Product Designer

Product Management Boulder, Colorado Denver, Colorado


Description

Why join Uplight?

Do you dream about creating a more sustainable future? At Uplight, we are motivating energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Working with over 75 of the world’s leading electric and gas utilities, Uplight provides an end-to-end customer energy experience. Uplight delivers personalized experiences that customers have now come to expect–improving satisfaction, increasing revenue, reducing the cost to serve, and contributing to carbon reduction goals. We are now B Corp certified, enabling us to put our values into action by not only making decisions for the benefit of our shareholders, but also for our customers, environment, employees, and community.

 What you get to do:

At Uplight, we don’t just hope for a sustainable future – we’re designing it.

Product Designers at Uplight see no boundary between form and function. They are multi-skilled, proactive communicators who develop a deep-understanding of the problem space. They help drive measurable energy savings with a relentless focus on the end user.

Work with products that reach millions of people and have an impact on creating a more sustainable future. Support our implementation team to onboard large scale clients on new products through the application of  their brands standards to our white label product offering. Problem solve through finding opportunities to create efficiency in your day-to-day processes. Our products span the digital and non digital ecosystems - mobile, web and email, print. Design elegant, simple, and impactful experiences that will be used by thousands of people every day. Additionally you’ll work closely with other Product Designers, Product Managers, and Engineers to concept, design, prototype, test, and iterate products until they exceed our standards of quality. 

Climate change is one of the biggest systemic problems humanity has ever faced. To tackle it, you need to be eager to solve problems and have proven ability to create cohesive experiences based on research, testing and sound design principles.

Responsibilities: 

  • Support the launch of white label products by applying client’s brand standards. 
  • Partner with our implementation team to smoothly roll out products with customers and find opportunities to improve the process
  • Contribute to the Product Design culture, process, and component design system. 
  • Bring in new inspiration and suggest ways we can grow/ improve our work.
  • Create prototypes for user testing
  • Conduct moderated or unmoderated user tests (there is an opportunity to grow in this skillset if you have not had previous experience or opportunities in this domain)
  • Solve problems through design as well as applying the same design thinking to improving processes to make them more efficient
  • Design internal tools to support the efficient onboarding and maintenance of our clients’ products
  • Effectively communicate conceptual ideas and detailed design rationale both verbally and visually to internal stakeholders and to clients. Weigh business goals and level of effort into the mix when choosing approaches.
What you bring to Uplight:
  • Excellent visual and interaction skills —growing to be a master in your field
  • An attitude ‘in service of your audience’ and finding ways to understand their needs and validate your work in service of those needs.
  • An ability to think beyond the pixels and design for the whole experience or process
  • Experience with making complex services easily digestible for an audience
  • Understand the design process and advocate for it as you work on projects. 
  • Can accurately scope your work
  • Clear communicator
  • Work well as a collaborator
  • 1 –3 years of related Design-industry experience

Tools our design team uses:

  • Figma (primary tool for design and prototypes), Sketch, Adobe suite (primarily Illustrator and InDesign), Miro, Filestage, Usertesting.com, Respondent, Invision,
Bonus points: 
  • Experience applying and translating client brand guidelines
  • Worked on white-label projects for multiple clients, from concept to implementation
  • Worked in an Agile and/or SaaS distributed work environment
  • Experience with ADA standards
  • Participated in or led a Google Design Sprint
  • Experience with user flows 

What makes working at Uplight amazing?

In addition to all the standard medical and dental benefits that kick in Day 1, we:

  1. Are proud to be over 400+ people with an important cause: helping to create a more sustainable planet.
  2. Are committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities. 
  3. Are focused on career growth by following defined career ladders
  4. Take our work and mission seriously and….we love to laugh!

We also:

  1. Provide a 401k Match
  2. Have an innovative flexible time off policy
  3. Keep you energized with plenty of food and drink (when our offices reopen)


When you apply please include the following:

  • Write about some of the hardest design problems you have solved and give specific details on how you solved them.
  • Portfolio Link or case studies
  • Resume


Salary: $70,000 to $77,000 (dependent upon experience)


Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.