We're Hiring

AHAlife connects the best the world has to offer to the most discerning individuals from around the globe. We are revolutionizing the way designers and artisans engage with consumers by integrating the art of storytelling, commerce and curation. Our mission is to allow consumers to discover the most inspiring products that help them live their lives to the fullest.


Founded in September 2010 by MIT engineer-turned commerce and media industry expert Shauna Mei, the company has grown quickly to over 40 employees. Investors include First Mark Capital, DCM, and Rakuten, board and advisory members include Deepak Chopra and former chairman of LVMH, Renaud Dutreil. Curators include industry experts such as Tim Gunn, chef Daniel Boulud, model Iman, and designer Donna Karan.


AHAlife was recently named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World of 2013. We have been featured in press including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, TechCrunch, Fast Company, InStyle, Departures, and were named a Top 5 Online Luxury Merchandiser.


HOW TO APPLY


Due to the large volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those who have been selected for interviews. All positions are for our office on Bond Street in Manhattan, New York.

OPEN POSITIONS

Mobile Designer
Location: New York, NYDepartment: Design
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Mid Level

Do you want to help people connect with designers, artists, craftsmen and makers, and their handiwork?

Do you want to work at the intersection of commerce and meaning? We call this conscientious consumption. And we're looking for an ambitious Mobile Designer to bring his/her expertise to our Design team.

Have you worked on/for luxury, high-end brands, in fashion or travel? In this sector, if you've worked on e-commerce or retail experiences, or long-form magazine editorial deliverables, and email, landing page and microsite designs, we want to hear from you if you can check off 2 or more of the above.

You should be comfortable in a startup environment, knowing that design is about visual and interactive communication, engagement and persuasion. You'll help create and define the user experience of our customer sites and apps on mobile devices. You will be deeply involved in early concepting, research, design, prototyping and all those last-minute details and tough decisions before shipping.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

UI FRAMEWORK
  • Own and design flows, experiences, storyboards and mockups of our UI system from our consumer-facing site, our vendor-facing portal, and marketing that are elegantly simple, consistent and scalable to accommodate future features.
  • Research to uncover best- or common-practices, analogous studies to work out and validate designs
  • Work iteratively with Product and Engineering to nurture concepts and features from idea to final product
  • Your turnaround time will be in terms of half-days for quick fixes, to days for research, to weeks for larger scale projects. You will be busy.
  • Be part of our build and QA process, working with Product and Engineering to push products live
  • Do it all over again, to improve features and products based on real-world usage and business goals

VISUAL DESIGN
  • Flesh-out, evolve and mature our current visual and interaction language and patterns, for at-a-glance understanding and overall joy
  • Passionate about icons that are restrained for recognizability, yet distinct enough to convey our brand
  • Provide pixel-perfect production quality assets to front-end developers


REQUIREMENTS:

DESIGN & EXPERIENCE
  • 6+ years out of design school, 3+ years UI experience on e-commerce, app and marketing UI, in agency environments, or something close

EMPATHETIC
  • You always put yourself in the users shoes, brains and hearts, and can easily imagine motivating them on their worst day.
  • You know to get out from behind the desk and watch how the real world accomplishes analogous tasks, or are motivated to engage in a product or experience

PRODUCT ORIENTED
  • You're good being the glue between Product and Engineering, translating product ideas into concepts and designs that work.
  • Detail-oriented and committed to creating great experiences, knowing details and nuances matter, because you love shipping beautiful products

TALENTED & BROAD
  • You're part UI, part Visual Designer, part Hollywood FX designer, part Product Designer, and part Magician, and you will balance feedback and requirements from an equal number of stakeholders (marketing, content, editorial, merchandizing, art and product).
  • You solve problems from an underlying sense of structure and metaphor to guide decisions and promote site-wide consistency

IN POSSESSION OF CHOPS
  • You understanding responsive design. You are proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and prototyping with pen/paper/scissors when necessary. You keep sharp by keeping up with emerging trends, common practices in design, tech and even high end fashion. You're organized and able to share your ideas visually and verbally

IN POSSESSION OF CHOPS
  • RELIABLE, EASY TO WORK WITH & EASY TO MANAGE. Yes, we actually have to ask for this

NICE-TO-HAVES:

  • You can throw together basic HTML/CSS/JS prototypes
  • You can sketch schematically, as well as illustratively to get your vision across
  • Motion design chops to explore and demonstrate UI frameworks and transitions
  • You follow fashion, or the retail industry, or people who make or design things.

COME WORK WITH US!

  • IMPORTANT: We offer competitive salary, health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and equity
  • HATS: Startup environment: jeans, plaid, t-shirts, your favorite hat
  • EXTRAS: We don't have "Bring your dog to work," but we have hardwood floors, a roof deck with decent vistas on Freedom Tower and the Empire State Buildings
  • NICE: But most importantly, we're super careful to hire smart, but friendly, attitude-free co-workers.

YOUR WORK:

  • Your resume includes links to work that best represents your instinct for clean, functional, engaging, and persuasive design, as well as your aesthetic sensibilities. Show us work your proud of, and your thinking behind it, even if it's not a million dollar project or ever launched. Links to design communities you're involved in (Dribbble, Forrst, etc.). Show us your inner nerd, including your favor design-nerd thing.

Contact: jobs@ahalife.com

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Retention Marketing Manager
Location: New York, NYDepartment: Marketing
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Mid Level

The AHAlife Retention Marketing Manager oversees the coordination and execution of significant marketing campaigns focused on driving customer retention. This individual plays a key role within the company as the central project manager for retention marketing, and is responsible for aligning efforts across multiple teams including marketing, merchandising, operations, product and tech.

It is essential that this individual is exceptionally organization and capable of successfully keeping multiple projects on task simultaneously. The ideal candidate has experience managing cross-functional projects and is capable of assessing and managing tight timelines. It is also essential that the candidate approaches the role with a data-driven mindset and can apply analytic learnings to everyday practices.

AHAlife is a curated destination for discovering and shopping 1,000+ designers in 45+ countries. We scour the globe to find exceptional, quality objects for every aspect of your life. By creating a community which values creativity, we’re empowering independent designers and artisans to thrive online.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage end-to-end marketing projects with a focus on customer retention
  • Act as project manager to ensure all elements are planned, created and delivered in a timely, efficient and accurate manner
  • Collaborate with and orchestrate communication across multiple teams, including marketing, merchandising, operations, product and tech
  • Analyze reporting data for actionable insight
  • Pitch and execute highly creative marketing campaign ideas


REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-4 years experience in marketing, editorial or project management
  • Must be highly organized and capable of managing end-to-end execution of marketing campaigns
  • Exceptional attention to detail required
  • Must be able to successfully oversee multiple projects simultaneously and manage tight timelines
  • Prior customer acquisition or retention experience a plus

Contact: jobs@ahalife.com

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