Dwolla User Experience Designer in Des Moines, Iowa

User Experience Designer

  • Product

  • Des Moines, IA, USA

Dwolla is one of the fastest growing technology companies in Des Moines and has been recognized nationally by Fast Company as ‘one of the world’s most innovative companies.’ Joining the team at Dwolla means you will be entering a unique, open, and fast-paced working environment, located right in downtown Des Moines. You will join our team in building the ideal platform to move money, giving businesses the tools they need to access the ACH network and improve their payments process.

As a Dwolla User Experience Designer you must have a passionate interest and exceptional capabilities in the envisioning, discovery, design and development of engaging user experiences. You thrive in a work environment that requires excellent problem-solving skills and directional autonomy, coupled with exceptional team collaboration, facilitation, and communication skills. You individually focus on applying both creative and analytical approaches to any UX challenge, leveraging both your team’s input and most importantly that of the user. You must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and innovative development environment embedded in a development team. An extensive understanding of contemporary user-centered design patterns and methodologies is a must.


You'll be working with a team of world-class product managers, developers, and other UX professionals to make our products simple and intuitive. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing how our products work

  • Developing personas and modeling user behavior

  • Lean user experience design

  • High and low-fidelity rapid prototyping

  • Iterating on your designs informed by data (not just opinion)


  • Intense passion for design and user experience

  • UX Design Experience Required - You must have a link to your portfolio on your resume

  • Extensive experience designing for complex, interactive web applications

  • Strong ability to craft a user experience vision and communicate that vision to peers and stakeholders

  • Ability to prototype what you design

  • Subpixel attention to detail

  • Ability to influence and inspire your team

  • Communication skills to clearly articulate and defend design decisions

  • Self-motivation and excellent problem-solving skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to travel up to 15% to meet with customers and/or key stakeholders

  • B.S. in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, Design or a related field


  • Masters/Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Computer Science, Design, or a related field

  • Experience working in an Agile development environment

  • Experience working with a geographically distributed team


  • Competitive salaries

  • Stock Options

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid parking or public transportation stipend

  • 12 weeks paid Parental Leave

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Lunch & Learns

  • Casual dress- Dwolla swag is a good thing!

At Dwolla, we hold the core belief that the best teams are built by the inclusion of diverse ideas, experiences, and people. Join our team and bring your unique perspective to help build the ideal platform to move money.