Design Technologist II
frog design - New York, NY

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About frog We free you to do the best work of your life. When people ask what it's like to work at frog, there is no easy answer. The diversity of people and projects varies tremendously. People here are both thinkers and doers. They come from a multitude of backgrounds and have a multitude of expertise that bridges disciplines and spans industries-including automotive, medical, consumer, retail, software, technology, finance, and many others. This extraordinary collection of talent-analytical and artistic, conservative and unconventional, technical and whimsical-is what makes working at frog a unique experience. It's also what keeps our clients coming back and new clients knocking on our door. With such diversity, we are always able to orchestrate and customize each client engagement to ensure a positive balance between emotional experiences for consumers and economic benefits for clients. So, if you're asking, "What is it like to work at frog?" our answer is, "What do you want to do?" There are plenty of opportunities to get engaged.

The Position:

In this position as a Design Technologist in the frog Engineering organization, your role is part futurist and part pragmatist while being a hands-on consultant, producer, and organizer of technical insights, experiments, proofs, and models that bridge the gap between creative design services and software architecture and engineering as part of the successful delivery of innovative solutions for our clients.

The Contribution:

You are responsible for driving technology platform research and experimentation, concept exploration, prototyping, and ideation within the creative process for designing user experiences in software. You lead efforts to identify and analyze current and future UX technology patterns and trends, perform in-depth investigation and experimentation with emerging platforms and frameworks, and identify new opportunities and business value for UX innovation and differentiation with technology enablers. You collaborate closely with the creative organization to express design assets and artifacts in the form of user experience simulations, interactive prototypes, technical proof-of-concepts, and UI/presentation layer components and templates as reference material for design validation and the software engineering process. You provide relevant subject matter expertise across domains in the form of UI/presentation layer software architecture recommendations, best practices, and design integration support to help ensure the intended user experience is successfully realized in the software delivery.

Success:

Success in this role means success in delivering results through team work and a relentless focus on what’s best for frog. Success means continually holding oneself to the highest of professional and ethical standards and demanding the same of co-workers. Success is walking into frog every work day with an unwavering belief that you can and do influence affairs for the better and that in turn you will stand to reap the rewards both financially and professionally that your contribution merits.
Qualities and attributes of a successful Design Technologist at frog are defined by:
  • Ability, drive, and experience to provide technology leadership within the creative design process while shaping the path for delivering innovative user experiences through software
  • Clear and concise articulation, presentation, and documentation of creative opportunities, constraints, recommendations, and action items with technology concepts to both internal and external audiences
  • Repeatable delivery of compelling, valuable, and actionable technology-centric design services through hardware and software-based user experience simulations, prototypes, proofs-of-concept, reference templates and components, and other appropriate delivery methods
  • Development of relationships with client leaders and cross-discipline stakeholders to instill professional trust, communicate thought leadership in relevant domains, provide appropriate transparency and accountability, and evangelize the value of the collaborative frog process
  • Continual proactive effort to research and analyze market landscapes and emerging platforms, patterns, practices, and methodologies to drive differentiated service offerings for frog clients and foster greater professional development opportunities for internal talent
Job Requirements

You Are:

Someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. You bring to the organization the following competencies;
  • Demonstrated cross-functional leadership, creative and technical breadth and depth, and proven research, experimentation, problem solving, and design translation experience across multiple consumer and/or enterprise software domains such as web sites, portals, and applications, mobile platforms and apps, RIA and desktop applications, and embedded devices
  • Strategic insights and tactical working knowledge with current standards, platforms, and frameworks used across front end and middleware integration layers of software development
  • Strong skills and experience in effective collaboration and technical problem solving within multidisciplinary teams representing product or service owners and stakeholders, creative visual and interaction designers, business strategists, technology platform providers, software architects and engineers, quality assurance personnel, and operational support groups
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills along with expertise in preparing and delivering proposals, presentations, and structured working sessions to all levels in a client organization (including C-level executives)
  • 5 or more years of professional experience collaboratively designing and developing user interfaces, UX concepts, and/or software applications on a variety of technology platforms
  • Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, engineering, or a creative discipline is required (a master’s degree and/or one or more relevant technical certifications is preferred)
  • Ability to travel between 10% and 20% for engagements in support of new business development, program kickoffs or working sessions involving creative and technical ideation exercises, and design integration support phases with software engineering counterparts
Please submit your resume online to: http://www.frogdesign.com/about/careers
frog is an equal opportunity employer.

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frog works with the world’s leading companies, helping them to design, engineer, and bring to market meaningful products and services....