automation experience as our Head of Design. You will create the definition and deployment of user experience across the future of truly automated home IoT.

You have a proven ability to lead design efforts in defining the user experience across consumer hardware, mobile and web touch points. This role is an integral part of the product development team and will regularly collaborate with our engineering and product teams to deliver experiences that delight our users and lay the foundation for our product's expansion.

Own the design process including user research, design IAs, UX flows, wireframes, prototyping (e.g., InVision), A-B testing, and specifications.
Deliver a UX vision and collaborate with product team to influence product design and roadmap.
Design and obsess over pixels
Manage and develop a designers in the execution of both roadmap and advanced concept initiatives.
Think beyond individual screens, considering the context of the overall user journey and business objective.
Collaborate with product and marketing teams on the definition personas, source UI/UX interviewees, manage research process, and lead design reviews with stakeholders.
Work with engineering and product teams to ensure user experience details are implemented to spec.
Make the right call between getting designs shipped and paying attention to detail.
Exude positivity and be a leader in our user focused culture

8+ years of experience designing consumer experiences on mobile and web
Deep knowledge of user-centered design methods, experience working in design systems, and a highly refined visual design sensibility.
Touched both iOS and Android experiences.
Strong communication, presentation and organization skills.
Experience facilitating design sessions and building design-centric organizations.
Collaborative, innovative, and fun to work with.

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What We're Building

Funded connected device company creating a new health and wellness device that will change the way people experience their spaces.

We're at the forefront of applying the latest technologies to a challenging problem. Hardware, firmware, Android, RxJava, iOS, Swift, AWS, Deep Learning and more are all on the table and being implemented everyday.

Our vision is to enable the IoT experience we all know is possible but others have yet to deliver. I am proud to be a part of this dedicated and creative team. Join us to take a crack at some extremely interesting hardware, firmware, and software challenges.
We're working at the frontier of what the home will be in the next 5 years: ambient and ubiquitous computing. Elegant hardware for environmental awareness, powerful machine-learning for decision making, and robust software to make things effortless for our users. It's a pleasure to work with an inspiring group of comrades on hard problems. Come join our crew as we embark on this exciting journey.
We've identified a major opportunity! It's an ambitious goal and that results in interesting problems to solve and lots of people to help. Working on this project has captured my imagination and we have some great work ahead.
It's super-exciting to be building a product from the ground up that will change how we interact with the physical world around us. We love thinking about solutions to problems using today's technology and the technology that will be the norm 5 years from now. Our core group has worked together for quite some time, and now we're looking for other great minds to join us.
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Joe Keto
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Allen Schober
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Greg Badros
Vice President of Engineering and Products @Facebook
Jason Johnson
CEO and Co-founder of @august, Co-Founder of @Founders Den @BlueSprig and @Rethink Books. Former VP of marketing for DOLBY and @Global IP Solutions
John Kobs
CEO & Co-Founder, @Apartment List