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Design Technologist 
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on September 28, 2021
Job Id #50493 Posted September 13, 2021

The Design Technologist will work with a cross-functional team of designers, developers, and product managers to improve and maintain our public websites and secure client applications. The Design Technologist will also collaborate with core UI team members to develop repeatable design patterns, establish development standards, and help maintain our component library.

Responsibilities:
  • Understand business objectives, as well as customer needs, in order to articulate how design can address them 
  • Work closely with cross-functional feature teams to deliver features in support of business objectives 
  • Extend and improve client's UI design language, development standards and component libraries 
  • Collaborate with front-end engineers to implement UI components within platform constraints 
  • Actively participate in design critiques, code reviews and team retrospectives 
  • Help improve team culture 
  • Be curious, engaged, approachable and self-reliant 
  • Stay current with a rapidly changing industry; share knowledge with others

Experience:
  • 3-5 Years
  • Expert level understanding of HTML/CSS 
  • Experience working in a product and/or agile environments 
  • Experience working with front end developers and designers to develop production ready UI solutions 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Works substantially with little supervision or oversight
Skills:
  • Skill Level: Intermediate 
  • Analyze and translate business requirements and user needs into production ready UI

Software & Technology:
  • HTML, CSS, VS Code (or equivalent), git (or equivalent)
Communication:
  • Level 1 plus: Provides clear and concise communication with project team and mid-level management 
  • Participate in code reviews 
  • Collaborate with front end engineers and product designers to implement production ready HTML/CSS

Leadership/Facilitation:
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to develop and deliver features 
  • Create UI components that improve our software 
  • Maintain & extend client's design component library 
  • Understand business requirements and objectives and help explain/clarify them for others
Education:
  • 2 / 4-year college degree or equivalent professional experience
Premium Skills:
  • Expert level understanding of graphic design fundamentals (typography, color theory, layout, etc.)
  •  Advanced understanding of JavaScript
Supplemental List:
  • A portfolio of code samples or work that clearly communicates successful customer/user-focused website and application solutions

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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