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UX Designer (Lead/Senior)

  • Design & User Experience
  • Full-time
  • Lehi, UT
  • Remote friendly

2022-07-27 16:39:30 UTC

Upkid is building the future of childcare by creating a marketplace for teachers to find flexible work. We are looking for a UX Designer to join our team.

About the role

  • As a UX Designer for Upkid, you will be part of our founding team and lead the product design for our mobile and web applications.

  • You will own the user experience and lead efforts to improve the experience for our users.

  • You will make a difference in the lives of childcare owners, childcare teachers, and subsequently parents.

  • You won’t just be a cog in the corporate wheel, he will be an integral part of our small team and will see immediate impact from what you create.

What we are looking for

  • Upkid is looking for a user-experience (UX) designer able to understand our business requirements and any technical limitations, as well as be responsible for conceiving and conducting user research, interviews and surveys, and translating them into sitemaps, user flows, customer journey maps, wireframes, mockups and prototypes. The UX designer will also be expected to design the overall functionality of the product, and in order to ensure a great user experience, iterate upon it in accordance with user-testing.

  • Upkid is looking for a designer that is willing to roll their sleeves up and meet in person with users.

  • We love people that ask smart questions, take risks and champion new ideas.


  • Three or more years of UX design experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing complex solutions for complete digital environments.

  • Expertise in standard UX software such as Figma. Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are a plus.

  • Ability to work with users to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet their needs.

  • Extensive experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.

  • A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns.

  • Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.

  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients.

  • A clear understanding of the importance of user-centered design and design thinking.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting including synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design implications.

  • Be passionate about resolving user pain points through great design.

  • Be open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism.

  • Be passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and innovation. Research and showcase knowledge of the industry’s latest trends and technologies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Translate concepts into user flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that lead to intuitive user experiences.

  • Facilitate the client’s product vision by researching, conceiving, sketching, prototyping and user-testing experiences for digital products.

  • Design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.

  • Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions.

  • Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, functions and features.

  • Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs.

  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.

  • Ask smart questions, take risks and champion new ideas.


  • Competitive salary

  • Early-stage equity package

  • Medical, dental, and vision

  • 100% remote or work from a co-working space. (If you are located in Utah, we work out of an office in Lehi)

Upkid is intentional about embracing diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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