Lead UX Designer | Airthings

Would you like to join us in Airthings on our mission to help the world breathe better air?





Form of employment


Job Title

Lead UX Designer


Amanda Wörne

Talent Sourcer



Airthings is a global tech company creating world-class air quality and radon monitors for people and businesses. Led by a team of experienced scientists, engineers, developers, and visionaries. Airthings is on a mission to ensure people around the world take control of their air quality through simple, sustainable, and accessible technology solutions – making radon and air quality solutions an essential and universal element for every building or home.


Airthings also proudly place a strong emphasis on embracing diversity and fostering inclusivity. Among our 130+ dedicated team members, we currently represent 35 unique nationalities- And we want more! By joining us, you´ll be a part of a group of people that are highly competent, fun, and caring. We are on a remarkable journey towards global expansion, and we have bold aspirations, stimulating challenges, and a wealth of opportunities for personal and professional growth. Come join us!



The position


We are looking for a Senior or Lead UX Designer to join us and take lead on all user experience initiatives within one or more product development teams. Your role in the teams will be key in ensuring our customers achieve success throughout their entire digital journey within our app. You'll be providing straightforward and efficient tools to empower them in their pursuit of better air quality with sustainable technologies.


As a UX Designer at Airthings, your work will contribute to establishing air quality monitoring as a standard practice in every home. Your mission is to empower all households, ensuring that every family enjoys the comfort of breathing healthy indoor air. You will empower all homes to make sure the entire family spends their time indoors comfortably breathing healthy air. You'll achieve this by creating exceptional experiences cross digital and physical, delivering insights that are actionable and with solutions that truly solves their air quality-related challenges.



 Your responsibilities


  • Collaborate within a cross-functional team consisting of developers and a Product Manager, taking the lead as the UX designer.

  • Play a crucial role in a UX Team that employs forward-thinking design principles to maintain our products and solutions at the forefront of user experience excellence.

  • Co-lead discovery work with the Product Manager and shaping user experience definition based on customer insights and strategy.

  • Serve as the bridge between our diverse global customer base and our digital product offerings, converting customer feedback into delightfuluser experiences and actively engaging the entire team in this creative process. 


How do we work? 


We strongly believe in the value of cross-functional, empowered product teams, responsible for defining and solving the most important problems, aligning with our current product and company strategy.


At Airthings, our UX designers are not solely focused on UI design. Instead, we expect them to translate user needs into viable concepts and actively contribute to the discovery process, ensuring that the team collaboratively solves the most critical problems. Moreover, our design philosophy at Airthings is focused on a self-driven initiative. As a result, you will be responsible for testing and validating your ideas and concepts at all stages of our product development process.


Being a growing company, we are in the process of refining our approach to defining the right balance between team autonomy and the necessity of aligning our efforts with cross-team dependencies. Currently, we work on a quarterly rhythm, with a few rituals to ensure alignment on the overall direction between user-facing teams such as yours and the platform teams responsible for the IOT firmware and cloud infrastructure.


Who are we looking for?


To thrive in the position as Lead UX Designer, we believe you are self-driven and creative. You are someone that can help us grow whilst ensuring the highest quality with design craftsmanship deeply rooted in empathy with our users.

As the advocate of the user in all settings internally and externally, you understand that what customers explicitly request may not always align with their actual needs. Your passion lies in digging deep to uncover the genuine underlying issues, and you thrive when turning complex problems into simple solutions that our end users will fall in love with. You have the ability in crafting a coherent, long-term vision for the user experience, while also maintaining the necessary attention to detail, allowing the team to deliver user value in a true agile fashion, one step at a time.



 We would expect you to


  • Have 4 years or more experience working as a user experience designer.

  • Have experience designing for mobile applications.

  • Have experience with working closely with end users to inform design and product decisions, both independently and in collaboration with product managers or user researchers.

  • Have a good understanding of technology and experience working closely with developers and know your way with the design tools required to explore and specify user experience.

  • Thrive in an international and culturally diverse working environment where things can change rapidly.

  • Be able to self-initiate presentation communication and of your work in and outside your team in the organization to ensure alignment.



Also, it would be great if you have experience with design of ‘digi-physical’ product experiences (Hardware enabled software i.e. IoT hardware, or sensor technologies) or experience with usability testing methodology and practice.



Perks & benefits


  • An inclusive and safe work environment where diversity is embraced.

  • Opportunities for continued growth and learning.

  • A place where work-life balance is highly valued.

  • Competitive pay and benefits, including pension and insurance.

  • Share options program that gives you the opportunity to invest in the company.

  • Annual KPI bonus.

  • City center location, with one of the best canteens in town.

  • Social events & fun – We work hard and play hard with regular social activities.

  • Company retreats like hiking, skiing, and other activities.

  • Weekly company-wide all-hands meeting.

  • Monthly salary beers and fun.

  • Regular holiday parties.

  • Team-building activities.


Next step

We sincerely appreciate your interest as well as time spent reading this advertisement. If you are inspired by this opportunity, please apply with your CV and portfolio, or get in touch with our recruitment partner, Amanda Wörne (amanda@avantgardesearch.no / +46735001023) in AvantGarde Search. 



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