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UX Designer

Product | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description


Born from the belief that great things come to those who cook, Yummly provides limitless inspiration, with the tools to make it happen—from recipe discovery to prep to perfect results. Just as appliances removed the most cumbersome chores, the next tipping point in daily life is upon us in the food space. A system of personalized discovery that learns you better to serve you better, so the question “what’s for dinner?” is answered before it’s even asked.

Yummly has grown to over 25M registered users and our mobile apps are consistently the #1 recipe apps on iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows. Next on the menu? Building the connected kitchen of the future.

Yummly has an opportunity for you to be the first UX Designer to join our food-obsessed team.

Join the Yummly Product Team in crafting great experiences that help home cooks plan, prep, and cook meals faster and more easily through smart personalized guidance. We want you to elevate our user experience efforts to the next level through your passion for forward thinking design that solves real world problems.

As a UX Designer:

  • You immerse yourself in designing magical experiences that inspire users.
  • You advocate for intuitive affordance and designing the right thing.
  • You understand and communicate the purpose of design decisions in supporting goals.
  • You seek out usability improvements through user testing, data, and research.
  • You work with the product, engineering, marketing, visual design, and data science teams to build the best products possible.

You will:

  • Define our UX design processes and tools.
  • Identify and design for use cases that improve life in the kitchen with Yummly.
  • Map the flow of user traffic and data to identify design tasks and solve problems early.
  • Build to learn by creating and testing prototypes to drive design decisions and optimize user experience.
  • Pressure test user flows and designs to identify points of weakness.
  • Communicate design expectations and interaction behaviors to engineering and QA using the best tools for the job at hand.
  • Conduct usability testing remotely and on-site at Yummly (at times using our fully equipped professional kitchen!)


  • A portfolio of your work you can share.
  • 2+ years of relevant design experience with examples of productionalized design work you have shipped and improved. Start up experience is a bonus.
  • Practical knowledge of interaction specifications, wireframes, mockups, prototypes.
  • Prior experience with design validation and usability testing. Experience leveraging analytics tools for design is a plus.
  • Excellent understanding of iOS, Android, and website technological capabilities.

And a little more about us:

At Yummly, we are a team of talented and diverse technical professionals on a mission to rule the kitchen. We've seen great success using machine learning and artificial intelligence to make cooking fun, easy, and personalized. Our iOS and Android apps have 4.5+ star reviews, millions of downloads, and many awards (download and give it a try!).

We were recently acquired by Whirlpool, the world’s largest home appliance maker. Together, we have appetizing aspirations to build the fully-connected kitchen of the future.

We're located in a beautiful, modern office in downtown Redwood City, a few minutes’ walk from Caltrain. Please talk to us if you have a love for data, hard problems, and food!