Senior UI Designer Starts 3/9
Senior UI Designer (Consultant)
8-16 week project with possibility for extension
Start date 3/9/2020
Potential Full Time hire post-contract.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
We're creating a best-in-class drone piloting and data capture application for our new client. You’ll be pairing with a strategist to do problem interviews with professional drone pilots. Based on these learnings, you’ll brainstorm possible solutions, devise design artifacts, experiments, and proof-of-concepts to validate the solution and/or articulate it to customers, marketing stakeholders, and engineers. This is a drone piloting application that will initially be rolled out on native iOS.
This is an hourly, project-based consulting role (W-2). This contract is scheduled to last 8-16 weeks, with a possibility of extension. This role is eligible to participate in our Roster program for preferred consultants. This role is based in Santa Monica.
You consider yourself a full-stack designer. You are an experienced Interaction Designer with strong UI design skills as well. You’re knowledgeable about drone control systems or gaming UIs. You're passionate about using design to solve real problems in an elegant way. Your someone who is exhilarated by the idea of engaging in a highly competitive market. You love highly complex problems, and have a history of solving them. You want to work in a uniquely agile environment, collaborating with strategists, engineers and clients from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries.
IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL
Collaborate closely with a product design strategist and several client stakeholders
Conduct interviews with professional drone pilots
Brainstorm solutions based on findings
Devise design artifacts, and proofs-of-concept to validate solutions
Articulate proven solutions to executives, marketing stakeholders, and engineers.
Prepare and lead collaborative design workshops and client presentations
Conduct usability tests to validate your design ideas
Help software engineers implement designs
WE’D LOVE YOU TO BRING
Comfort in a fast-paced environment
Superior Interaction design skills
Superior UI design skills
Excellent visual, verbal, and written communication skills
Experience with or strong desire to learn front-end development
Comfort leading meetings and facilitating design discussions and exercises
Strong desire to quickly externalize and test your designs
Interest in working through the full design stack (research through implementation)
A sense of humor; because, in the end, working here is fun!
A LITTLE ABOUT THE TEAM
At Philosophie, we love making things. We are a diverse team of designers, engineers, and product strategists. With different backgrounds and skill sets, we come together to make useful technology. Our clients (Fortune 500 to startups) come to us with early stage product ideas; and we prototype those ideas to life. Teams make decisions collaboratively and lead clients to successful outcomes. We’ve been around for over a decade, but we still apply a startup mentality to everything we do. We work out of our beautiful, creatively inspired offices in Los Angeles and New York.
Our people describe our culture as caring, collaborative, experimental, and ethical. We are proud to have received Inc.'s Best Workplaces award, the Healthy Mothers' Workplace award, and twice recognized in Inc.'s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies.
LAST, BUT NOT LEAST
At Philosophie, we believe that different perspectives lead to better ideas, and better ideas lead to better products. We've designed our company to be responsive to employees: good ideas are heard and easy to execute on. We champion people of different backgrounds and perspectives. We do not discriminate; we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. We consider all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories.