Senior UX Designer, Investment Management


Hi, We’re AppFolio.

We’re innovators, changemakers, and collaborators. We’re more than just a software company — we’re a cloud-based powerhouse that creates products to make our customers’ lives easier. We’re revolutionizing the way people do business, and we want your ideas, your enthusiasm, and your passion to help us keep on innovating.

We love where we work, and you can, too.

AppFolio is looking for a Senior User Experience Designer to join our fast-paced team working to bring the power of well-designed SaaS services to our Investment Manager product. Investment Manager is a dedicated team functioning like a startup inside a larger organization. We are the leading software platform in the fast-growing space of real estate investment management.

We seek a strong Senior UX designer to take on the role of crafting the real estate investment management user experience. This industry is ripe for innovation and AppFolio Investment Manager is leading the way. The ideal candidate will thrive in a highly collaborative environment, applying Agile and Lean UX techniques on cross-functional product development teams to build an innovative product for our customers.


  • Obsessively learn the product, our users, and their needs in order to able to craft the future of real estate investment management software
  • Facilitate user research, in collaboration with the team, to validate prototypes and conduct ongoing usability testing of the working software
  • Continuously analyze and share customer data and insights with the team to determine usability and inform experimental changes to the product experience
  • Supporting the team with wireframes, flow diagrams, rapid prototypes and mock-ups to efficiently communicate and validate design ideas
  • Meet complex design challenges by leading and/or participating alongside engineering, QA, and product in brainstorming exercises, impromptu discussions, pairing, and Lean UX-inspired activities such as design studios and story-mapping
  • Navigating the constraints of complexity – meeting external and internal compliance needs to create an exceptional experience within those constraints
  • Inspire teams beyond good usability to user delight with beautiful, cutting-edge visual design
  • Actively participate in the evolving overall UX team strategy, discovering and piloting new tools and resources that promote agile and lean methodologies
  • Interact with colleagues in a way that supports our team values of HEART — Humor, Effectiveness, Autonomy, Respect, Trust
Knowledge and Skills
  • A strong portfolio of software design that demonstrates your creativity and design skillset, B2B software product experience is desired but not required
  • Advanced proficiency with design and prototyping tools, preferably Figma
  • Experience with financial and/or accounting applications is preferred, but not required
  • A strong knowledge of user research, usability testing, wireframing, prototyping, and UI design tools
  • Knowledge of Agile UX and Lean UX methodologies and experience working in a highly collaborative, agile environment with a team of software engineers is a huge plus
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with a variety of UX deliverables (wireframes, user flows, mockups, prototypes, etc.), paired with a keen sense of when to choose the right tool(s) to communicate the design
  • Curiosity for our customers and their business combined with a genuine love for products, people, and the user experience
  • Practical understanding of HTML/CSS, with direct experience optimizing design concepts around these technologies
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a UI, UX, or Product Designer, preferably in the real estate or financial areas
Compensation & Benefits

The base salary/hourly wage that we reasonably expect to pay for this role is: $120,000-$165,000

The actual base salary/hourly wage for this role will be determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to: the candidate’s skills, education, experience, etc.

Please note that base pay is one important aspect of a compelling Total Rewards package. The base pay range indicated here does not include any additional benefits or bonuses/commissions that you may be eligible for based on your role and/or employment type.

Regular full-time employees are eligible for benefits – see here.


Why AppFolio

Grow | We enable a culture of high performance, where delivering results is recognized by opportunities for growth and compelling total rewards. Our challenging and meaningful work drive the growth of our business, and ourselves.

Learn | We partner with you to realize your potential by investing in you from the start. We’re cultivating a team of big thinkers through coaching and mentorship with our best-in-class leaders, and giving you the time and tools to develop your skills.

Impact | We are creating a world where living in, investing in, managing, and supporting communities feels magical and effortless, freeing people to thrive. We do this by innovating with purpose while cultivating a culture of impact. We learn as much from each other as we do our customers and our communities.

Connect | We excel at hybrid work by fostering an environment that feels flexible, personal and connected, no matter where we are. We create space to fuel innovation and collaboration, and we come together to celebrate, connect, and succeed.

Paddle as One.

Learn more at appfolio.com/company/careers

Statement of Equal Opportunity

At AppFolio, we value diversity in backgrounds and perspectives and depend on it to drive our innovative culture. That’s why we’re a proud Equal Opportunity Employer, and we believe that our products, our teams, and our business are stronger because of it. This means that no matter what race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or veteran status, you’re always welcome at AppFolio.

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Santa Barbara, CA, USA


Senior / Manager


Full Time


The base salary/hourly wage that we reasonably expect to pay for this role is: $120,000-$165,000



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