UI Design Technologist

  • location: Minneapolis, MN
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $50 - $60 per hour
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UI Design Technologist

job summary:

The Design Technologist will work with a cross-functional team of designers, developers, and product managers to improve and maintain our public websites and secure client applications. The Design Technologist will also collaborate with core UI team members to develop repeatable design patterns, establish development standards, and help maintain our component library.

location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
job type: Contract
salary: $50 - 60 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors

  • Understand business objectives, as well as customer needs, in order to articulate how design can address them
  • Work closely with cross-functional feature teams to deliver features in support of business
  • objectives
  • Extend and improve UI design language, development standards and component
  • libraries
  • Collaborate with front-end engineers to implement UI components within platform constraints
  • Actively participate in design critiques, code reviews and team retrospectives
  • Help improve team culture
  • Be curious, engaged, approachable and self-reliant
  • Stay current with a rapidly changing industry; share knowledge with others
  • Provides clear and concise communication with project team and mid-level management
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Collaborate with front end engineers and product designers to implement production ready HTML/CSS
  • Effective oral and written communication skills along with logical, analytical and abstract thinking skills
  • Leadership / Facilitation
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to develop and deliver features
  • Create UI components that improve our software
  • Maintain & extend design component library
  • Understand business requirements and objectives and help explain/clarify them for others
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Create and communicate design solutions using HTML/CSS
  • Work within visual design language, pattern library & usage guidelines
  • Actively participate in code reviews, stakeholder reviews & company-wide demos
Required Experience:

  • 3+ years working in design
  • Expert level understanding of HTML/CSS
  • Experience working in a product and/or agile environments
  • Experience working with front end developers and designers to develop production ready UI solutions
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
  • 2 / 4-year college degree or equivalent professional experience
Portfolio submission required:

  • A portfolio of code samples or work that clearly communicates successful customer/user-focused website and application solutions

Desired Experience:

  • Expert level understanding of graphic design fundamentals (typography, color theory, layout, etc.)
  • Advanced understanding of JavaScript
  • Analyze and translate business requirements and user needs into production ready UI
  • Take ownership of design technology solutions
Technical Skills required

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • VS Code (or equivalent)
  • git (or equivalent)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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