Overview

As Lead Designer at Follow Up Boss, you will be 100% customer focused, in understanding their needs and problems, in an effort to provide elegant and simple solutions that delight our customers. You’ll create products that are not only amazing to look at, but intuitive, simple, and help our customers achieve their goals every day. You will protect the UX/UI quality as we develop the product to ensure we deliver a referable experience to every customer. You will own and collaborate in creating and driving the creative vision at Follow Up Boss.

We’re a bootstrapped, profitable company started back in April of 2011.
We’re fully remote and have been since day 1.
We don’t just claim to be customer-centric – we live it.
Opportunity to have a big impact on our growth and your career
No red tape or pointless meetings
Competitive base salary – top 10% in US; for this position the range is $160K – $171K
Strong benefit package including a 401k with 6% match, health/dental/vision insurance for you and our family, funding for continuing education, paid parental leave, kindle + unlimited books, home office setup, company meetups, and 20 PTO + 10 sick days
Solve challenging problems and put your skills to the test every day.
See a direct impact of your work and value you created for customers.
Provide direct input on technical and non-technical decisions. Your opinion matters.

About you

Senior contributor, expects to do actual design work.
Creative leader who excels in communicating visually, verbally and in the written word.
Track record for having deep understanding of SaaS products, their customers, and complex problems.
Ability to clearly articulate UX/UI decisions and why they are best for a given problem.
Doesn’t fall in love with particular solutions, but rather the problems and understanding them well.
You would describe yourself as patient, empathetic and having a good sense of humor.
You’re independent, self-motivated and can stay efficient and productive without someone looking over your shoulder all day long.
Experience working primarily in a remote setting.

Your Qualifications

Self-motivated and proactive mindset.
Remote work experience is required.
Based in the USA, with a quiet home office with fast internet.
8+ years of UI design experience with SaaS products and the web.
You will start off being the a primary contributor, translating requirements into low and high fidelity solutions for the engineering and product teams as we build out our internal design team.
Strong experience achieving a holistic UI design vision for a SaaS product and brand.
Deep experience with UI best practices.
Highly proficient in modern design/prototyping tools (e.g. Figma)
Strong written communication

Responsibilities

You will be primarily serving as the main contributor as we build out an internal design team.
Manage outside designers we are currently leveraging to assist with execution in the interim.
Help hire and onboard talented staff as we seek to build a design team internally.
Lead creative pitches and build design language.
Work with key stakeholders to define creative vision and direction.
Review existing design systems and processes to identify problems and improvements.
Create and improve upon a range of design artifacts, such as creative pitches, high fidelity mock-ups, style guides, UI kits and prototypes.
Ensure the quality and consistency of the product and design decisions.
Work with product and engineering to foster innovation, ensure feasibility and fidelity of implementation.
Coach and mentor other staff members.

30/60/90
In the first 90 days, your goal is to lay a good foundation of understanding as to how our product and team work here at Follow Up Boss. Additionally you will immediately start contributing to improving design within ongoing and upcoming projects.
30 day

Why customers hire us: Learn the core needs and problems we solve for our customers as well as what our existing competitors we compete with.
Team relationships: Get to know the people and teams here at Follow Up Boss. This includes pairing with our Success, Support, and Sales team on customer calls as well as virtually meeting everyone else here.
Understand how we work: Get to know the processes on how we build product & operationally support it here at Follow Up Boss. This includes working with Success & Support teams in identifying insights and triaging issues as well as working with the Shapeup framework to build, test & deliver Product with Engineering.
Get your hands dirty with more immediate design needs. Some examples include: appointment scheduler UI for desktop and mobile; improving texting UI in the mobile apps; rethinking the UI of our reporting screens.

60 day

Ensure the quality of design: Be part of design review process to ensure the implementations by engineering are up to a first class bar.
Collaborate with the team in UI design phases of key product  initiatives.
Start identifying the UI design gaps in our product.

Continued execution for UI design needs for the product.

90 day

Start prioritizing the over arching UI design needs in our product and marketing. 
Start to formulate a more holistic UI design vision for our mobile apps.
Continued execution for UI design needs for the product 

Why Follow up Boss?
❤️ This is us
Work remotely: Live and work wherever you like!
Competitive salary: Our career framework pays in the top 10% no matter where you live.
‍⚕️ Insurance: Company paid health, dental & vision insurance for all of our team members and their families.
Family leave: generous family leave – fully paid!
Home office setup: Get a Macbook Pro + $1000 to set up your home office.
‍ Personal development stipend: $1000 per year to focus on bettering yourself.
401(k): With 6% company match!
✈️ Retreats: Join us for company get-togethers every year!
☕️ Co-working stipend: Get some extra cash for a co-working space or a coffee shop work.
Free books and Kindle: Get a free Kindle and all the free books – digital and audio – you like, anytime.
Gym: Monthly stipend to keep you active and feeling good.
☕️ Money each month to spend on caffeine.

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About Follow Up Boss

Follow Up Boss is the leading CRM for fast-growing real estate teams. Our first line of code was written in 2011 after an interview with a real estate leader, who told us a story about how he couldn't even sit down to watch a movie with his kids because he had to stay on his phone, manually forwarding leads out to his agents. He became our very first customer. 10 years later, we serve thousands of brokers, team leaders and solo agents just like him, helping solve the many challenges around the fast-paced, always-on, relentless business of real estate sales. We are currently a team of 45, all working 100% remotely since day one. Our company is self-funded, profitable and independent, which gives us the freedom to focus on the success of our customers and our team.