UX/UI & Interface Designer? help us grow Gmail Meter. Join the team!

We’re looking for an Interface Designer to help us grow Gmail Meter!

After receiving tons of feature requests from our loyal users, we’ve done our customer development homework and are building a premium version and doubling down on growth. We have an ambitious vision and the next step is growing our team with the addition of a designer. If you love Gmail Meter and are excited about building its future with us, we want to hear from you!

Apply here to this opening.

Desired Skills & Experience 

We’re looking for someone who combines a strong knowledge of accessibility, UX & UI best practices to build intuitive user experiences. A user-centered designer for Gmail Meter must:

  • Familiarized (according to the context) with methodologies such as Agile (Scrum), Lean (Startup), Design Thinking (UCD).
  • Knowledge about user and people research, usability test, analysis heuristics, conceptualization, information architecture, wireframing, design interface, prototyping and generation of documentation.
  • Knowledge of responsive design methodologies, CSS3, as well as HTML5. Knowledge of frameworks such as Bootstrap or Foundation (or others).
  • Knowledge of visual design theory (color, typography, composition, reticles …) and of the fundamentals of interaction.
  • Knowledge on generation of style guides, application of patterns and systems of design (atomic design, component-driven development)
  • Good use of Sketch as well as complementary tools for different processes (for example InVision, Zeplin, Marvelapp, Principle, UxPin, JustInMind etc.)
  • Rapidly test and iterate designs.
  • Work closely with developers & other stakeholders to create the best product.
  • Love to have fun!

What you can expect from us

  • We’re all in this together. We will treat you as a responsible person and you will have a lot of freedom regarding schedule, vacations and work style. We’re not a typical company. This is more than just mere lip service. We believe in a horizontal model, which means that everyone on the team has a big influence on the whole company. Everyone contributes, and when something is wrong, anybody can bring it up and we all fix it.
  • We are committed to attacking challenging problems and helping you solve them. After all, we want you to learn, not drown.
  • Holidays are unrestricted: we work with rested people and bright minds, not with chair-warming zombies.
  • You’ll have a flexible schedule, with the only obligation to attend our daily meeting.
  • Your health is very important, so we also provide private medical insurance, including dental care.
  • We have a budget for books, as well as attending and organizing conferences.
  • Once a week we receive a massage, did we already mention that we like working with people that are well-rested?
  • We have two offsites per year.
  • We take care of lunch every day.

More about our thoughts on people and teams.

Apply here to this opening.

About Us  

Gmail Meter is a product of ShuttleCloud, the software platform that powers consumer email migration and contacts import for some of the biggest technology companies, including Google, Comcast, and Yahoo. Our products are used by hundreds of thousands of consumers each month and we migrate more than 3 million contacts and 30 million emails every day.

Our team is small, but we are determined to become leaders in the tech community. The people that we’re looking for are not just interested in being part of a cool company, they actually want to go out there and become world-class technology leaders themselves and inspire the people around them.

We believe in iteration, on being able to sketch projects quickly, and either provide immediate value or fail fast. But fast iteration can’t lead to crappy products. This process should lead us to great products, and if we fail at least we’ll be able to learn from great failures.

Want to know our Madrid Office? Take a look to this blog post. Want a preview? Navigate our office with Google Maps.

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Apply here to this opening.

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Obsessed with emails: this is how we are using email in 2017

A new message from a colleague at the office arrives in your inbox. The Subject line indicates “Urgent”, so you open it quickly, and respond in a few seconds, answering his question. You surely repeat this kind of action a few times over the course of your day, whether to chat with co-workers at the office, or with suppliers and clients. And this is not the only virtual mailbox that you check during the day. In your personal account you also receive promotional offers, confirmations of activity bookings, and data tracking your online purchases.

In recent years email has become an essential communication tool in both the personal and professional spheres. Now, how much time do we spend daily checking our emails? Do we send them at any time, or do we have a fixed schedule?

Adobe has just published a study on email use by 1,000 white-collar workers in the United States. One of the conclusions is that employees spend a great deal of time checking email: 5.4 hours on weekdays.

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The preferred corporate communication channel

The data is surprising, but it actually seems that workers are improving their habits: those 5.4 hours of email use per day are 27% less time than that invested in 2016, according to the previous email usage study carried out by Adobe. Despite this decline, which shows that the use of email is in greater balance with other aspects of life, 73% of respondents acknowledge that they check their mail more often than they should.

However, there is one kind of account that is used more than another: while professional email is used 3.3 hours a day (20% less than the previous year), respondents say they use personal email for 2.1 hours (a 36% drop).  Not surprisingly, according to the study by Adobe, email is workers’ favourite tool at companies: 52% of the participants over age 25 in the study indicate that it is their main corporate communication channel.

Clicking on an email and reading through it is a more frequent action if the message is related to work matters. The participants in the study reported opening 82% of their corporate emails, but only 60% of their personal ones. Of those they open, they read 83% of those related to work, and 64% from family and friends.

The appearance of smartphones, tablets and smartwatches has meant, logically, that computers are no longer the only devices used to send and receive emails. In fact, the smartphone is the device most frequently used to check emails, especially among those under 35 years of age.

Despite this, the truth is that we prefer to answer work messages using a keyboard and looking at a larger screen: 62% of respondents in the Adobe study say that a desktop or laptop is their main device to view their email.

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Young people, the most active group

In addition to using email several hours a day, many of these workers use it during working hours. Despite this, 37% of respondents say they check it while preparing to go to the office, or having breakfast, and 26% report out that they even check their inbox in bed, although that percentage is lower than the previous year. In this regard there are differences depending upon age: the youngest respondents are those who open the most emails while in bed.

Participants in the study ages 18-34 were more likely than those of other age groups to check email in all kinds of situations: watching TV, walking or even in the bathroom.  And the youngest users were those who are most on top of their email: 66% claim to leave their inbox totally clean; that is, answering, delete or filing away all emails, to prevent them from adding up.

Looking at ail while on holiday is also a common practice, although only 17% confess to checking it frequently while on vacation. 32% say they look at it occasionally, and almost a quarter say they forget about professional messages during their time off.

Besides using email very often for personal or professional issues, this tool is also the favourite of consumers for business communications. 61% of respondents prefer to receive offers by email rather than by other means (like SMS or via the social networks), and they prefer that the content of the emails be less promotional and more informative.

Do you want to analyse how you use your email?

The report on the use of email that Adobe has presented makes it clear that email continues to be an essential communication tool, especially at work: throughout the day, we check it on multiple occasions and spend a lot of time sending and receiving messages using it.

Moreover, users themselves believe that we will continue using email for professional purposes in the future: 57% of respondents believe that we will continue to check it as we have thus far for the next two years, and 20% believe that its use will increase.

We are experts in email technology and provide Gmail Meter users insights around their Gmail inbox. Want to know how you use your Gmail?  Try Gmail Meter now.

Discovering the new premium version of Gmail Meter

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Knowing how you use your email can help you improve your productivity. That’s why the detailed statistics Gmail Meter provides about your habits when managing corporate virtual envelopes can be very useful. In addition to this free service, at Gmail Meter we are working on a new premium version with other advanced features.

As we already announced, this premium version meets the demands of users by making it possible to generate detailed follow-ups so that those responsible for teams can have data from all the members of the group. In fact, we are ready to show you a preview for you to appreciate the advantages and operation of the premium version of Gmail Meter. Here we reveal to you the most important details on this new and improved version of the tool:

Check out the new features

The premium user of Gmail Meter, in addition to obtaining information on his average response time to emails, data on the contacts with which he exchanges the most messages, and analysis of his sent and received messages, will benefit from two new features in the next version:

  • The user will able to customise the date range for the generation of reports, which will no longer have to be exclusively monthly.
  • The user will have the option to generate reports on the members of his team, receiving statistics on each one of them, or the whole team. In addition, he will be able to access them conveniently, from both his computer or mobile phone.

As you can see below, the main difference with the interface in the premium version is the presence of a search engine that allows one to receive the monthly report, or one based on a more limited range of dates, such as a given week. In addition, the premium user can decide if he wants to view an analysis of his own email or that of a specific member of his team.

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Forming a team and later analysing the data of each member individually is very simple for the premium user. He just navigates the page and selects Create a team. The status button will then change from Create a team to My team. Once there, under Add team members, a series of blank fields will appear and, next to them, a button called Invite. By typing the email address of the user that one wants to add to the group in the blank space, and selecting Invite, the user will receive a message that will prompt him to join the group.

06 My team - Default state

If you get to the last field, an extra one will appear automatically, although you can manually add as many fields as you want by selecting the “+” button. When you invite a user, the tool waits until the recipient accepts or rejects it, unless an expiration time for the invitations is set. In the latter case, the invitation will appear as rejected when the period is over.

Also, once the invitation has been sent, the Invite button will automatically change to Resend in order to make it possible to send another invitation to that user, if necessary. On the left side of each field, an X button will also appear that will allow you to cancel the invitation to that particular user. If you click on Cancel invitation, the entire row will be deleted.

08 My team - Invitations

As users accept your invitations, they will become part of My team. That’s when they appear at the top of the “Create a team” page. At this point, it will be possible to access all the information on those users, while the rest is on hold: you can select the month and year of the report you want to check out, or choose a more specific set of dates.

When doing so you will navigate back to the main Gmail Meter page, in which the My team option will appear in the upper right part of the screen. In the search engine, you will see the name of the user selected and the range of dates of the report that you want to see.

From there you can view the full Gmail Meter report about the specific team member, with all the statistics on the number of emails sent or received, information about recipients, and data on those times when the most emails are exchanged.  As in the free version, premium users have the option to export the report to a spreadsheet to later work on it thoroughly.

10 My team - Final state

The team leader not only has the ability invite users or cancel invitations. If required, he can also eliminate a team member. For this he must use the trash icon, located to the left of the user’s name.

As you can see, the process to add team members to Gmail Meter is simple and intuitive. Thanks to this, those responsible for teams are able to, from one place, easily consult and compare reports on different members.

12 My team - browse users

However, the final report is likely to feature a slightly different appearance than the one we have shown you, and its features may vary when we have it ready for launch. We are still improving the premium version to offer you the very best features, so you can analyse the emails of team members with Gmail Meter.

We’re looking for a Senior Developer to help us grow Gmail Meter!

After receiving tons of feature requests from our loyal Gmail Meter users, we’ve done our customer development homework and are building a premium version and doubling down on growth. We have an ambitious vision for Gmail Meter and the next step is growing our team with the addition of a Senior Developer. If you love Gmail Meter and are excited about building its future with us, we want to hear from you!

Apply here for this openning.

Desired Skills & Experience

Must-haves:

  • Rock-solid technical background, including best practices around unit testing, code reviews, test automation and deployment.
  • Analytical and communication skills. You must be a great problem solver: adaptable, proactive and accountable.

Nice-to-haves:

  • Experience designing large and scalable architectures.
  • Experience with Google Cloud.



What can you expect from us

  • We’re all in this together. We will treat you as a responsible person and you will have a lot of freedom regarding schedule, vacations and work style. We’re not a typical company. This is more than just mere lip service. We believe in a horizontal model, which means that everyone on the team has a big influence on the whole company. Everyone contributes, and when something is wrong, anybody can bring it up and we all fix it.
  • We are committed to attacking challenging problems and helping you solve them. After all, we want you to learn, not drown 🙂
  • Holidays are unrestricted: we work with rested people and bright minds, not with chair-warming zombies.
  • You’ll have a flexible schedule, with the only obligation to attend our daily meeting.
  • Your health is very important, so we also provide private medical insurance, including dental care.
  • We have a budget for books, as well as attending and organizing conferences.
  • Once a week we receive a massage, did we already mention that we like working with people that are well-rested?
  • We have two offsites per year.
  • We take care of lunch every day.

 

More about our thoughts on people and teams and about our engineering culture.

Would you like to join our team? Apply here for this openning.

About Us  

Gmail Meter is a product of ShuttleCloud, the software platform that powers consumer email migration and contacts import for some of the biggest technology companies, including Google, Comcast, and Yahoo. Our products are used by hundreds of thousands of consumers each month and we migrate more than 3 million contacts and 30 million emails every day.

Our team is small, but we are determined to become leaders in the tech community. The people that we’re looking for are not just interested in being part of a cool company, they actually want to go out there and become world-class technology leaders themselves and inspire the people around them.

We believe in iteration, on being able to sketch projects quickly, and either provide immediate value or fail fast. But fast iteration can’t lead to crappy products. This process should lead us to great products, and if we fail at least we’ll be able to learn from great failures.

Want to know our Madrid Office? Take a look to this blog post. Want a preview? Navigate our office with Google Maps or take a look below:

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Apply here for this openning

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