Software Designer

Remote Year is a program for global professionals, during which we travel for a year with interesting people while working remotely (12 cities, 12 months). With a massive shift toward cloud / remote productivity, and a millennial passion for experiences and travel, Remote Year delivers a year-long work and travel experience.

Role Description

Remote Year is a first mover in pushing the world of work and what’s possible professionally forward. A service delivery company that’s dedicated to creating a remote work movement, the Digital Team at Remote Year will work to create tools that will complement and support an experience designed to be the adventure of a lifetime! We are looking for a curious and empathetic UX/UI creative designer to join our digital team and help us build best in class digital tools for a service that will constantly evolve.

Why we love what we do

  • Collaborate across all areas of the company
  • Live our passion for user-focused design and development
  • Immerse yourself in your work by traveling and living with program participants
  • Ship constantly and consistently
  • Experiment with design processes and help build out our team strategy
  • Work with both service and digital design

What we do as Product Designers for Remote Year

  • Maintain a user-centered approach in design perspective and practice
  • Work as a collaborative team member with PM, developers, Remote staff and Remotes.
  • Lead products from research phase and prototyping through iterative development and delivery
  • Help product manager assess and prioritize opportunities and constraints
  • Guide product decisions through user research, customer development, and iterative feedback loops
  • Rapidly iterate on design prototypes and working applications
  • Conduct user testing, interviews, and analysis
  • Develop visual identity systems, data visualizations, visual design, illustrations, etc.
  • Produce materials for clients and developers, including user flows, wireframes, mockups, live style guides, and assets

How you can become an RY Dreamer

  • Experience

    • 2+ years experience in related field. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in design-related discipline (preferred, but not required)
    • 1+ years experience with agile and/or lean philosophy and methods
    • Have experience working independently
    • Have experience designing full-service consumer applications
    • Experience with HTML and CSS a plus
  • Qualities

    • Passion for Travel: Be excited about travel and seeing the world!
    • Comfortable in Ambiguity: Be amazingly flexible and curious about tools and process and think about how ours can continuously improve.
    • Constantly Developing: Be open-minded, creative, and self-critical
    • Relatable: Be collaborative and communicative
    • User-focused: Be thoughtful about the role of design in relation to long-term service delivery and the role technology plays in our user’s life.



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