Senior UX Designer

June 8, 2024

Job Description

Are you enthusiastic about crafting exceptional user experiences and shaping the future of residential living?

Nabu Casa seeks a Senior User Experience Designer to join our Product & Design team full-time. In this role, you’ll primarily focus on Home Assistant, collaborating to transform our vision into tangible prototypes and deliver intuitive, user-friendly experiences for smart homes worldwide.

As one of the world’s most active open-source projects, Home Assistant powers over 1 million households globally, enhancing users’ homes with convenience, comfort, security, personalization, and more. Our commitment lies in realizing our Open Home vision—creating smart homes founded on principles of privacy, choice, and sustainability.

Within Nabu Casa’s Product & Design team, we drive the evolution of the Home Assistant project, overseeing product roadmap management, as well as the conceptualization, design, and validation phases. Founded recently, our team is dedicated to refining the Home Assistant experience, catering to both advanced users and those new to smart home technology.

Distinct from typical corporate or startup roles, we actively maintain our project and its open-source community. Transparency and communication are paramount as we engage with contributors and users, ensuring alignment with our goals and progress. You’ll have direct access to users for feedback and testing through our forums, collaborating closely with both Nabu Casa engineers and community contributors to bring designs to fruition.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Design: Develop interaction models, wireframes, prototypes, and other design assets, focusing on user-centric decisions.
  • Research Synthesis: Collaborate with UX researchers to define research goals and methodologies, synthesizing findings to inform design processes.
  • Ideation: Lead design workshops and sprints to generate innovative ideas for product enhancement.
  • Validation: Test and refine designs based on user feedback and data analysis.
  • Cross-team Collaboration: Communicate design concepts effectively across disciplines, ensuring alignment with stakeholders.
  • User and Design Advocacy: Champion user-centered design principles within the organization, promoting design consistency.
  • Open Source Collaboration: Collaborate with community contributors to enhance product designs.

Required Skills:

  • Mastery of Figma: Proficient in essential and advanced features to facilitate design collaboration.
  • Design Thinking: Ability to apply design methodologies across the product development lifecycle.
  • Self-driven: Proactive in improving products and design processes.
  • User-driven: Empathetic towards user needs, proficient in user research methodologies.
  • Craftsmanship: Attention to detail and aesthetics, ensuring design consistency.
  • Smart Home Knowledge: Familiarity with home automation technology and alignment with Open Home values.
  • Accessibility Standards: Knowledge of designing for diverse user needs.
  • Basic Understanding of Software Development: Familiarity with frontend and backend development concepts.
  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Affinity with Open Source Development
  • Software Experience: Proficiency in creative web development and collaboration tools.
  • Coding Skills: Basic frontend development knowledge.
  • Experience with UX in Different Design Mediums
  • Background in Architecture or Interior Design
  • Experience in Data Visualization

We offer:

  • Fully remote position with competitive benefits.
  • Generous paid time off, parental leave, and other benefits.
  • Budget for home workspace equipment and smart home gadgets.
  • Supportive, collaborative work environment focused on open-source principles.

About us:

Nabu Casa is renowned for driving the development of Home Assistant, the world’s largest open-source smart home platform. We prioritize sustainability and user privacy, supporting initiatives aligned with the Open Home Foundation. As a profitable, independently funded company, our focus remains on empowering employees and users to contribute to the Open Home vision.