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Lead Mobile UI/UX Designer

Santa Clara, CA | Operations

Job Description


SoundHound is leading the mobile sound search revolution. Join us.       


SoundHound delights millions of users every day with its famously fast music and voice recognition apps, and is winning awards and praise along the way. Our flagship app for iPhone and Android recently won the most competitive category in Billboard's inaugural Music App Awards, and achieved top-ten honors from the New York Times, becoming the only music app to do so.

"Insane" - The New York Times' David Pogue

"...could save your sanity" - Don Lemon, CNN

At SoundHound you'll be joining a diverse, world-class group of engineers, scientists, designers, and marketers on a team that includes both recent grads and seasoned veterans. Our strongest academic ties are with Stanford, and prior industry stops for our team members include Google, Amazon, Oracle, and Sony.

SoundHound not only builds killer apps but also the industry leading core technologies powering these apps. If you've worked on core technologies in a large company context, or have been an app developer licensing technologies that never quite keep up with your needs, you will appreciate the uniquely empowering experience of a workplace that combines people from both backgrounds – literally within a few yards of each other.

At SoundHound we value creativity, innovation, hard work, open communication and fast iteration, which allow us to act on valuable feedback from employees and users alike. SoundHound's culture is one of impromptu coffee breaks, less-impromptu fitness sessions, group lunches, and weekly happy hours. In vino veritas!

We offer a competitive salary, SoundHound stock options, unique camaraderie, catered lunches, and even occasional visits from recording artists (recently including Seal). SoundHound is an equal opportunity employer.




As a Sr. Mobile UI and Visual Designer, you will work closely with product managers and engineers throughout all stages of the product cycle. Your work will involve designing interfaces that solve complex interactions, and proactively iterating on these models to create a polished product that will impact millions of SoundHound users.  Will have the opportunity to work on Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry and web projects as well (predominantly focused on Android and iOS).



  • Collaborating with team members to design simple, intuitive interfaces

  • Ability to solve complex design problems based on requirements and deliver detailed UI wireframes

  • Ability to focus on functionality before visual design to ensure optimal product flow

  • Inspire best practice design solutions through market research and team input

  • Create pixel perfect assets and high fidelity spec’d mockups for implementation

  • Work closely with development and QA throughout the project life cycles. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Graphic Design or related field (in lieu of degree, minimum 4 years of relevant work experience)

  • 5-10 years relevant work experience (minimum 2-3 years mobile app design)

  • Solid knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Ability to create high fidelity wireframes

  • Ability to multitask efficiently and capable of managing workload to meet critical project milestones and deadlines

  • Self-motivated and passionate about design


  • 3 years of experience designing delightful consumer-oriented mobile products

  • Proven ability to conceptualize and communicate ideas and design rationale

  • Desire to cultivate an understanding of industry trends and apply relevant techniques and processes to your work

  • Experience designing for both Android and iOS


How to Apply:

Send us your resume, electronic portfolio, and cover letter explaining why you belong at SoundHound.


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