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UI/UX Designer



About the Role

Pearl’s mission is to make our global community a better place by giving homeowners the tools to improve their homes’ health, comfort, efficiency, resilience — and value. We are passionate about improving the performance of residential buildings as a way to improve people’s lives and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Pearl is a national start-up that certifies high-performing homes: homes with efficient heating and cooling, solar, smart home devices, resilient features and much more. Pearl’s certification drives demand for these improvements by capturing their value for resale and appraisal.

We are looking for a UI/UX Designer to join our dynamic, supportive team to work remotely from anywhere in the US. (We have been fully remote since our founding.)

As the UI/UX Designer, you will:

Own the overall design and user experience for Pearl’s Green Door App. The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who loves the challenge of taking complex concepts and designing an intuitive user experience for the customer. This candidate is excited by the opportunity to define the design process at a fast-growing startup and looks forward to making an outsized impact for Pearl’s customers.

Essential functions:

Discover problems and opportunities to address through human-centered design principles
Create low-fidelity designs/wireframes to represent high-level objectives/ideas clearly
Prototype design solutions to ensure a clear representation of the interaction design
Handoff design assets and support the development efforts
Design experiences that address the opportunities identified through research, collaboration with product, and alignment with stakeholders
Test the proposed designs to ensure the viability of the proposed solution(s)
Refine design solutions
Align with stakeholders to understand business processes and user needs
Conduct research to uncover user pain points, needs, and opportunities for improvement
Synthesize research findings and present them to the necessary partners & stakeholders
Collaborate with Product Manager(s) to prioritize opportunities to address
Formalize information architecture to ensure proper formatting of key information/actions
Secondary functions:

Present findings to stakeholders
Review designs for AA WCAG Accessibility compliance
Create illustrations, icons, and supporting graphics
Support the creation and advancement of the design system(s)
What we’re looking for in a UI/UX Designer:

Minimum 4-6 years of experience
Proficiency in design tools (Figma preferred )
Ability to lead research initiatives and design workshops
Design with a mobile-first approach
Fluency in human-centered design principles
Fluency in best practices for information architecture and design
Strong communication, presentation, and storytelling skills
Experience collaborating with multiple cross-functional partners
Experience supporting developers in the implementation of design deliverables
User empathy, able to consider a diverse range of user needs
You have experience working in a fast-paced, iterative environment where multi-tasking and time-management skills are critical
You thrive under pressure and enjoy working in a start-up environment with competing priorities
Nice to have:

Previous startup experience
Experience in any of the following fields: home services, home contracting, solar, energy efficiency, building performance, building science
Why work at Pearl?

We offer great growth opportunities in a dynamic, growing startup
We are a mission-driven company, and we love what we do
Pearl’s company culture is centered around our core values, the first of which is equality between people. We value diversity, celebrate our differences, and learn from one another. Pearl is an equal opportunity employer, and candidates from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.
Our company culture is supportive, team-based, and fun
We are 100% remote - work where you feel comfortable
Compensation and Benefits:

Market salary based on experience and local conditions, in the range of $95k to $115k, plus stock options
Medical, vision and dental coverage provided for employees and their families, with optional upgrade coverage, where the employee covers only the difference in cost
Flexible spending and dependent care accounts, life insurance, cell phone service, and 401(k) with employer match up to 4%
15 vacation days during the calendar year, plus holidays (including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day), sick days and paid parental leave.

About the Company

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