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UX/UI Designer

About the position

Title: UX/UI Designer
Type: Permanent
Application deadline: August 15, 2021

Contact: Kjell, Lead Designer. kjell@initialforce.com

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We are looking for a structured UX designer to strengthen our team. We build sports performance technology products and the new designer will help ensure the best possible user experience across our products, which consists of desktop software, apps, and web platforms.

The new designer will be part of the development team together with the current designer.

 

We would like you to have experience with the following:

  • Relevant education/work experience
  • 1+ years experience with UX/UI design
  • Experience with prototyping and design tools (Adobe, Invision, etc)
  • Experience with writing specs/requirements for handoff to developers
  • Experience with front-end development is welcomed

We expect:

  • Relevant work experience 
  • An understanding and overview of software development processes
  • Be a quick learner, and keep yourself updated on new patterns, technologies, and trends
  • Ability to see areas of improvement and suggest suitable solutions
  • Eagerness to always learn more and share knowledge with others
  • Structured and systematic
  • Good communication skills
  • Good in the English language, both verbal and in writing
  • Ability to work both independently and in multidisciplinary teams
  • Responsible and result-oriented.

Your tasks will be:

  • Ensuring the best possible user experience across our products and services
  • Design new features and improvements to existing UX
  • Present new design solutions to the team and stakeholders 
  • Delivering prototypes with specs/requirements to developers for implementation
  • Work with developers to ensure the best possible implementation of new designs
  • Keeping an overview of current pain points in the products and help with the prioritization of these tasks
  • Keeping in touch with users for feedback and requests
  • Share some Product Management responsibilities with the current designer

 


We can promise you:

  • An international working environment, with employees on three continents. English is our internal language
  • Competitive terms
  • A creative and supportive work culture
  • Some traveling to conferences and customer events
  • That you will solve challenges for customers all over the world.

 

Our technology stack is published on StackShare. We strive to use technologies that help us to create a better product, whether they are small improvements in existing technologies or an entirely new tool or technology. We also integrate with a lot of hardware SDKs in order to communicate with a wide array of sensor plates, cameras and launch monitors. More specifically, we use force plates from Bertec, pressure plates from SensorEdge, cameras from FliR Systems and Imaging Development Systems (IDS), and launch monitors from Foresight, FlightScope, Full Swing and SkyTrak.

We have a very experienced team, the most experienced team members each have 12-20 years of experience. The current designer will be a mentor for the new team member, and the mentor will help, support and train the new team member.

The development team is organized as a scrum team, with two-week sprints. The tasks at hand are varied and as a UX designer, it can be anything from smaller projects such as improvements of how to use a small feature or large projects such as adding support for new recording modes (just to name some examples from the last months). The work is interdisciplinary, so the UX designer will often work closely with developers during a sprint.

 

About

About Initial Force

Initial Force AS was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Lade Teknopark in Trondheim, Norway. The company has 9 full-time employees in Trondheim, 3 in the USA, 1 in Brazil and 1 in Ukraine. Our brands are Swing Catalyst, Swing Catalyst Baseball, and Motion Catalyst. Some of our customers are Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Olympiatoppen, and several of the most well-known baseball teams in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the USA.