#117020

Principal Design Technologist / Prototyper

Location:
Mountain View, CA
Job Terms:
Permanent
Salary:
170k - 200k
posted by:
Susan Reese
Date:
04/21/2017

Job Description:

Aquent's technology client located in Mountain View, CA is seeking a Principal UX Design Technologist/Prototyper for a full-time direct hire role.  

As the way people live and work evolves, we are discovering new design solutions to meet these changes and simplify the business of life for individuals and small businesses by exploring: Conversational UI to Immersive Media, Voice Assistants to Machine Learning and AI. Our projects vary, from design-led self started explorations to collaborations with the core businesses 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PRINCIPAL (UX) DESIGN TECHNOLOGIST PROTOTYPING 60% : DESIGN 40%
We need your expertise to bring to life new to the world experiences for emerging technologies. Your impact will be focused at the intersection of Prototyping and Design, bringing concepts swiftly to tangible reality for our most forward facing projects.

YOUR ROLE
Our go to person for bringing ideas to life to inspire and inform others.
To translate design concepts to prototypes using human centered design processes.
To excel in bringing clarity to ambiguity through making, as you investigate with the team.
To be a critical member of a group committed to excellence, impact and fun.

WHAT WILL YOU ACCOMPLISH ON THE DESIGN TEAM?
Create a new dimension to our design futures group with the addition of you and your technical capabilities for blending Prototyping and Design.
Crafting a range of solutions involving traditional prototyping ( mobile, web ) as well as more experimental prototyping ( voice ui, virtual and augmented reality, data visualizations, others ).
Discover and refine through iterative prototyping w/ customers, partners and team members.
Lend your voice to guide / inform the direction of projects from learnings you’ve gathered.
Gain exposure and deep knowledge of new emerging technologies.

WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE TEAM?
Experience and familiarity with a range of prototyping tools and solutions.
Refined design sensibility in terms of flow and aesthetics.
A mindset that embraces human centered design methodologies to inform your work.
Ability to guide and inform solutions from your learnings and expertise.
Passion to continuously evolve your craft, staying on top of latest trends and tools.
An openness to invention and creativity regarding new methods of prototyping.
Communication skills to connect with teammates, partners and senior stakeholders.

Qualifications

A degree in Design, Computer Science, or a relevant field.
5+ years experience delivering prototypes at varying levels of fidelity.
An ever-expanding set of prototyping tools and capabilities:
Tools widely used today - HTML/CSS/Javascript, Invision, Marvel etc
Emerging tools - 360 video’s, Voice, Messaging bots.
Deep knowledge of design principles and methods, innovation and ideation tools.
Demonstrable maker mindset.
Systems thinking experience.
Effective communicator, presenter and negotiator.
Organized, self-directed, efficient and able to manage complex projects in a timely manner.
Passion for collaboration and ability to work with multidisciplinary teams.