Sr. UX Designer

Inspire

Remote Hybrid Mar 22
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In-office locations: Santa Monica, CA, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA. Remote location(s): United States. As a certified B Corp, our mission is truly woven into the fabric of what we do. As you grow professionally, you are doing good for the planet by helping us to transform the way consumers access clean energy and accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.  The Inspire Design Team is dedicated to making access to affordable clean energy available to everyone. We are finding solutions to large-scale challenges that will forever change the way people think about their home, their energy and their carbon footprint. We solve complex problems in a challenging space while remaining focused on our mission at hand and helping empower our users through education and access.  As Sr. UX Designer, you will be focused on understanding our business needs and building unique and scalable experiences for the internal tools that fuel our business. You will work with other product designers, product managers and other stakeholders along the way and deliver a consistent experience across multiple features and systems. How you’ll help: 
  • Leadership: Lead and grow better experiences for our business in partnership with product managers, provide design direction, and push the quality of the design work. 
  • Communication: Build relationships with cross functional team members and executives and effectively speak to process, design goals and team goals.
  • Execution: Influence product strategy and lead the team in executing design work with a high level of polish, and understand how to solve a range of product challenges across multiple applications.
  • Cross-functional: You bring consistency and best practices in all facets of your role through design principles, process, team norms and communication.
Some Year 1 Deliverables:
  • Define and execute UX strategy  for developing efficient and effective tools that our team will leverage to acquire and  support our customers.  
  • Align UX Research and Marketing Research findings for shared user understanding & strategy.
  • Audit of current tools for usability enhancement opportunities and development of a roadmap of improvements in partnership with Product
  • Establish UX design system elements for more efficient standards
Here’s what you’ll bring to the table: Non-negotiables:
  • 5-8 years of experience as a product/UX designer building business or SaaS products.
  • You are a user experience specialist who can drive the process end-to-end and deliver a polished, engineering-ready experience
  • You have experience working with—and maintaining/evolving—design systems
  • Strong case studies showcasing your end-to-end process from problem definition to final solution and impact on users and the business
 Nice-to-have:
  • Experience With UX research
  • Comfort conducting alignment workshops
  • Previous experience in the climate or energy sector.
Our Work Model: Being bi-coastal, we have mastered the art of working collaboratively across different time zones and regions. Working from the comforts of our own homes, we don't mind the surprise cameos from children and pets. With our Open Workplace model, we encourage our teams to come together and take advantage of our collaborative work spaces in both Santa Monica, CA and Philadelphia, PA. We often host office events and celebrations that you won't want to miss! Here’s what we offer:

Health & Wellness:

    • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage starts from day one
    • Summer Fridays and Wellness days
    • Mental Health Benefits (Headspace, Ginger)
    • Company Paid Parental Leave

Life at Inspire:

    • Flexible Time Off
    • 401(K) up to 4% Matching 
    • Employee Resource Groups
    • Treks through GivePower and the opportunity to participate in service trip
    • Training, development, and growth opportunities for all employees

Perks:

    • Work from Home
    • Semi Annual Performance Bonuses
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • B Corporation Discounts
    • Open Office Floor Plan 
    • Dog-friendly workplace
    • Fun Company Events
More About Who We Are: Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future. We provide our customers with access to renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro powered sources without service interruptions or costly installations at a flat, predictable monthly rate. On average, one year of being an Inspire member can help avoid 9,639 pounds of carbon emissions - that is 7x more impactful than one year of recycling!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401k with company contribution
Perks & Discounts
  • Bring Your Own Device Reimbursement
  • Casual Dress
  • Snacks Provided
Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • FSA
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
Professional Development
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Nursing Room
  • Parental Leave
Other
  • Fully Remote Options
  • Pet Friendly Office
PTO/Flexibility
  • Paid Holidays
  • Unlimited PTO
What makes Inspire an exciting place to work? We are constantly working towards something bigger than ourselves. Our mission is what inspires and connects us. But we're also raising awareness for customers that they have choices when it comes to choosing an energy source. Roughly 20% of your overall carbon emissions come from your home — which is huge. You can eliminate that 20% from your carbon footprint simply by deciding to go with Inspire. Through data, we empower customers by informing them of their choices and giving them an option to positively impact the environment.   What’s unique about working on Inspire’s tech team? Between Philly and Santa Monica, we have about 60 people on our tech team. Being small, we’re able to bond and work together closely. Everyone across the entire team has a hand in creating something for customers. No one group comes up with ideas or roadmaps and presents them to the rest of the group; we collectively decide what we should be working on and how we can work towards bringing Inspire’s overall mission to life. We’ve created a very supportive and uplifting subculture. It’s not just about social events; it’s about asking, “How can we grow together? How can we work better together?”   How has Inspire has worked to improve employee work/life balance during the pandemic? Due to the always-on nature of working from home during quarantine, we found that people had started working more hours and taking less PTO. Even when we told people to take time off, they still seemed to check in and contribute. We established “bonus days,” where every other Friday is off for the entire company. That way, no one is working, employees don’t feel that they are missing anything, and everyone can truly relax and recharge.   What qualities make someone a promising job candidate at Inspire? Everyone at Inspire is driven by the mission to expand access to clean energy and work toward a zero-net carbon future. So we look for candidates who have that same passion for taking care of our earth. We’re a company of team players who collaborate closely, always ready to hop on Zoom to solve problems as a team. From a tech perspective, we want talented engineers of all levels, but we are also looking for people who also think deeply about the Inspire user and build features and solutions that work for them. People who are interested in their careers and helping grow the careers of those they work with share knowledge and level up their skill sets.