Technology
San Francisco

Freelance Design Technologist

Join us to do the best work of your life.

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. frogs are some of the best talent in the world, and together we advance the human experience through design. 

 

The Position: Freelance Design Technologist (San Francisco, CA)

Responsible for requirements analysis, rapid visual and interaction prototyping, visual and non-visual component design, implementation and integration of applications and services across presentation, logic, and data services tiers. Duties will include translating requirements into detailed application specifications using best practices such as object-oriented design and a sound knowledge of the complete design lifecycle; negotiating data services integration and developing the logic necessary to support data-binding within the user interface; designing the layout, controls, interactions, and animation of user interfaces; providing high-fidelity implementation by enhancing the vision of the interaction and visual design; bridging the gap between design and technology by providing technical guidance during the design process to facilitate innovation; collaborating with designers to determine requirements for interactive prototypes, utilizing appropriate tools, assets, and methodologies to facilitate the iterative workflow between designers and technologists; providing project scoping and estimations; and providing solutions and services architecture recommendations during implementation and project lifecycles.

Requirements:

Master’s degree (or equivalent*) in Industrial Design, Interactive Design, Human Computer Interaction or a related field such as Human Centered Design and Engineering, and one (1) year of experience in the job offered or as an Industrial Engineer or Interaction Designer.

Requires one (1) year of experience with user interface design and interaction design, including translating requirements into object-oriented applications or Websites, consumer or embedded devices; rich user interfaces; UI/UX data modeling and application development; Web Code HTML/CSS/JavaScript; coding in C++/Java with openFrameworks and processing; Python; hardware prototyping; circuit board design CAD; design research and user testing; Distributed N-Tier applications; Desktop, Rich Internet/Platform; and experience with strategic technology and architecture recommendations throughout the project lifecycle. 

*As determined by properly evaluated credentials. frog design, inc. will accept any other suitable combination of education, training, or experience.