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The IOTA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 2017 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The Foundation’s mission is to drive the development and standardization of new distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) that enable permissionless innovation ecosystems. To realize this potential the IOTA Foundation is actively building a collaborative of developers, start-ups, private enterprises, and government, civil society and academic institutions.
Concretely, we engage in engineering, research and community organizing efforts around the IOTA Tangle – a new generation of DLT specifically designed to be the open and free trust layer for the Internet-of-Things (IoT).
We are looking for talented Junior to Senior level UX Designers.
Regardless of experience level, you will be an innovator and problem solver at heart; ideally with a keen appreciation of blockchain or DLT and the exciting new opportunities that these technologies bring to Web3.
You will have a high standard of work already under your belt looking to take the next career move up. Importantly, you will have helped ship complex products that are demonstrated in your portfolio.
Working with the wider IOTA Design Team, you will act as a user advocate alongside other UX colleagues, providing clear input for the overall customer and user experience of these new products and services.
Ultimately, you’re a design thinker with a high level of empathy; able to provide a solid rationale behind any product decisions. A key part of this role is cutting-edge problem-solving in the new Web3 frontier, so be prepared for an enjoyable challenge!
Expect to find a friendly and fun remote team, development support and many learning opportunities, working alongside talented team members using cutting-edge DLT technology.
Research, assess, sketch, prototype
Design websites, landing pages, and mobile/desktop web applications on multiple projects of varying sizes
Help to plan and undertake UX research such as competitor analysis, information architecture design, interaction design, personas, usability testing
Produce scenarios, flowcharts and wireframes, turning them into fully-fledged UI designs by either yourself or handing over your direction to the visual design team for completion
Adhere to current in-house styles or to help define new interaction patterns and design systems
Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually
Have a high level of detail for UX design and product quality
Support the IOTA UX / Design Team in any other organizational-wide efforts when required
At least 2+ years of industry placement
Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and best practices
Expert proficiency with design and prototyping tools ideally either with Axure (Wireframing, IA and Prototyping) and/or Figma (Visual Design, Prototyping) in order to integrate with the IOTA Design Team and help deliver your projects
Knowledge of web & mobile platforms, and their capabilities/limitations. Basic HTML, CSS and JS knowledge is a bonus in order to understand the challenges of development
High written and spoken proficiency of English
Proven track record of project deliverables
Excellent communication and organization skills
Naturally curious with a passion for new technology
Strong self-management with a friendly approach
Must be able to function as a close collaborator or equally as an individual contributor
Be open to productive feedback discussions without personal attachment
When applying, please provide a portfolio of your work explaining your approach and decision-making as part of the research and design process.
The opportunity to work with the brightest minds in the industry
To make a true difference
Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback
A flexible and agile organization with a flat hierarchy
The unique combination of foundation and startup
The IOTA Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees