Product Designer / UX Engineer

TaskAnalytics


3 months ago

02/08/2019 16:27:10

Hiring from: (Eastern) USA, Europe

Category: Product


At Task Analytics, good design is in our DNA and is a big part of everything we do. We’re looking for a new team member to contribute directly to design and development of our product’s user interface and experience.
 
As a small distributed team in both the eastern United States and Norway, we value the T-shaped employee that has the user design interface and experience experience, but familiar with other aspects of software development. While we each take lead in a particular area we all share responsibility for delivering a great experience to our customers.

Responsibilities

As a part of our product development team, you’ll:
  • Lead the design and development of our product’s User Interface and User Experience
  • Maintain our standard React component library by building style guides and assets
  • Participate in user story definition and development
  • Help define and shape our overall brand and visual identity

Qualifications

The ideal candidate presents most of the following qualifications:
  • Strong visual design skills, specifically related to software products, preferably with Software-as-a-Service products
  • Experience with stylesheet languages like Sass or Less
  • Front-end development experience with JavaScript and single-page application frameworks, preferably React.
  • Experience with CSS-in-JS frameworks like Glamor, Glamorous, or Emotion
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player experienced with working as part of a distributed team
  • A user-centric mindset able to speak on behalf of our users

What We Offer

  • Work in a highly ambitious and fast moving startup
  • Ability to shape not only our product, but your own role as design lead
  • A flexible work arrangement tailored to your life
  • Work remotely or we can offer full or part-time space in offices in either downtown Oslo or New York City
  • Annual company wide events in either our New York City or Oslo office locations

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