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Design, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020
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UI/UX Designer at Def Method 

New York, NY

About Def Method

We are generalist software engineers, product managers, & consultants committed to building the best software company we can by delivering excellent results for our customers. We apply user-centered design & lean & agile software development principles to help our customers create valuable products, & are always refining our craft. 

Value prop of this role

Were looking for our first UI/UX Designer to join the team. 

Def Method builds a range of products for our clients, varying from greenfield applications for startups to well-established products across various industries.

An estimate of how youll spend your time

  • Practice - 50%   
    • Problem solve, think big, & explore concepts & ideas in order to design valuable, cohesive & delightful user experiences
    • Collaborate with team members from Product & Engineering Teams & synthesize engineering systems as they affect the overall user experience
    • Iterate on designs based on feedback from team members, stakeholders & users.
    • Influence the product with research & data
    • Create UX designs & prototypes & UI mock-ups, including wireframes, flowcharts, visual mock-ups, user journeys
    • Stay up-to-date with design trends, best practices, patterns, new capabilities to push the product forward.
  • Tactical - 40%
    • Facilitate product discovery & development on client projects, act as design advisor to our customers & consultants, & provide additional project support as needed
  • Operations - 10%
    • Represent design in sales conversations & scoping work

What youll bring:

  • Strong, clear communication & presentation skills. You will be expected to present design strategies to your team, clients & the executive team. 
  • Passion for building intuitive, positive experiences for users
  • Expert knowledge of Figma, Sketch, Illustrator, or other tools used for visual & interaction designs
  • Familiarity with complete UX/UI research & development process from wireframing to developing a shippable product
  • Experience writing user interview scripts & conducting user interviews
  • Experience designing on multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Mobile web, Desktop, etc)
  • Experience translating your designs in HTML & CSS is a big plus.
  • Your professional desire for continuous learning, a breadth of experiences, & a hunger to learn & discover new ideas, products, & processes.
  • Your bias for user-centered, collaborative, lightweight process & tight feedback loops
  • 4+ years of relevant UI/UX design work & experience
  • Your ability to give honest, unflinching, & respectful analysis to our customers, employees, & the leadership team

Why we love working here

  • We are committed to growing together by building excellent software for customers & expanding the range of experiences & perspectives that shape our work
  • Investment in learning: one month of professional development time for courses/conference/study per year, with a generous budget
  • Great pay & benefits comprehensive health, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid parental leave, even life insurance!
  • Generous vacation time & minimal travel (if at all)
  • Flexible work from home policy in normal times; we are currently remote through the end of 2020 
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