Senior Product Designer (UX/UI)


San Francisco, CA

Aug 30
Job Description


As the nation’s largest residential Solar/CleanTech company, Sunrun is on a mission to transform our energy system into the modern and sustainable grid of the future while making clean, renewable energy, accessible to all residential households.

To realize this vision, Sunrun is developing advanced technologies, products and services designed to reinvent the way people power and manage their home’s energy with managed residential solar + battery systems. We are actively hiring world-class talent in our Energy Services product team that are motivated by this mission. You'll work alongside other passionate designers, developers, engineers and product managers, deeply engaged in the design and development of products that are making a positive impact on our world.

If you are a human-centric designer, passionate about product design & development, data driven, execution oriented and motivated by solving for one of the biggest and most critical challenges of our time, then we say bring it on…help us disrupt a 100 year old industry and partake in advancing Sunrun’s mission of creating a planet run by the sun.

You will be a lead designer and a key member of the Energy Services Product team, working closely with product management, development and other cross functional team members to research, define, design, prototype and refine concepts into rich and interactive user experiences, for Sunrun’s Energy Services products.

Research analysis & synthesis:

Work closely with Customer Experience team to participate in end user research and synthesis work

Work closely with Customer Experience team to translate research insights into UX and UI solutions

Lead usability test and validation sessions with end-users and focus groups

Experience design:

Work closely with Brand and Customer Experience teams to define consistent iconography, brand and design language across product and marketing material

Creating experience prototypes and user scenario* that demonstrate great brand experience. Use appropriate skills (sketching, prototyping and specification) to define and communicate interaction concepts.

Information architecture:

Design and create information architecture, application flows and application screen wireframes

Rapid paper prototype generation to demonstrate user and application flows

Interface Design:
Define, design and apply interface and interaction principles and frameworks

Generate UI concepts through rapid sketches and lead group brainstorms and design reviews

Generate low and high fidelity visual prototypes to demonstrate UI solution concepts

Other responsibilities:
Participate in product feature and capability ideation and definition process with product management

Present design work to the user experience team, product team, and Sunrun leadership for review and feedback

Stay up to date with industry changes and competitive landscape

You have a stunning visual and user interface design sense, paired with an intrinsic understanding for user-centered design principles. You are a pixel counter with relentless attention to subtle details, consistency, typography and color use. Along with an eye for aesthetics, you are also able to understand and reduce complex multi-faceted problems and translate them into clean, focused, understandable solutions

Design thinker...
Detail oriented with a love for applying your design and aesthetic sensitivity to creating beautiful visual and interactive design solutions

You’re driven to participate in the entire design process from research, experimentation, design, revision and refinement

Enjoy enthusiastically leading and facilitating creative brainstorms with a cross-functional product team

Obsession with user needs...
Your product discovery and design process is deeply rooted in user-centric design principles with empathy for user needs and creatively solving problems to improve the user’s experience

Your product designs are driven by insights extracted from user observation understanding

Collaborative leadership...
You should be a self-starter, self-motivated, able to work independently, and perform multiple tasks under minimal supervision

Enthusiasm for an iterative design process, inspired by and comfortable with group critique

Ability to articulate design ideas, concepts and decisions to developers and executives alike, through excellent written, verbal and presentation skill


Bachelor's or master's degree in Arts, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Media Arts or similar

A professional online portfolio showcasing a strong aesthetic and visual sensitivity through past user experience and visual design work for both desktop and touch interface devices

7+ years work experience crafting user interface design in web, mobile-web, iOS and Android app experiences

Ability to communicate design concept ideas through sketches, wireframes and paper prototypes

Highly fluent in Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote and other design tools

Ability to prototype in HTML/CSS/JavaScript or other tools (Sketch, Flinto etc…)

Experience in designing iOS/Android app experiences from start to finish as a visual and UI designer


This description indicates the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as the essential functions a person must be able to perform to do this job. It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Sunrun Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and make employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need. We hire without consideration to race, color, religion, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, or any other basis protected by law.