About Castle

Castle manages rental properties for landlords using automation and on-demand labor. We’re taking a near-universal experience—renting—and redesigning it from the ground up to be simpler, smoother, and more transparent.

We’re lucky to be backed by some fantastic investors, including Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, and Y Combinator. For more on what might make us the right—or wrong!—fit for you, check out our culture and onboarding deck.

Castle has two offices. Our growth and operations teams are headquartered in Detroit, MI, while our engineering team is based in Oakland, CA.

 

About the Role

Your mission will be to help make every interaction with Castle delightful and stress-free.

At its core, property management is all about relationships between people: landlords, tenants, stewards, contractors, lawyers, and managers alike. We believe that technology can improve these people's lives by structuring and simplifying their interactions.

Since property management is a complicated process, the surface area of our user interface is quite large‚Äďand growing every day. Your role will be to conduct user research to identity the points of friction in our existing web application while designing the suite of mobile apps that we’ll be rolling out to our users over the next year.

You’ll take part in every step of the process for designing features for our users: researching solutions, creating user flows and wireframes, designing high-fidelity mockups, and creating custom icons and graphics. Knowledge of HTML/CSS is preferred.

You’ll be the third member of the dev team, working closely with TC (our Director of Engineering) and Scott (our CTO). As Castle expands to new markets in 2017 and beyond, you’ll scale yourself by growing the design team. Previous work in a design role is required.

Responsibilities:
  • Leading the design of our “2.0,” a suite of mobile apps for the various roles we serve
  • Understanding how and where to use data to improve products
  • Recruiting other gifted designers as we grow
You’ll get:
  • $80k/year (ish)
  • Equity (amount TBD)