Technology
Milan

Senior Design Technologist

What is it like to work at frog?

At frog we are united by our shared passion for outcomes that transform the human experience. We accomplish these outcomes by taking on complex challenges, big asks, and things that have never been done before. We look beyond point solutions and apply design to the creation of new strategies, systems, and—in some cases—entirely new businesses. We know that takes all types of people. We believe that diverse backgrounds and experiences creates a stronger frog.

Our work is transformational because our people are extraordinary. frogs are analytical and artistic, conservative and unconventional, technical and whimsical. We look for hybrid talents and build teams around divergent expertise, which allows us to solve problems and uncover opportunities in unique ways. Together we advance the human experience through design.

The Position: Senior Design Technologist 

As a Design Technologist specialising in modern front-end web UI/presentation layer design and development at frog, your role is part futurist and part pragmatist while being a hands-on consultant, producer, and organiser 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.

You are responsible for driving platform research and experimentation, concept exploration, prototyping, and ideation within the creative process for designing user experiences in software and services delivered through modern web technologies. You lead efforts to identify and analyse 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 organisation to express design assets and artifacts in the form of user experience simulations, interactive prototypes, technical proof-of-concepts, and production quality web 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 realised in delivery and deployment.

Contribution:

You bring to the organisation the following competencies:

  • Professional experience designing and developing user interfaces, UX concepts, web sites and applications on a variety of platforms, frameworks, and methodologies.
  • Web Standards (HTML5, CSS3 [transitions, animations, behaviours])
  • CSS Compilation (SASS/SCSS, Less, PostCSS)
  • JavaScript, including new ECMAScript 6 features, plus functional and reactive patterns (RxJS)
  • Required working knowledge of at least one JavaScript framework (Angular, React, Vue)
  • Required knowledge of Responsive Web Design
  • Required familiarity with the REST paradigm
  • Experience with Unit Testing frameworks (Mocha, Jasmine, etc.)
  • Experience with collaborative design tools (Zeplin, InVision, Figma)
  • Data Visualisation experience a plus

It would be an advantage if you had:

  •  Strong experience in effective collaboration and technical problem solving within diverse 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
  • An exemplary attention to detail to accurately translate designs while maintaining a high level of code quality
  • Good written and verbal communications skills along with experience in preparing and delivering documentation, proposals, presentations, and structured working sessions to all levels in a client organisation
  • Availability to travel between 30% and 40% 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
  • Ideal candidates will have a recent work portfolio of successful UI releases and can demonstrate a passion for current visual and interaction design technology trends and practices in a modern web technology context.

Please note:

  • frog is an international work environment with global clients. As such, fluency in English is an absolute must. Please submit an English CV.
  • You should be eligible to legally work and live in Italy. We do not sponsor visas.
  • Still have questions? Email us at talent.eu@frogdesign.com and we’ll do our best to get back to you.