Technology
Shanghai

Senior Design Technologist

Why join frog?

Joining frog means you’ll be joining the “pond,” a global network of studios, each with a thriving in-person and vibrant virtual culture. frogs are curious, collaborative, and courageous, united by our passion for improving the human experience through design, while each bringing our unique and diverse skills and experiences to the table. We draw on our global reach and local knowledge to solve complex problems and design innovative, sustainable solutions that touch hearts and move markets. frogs prize humour, positivity, and community just as highly as performance and outcomes. Our culture is open, flexible, inclusive, and engaging. Working at frog means being empowered to Make Your Mark on every project, in your studio, your community—and the world at large.

What will you be doing?

The Senior Design Technologist is an expert in bringing design to life using new technology. The design may not be limited to the screen, it could be a screen based digital experience or an immersive connected experience with multiple touchpoints. He/She is responsible for requirements analysis, rapid visual and interaction prototyping, visual and non-visual component design, and successful implementation and/or integration of software applications and services, hardware prototypes, and interactive installations. At frog design, the Senior Technologist will not only provide a high-fidelity implementation, but also creatively enhances the vision of the interaction and visual design. He/She bridges the gap between design and technology by providing technical guidance during the design process — not only bringing awareness to constraints, but also applying their creative thinking and problem solving abilities to create opportunities for innovation. Other responsibilities include collaborating with designers to express requirements as interactive prototypes, utilizing appropriate tools, assets, and methodologies to facilitate the iterative workflow between designers and technologists, and leveraging his/her own design sensibilities during implementation cycles.

 
The Contribution:
 
  • Translate requirements into detailed application specifications using best practices and a sound knowledge of connected hardware product and/or software product design lifecycle
  • Design the layout, controls, interactions, and animation of human machine interfaces
  • Provide technology leadership throughout the project lifecycle
  • Serve as the primary technical contact with clients and third-parties
  • Participate in project scoping and estimation tasks
  • Provide solution, application, or services architecture recommendations
  • Provide oversight through product implementation phase to client/partner engineering team
 
You Are:

Someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. You bring to the organization the following:
  • 8+ years of professional experience designing and developing digital experiences (hardware / software applications / installations) with rich user interfaces on a variety of technology platforms
  • Expert-level implementation skills in at least three of the technologies listed below
  • Detailed design-level knowledge of at least three of the technologies listed below
  • Ability to provide substantiated strategic technology and architecture recommendations
  • Strong written/oral communication skills and a willingness to contribute to inline code documentation
  • Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, engineering, or a creative discipline is required (a master’s degree is preferred)
  • Strong leadership skills and a willingness to mentor junior Design Technologists
  • Ability to lead tasks throughout the project lifecycle, serve as the primary technical contact with clients and third-parties, participate in project scoping and estimation tasks, and provide architecture, solution, and/or services recommendations
  • A portfolio of recent work history showcasing successful product releases (particularly those not limited to screen based interactions) and demonstrate a passion for emerging technologies and best practices
 
Plus, experience in the following technologies:
 
  • Rich user interfaces, object-oriented design, data modeling, application development, and taking projects through an entire hardware/software release lifecycle preferred
  • Understanding of the life-cycles of small to medium sized electronic/electrical hardware projects. Experience in launching a product to market is a plus.
  • Consumer or embedded devices
  • Sensing technologies
  • Mobile application, native iOS / Android
  • Web application (React, Vue, Webpack, gulp, Javascript, CSS3/LESS, HTML5)
  • Familiarity with Chinese digital eco systems
  • Machine Learning Computer Vision, NLP, R-Modelling
  • Tangible media and physical interfaces
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, and game related technologies and workflows?
  • Creative coding using tools like Processing, P5.js, openFrameworks, Max/MSP, TouchDesigner and etc
  • Familiarity with CAD and manufacturing process is a plus. Electric engineering exp. is a plus.
  • Rapid prototyping related digital fabrication skills, 3D printing, laser cutting etc

 

Equal Opportunities at frog

frog is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

frog is a global business with teams working across the world. To help us process your application, please ensure that your application documents (CV, cover letter, portfolio, etc.) are all in English.