Design intuitive user interfaces for SolarWinds’ software.


The itty bitty UX team is looking for a new member. Ideally, you’ll have experience with usability and software UI design. But what’s most important is a great UX mind. If you know how to turn a complex, technical problem into an easy to use UI, we want to talk to you.


SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 95,000 customers worldwide – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. Focused on the real-world needs of IT professionals, SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to manage today’s complex IT environments. SolarWinds’ growing online community, thwack, is a gathering-place for problem-solving, technology-sharing, and participating in product development for all of SolarWinds’ products. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com



  • Work with product management and user experience team  to identify key use cases that need testing.
  • Create usability test plans.
  • Schedule and administer informal usability tests using the RITE method.
  • Quickly document and share usability findings with project teams – we need to have actionable results within hours, not days or weeks.
  • Mock up solutions to usability issues.
  • Perform heuristic evaluations on our released software.
  • Turn high level product requirements into workflows and designs.
  • Effectively share designs with developers, both here in Austin and offshore.
  • Thoughtfully incorporate user, developer, and product manager feedback into design revisions.
  • Drive designs to completion - get sign off on designs from user experience, development, and product management. Ensure designs get tested.
  • Provide production art necessary to implement your designs.


  • Have experience administering usability tests.
  • Have experience in software UX.
  • Be an effective communicator, both verbally and in writing.


  • Competitive analysis experience.
  • Experience with Photoshop, Axure, Illustrator, Visio, Dreamweaver,  Omnigraffle.
  • Strong digital portfolio of software UI work.
  • Wireframing experience.
  • Digital design skills.
  • HTML/CSS knowledge.
  • IT management background.
  • Sense of humor!

SolarWinds is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


At SolarWinds, our employees play a critical role in our ability to deliver innovative, easy-to-use application, storage, and network management solutions. Our reputation in the market has been defined and maintained by both the quality of our solutions, as well as our dedicated employees. We hire only the best to help us continue to grow our company and our award-winning technology.

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