Senior User Interface/Experience (UI/UX) Designer

Cambridge, MA 

Please apply directly to the position by submitting a cover letter and resume for consideration to careers@cumulusds.com. 

At Cumulus Digital Systems, our job is to build the Internet of Tools. We are making industrial facilities safer, cleaner, and more productive by connecting workers, tools, and data. Our award-winning system has a wide application in all processing, liquefaction, and refining installations, providing cost savings both directly and indirectly through installation time reduction.

The Senior UI/UX Designer owns the product design lifecycle at Cumulus. They design practical UI/UX experiences for industrial environments. Our users are the tradesmen, engineers, and managers of industrial maintenance and construction jobs. This role requires the combination of art and science, aesthetics and utility, spanning the ability to research diverse user needs, develop visual design concepts to meet those needs and seamlessly partner with front-end software development efforts to implement those concepts on a technical level. 

During a typical week on the Software Engineering team, you will…

  •       Collaborate with the team to develop user interfaces and clarify product requirements.

  •       Balance squashing of bugs and under-the-covers improvements alongside new features.

  •       Communicate clearly and effectively, to both technical and non-technical audiences, whether it's a Slack message, Trello comment, email, or GitHub comment. Work on some of the most difficult and meaty problems that the company faces.

  •       Interview users to get feedback on new product features. Lead brainstorms, research and testing, user journey mapping, design review sessions, and development of our design language.

  •       Present what you learned or shipped this at a weekly demo session.

  •       Contribute to continuous process improvement efforts related to product design.

  •       Manage design process and delivery end to end, including design asset management.

  •       Participate in user testing.

  •       Provide actionable feedback on design iterations.

  •       Work closely with product managers, product marketing and engineering to deliver experiences that help pipe fitters work more efficiently and accurately, deliver actionable metrics to managers and provide engineers with streamlined data entry and correctness. 

Attitude:

Startup mentality, meaning the ability to rapidly pick up new required skills, and be proactive when it comes to project execution.  Passionate about software development and learning new technologies.

Responsibilities:

  •       Work directly with multiple customers to design and build modular front end applications for both web and mobile platforms capable of easily supporting many different sites with different requirements

  •       Conduct user research and evaluate user feedback

  •       Collaborate with development teams to define and implement solutions for product direction and visuals

  •       Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, interaction prototypes, and site maps to communicate interaction and design ideas

  •       Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and senior stakeholders alike

  •       Create a schedule. Work to a schedule. Deliver on time.

  •       Ensure that a healthy, safe, secure and environmentally conscious work environment is maintained always and by all staff, in compliance with corporate policies and federal and state regulations

 Professional Qualifications (required):

  •       Bachelor’s degree in computer science, human computer interaction, UI/UX with a solid understanding of computer science and graphic arts

  •       7+ years of experience supporting fielding software systems as a UI/UX designer, software development skills are a must

  •       Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process

  •       Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction and experience establishing and promoting design guidelines, best practices and standards

  •       Ability to present your designs and sell your solutions to various stakeholders

  •       Experience executing all visual design stages from concept to development to final hand-off

  •       Up to date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies

  •       Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, OmniGraffle or other visual design and wireframing tools

  •       Proficiency in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (preferred) for rapid prototyping

 The following personal traits or abilities are critical for success:

  •       Willingness to travel up to 25% domestically and internationally

  •       Willingness to deploy to the field for up to two weeks at a time 

  •       Willingness to learn to work with the tools and solutions selected by the team

  •       Insatiable curiosity to understand and improve the state of art

  •       Ability to work effectively and build relationships with all levels of personnel, customers, suppliers, consultants - both internally and externally

Benefits:

Cumulus is a small, dynamic team that is quickly growing and evolving. Our company culture is built on mutual respect and trust, something you need when your business takes you to locations all over the world. 

We’re working together to transform an industry.

Cumulus offers a generous benefit package, including:

  • Competitive salaries

  •       Participation in our equity incentive plan

  •       Unlimited paid time off

  •       Commuter benefits for public transportation

  •       Health and dental insurance

  •       Flexible Spending Account

  •       Retirement benefits account 

  •       Workplace perks such as snacks/coffee and flexible work schedules