UX Engineer/ Design Technologist

Full Job Description

JOB TYPE: Freelance, Contract Position – No agencies (See notes below)

LOCATION: Remote (TimeZone: BST, CST, EST)

HOURLY RANGE: Our client is looking to pay $100 – $115 USD / HR

ESTIMATED DURATION: 40Hrs/Week – Long Term, 6-month project

HIGH-LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • portfolio that is prototype heavy


ABOUT US
:

Braintrust (usebraintrust.com) is a user-controlled talent network, where you keep 100% of what you earn and actually get to own the platform. We’ve been onboarding some big clients and specifically need a UX Engineer/ Design Technologist for our client.


Job Description

Our discipline goes by many names, including Design Technologist, UX Engineer, Creative Technologist, Design Engineer and UX Prototyper and we’re looking for someone with specific expertise with Mobile (iOS or Android). This unique combination of Design perspective + Engineering skills allows people in this role to make impactful contributions at each phase of the product lifecycle.

In practice, this means you will help brainstorm and then write the code that breathes life into new design concepts, making them tangible for the team. This helps us validate ideas both internally and with our users. You can act as a bridge between the Design team and our cross-functional partners helping to ensure both design fidelity as well as technical feasibility.


About you

You have a creative mind and a deep understanding of interaction design. You care about the design details and are driven to push the user experiences you create beyond acceptable to make them exceptional. You have an entrepreneurial spirit and bring your own creative ideas into the conversation (instead of waiting for others to tell you what to make).

Your engineering skills are rock-solid, but you’re never done learning. You have a curiosity that compels you to try new technologies, build for new platforms and solve new technical problems. You don’t suffer from ‘analysis paralysis’ and prioritize trying a bunch of ideas quickly over meditating to find the perfect architecture. You’re quite deep into at least one of the 2 major mobile platforms – either iOS or Android – and you know the relevant frameworks for these platforms (e.g. Swift or Kotlin) to bring your design prototypes to life.

You are well-versed in an appropriate mix of development and prototyping platforms and tools, and know how to select the best platform for the task. You’ll provide code that is flexible and can be iterated upon and pride yourself on being up-to-date with the latest standards. Thriving on exploration and experimentation, you are at the heart of co-creating ideas and bringing them to life. You have skills that complement your application of technology including but never limited to: a precise eye for intelligent UX, great design, and good foundations in strategy and process.

You thrive on collaboration. You’re inclusive in your engagement with your team and cross-functional partners. You’re mature enough to not have an ego, and you welcome honest, open feedback as easily as you give it. You demonstrate selflessness by prioritizing making the right call for the business, team or project over your own personal opinion.


You bring

  • Portfolio of work that displays design, high-fidelity animation, motion, iconography, typography, color, and imagery
  • 5 years of senior-level experience writing HTML, JavaScript and CSS applications and fluency with modern frameworks and libraries such as React and NodeJS
  • 5 years experience in either Android or iOS; both platforms a plus
    Proven leadership and strategic ability to drive initiatives and projects with teams
  • The communication skills to clearly articulate your concepts—and evangelize on their behalf
  • Understanding of web standards, browser performance and best practices
  • Advocate for technology and choosing the right tool for the job
  • Familiarity with modern design tools (Figma, Sketch, Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D)

ABOUT THE HIRING PROCESS:

Qualified candidates will be invited to do a screening interview with the Braintrust staff. We will answer your questions about the project, and our platform. If we determine it is the right fit for both parties, we’ll invite you to join the platform and create a profile to apply directly for this project.

C2C Candidates: This role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency. If you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around their consulting practice, this is well aligned with Braintrust and we’d welcome your application.

Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

This is a remote position.