Senior UX Product Designer

(Contractor, South America, Remote)

Planorama plans and designs software products through modern product management and product design practices. We focus on research, UI/UX design, and delivering everything development teams need to execute, including dev-ready documentation that accompanies our designs. As a Planorama product designer, you will both design high-fidelity UI/UX for our clients, AND write detailed user stories. (If writing user stories is new to you, we’ll train you how.)

We design software for a variety of companies and industry verticals, with U.S.-based clients.

Our designers…

  • PRODUCT DESIGNER: Are part UX & UI designer, and part business analyst
  • EMPATHIZE: Get in the heads of our clients and their users to create simple, intuitive designs, and consider all the ways users can get themselves into trouble.
  • THINK BIG, WORK DETAILED: Love to understand the big picture, and at the same time, think through the details of designs to ensure usability and consistency
  • HONEST: Speak up when something doesn’t look or feel right
  • DRIVEN: Challenge themselves and the team to learn and do better
  • COLLABORATIVE: Communicate well and often, and are used to working in remote teams
  • PROCESS-ORIENTED: Understand the value of process, versus “lone ranger” designing
  • OWNERSHIP: Invested in what you produce because it’s your name, and collectively our name riding on it

If this sounds like you, and you’re available for at least 20 hours/week remote contract work, let’s talk.


Qualifications

  • Graphic design and user experience design background, with a portfolio to share
  • Experience designing both UX and UI using modern best practices for web application and mobile experiences
  • Experience creating the UX and UI for software applications (e.g. web apps, mobile apps, etc.). Needs to be beyond landing pages and websites.
  • Experience devising and documenting information architecture
  • Experience creating interactive prototypes for illustrating experience and user workflows.
  • Experience leveraging component libraries for building high-fidelity designs for software applications, such as Material Design, iOS design components, Bootstrap components, etc.
  • Familiarity with creating style guides, or design systems.
  • Familiarity with user story documentation, including narratives, acceptance criteria, breaking down workflows into scenarios.
  • Availability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, with the majority of them during normal U.S. business hours.

Required skills

  • Written and spoken fluency in English.  As our clients speak English, and our documentation is written in English, fluency is a must.
  • Translating needs from users the business into a scope of features that will fulfill those needs
  • Solid understanding and experience designing within modern UI and UX design practices and patterns
  • Discipline to work remotely for assigned hours per month, and remain engaged with your team on a daily basis for stand-ups, review meetings, and 1-on-1’s with team members.
  • Figma or Adobe XD (and being a fast learner of other tools when needed)

Nice-to-have skills

  • User research, conducting interviews and consolidating results
  • Designing and executing usability tests
  • Understanding of basic front-end HTML/CSS (don’t worry: you won’t be coding)
  • Atlassian tools:  Jira, Confluence
  • Familiarity with Agile software design and development practices

Let’s talk.

Please tell us about yourself below. Everything, including your resume, must be in English.