Design

San Francisco, CA
Product & Design
About the role
Ever thought about designing a different way to buy and sell homes, from the ground up? Here’s your chance. Aalto, the private real estate marketplace, is looking to hire its first full-time designer. The fact is it’s a hassle to sell and buy a home. You will lead the design efforts of Aalto’s product and services to change that. If you find joy in the underlying psychology, motivations, and paradoxes at play in such high-stakes decisions, this may be the role for you.

What you’ll do
- Build a premium technology brand, one of only a small handful, that invites and extends into the offline lives of its users
- Lead all Product Design efforts while having the opportunity to think like a Product Manager, identifying the most elegant solution for the multi-faceted challenges at hand
- Produce top-quality, tasteful visual designs for a premium product with attention to interaction design
- Maintain the design system for the Aalto product and brand elements
- Lead the design of mobile experiences that consumers love
- Participate in 30-minute user interviews with several times per week to ensure that we’re correctly prioritizing and solving their most significant problems

You probably have
- 8+ years’ experience as one of the first lead designers at a fast-growing technology company
- At least some experience at a brand-driven company known for making its customers feel something deeply
- A deep respect for your users and get upset whenever anyone badmouths them
- An appreciation for well-designed, premium (not necessarily luxury) products and experiences
- An intuitive sense of the design/implementation balancing act in respecting usability, accessibility, and performance
- An ability to proactively design and drive various projects, as needed reacting to curve-ball requests such as marketing materials (still, when possible, we try to minimize context-switching)

About Aalto
Aalto is the private real estate market where sellers retain privacy and buyers discover exclusive homes for sale. The best agents, across brokerages, use Aalto to elevate the home selling experience for their clients. Sophisticated homeowners are increasingly choosing to sell privately with Aalto because it brings the relief of privacy. It is the only way to sell your home for top dollar without exposing your life for all to see.