About UrbanSitter

UrbanSitter is a leader and innovator in the on-demand economy, reinventing the process of finding trusted childcare. UrbanSitter leverages web, mobile apps and the social graph to power a marketplace that connects parents to the babysitters most trusted by their community with the added convenience of real-time booking and payment. In doing so, we empower both parents and sitters to balance and pursue their choice of education, career, family and self.

UrbanSitter is located in the heart of the Financial District in San Francisco. The company offers competitive salaries and benefits that include comprehensive health coverage, stock options, babysitting credits, and team building activities. UrbanSitter was named Best Consumer Application or Service in the San Francisco Business Times Technology & Innovation Awards and San Francisco Magazine’s Best Babysitting Service in both 2015 and 2016.


About the Job

As a Product Designer, you’ll be collaborating on the design across multiple touchpoints–web, iOS, Android, and email. We’re always improving our core user experience, but in 2017 we’ll also be creating cool new features and integrating more iOS 10 interactions. All of our design work starts with a deep understanding of our users and our business goals, but it should also look and feel amazing! As such, we want to create a clean design system, delightful interactions, and on-brand visuals. If this is the job for you, you’ll get to work with caring, smart people on a product that changes people’s lives.


Scope of work...

  • Efficient research (user behavior, pain points, constraints, best practices, etc.)

  • Quick sketches or design concepts to explore multiple solutions and create alignment

  • Basic prototypes or user flows to evaluate and communicate designs

  • Just-right user testing as needed for new concepts or tricky interactions

  • Nearly pixel-perfect comps aligned with our brand and style guide

  • Tracking feedback from team members and stakeholders

  • Contributing to our design team’s knowledge base (personas, experience maps, design principles, best practices, etc.)


Our ideal candidate…

  • Has at least 2-5 years of experience designing consumer products

  • Has a portfolio showcasing both responsive web and native mobile app work

  • Is strong in two core skills and capable in two others (user research, information architecture, interaction design, visual design, writing, service design, and prototyping)

  • Empathizes with our users and takes a user-centered approach to design

  • Understands the importance of grid systems, composition, typography and color

  • Can design both blue-sky visions and minimal viable product

  • Displays both grit and scrappiness and appreciates a fast-paced environment

  • Can work with a variety of tools, including Adobe Illustrator

  • Is knowledgeable about design trends, Apple’s HIG and Google’s Material Design

  • Thrives in a collaborative environment: solicits and accepts feedback, adds value to others' work and elevates the quality of the team as a whole


Role definition...

  • Mid-level (but open to a junior-level person with incredible promise)

  • Primarily works with the product and engineering teams, but may help out the marketing team

  • Reports to the Director of User Experience

To apply, contact jobs@urbansitter.com

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