Mid-level UI/UX Designer
We are seeking an experienced UX/UI designer who is looking for opportunities to lead projects through discovery, wireframing and design stages. You will get to work with a variety of e-commerce platform builds and add new features to these or rework existing UX. Our engineering team builds e-commerce solutions predominantly on the Shopify platform, by extending the functionality using Ruby on Rails for application and complex front-end builds. Your role will be to work closely with our developers to put together UX/UI prototypes and finished design solutions for our clients, and for internal projects.
This is a role for someone who has an eye for crisp and clean design, can confidently produce potentially untested, forward-thinking solutions, can succinctly communicate the approach they have taken, and is looking for a chance to have ownership of projects. You will also be an inquisitive and analytical designer – someone who asks questions and gathers multiple points of view from stakeholders before jumping into Sketch. It is a bonus if you have worked remotely before, although this is not a requirement.
- The ability to work from anywhere in the world (see timezone details below)
- Salary of £35k–£45k, depending on experience
- Flexible workspace / equipment allowance
- Professional development allowance
- Excellent support for setting up an ideal remote working environment
- An annual team retreat (different locations every year!)
- A Pixelcabin laptop (our team usually uses Macbook Pros or Dell XPS 13s, but feel free to ask for what allows you to do your job best!)
- 30 days holiday
- Generous maternity / paternity package
In this role, you will:
- Turn potentially abstract ideas into tangible prototypes while balancing user stories, technical constraints, and business objectives.
- Be comfortable with working closely with developers to take an idea from concept to implementation.
- Communicate your design work clearly to other team members through deliverables, such as sketches, wireframes, low-fi concepts and high-fi prototypes.
- Advocate for collaborative design and an inclusive UX process from the start of a project lifecycle.
- Maintain and organize Sketch files and InVision projects to ensure consistency across UI components and projects.
- Properly document design decisions and provide development-ready assets.
- Lead and manage usability tests (setting up screeners, discussion guides, and moderating users).
- Interpret analytics data from a documented data layer and use that to inform future research and design decisions.
- Suggest, plan and coordinate A/B testing with developers when needed.
- Suggest workflows to improve the integration of a design process throughout the team.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Digital Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, or related studies
- A strong portfolio with work samples showcasing expertise in user experience design, interface design, creativity and aesthetics, and depth of thought
- Excellent all-round communication skills in English
- High proficiency with design tools such as Sketch and InVision
At Pixelcabin, our team is small, steadily growing and fully distributed. Because working remotely has been part of our DNA since day 1, we believe in offering a great remote working environment for everyone in our team. You will get support with setting up your work routine so that it’s enjoyable, even easy, to do your best work. By using excellent tooling (Slack, Notion, Invision, Pivotal Tracker, and any that you suggest) and encouraging you to create a unique setup that works for you (everyone is different!), we will help ensure that you can work efficiently, feel inspired, and collaborate smoothly with your team.
Every year, we organise a retreat/meetup in a sunny place so that we can bring everyone together, get away from our desks, and bridge the remote-working gap for a few days. On these meetups, we also explore ideas for the future direction of the company. (Last year, the team came together for a week in Hong Kong. Prior to that we went to San Francisco and Miami.) Since our clients are also remote, we occasionally travel to spend time embedded in their offices. This also provides time for us to come together and hang out as a team.
On a day-to-day basis, you will be communicating frequently with other team members through a range of channels (daily video calls, demoing / pairing via screen-share and Invision). Since we believe that good teamwork relies on open dialogue, you need to be someone who is comfortable with raising questions and issues. You also need to be self-motivated and experienced with taking tasks through to completion.
Given that we are a remote team distributed across different time zones, we have a flexible approach to work schedule. That said, during your first year of working with us, we would usually expect you to cross at least 5 hours of 8am–6pm (GMT+0) from Monday to Friday.
Pixelcabin is committed to building a culturally diverse company, and we value a broad set of opinions in our team. As we grow, we are looking to build a team with a range of viewpoints at its core, and we encourage applications from female and minority candidates.
Founded in 2012, Pixelcabin is an agile web development agency that engineers e-commerce solutions using the Shopify Plus platform. We have worked with some of the world’s most influential companies (e.g. AB InBev, Net-a-Porter) and are always looking for ways to push the boundaries of what Shopify can do for our clients and their customers. We expand Shopify’s native functionality with bespoke Rails apps that leverage Shopify’s extensive API, in addition to building fully customized front-end experiences. We are also a core Partner of Shopify, which means we have advance access to Shopify’s upcoming APIs and features.
At Pixelcabin, we believe in offering solutions, not different ways of saying no. Since the beginning, we have been driven by three core principles: value quality over quantity, under-promise and over-deliver, and take pride in your work. We take on projects that will present new problems for us to solve, and get excited about elegant solutions to complex challenges. Most importantly, we know that we are only as strong as our team members are inspired. We thus encourage continuous learning and personal development, in addition to emphasizing collaboration and the sharing of ideas (e.g. by integrating code-reviews into our day-to-day work experience).
To apply: Please send all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org, including a link to your portfolio, and any other relevant links such as Behance or Dribbble (we prefer if you show us examples of designs that were used by a client, rather than un-commissioned redesigns). The email body should include cover letter content, with a CV as an attachment (only required if no LinkedIn). The subject of your email should be ‘2019 Mid-Level UI/UX Application’. Application emails without this subject will be automatically screened-out and not read.