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Interaction Designer

ICON is looking for a highly motivated, very experienced interaction designer. You will join a small multidisciplinary team responsible for conceiving, designing, validating, and launching ICON’s world-class products. The design team is pushing the boundaries of HMI, UI, and UX design with next generation products and services. As an ICONic, you will be a direct contributor to the development of entirely new products and processes to advance humankind’s ability to provide dignified, affordable, resilient, and sustainable shelter to the world.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with team members and Executives to design, engineer, and launch new products and services all while crafting the overall ICON story  
  • Negotiating and collaborating cross functionally with various departments such as our Software, Controls, and Home teams to refine and execute the vision for products and services
  • Developing deep technical knowledge in areas outside your realm of expertise to understand other teams’ design constraints and then craft creative interaction patterns.
  • Collaborating with outside vendors and internal experts to optimize designs for function, aesthetics, and production
  • Managing and evolving the ICON brand across a range of entirely new interactive mediums and patterns
  • Comfortable collaboratively working with other types of designers to create entirely new forms of HMI and UX from the ground up
  • Must be willing to perform a wide range of tasks on a daily basis (e.g. Transition from studio work to field work at a moment’s notice). 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of professional work experience as a , Visual Designer, or UX Designer
  • Design craftsmanship - able to create high quality design work and then manage production of design work with various teams & vendors as needed
  • Expert understanding of design research and human behavioral patterns
  • Proficiency using standard creative software, such as the Adobe Creative Cloud suite
  • Familiarity with both print and video production processes
  • Adept at communicating in a collaborative team environment and seeking optimum solutions with other team members
  • Ability to prioritize and stay cool in a dynamic start-up environment
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • BFA or BS or equivalent in design

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience working in a design studio environment with other types of designers +  familiarity with digital design processes & workflows
  • Previous design consultancy/studio/agency experience, and/or a resourceful innovative nature with an ability to streamline or develop efficient processes
  • Experience in augmented/mixed reality UX, space, robotics or additive design a plus
  • Deep experience designing and implementing large scale digital platforms/services
  • A hunger for learning, personal growth, and the pursuit of craft

WHAT IS NEXT?

Please provide a PDF portfolio (or link to an online portfolio); a cover letter that shows why your past experiences and future aspirations that you a solid fit for this role; and a resume or link to a Linkedin profile.

 
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on  merit, competence, and qualifications. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), genetic trait, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. If there are accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.
 
Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit candidates through this application. ICON does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency submissions for candidates and will not pay fees to any third-party agency without a prior agreement with ICON.
ABOUT THE TEAM

Solving one of the most challenging problems humanity faces requires a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation. We strive to be inclusive and seek team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges. 

We're a team of varied backgrounds, countries, and experiences, and we believe our differences make us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time.

MISSION-DRIVEN

Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we're not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.

We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn't hurt that it's super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn't exist before—and that someone can now call home?