Sidebench is a modern technology consultancy and development studio, based in Los Angeles. Our team of strategists, technical architects, product managers, and user experience specialists partner with innovative companies to build long-term technology strategies and create powerful applications for business and consumer use.

We cater to innovative enterprise, fast-growing middle market companies, and funded new ventures seeking product strategy, bringing them the strategic value of enterprise-level management consulting, the technical chops of systems integration consulting, all combined with the UX-first approach of an experienced product team.

Custom Technology. Inspired.

Senior UX Designer at Sidebench
 About Us:

Sidebench is an award-winning strategy, design, and development consultancy based in Los Angeles. We partner with enterprise companies and top new ventures seeking product strategy. Our team provides the strategic value of enterprise-level management consulting and the technical expertise of a leading product & development shop. We combine these strengths with a people-first methodology that gives us a unique & innovative approach toward creating first-in-kind solutions.

 

About the Opportunity:

As a UX designer at Sidebench, you won’t be executing on someone else’s requirements, you will work with a team to discover them. You will lead a room full of diverse perspectives through engaging and effective workshops. You will challenge assumptions, break down silos, and investigate for insights. You will dive into your client’s business, conduct research to understand their customers, and strategically plan for impactful features. You will prototype at various fidelities fluidly, and facilitate feedback from users, the client, and the product team.

The Sidebench design team, your team, is committed to excellence and continuous growth. We’re always open to new ideas, processes, and tools. We welcome thought leaders that evoke positive changes in our processes and culture and we expect team players that are adaptable to such improvements.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead various interactive workshops with clients and team members to uncover insights, bridge gaps, reveal new perspectives, and generate ideas
  • Conduct user interviews to dig deeper into user goals, pain points, and current workflows
  • Work with team to prioritize features, define an MVP, and create the product road-map
  • Produce prototypes of various fidelities for iOS, Android, and Web-based platforms
  • Lead effective and efficient design presentation and reviews
  • Review concepts with clients and facilitate effective feedback
  • Work with product managers and business development to provide deliverable estimates, develop project plans and timelines
  • Build healthy and trusting client relationships
  • Work collaboratively with team members to solve problems and iterate on solutions
  • Produce client deliverables in a timely manner

 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to think big, go beyond just wireframes, and consider the whole experience
  • 4+ total years of UX design experience
  • 2+ years of agency experience working on a ton of different projects across industries and technologies
  • Ability to lead and manage multiple large projects simultaneously
  • Experience designing complex projects for web & mobile applications that leverage emerging technologies
  • Comfortable with estimating project timelines and individual capacity across numerous projects
  • Master of establishing trusting client relationships and partnerships
  • Ability to clearly communicate with clients and team members effectively in both written and verbal capacities
  • Understanding of web & mobile app development and general project management practices
  • Experience conducting user interviews and user tests
  • Experience utilizing design thinking principles to solve various types of problems
  • Experience with at least three of the following prototyping tools (Invision, Principle, Framer.js, proto.io, After Effects, etc.)
  • Multi-device portfolio featuring different design methodologies
  • Strong grasp of grid systems, breakpoints, and media queries to facilitate a mobile-first design
  • Solid conceptualization ability, visual communication, drawing skills, and sketchbook technique

 

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Contagious passion
  • Natural ability to facilitate collaboration
  • Tendency to inspire others
  • Ability to rally a team towards innovative achievements

 

Benefits & Perks

  • You will assist on an interesting and challenging blend of projects and clients
  • In addition to a competitive full-time salary, we offer a significant health reimbursement plan, generous PTO & remote time allotments, and a 401k program
  • Since we’re all about learning and growth, you’ll receive a technology stipend and an educational stipend to spend how you choose
  • We have a casual dress code in the office — no need to dress up for us
  • We always make sure to plan one big company event and one small company event per quarter
  • Our Culture Club celebrates new hires, birthdays, Sidebench anniversaries, and holidays
  • We are walking distance from downtown Culver City and offer free office parking
  • Our kitchen is stocked with free coffee, beer, and plenty of snacks
  • You will work with a diverse team of intelligent people that make it fun to come to work everyday

 


Company Reviews

"Working at Sidebench has been one of the best experiences of my working life. They're constantly pushing the envelope for mobile apps and web design."
Josh Koenig
Business Development Manager
at Sidebench
"I love working here. The passion and innovation that everybody brings to their projects is clearly seen in the quality of the projects that we release. I can't wait to see what we work on next."
Sami Berrada
Business Development Associate
at Sidebench
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Why work with us
Sidebench is a next-generation services company, representing the combination of a management consulting firm and a premium white-glove interactive agency. Our mission is to get to the heart of what matters to our clients and build high-impact products that let them focus on what they do best. Based in West LA, we are one of the fastest growing agencies in the country and are currently building an all-star team that will form the core of our organization as we revolutionize the technology services industry.
Culture
Sidebench is committed to bringing the same innovation that we bring to our projects to the workspace. Located in Santa Monica, we balance the laid-back SoCal lifestyle with an excited energy around what we do. We believe in servant leadership and do everything we can to allow the greater team to shape the company and work on things they are truly passionate about. We are growing quickly and are always looking for talented, caring, and fun individuals who embrace change and innovation.
Perks & Benefits
Yearly Bonus
Profit Sharing Plan
Health Reimbursement Plan
BYOD Option + Technology Stipend
Educational Stipend
Expo Line Accessible
Garage Parking
Fruit, Snacks & Regular Office Meals
Beer & Coffee
Dog Friendly

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