Your work can literally change the world. We just received a pledge of $100K in seed funding to execute a concept created inside the Defense Innovation Network, which will launch under a different name after we finalize our patent efforts with the legal team. We have three months to build an exceptional small team, and the UX/UI designer will be an integral part of our launch.
Our goal is to empower any individual to submit an idea / piece of intellectual property upward to their manager, ultimately reaching the top levels of an organization. We will then allow these ideas to move horizontally between organizations (peers / partners / suppliers) and also internal groups inside larger organizations (inspiring intrapreneurship).
We're looking for a high energy designer to take the reins on our initial development of the open innovation platform. This position requires a candidate who can set the stage to design a cross-platform solution on both Android and iOS, though we'll likely focus initially on building a responsive SaaS platform before moving to native apps.
The ideal candidate will live in the Washington, DC metro area, but we are flexible in finding someone who can work remotely.
Develop an intuitive user experience for our innovation platform UI
Collaborate with programmers to ensure they understand the intended design outcomes
Suggest new UI elements to enhance collaboration among users
Proven attention to detail
Damn good design skills
Exceptional collaboration with programmer(s) using ruby or python
Ability to take functional code and make it look amazing without bloat
An eye for simplicity and intuitive FUNCTIONALITY in the design
Working knowledge of XHTML/CSS. (Better if you can cut up your own comps)
Self-starters / entrepreneurial mindset
Ability to execute on a 70% solution and doesn't need step by step hand holding
Ability to ask the right questions
Education is irrelevant-- you need real world experience in rapid prototyping and development, while also having a project portfolio that you can talk us through so we get a feel for your design process. We're not looking for good website design (though it's fine to start with that), but rather good user interface design and a knack for knowing how users will USE what we build.
First and foremost, you should have an excellent eye for design. You should know great web UI when you see it, and be able to explain why it's great (even if you didn't create it!).