Senior Product Designer at realtor.com

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Who we are:

Realtor.com is your one stop shop for homebuyers, sellers, and dreamers, with comprehensive for-sale listings, insightful information, valuable tools, and professional expertise. We're excited and hungry to make a difference to the millions of people in the US who buy a home each year. Our aspiration starts with treating our home buyer as our focal point - we believe that delivering on experiences that truly help people through this seemingly difficult life event will lead us to continued and greater success as a company.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a Senior Product Designer to work within our Emerging Audiences team where you will be working on some new and exciting experiences within the site, bridging between all of our audiences.
 
We're after designers who have experience articulating and rationalising design choices whilst being collaborative, approachable and friendly.
 
You are excited to ship a lot of engaging, beautiful and personalized new product experiences that genuinely solve buyer problems and delight them with what you create.

A day in the life of a Senior Designer:

  • Standups with your cross functional team to review the progress of your sprint
  • Host whiteboard ideation sessions to uncover divergent thinking across cross discipline team members (product, engineering, sales, media etc)
  • Create sketches and interactive prototypes for testing with users
  • Spend some quiet time carefully adding fidelity and detail to your visual & experience designs
  • Work with broader UX team in crafting the overall DSM language used throughout the site
  • Work with product & UI engineers to implement your design

Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS degree in design, design and research, human-computer interaction, or a related field or equivalent practical experience
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience as well as experience integrating user research into design practices
  • Applied knowledge of user-centred design principles, UX Design best practices, trends and emerging technologies
  • Experience designing products for consumer audiences from concept to implementation
  • Online portfolio demonstrates solutions that represent the most user-centric intersection of content, business, technology, and design
  • Ability to create interactive prototypes, experience and journey maps

Overall Responsibilities: 

  • Designs elegant and engaging experiences that connect consumers with brands which augment their home shopping experience
  • Designs the overall experience across multiple real life touch-points that span multiple areas of the business
  • Contribute to the product roadmap
  • Contribute to our design pattern libraries and style guides
  • Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints and risks
  • Develops expert-level knowledge of competitive and complementary products and bring new ideas to the team  

At realtor.com®, we believe that everyone deserves a home of their own. We’re a community of nearly 2,000 employees that work hard to ensure that from the moment someone starts dreaming about a new home, to the moment they walk in the door and beyond, we’re there to lend a helping hand. Every month, 70 million people trust us with their journey home by visiting our site and mobile apps, and we’d love to have you join our team to help.

We’ve got great offices across Canada and the US and lots of sweet jobs to choose from, so we’re hoping you’ll join us on our journey to make home buying and selling easier, and more rewarding for everyone.   

Let’s make a difference, together. For Real. 

Diversity is important to us, therefore, realtor.com is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of age, color, national origin, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, status as a disabled veteran and/or veteran of the Vietnam Era or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, realtor.com will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.  

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • GITDatabases
    • AWSDatabases

Location

Cool downtown office nestled in the bars and restaurants of East 6th Street

An Insider's view of realtor.com

How does your team reward individual success?

We reward success through recognition and appreciation. We often celebrate wins loudly and with fun events. It's one of the best parts of our culture!

Fluker

Consumer Experience Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about how we're scaling our outreach to consumers which allows us to help more people every day. Not only that, but I love the pace we have in testing new consumer experiences!

Diane

Senior Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve been with realtor.com for exactly one year and I’ve grown a great deal. I’ve expanded my literacy from AWS to Python to React Native and been mentored all along the way.

Yufeng

Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

With 80 million unique users to realtor.com a month, we play a leading role in the world's largest real estate network, sitting uniquely in this position of big data, while still being a mid-sized company that is able to democratize the information throughout the business. It’s an incredible position to be in.

Anne

Vice President, Product Management

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Our consumer success model is best in class, yet we continuously strive to build even better services and products for for the reatlor.com consumer.

James

Senior Training Manager

What are realtor.com Perks + Benefits

realtor.com Benefits Overview

BENEFITS

Having healthy and happy employees is extremely important to our company. Which is why we offer all of our employees more than just great basic health coverage.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love our neighbors and think it important to give back to those in need.
Partners with Nonprofits
From our volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity to our employee charitable gift matching per employee, our commitment to our communities is unwavering.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Our goal is first and foremost to protect the health and safety of our employees.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Realtor.com offers charitable gift matching of up to $500 per employee annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Austin Tech Center employees have flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our HomeGrown Mentoring Program is available for all full time employees in Austin.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

When we show up to work each day, regardless of title or tenure, we all want to be heard, be valued, and know that our contributions matter.

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