Opportunity: Senior Designer

Tech Matters is now accepting applications for a Senior Designer. This position will help build the Terraso platform, an open source project delivering critical software tools to empower communities around the world to adopt sustainable practices.

Begin your application here.

Date published: 2021/07/22

Tech Matters is seeking a senior designer to help build the Terraso platform, an open source project delivering critical software tools to empower communities around the world to adopt sustainable practices. We support community leaders to organize, fund, and execute activities to sustain and regenerate human welfare and ecosystem health.

As the first designer for this product, you get to create a new application from scratch, helping define requirements and shaping the design process.

This role is for you if you:

  • are curious, thoughtful and critical
  • enjoy being a part of building something new
  • are comfortable with ambiguity
  • excel at collaborating with people with a wide range of talents
  • have informed opinions on your craft and a willingness to both take feedback and advocate for the integrity of your work
  • are comfortable taking on ownership and responsibility
  • believe in the mission of Tech Matters 

As a senior designer, you will:

  • collaboratively define, scope, prioritize, and estimate work
  • create customer journeys, prototypes, and final designs
  • perform user research and testing
  • serve as a fierce advocate for usability
  • inspire the best in those you work with
  • prioritize inclusion of diverse perspectives, making sure that it is built into our design process, feature selection, interfaces and documentation

 Requirements:

  • at least three years of experience leading design on a digital product
  • experience building design systems and visual languages
  • a commitment to building an inclusive and thoughtful workplace
  • attention to detail and a willingness to take time to think things through and do them the right way
  • excellent communication, organization, and prioritization skills

 We’d be particularly delighted to hire someone who:

  • is interested in or experienced with conservation, sustainability, and mapping
  • has designed for users with low bandwidth and limited connectivity
  • has designed a new product from the ground up
  • has internationalized digital products
  • cares deeply about accessibility
  • can write CSS and SASS
  • speaks, reads and writes two or more human languages

We don’t require:

  • any particular credentials, whether educational, experiential or title-related
  • experience leading a team
  • prior remote work experience

Begin your application here.

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