UX Designer

| Chicago
The product design team at ParkWhiz is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of researchers, problem solvers, visual designers, copywriters, and lifelong learners. We’re making impacts on the travel industry through our consumer-facing products and partnerships with global brands. Designers at ParkWhiz strive to discover what’s best for our users, create a culture of user empathy, validate ideas, and connect the right efforts for maximum impact. At ParkWhiz, design is woven into every aspect of our service.
We are looking to add a User Experience Designer to our growing Product Development team. A User Experience Designer at ParkWhiz will work directly with other UX designers, researchers, interaction designers, product managers, and developers. Since design plays a role in every stage of development within our business, we’re specifically looking for a UXer who is willing to help facilitate research, concept until the problem is solved, and work with visual designers to see your vision through development.

What we're looking for

  • A digital portfolio that demonstrates conceptual thinking, dynamic user experiences, a data-driven mindset and a knack for integrated mobile-first designs
  • Experience building native applications, as well as responsive web design
  • Experience creating wireframes, user flows, site maps
  • Ability to perform user research including moderated and unmoderated usability testing
  • Experience working with prototyping and design tools such as Sketch, Photoshop, Axure, Marvel
  • Degree in Human-Computer Interaction, social sciences, Interaction Design or related discipline is a plus
  • 3-5 years of internal product experience on an agile product and development team

What you'll do in a day

  • Ideate and concept solutions, putting insights from research and data into action
  • Communicate scenarios, end-to-end experiences and interaction needs
  • Evaluate purchase funnels with the goal of optimizing conversion
  • Create deliverables to share concepts and designs to stakeholders in iterative phases
  • Implement user research initiatives and share results to create empathy for users and explain design decisions
  • Partner with product managers, designers, and engineers to oversee and refine the user experience of our products
  • Contribute to high-level strategic decisions in collaboration with the product team

Our guiding principles

  • We practice humility
  • We set ourselves to higher standards
  • Collaboration is key
  • Users rule all. We make decisions based on research and data
  • We’re always concepting. We iterate on everything we do
  • We’re open to feedback
  • We treat failure as an opportunity to learn and grow

About ParkWhiz
The ParkWhiz mission is to bring smiles to drivers around the world by making parking more convenient, efficient, and delightful. We seek to remove friction for our users and to become integrated into the daily life of drivers across the country.
Our Culture
The ParkWhiz Product Team consists of user advocates, collaborators and innovative thinkers. We strive to create products people love using, we test and iterate on our ideas. We have a firm, non-negotiable no jerk policy. We accept you for who you are and consider everyone on an equal opportunity basis without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

Location

We’re in the West Loop, one block from Union Station and three blocks from Ogilvie. We’re easily accessible from the CTA and the Kennedy Expressway.

An Insider's view of ParkWhiz

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We promote and foster a work-life balance for all employees at ParkWhiz. With a flexible work from home policy and unlimited PTO we strive to create an environment that produces an equitable experience.

Molly Morrison

Director of People & Culture

What projects are you most excited about?

We know from our best users that they want to book in-app, they want it to be as seamless as possible & they want to be in control. I'm excited about the work we're doing on voice interactions & enhancements within the app. We know it's about the destination, and we want to remove the hassles in getting there.

Elizabeth Lindemulder

Vice President of Product

What does career growth look like on your team?

Career development for every member of the Operations team is a top priority. Our team has direct communication with our customers and partners, so we understand what it means to be customer-centric. This experience is highly valued at ParkWhiz, evident in the promotions of 11 Ops members within five areas of the company over the past year.

Ryan Kern

Director of Operations

What is your vision for the company?

The world of transportation is going to change fast in the coming years - with autonomous, electric and connected vehicles, hyper-fast trains and flying cars! We will connect that world to the space around it - helping cars of the future get from A to B with ease and get serviced, charged or simply park for a few hours waiting for the next ride.

Dan Roarty

Chief Operating Officer

What are ParkWhiz Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Stock Options • Flexible Spending Account • Long/Short Term Disability - employer paid • Life Insurance - employer paid • Secure Indoor bike parking • Discounted gym membership • Kitchen stocked full of snacks and beverages • Beer fridge • Discounted ParkWhiz parking (of course!)

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