Associate User Experience (UX) Designer at Zen Planner

| Greater Denver Area
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Company Description

Daxko’s mission is to make the world a healthier and happier place. We provide solutions, services, and insights for the health and wellness industry to engage members, deliver delightful experiences, and improve the businesses we serve. 

Job Description

At Daxko, our product design team consists of UX generalists who lead the full spectrum of user research, interaction design, visual design, and usability testing. Your primary responsibility as an Associate UX Designer will be to craft user experiences that set our products apart from the competition by truly understanding our customer’s needs and delivering valuable solutions to market problems.

We’ll want you to…

Understand what users need and help your team understand it, too.

  • Collaborate with senior UX designers, product managers, technical leads, customers, and other stakeholders to understand, define, and clarify requirements.
  • Use research methods such as participatory design, ethnographic studies, and user interviews to learn how users think and behave. Use that research to help drive your innovative concepts forward.
  • Model knowledge about users and share it with your team to help everyone make better decisions.
  • Explain your ideas, designs, and best practices in order to successfully convince, motivate, and inspire stakeholders.
  • Be a tireless advocate for exceptional user experience.

Design software that delivers on what users need.

  • Through solo and collaborative design methods, create low and high-fidelity prototypes of possible design solutions.
  • Translate complex product requirements into easy and intuitive user flows.
  • Take a data-driven approach to influence your visual and interaction design decisions.
  • Validate that designed solutions meet user needs through usability testing methods such as unmoderated testing, moderated testing, and A/B testing.
  • Be able to present and validate your design concepts with internal and external business stakeholders.
  • Oversee the maintenance and application of visual design standards.

Qualifications

About You

  • Detail-oriented; manages time and objectives effectively
  • Excellent communicator in person, on the phone, in email
  • Loves testing out new approaches, knows how to measure the impact and adjust
  • A positive attitude and a passion for working with strong, collaborative teams. 
  • Not afraid of conflict – able to check your ego at the door for the benefit of the product and team
  • Flexible - change and uncertainty don’t faze you

Required Skills

  • 0-1+ years of experience designing business-oriented web or mobile applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work with business stakeholders and technical teams to understand, analyze, and document requirements
  • A strong technical aptitude. You don’t have to code, but you have to be able to earn the respect of the people who do.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies—Scrum and Kanban in particular
  • Ability to use wire-framing tools to prototype new functionality
  • Strong visual design skills
  • Strong interaction design skills

Preferred Skills

  • Degree in design strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and practical experience with Lean Startup methods and tools
  • Enterprise software design experience strongly preferred
  • Prior experience working with an Agile Product Owner strongly preferred
  • Experience working with remote teams a plus

Other Requirements

· Must include portfolio, website or samples of work to be considered

Additional Information

The Daxko Nation includes several distinct brands: Daxko, Club Automation, CSI Spectrum, AAC, SugarWOD, and Zen Planner. Through these brands, we deliver comprehensive technology solutions and experienced services to health & wellness facilities. Since we began in 1998, we’ve grown to span 68 countries, 10,000 facilities, and over 20 million members. Our customers rely on us to be the engine of their growth with deep insight, guidance, technology solutions, and exceptional experiences that make us the industry’s recognized #1 software provider.
Our company, with a culture of collaboration, action, and entrepreneurship, has a well-deserved reputation for providing “career-defining” opportunities for team members willing to pursue them.
With a high value placed on taking care of our customers and our team members, we have frequently been recognized locally and nationally as best workplaces.

We truly care for our team members, and this is reflected through our offices, benefits, and great perks. Some of our favorites include: 

  • Flexible paid time off 
  • Affordable health insurance options
  • Monthly fitness reimbursement
  • 401(k) matching
  • Casual work environment
  • Plenty of free food and caffeine

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • BootstrapLibraries
    • webpackLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Spring BootFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • DrupalCMS
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • HubSpotEmail
    • HubSpotLead Gen

Location

You can find us on the hundreds of miles of nearby trails or enjoying lunch from one of the many fast-casual favorites on the lawn at Civic Green Park

An Insider's view of Zen Planner

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Pop into our office around 1:15 p.m. any given day and you’ll see team members coming back from their lunch fitness class, martial arts class, or a trail run. We live and breathe fitness, from Ironman athletes to folks just starting their journey. Most people who work at Zen Planner get fitter by being in an environment that normalizes fitness.

Cody Sunkel

Director of Sales

What does your typical day look like?

I typically start my day super early working out at a local CrossFit gym. The work day starts with a stand-up, collaborating with Product Managers, Developers & Designers to make sure we are solving the right problems for our customers. I spend my day doing user research, journey maps, prototyping, tests and tweaking UI. Every day is different.

Erika Bazo

Senior UX Designer

What does career growth look like on your team?

We’re growing so quickly and it’s creating a lot of opportunity for the team. We’re focused on defining new roles, hiring and training the team in order to launch into a new organization structure that will position Marketing in a whole new light within our company. My goals right now are to effectively scale through such rapid growth.

Kinnick McDonald

Sr. Director of Marketing

What is your vision for the company?

To make the world a healthier and happier place. We want to give fitness business owners everything they need to have the biggest impact they can on their communities. We believe that if we can better equip those who are most passionate about fitness, we can help fix what is broken about our society’s view of health and fitness.

Matt Share

Director of Product

How does the company support your career growth?

We believe in realizing the potential of each individual and team. We constantly grow by learning from each other and providing plenty of mentoring opportunities. We try new things and experiment to improve. We work with people in a variety of roles to grant us new perspectives. We embrace challenges as a tool to push ourselves to the next level.

Chad Kembel

Senior Engineering Manager

What are Zen Planner Perks + Benefits

Zen Planner Benefits Overview

Zen Planner has been recognized for providing team members with competitive benefits that celebrate its culture, promote health & wellness, and help team members achieve their goals. We make the world a healthier, happier place and it starts with helping our employees be healthier and happier!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Zen Planner has a culture committee that manages our fun office events from things like ice cream test tasting to our holiday parties.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Zen Planner's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,700 annually.
Disability Insurance
Company-paid long and short-term disability insurance provides 60% of your pre-disability earnings up to certain limits.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Zen Planner provides a wealthy health insurance plan through BCBS with options for PPO and HDHP. Company contributes to the cost of both plans for all levels of coverage.
Life Insurance
Zen Planner provides company-paid life insurance policies for $100,000 to all full-time team members.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
The Zen Planner team gets together for group workouts, yoga and meditation sessions led by our certified team instructors at our on-site fitness/yoga studio.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Zen Planner's 401(k) retirement plan matches 50% of an employees contributions up to 7% of their annual base salary.
Company Equity
Company equity is available for some Senior Leadership positions.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Up to 8 weeks of recovery leave at 100% of base pay to birth mothers. Up to 2 weeks of bonding time at 100% pay to new parents (including birth mothers) - adoption/surrogacy included.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Zen Planner offers flexible PTO with no accrual necessary.
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Zen Planner offers full-time team members a 4-week paid sabbatical leave for every 5 years of service from the date of full-time hire.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Zen Planner employees share in a free team lunch on Friday.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Video Games, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Zen Planner has a stocked kitchen with healthy snacks, fruit, and organic coffee.
Some Meals Provided
Free weekly Friday lunches allow us to eat and hang out together. We also pass around the Kettlebell Award, a weekly peer-nominated recognition for doing great work.
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
In an effort to promote team-member health and wellness, Zen Planner provides a monthly fitness reimbursement of up to $100 to all team members. All fitness facilities are eligible.
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Zen Planner sets aside time for growth and learning, connecting our team members to the tools to drive their career, both in technical function and leadership development.
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Some of our favorite perks we enjoy include a dog-friendly office stocked with tons of free healthy snacks and organic coffee, a $100 monthly fitness reimbursement, free weekly lunches on Fridays, impact days where we volunteer for special projects in the community twice annually, and a paid 4-week paid sabbatical leave after 5 years of service, plus more!

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