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UI Designer @ Fun Ecom Co | Great People & Flexible Hours [CLOSED]

Full Time 450.00 - 750.00 USD Type: Bi-Weekly

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- Do you get off making SaaS products look sexy AF?

- Do you scroll through sites and always think about how you could do it better?

-Do you enjoy constantly being micromanaged by your boss day in, and day out? (We hate it, but if that’s your thing… all you have to do is ask!)

If so, then we are the place for you, except you might hate how nice of a company we have - filled with happy, generally competent people that don’t put up with jerks. Frankly, it makes me sick how nice everyone is.

We are remote full time, have very flexible hours, people are judged by their output, not by how much they suck up to the boss, and turnover is super low because the company believes that happy employees = happy customers = happy bank account. Simply disgusting, if you ask me.

--Is this a real job ad?--

Yup! Amazingly enough, we actually paid money to post this on a bunch of different job sites. And it’s not even a pyramid scheme! Plus, get this: the owner just started paying our 80ish employees with money instead of Pizza Hut coupons - we’re big time, people.

Our careers page is actually worth checking out to learn more about how insane we are (sidenote: it won a web design award in 1993 - we’re a pretty big deal):

http://www.jlstradingco.com/careers/

And check out our reviews on Google, Glassdoor, or Indeed to see that it’s not just the founder’s mother who says we’re cool.

--What do you guys do?--

Our business involves taking random products and then marketing the heck out of them, primarily on Amazon. We have hundreds of SKUs at the moment and are launching around 10-20 new products every single month.

We are currently designing a new SaaS product in use for the Amazon sellers space, as well as quite a few other interesting projects in the pipeline. Our company is constantly growing with new ideas to help us grow to be an E-commerce powerhouse.

--What is your company like?--

1. Full Time Remote/Flexible Hours. You will be working from home in your pajamas, on your schedule. And we don’t care if you work 10 hour days 4 days a week or want to catch up on the weekend. So long as you get a lot of work done, we’re happy campers.

2. Complete Work/Life Balance. If you’re routinely working more than 45ish hours, you’re gonna get a friendly talking-to. We want you to be operating at 100% capacity, which means that you need to rest.

3. You Can Be Yourself. You don’t have to put on a fake, professional face. You can just be yourself. You can talk smack to the CEO, and no one will think anything of it.

4. Major Opportunities for Career Growth. We are not trying to just be a small business. We plan to be doing $100 million annually in the next few years. We promote quickly once we identify talent. It doesn’t matter what your credentials are – it matters what you get done.

5. Strongly Anti-BS. Anybody in the company can (and is expected to) tell the CEO when he is wrong. There are no bureaucratic or BS rules getting in the way of getting work done.

6. No Micro-Management. Once you’re trained and have demonstrated you know your stuff, we are pretty hands-off. In fact, if you need external management to stay on-task and motivated, we probably aren’t the place for you.

7. Supportive Environment. We don’t operate via intense stress or unreasonable top-down deadlines. Everyone wants you to be successful – internal politics are at a minimum here.

8. No Toxic People Allowed. We try very hard to screen out mean people before they get in, but in case they slip through, we fire them quickly. Imagine never having to interact with toxic people at work - how nice would that be?

9. We’ll Invest in Your Training. We want you and everyone to get better constantly. You’ll be learning new things all the time, and are strongly encouraged to invest time every day to learn new things, improve your system/work process, and just generally try to make your life easier.

10. Four+ Weeks Vacation. We 100% want you to recharge, so having plenty of time off is absolutely worth it.

11. Self-Funded So We Can Do What’s Right for Us. We don’t have to answer to anyone but ourselves, so we can make the right decision for the long-term health of the company vs trying to get big too fast or cut corners to appease some selfish investor.

--What are your company’s values?--

See here: http://www.jlstradingco.com/careers/

Yes, those are legitimately our values. The careers page is definitely worth checking out - it’s not just normal corporate BS. We promise you’ll learn a lot about us.

--OK, so I’ve read like 8 dang pages about you guys. Will you tell me what the actual job is?--

No.

--Wait... What?--

OK fine.

--So, what will I actually be doing?--

Super short version:

You will be taking the lead in planning, implementing, and testing user interface designs for our SaaS products and assisting in improving the overall user experience for the landing pages of those products.

Here is a bulleted list of responsibilities:

- Plan and implement new designs pages for admin dashboards, logins, mobile views, websites (landing pages mainly)

- Create prototypes, wireframes, and concepts using tools like Figma, Adobe XD, etc

- Test user interfaces for intuitiveness and overall experience

- Optimize existing user interface designs, using a combination of methods including user feedback, market analysis, and direct testing, while considering technical constraints

- Take the lead in converting complex workflows and processes into simple interactions for end-users

- Occasionally modify or help with design implementations using HTML/CSS

Like everyone else in the company, you will also need to innovate regularly - which means figuring out ways to improve quality and design speed.

It is challenging, but fun work that’s going to require you to obsessively pay attention to detaels, and present your ideas in the best quality.

--Do I need experience?--

Speaking frankly, it will definitely help you if you have some experience in designing interfaces for Saas products.

--Do I need a college degree?--

You just need to be awesome, though a college degree can sometimes help demonstrate that to us.

--How much can I expect to make?--

Right now, we want awesome people that can grow with us. We definitely want to pay you what you’d like to make, but we also have a somewhat limited budget compared to the big players in the field. Don’t think that you’re limited in how much you can make by how much you are hired for. We treat people really fucking well, so once we see you’re a rockstar we’re happy to pay you more.

--Is there any specific skill that I need to have?--

You should be proficient with prototyping and design tools like Figma, Photoshop, FlowMapp, etc. Also, you must have a decent knowledge of HTML, CSS, and general web design.

--Is there a team in place?--

Of course there is! We have a 10-person team of designers spread across three countries at the moment. You’ll mostly be working with our Software Development Manager Jeph doing badass UI/UX stuff. He is a very cool dude and basically a genius.

--This sounds pretty good, though I’m still skeptical that this isn’t a pyramid scheme.--

Haha - you sound like the tax authorities!

--That doesn’t resolve any of my fears, but what do I need to do to apply?--

Please submit your information on the following page to apply:

https://jlstradingco.applytojob.com/apply/OTK0ncuCfB/UI-Designer-Fun-Ecom-Co-Great-People-Flexible-Hours

We promise to respond within 5-10 business days even if our answer is No.

There will be multiple steps in this process, FYI, including a written application, interviews with potentially a few different people, and work tests including a paid one. Hiring the right people is really hard and very expensive if we do it poorly, so we have to front-load the process. I'm sorry about that and thank you for sticking with us.

Once you’re in our pipeline though, I would anticipate giving you a final answer within a few weeks, depending on how it goes. We definitely don’t want to string you along, and as long as you do what we ask, we promise to tell you “yes” or “no”, and to not just ghost you (like everybody I match with on Tinder).

Thank you for your time and interest, and I hope we can work together soon!

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JLS Trading Co. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, JLS Trading Co. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

JLS Trading Co. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of JLS Trading Co.’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

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