Founding Product Designer

Los Angeles
Product /
Full-Time /
Zuma is pioneering the future of customer interactions with our AI-driven leasing agent, Kelsey, transforming the rental market experience for consumers and property manager alike. Our innovative platform is crafted from the ground up, integrating artificial intelligence, machine learning, to boost sales conversions and enhance support capabilities for property management business across the country. As one of Los Angeles's fastest-growing startups, Zuma has over +17M in funding and support from world-renowned investors, including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Y Combinator, King River, Range Ventures, and distinguished angel investors like YC’s former COO, Qasar Younis.

With our headquarters in Los Angeles, USA, Zuma sells its product nationally and is scaling rapidly. Achieving our vision requires a team of passionate, innovative individuals eager to leverage technology to redefine customer-business interactions. We're on the hunt for exceptional talent ready to join our mission and contribute to building a groundbreaking technology that reshapes how businesses engage with customers. Join us in our journey to revolutionize the rental industry and beyond, making seamless, AI-enhanced interactions the new standard.

Zuma is seeking a visionary Founding Product Designer to establish the foundation of our design culture and create the frameworks that will guide UI/UX at our company. Zuma is re-imagining how human operations teams work alongside digital AI co-workers and you’ll spearhead the creation of a new type of platform that enables human+AI collaboration. This is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of the AI revolution and help shape the future of work. This pivotal role offers the opportunity to influence the product's user experience from the ground up, setting design standards that align with our vision.


    • Define and implement the design framework that will be the cornerstone of all Zuma product interfaces and experiences.
    • Lead the design process from concept through to execution, crafting wireframes, prototypes, and high-fidelity designs for new features.
    • Work closely with product management and engineering teams to align product strategy and design philosophy.
    • Conduct and apply user research and usability studies to iterate and refine designs based on user feedback.
    • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices, and standards across the company.
    • Lead and scale the design team as the company grows, playing a crucial role in hiring and mentoring new team members.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related field.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in product design, with a strong portfolio that demonstrates expertise in crafting tech product interfaces.
    • Proficiency in design tools such as Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, and other prototyping tools.
    • Proven ability to design across various platforms including web, mobile, and tablet.
    • Excellent leadership, communication, and collaborative skills to work effectively in a dynamic startup environment.

Nice to Haves

    • Prior experience with AI-driven products or in the real estate tech sector.
    • A track record of establishing design frameworks and building design teams from the ground up.