GeoSearch, Inc.
Published
May 16, 2022
Location
Remote, Remote
Job Type
  • Full-time
Category
  • Mid-Level (5-10 years)

Description

GeoSearch, Inc is actively recruiting a Product Designer to work with our client to help build data products that deliver impact. Our client is an impact-driven organization working to make a positive social and environmental change by providing decision-makers with the best data about our planet. In this organization, you will be given a lot of autonomy to approach problem-solving and learn through what you help to release. The technical teams are built of curious, empathetic people with high intrinsic motivation and a growth mindset. This company also invests heavily in R&D that drives the field and they regularly reinvent the nature of their work.

You will support and advocate for:

  • Discovery research to determine what specific problems to solve, at what scale, for who, and why? We are not expecting the depth of research skills as we would for a dedicated UX researcher role, but we see research as a foundation for design decision-making.
  • Problem scoping to help make strategic decisions on what boundaries and requirements to consider at the product, UX, and UI levels. This is a collaborative effort, but we think it’s important for a designer to be involved and to continuously advocate for user needs.

You will lead in:

  • UX/UI design to translate product and feature level needs towards functional and usable interfaces and interactions that help people accomplish a goal. You will collaborate throughout the project with developers to ensure the design is properly implemented and provide assistance with new/unexpected features.
  • Communication and documentation of design decisions so that internal and external partners can understand why designs resulted in one way vs. other options.

About You:

You are someone who is interested in geospatial design. You want to work as the main designer on projects with partner organizations of various sizes (from NASA and the World Bank to a group of data scientists). You also like to contribute to project activities outside of a strict designer box.

  • 3 to 5 years of professional design experience. You have a good understanding of applying a design process to solve problems using approaches such as Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design.
  • Ability to work with autonomy to make decisions. You can show and explain your decision-making across stages of a design process, and how you adapt an “ideal” process to specific project circumstances.
  • Skills in research (beginner-advanced beginner) + UX and UI (proficient). You can demonstrate that you are disciplined about information gathering before designing, and proficient in using design tools (we’ve been using Miro and Figma) to facilitate stakeholder conversations and build out UI wireframes and mockups that transition into development.
  • Experience in building and shipping applications/software. You can demonstrate how you prioritize problem-solving at the product level, and how you collaborate closely with software engineers to understand the technical limitations of your design decisions and work towards building solutions that are both user-friendly and technically feasible.

You will also bring a lot of value across many projects if you have experience or strong interest in any of the following: design research, visual design, information design, front-end development, client, or project management.

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