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Design Technologist

Overview

UX Engineer, Data Visualizer, Design Technologist – whatever you want to call it, Stamen is looking for creative developers with opinions that they can bring to bear on client’s problems. Work will range from polished applications to purely generative, exploratory exercises. It can look like: refining visual forms and interactions, often in geospatial contexts; devising malleable, mobile-friendly modes of same; or purely ideative work that results in multiple story-boarded experiences; or prototypical, data driven application interfaces that provide new insights or utility. Sometimes it looks like all of the above for the same client, or for multiple clients simultaneously.

About you

You’re able to work well with inputs from a variety of sources: creative direction, technical direction, production expediency, and client feedback. You’re friendly and courteous, good at finding ways to have fun under the pressure of deadlines, ready to sell your approach but also OK with our clients having the final say.

Responsibilities

• Meet with clients to ascertain needs, evaluate scope, and provide estimation and guidance
• Design and develop interactive data visualizations, maps, and other creative projects for a variety of use cases, spanning consumer products, business tools, and purely artistic work
• Collaborate in small-team environments with designers, cartographers and other developers in the pursuit of said work.
• Work with the client to define requirements, create prototypes, & develop user stories.
• Design, develop, test, iterate, and refine application code.
• Contribute to technical documentation including verbose code & repository comments, user manuals, and training materials

Essential skills

• Expert understanding of Javascript and modern web frameworks such as React and Vue
• Strong understanding of data visualization theory and implementation with D3 or related libraries
• Comfortable using Git and GitHub
• Adept and strong with verbal and text-based communication
• Know what the best thing is to be doing at any given moment or to ask if you’re unsure
• Passionate about learning and growing
• Value the experience of helping customers/clients realize their goals through the application of your creative technology skills
• Ability to manage one’s own work across more than one project at a time. While we appreciate and value the benefits of focus, agency work often requires working for multiple clients at the same time.

It would also be nice if you have

• Demonstrable experience designing and creating interactive maps and spatially-oriented experiences (GIS systems experience).
• Familiarity with deploying servers and managing diverse datasets using cloud-based services such as AWS or similar
• Knowledge of common statistical techniques for exploring and understanding new and unfamiliar datasets, including some experience with data science tools such as R or Pandas.
• Have worked in client-driven environments / agency-side environments
• Have experience contributing to open source projects
• Have opinions about map projections

To apply

Email jobs@stamen.com with a cover letter and links to your portfolio, GitHub account, and anything else that will show us your relevant work. Stamen is committed to maintaining a diverse, inclusive and welcoming work environment.

To apply

Email jobs@stamen.com with a cover letter and links to your portfolio, GitHub account, and anything else that will show us your relevant work. Stamen is committed to maintaining a diverse, inclusive and welcoming work environment.