Careers @ Ten Forward
Visual / UI Designer
Ten Forward Consulting, Inc. is looking for a full-time visual / UI designer for internal work and client projects. This is a full-time, position at our office in Madison, WI, with some flexibility to work remotely part-time.
We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.
- Job Type: Full-time
- Salary: Based on experience
- Job Location: Madison, WI 53719 (non-remote, on-site position)
- Required Education: High school or equivalent
- Required Experience: 1+ year design for software (web, mobile, UI, etc)
What we're looking for:
- Ability to work directly with clients to gather requirements, make informed suggestions and execute design projects
- A thorough understanding of the conventions and limitations of designing for web and a desire to stay current on trends in web design
- Mobile (web and/or app) design experience
- Proficiency with design tools, such as: Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, and/or Fireworks
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Proficiency with verbal and written communication
- A desire for continued education, both self-guided and more formally structured
- Experience with, or a desire to learn, UX would be a bonus, but is not required for this position
Why work with Ten Forward?
- A supportive, flexible, collaborative work environment, with a focus on work-life balance
- 401k with matching
- Health insurance and sick days
- Paid vacation & holidays
- Bus Pass
- Up-to-date code of conduct
- Ongoing guidance and two-way feedback
- Continuing education budget
- Community involvement - we sponsor meetups (including Madison Women in Tech), hackathons, and coworking facilities.
- Shower facilities for bike commuters
- Excellent snacks
- Monthly pizza party, monthly board game night
To Apply: Send an email with resumé/cover letter to email@example.com.
- You have enough experience to have developed opinions about things like dynamically typed languages, database servers, source control systems, and IDEs. You're the good kind of lazy; you'd rather spend 2 hours writing a script to automate something that can be used over and over than spend 20 minutes doing it manually. You're comfortable in a Linux terminal, and maybe even prefer one to Windows 8.
- You can write SQL queries and you know what a closure is. You have a favorite programming language (and it's not PHP). You have experience with a language like Ruby or Python even if you were trained on Java or C#. Maybe you’ve heard of Elixir or Scala.
- You're a whiz with CSS, but you use SASS or LESS nowadays. You're looking forward to not having to support IE8 (9?) ever again.
- You've written software for mobile devices (responsive web counts!), and you understand the challenges of writing software for many different platforms.
- You’re comfortable using and contributing to open source software, and you think it’s awesome that people give away code that’s so incredibly useful.
- You pay attention to details, and rarely need to be told anything twice. You love learning new things but you don't automatically assume
new == better.
- You can clearly communicate what you're thinking, and you're not afraid to speak your mind.
- You're motivated to create the best software you can, and irritated when forced to use software you know you could fix if you could only get under the hood.
* We don't expect any individual to have all of these traits, that would be silly. If the list resonates with you, please don’t let something we’ve listed (or didn't list) prevent you from applying if you're awesome and you think you'd be good for our team.
- Market salary
- Health insurance
- 401k, company match
- Paid holidays
- Vacation days
- Friendly, relaxed work environment
- Upward mobility (seriously, we're looking for future leaders)
- Working with awesome people
Sounds great, what now?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and include a short cover note, a résumé or CV, salary requirements, and some links to your portfolio/github/arduino project/band's last performace/cat/dog/anything else you're proud to show off. We believe the only way to really evaluate a programmer is to look at code, and you will write code during your interview (on a computer, not on a whiteboard).
Maybe you've been programming in a cubicle since you graduated a few years ago and are wondering if there are better ways to spend your time. Or perhaps you never went to college, but you just love writing code so much that you taught yourself how, and you want to keep your career going. Get in touch today and you can help us continue to write great software at Ten Forward Consulting.