Formidable is an engineering consultancy and open source software organization, specializing in React, React Native, GraphQL, Node, and the architecture of large-scale JavaScript applications. We are a team of consultants working together to find holistic and sustainable solutions to challenging problems for our clients. We build products for some of the world’s biggest companies while helping their internal teams develop the skillset to create and maintain thoughtful and scalable systems.

Do you love writing code, but also love design? Do you enjoy deep customer research and understanding users’ needs, emotions, and behaviors to inform experience design strategies?  Do you enjoy being responsible for building products from ideation through design, to front-end development? 
 
Formidable is a Seattle-based, remote-first digital product consultancy building brilliant web and mobile solutions for our clients using the latest technologies, React, GraphQL, and NodeJS. 
 
We are growing our team and looking for a hybrid developer designer who leans more towards product design and enjoys producing production-grade code and user-centric design.    We are in search of a mid-level design-technologist to help us realize product vision. You will work closely with project managers, engineers as well as the design team to meticulously deliver ideas into production   
 
You're a great fit if you have: 
--2-4 years of relevant work experience designing and developing consumer and/or enterprise applications.
--Expert knowledge of industry-standard design tools such as Sketch, Figma, and Abstract
--Please include URLs for an online portfolio showing your high quality, thoughtful UI, and UX work.  
 
 
You will be responsible for:
  • Acting as a bridge between design and development, with an understanding of both technical specificities as well as design rigor.
  • Development of UI components.
  • Helping set and defend best practice design standards across web and mobile patterns to ensure the user is at the core of everything we do.
  • Collaborating with the team on project objectives, client requirements, content strategy, process flows, and user interfaces for multiple client projects
  • Bringing and implementing the newest in web design trends and emerging practices to make sure Formidable is always at the forefront.
  • Working with the development team to ensure the designs are accurately implemented
  • Communicating the benefits of technical solutions to non-technical project stakeholders effectively
  • Development in the creation of novel visualizations and develop new techniques for improving the interactivity of the application

Qualifications:

  • Strong design and UX experience with proven ability to deliver great experiences –this is also a hands-on coding role and the right candidate will spend time designing the interface as well as building it.
  • 2+ years of experience building modular JavaScript single-page applications with ReactJS
  • Ability to translate and create wireframes, mockups, and visual design assets into engaging and user-friendly web experiences using CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.
  • Well versed in technologies like React, Javascript, Typescript, and techniques for creating great UI architecture and engineering
  • Breadth and depth across 2 of these 3 categories: product thinking, interaction design, and visual design.
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail, excellent verbal, and written communication skills. 

What We Offer Our Employees

  • 5 weeks of PTO annually (Including Holidays) and unlimited sick time
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • A Home Office Stipend so you can buy a desk, monitor, and more
  • A MacBook Pro, or equivalent Windows or Linux laptop
  • Annual Health & Wellness bonus
  • An encouraging and collaborative culture
  • ...and much more to support your life, both at work and outside of work!

Simple and Fair Salaries

We employ a simple and fair salary system that pays everyone the same salary for the same work. This Open Pay system is competitive in a fast-growing market and provides transparency to what is typically an opaque and unbalanced negotiation.

Inclusion

Inclusion is one of our core values. We don’t discriminate by race, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
 
All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the country where employed. We are not offering working visa sponsorship at this time.

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