Senior Product Designer Austin, TX

Senior Product Designer

Full Time • Austin, TX

What you’ll be called: Senior Product Designer (Consumer Products)

Where you’ll work: KWRI Headquarters—Austin, TX

Named Happiest Company to Work for in 2018; one of the Best Places to Work in Austin, TX; Keller Williams Realty International (KWRI) thrives within a creative and collaborative culture where being at the forefront of real estate is our primary goal. With more than 190K agents worldwide, we are the foremost provider of real estate solutions, offering the most comprehensive end-to-end portfolio of products, services and training in the industry.

 

Who we’re looking for:

At KWRI, we believe design is as much about behavior and emotion as it is about utility and ease. We’re looking for a Senior Product Designer to be at the forefront of designing future consumers real estate product experiences from the ground up.

Our ideal Senior Product Designer is a innovative, independent thinker who loves taking the complex and transforming it into an elegant, intuitive experiences. You have an Award Winning portfolio of consumer products you've designed and brought to life. You understand the unique challenges of building experiences in a fast paced environment and live to solve them.

 

What you’ll do:

As our Senior Product Designer, your job is to envision how people experience our products and bring that vision to life in a way that feels inspired. You’ll tackle complex tasks and transform them into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use designs for people around the world—from the first-time user to the sophisticated expert. Achieving this goal requires collaboration with teams of Designers, Researchers, Engineers and Product Managers throughout the design process—from creating user flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and prototypes. At each stage, you will anticipate what our users need, advocate for them and ensure that the final product surprises and delights them.

Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of one or more parts of a portfolio of KW consumer products, driving innovative design.
  • Create documentation (including design rules, pixel perfect mocks, animations) that enables software developers to build software that fosters a delightful user experience.
  • Collaborate with and develop mutual respect and trust with product managers, engineers, researchers and designers.
  • Participate in regular design reviews and other team-wide design efforts.
  • Communicating conceptual ideas and design rationale while aligning to branding guidelines.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Design (e.g. graphic, interaction, visual communications, product, industrial), HCI, or a related field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 yrs experience designing consumer facing applications and products.
  • 2 yrs Mobile (Android/IOS) Experience.
  • Ability to create prototypes using Sketch, Invision, HTML/CSS/JS.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Award winning portfolio that demonstrates a range of solutions with a full grasp of product process from concept to delivery, particularly native and web projects.
  • Defined experience between multiple products.
  • Case studies showing a strong acumen for user experience design and how motion design influences UI and interaction design (and vice versa).
  • Experience leveraging design thinking, storyboarding, user research and wireframes.
  • Ability to present your designs and sell your solutions to various stakeholders.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively.
  • Up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies.
  • Familiarity with the Agile process.
  • Worked with outside vendors.
  • Passion and penchant for designing products experience consumers rapidly adopt. 

Who are we?

Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, has more than 1,000 offices and 180,000 associates. The franchise is also No. 1 in units and sales volume in the United States. In 2015, Keller Williams began its evolution into a technology company, now building the real estate platform that agents' buyers and sellers prefer. Since 1983, the company has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based culture that rewards agents as stakeholders.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.





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