Lead Designer – Kareo, Orange County

Fast growing healthcare software company looking for a lead designer with exceptional creative skills!

Hello candidate. Let us first introduce ourselves. We are Kareo (www.kareo.com), a small but fast growing software company based in Irvine, which is located in sunny Southern California less than 2 miles from the beach. Our web-based software powers thousands of small medical practices in the U.S. We’re leading our industry in the shift from traditional software to cloud computing (a.k.a. Software-as-a-Service) and helping doctors get paid by taking today’s complex healthcare system and making it easy. This allows doctors to spend less time worrying about their business and more time caring for patients and saving lives. Basically, Kareo is at the center of the storm, which is at the center of Obama’s policy agenda. Healthcare. A $2.4 trillion industry, representing 17% of the U.S. GDP. Technology is revolutionizing this industry and Kareo is positioned to carry the torch for the 500,000 physicians who practice in small medical offices and represent the backbone of the American healthcare system.

That’s the high level. The details go like this… Kareo, originally founded in 2005, doubled customers and revenue in 2010 and we’re on track to double again in 2011! We’ve done this by building a remarkable product that solves real customer problems, acquiring customers through cost-effective online marketing channels, and keeping a tight rein on expenses. Because of our recent growth, we’ve been lucky enough to receive a significant investment of growth capital and we’ve decided it’s now time to add some serious creative talent to our growing team. Transforming concepts to designs for applications, websites and other interactive communications is the lead designer’s job to take. You might call this position a UX / UI / Web Designer. You’ll be working closely with a tight-knit team that includes a product manager, a small marketing team, web developers and software engineers. Based on your creative abilities and real-world experience, we’re budgeting for a highly competitive base salary and you’ll be entitled to benefits and lucrative stock options in a fast growing private company. Here’s what the position looks like:

We’ll be relying on you to create the designs that build a remarkable brand and the user experiences that transform our already passionate customers into raving fans. You’ll design intuitive user interfaces for web, mobile and PC applications, working closely with a product manager and considering user feedback. You’ll design our company website to support an online customer sign up process, working closely with a marketing team and reviewing website analytics. You’ll develop email layouts and landing pages that increase online conversions, considering best practices and administering A/B testing. In everything that you do, you’re creating visual designs that communicate key ideas, product features, brand messages and promotions. You’ll develop, establish, and implement brand guidelines and re-usable design patterns that create a consistent creative identity for our brand. Finally, you’ll be converting designs to graphical assets such as icons, images, web pages, HTML emails and online video.

This is the lead designer position for Kareo… but make no mistake; you’ll be rolling up your sleeves. Yes, we are embarking on a substantial growth ramp in terms of customers and revenue, but we are still a small company. So you must be able and willing to execute the entire creative process. You’ll need strong interactive design skills with expertise in graphical applications in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, etc) and experience hand-coding HTML, HTML5 and CSS. You’ll need experience designing for web, mobile or PC applications, not just websites. Ideally, you’ll also have a Bachelor’s degree in interaction design, visual design, HCI, or a related field. But here come the essential ingredients. We’re looking for extraordinary creative talent, exceptional attention to detail, and an uncompromising passion for creating intuitive and elegant user experiences. You believe that the best products are created by small teams that are close to customers working in a fast-paced environment.

This dream design job is here for the taking but here’s what it’s going to take from you:

* Send us your resume/CV or a link to your LinkedIn (or other online professional) profile.
* Send us a link to an online portfolio of interactive design work.
* Complete the questions and homework below (this shows us you’re serious).

It’s a lot to ask, so what will we do in return? If you complete the application, we guarantee that our founder and CEO will personally respond to you directly within 7 business days or less.

Designers with loads of talent need-only apply. What are you waiting for? We look forward to hearing from you.

KAREO UX / UI / WEB DESIGNER QUESTIONNAIRE (REQUIRED)

1. What are three websites whose design you most admire? What makes them remarkable?
2. What is the name of a web, mobile or PC application that you think has an outstanding user experience? Why?
3. What individuals or companies have influenced your design philosophy or creative style? Why?
4. What do you do for fun?

For confidential consideration, please email your resume, answers and link to your online portfolio to jobs@kareo.com

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