Zimride: Senior Designer / Front-End Developer

Posted by | September 2, 2010 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: Palo Alto, CA

URL: http://www.zimride.com

About Us
Zimride is a small and exciting startup based in Palo Alto, CA. Our industry-leading carpool/rideshare service helps organizations establish easy to use, private, social networks for ridesharing. We have over 50 of the nation’s leading universities and companies as clients including Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, University of Michigan, Cornell University, Esurance and CIGNA. Our goal is to bring this new form of sustainable transportation to millions of users around the world.
Investors include Facebook’s fbFund, FLOODGATE, and a group of prominent angel investors.

About You
You are a dynamic, experienced designer and a creative, accomplished front-end developer mixed into one. You’re as comfortable playing an important role in shaping our product roadmap as you are designing and implementing features that define the user experience. You’re capable of taking an early stage idea and building it out into a fully baked product on pace with our engineering team.
Your Responsibilities
  • Design and develop beautiful, simple and enjoyable interfaces and interactions
  • Work closely with the entire team to improve our product and long-term vision
  • Communicate with our customers to help turn issues and requests into solutions
  • Optimize and streamline our user experience to simplify site use and encourage continued engagement
You Must Have
  • A portfolio of relevant projects highlighting both design and development
  • Strong front-end development capabilities including HTML/CSS/JS
  • Experience working closely with engineers
  • Extensive knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Great oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a startup environment
Bonus Points For
  • Experience with drafting paper prototypes
  • Experience conducting usability tests
  • Previous work with social networks
  • Ability to conduct A/B tests and iterate on optimizing user flows
  • Mobile design experience
  • Experience with PHP & MySQL
  • Passion for sustainability and/or transportation

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio link to jobs@zimride.com

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