User Interface & Experience Designer

Axiom Space

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Overview

Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it.

Summary

Our mission-driven team is seeking bold and dynamic engineers who are preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species? This position will work on-site at our headquarters in Houston, Texas.  As a UI/UX Designer, you will lead the effort in designing front end interfaces, from crafting the digital control interaction that the astronauts will engage with on station, to the experience that visitors of Axiom Headquarters encounter.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Lead the effort to identify user needs within digital interfaces.

• Use your expertise to guide the UI/UX effort throughout the design process.

• Create wireframes and mockups to craft an exceptional end user experience that is intuitive and easy to use.

• Ability to effectively interact and communicate with large cross-functional teams.

• Understanding and proven use of color theory, hierarchy design and other psychological aspects that are needed to benefit all users from crew, to astronauts, to visitors with little to no training.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

• Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Digital Media, or related and a minimum of 5-10 years of relevant experience

•  A portfolio of previous work; aesthetics; color theory, iconography, typography, brand representation.

• Experience designing unique digital experiences- complex yet easily understood interfaces for various scientific and engineering disciplines is a bonus.

• Experience with the Adobe Suite – emphasis in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

• Understanding of HTML/CSS and JavaScript development (development is a plus but not necessary)

• Experience with / understanding of Invision, Figma

• Experience understanding and designing for user personas

 Skills

• Ability to Read and Understand Drawings

• Careful Attention to Detail

• Openness to receive and give constructive criticism and willing to cultivate collaboration

• A strong vision and voice

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost-saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis or race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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