UI/UX Designer

The Job
Azavea is a small, customer-focused company that seeks out interesting and complex web-based software projects that involve geographic data analysis. We are looking for talented, creative people who are interested in working in a growing company and contributing to a range of geography-related software projects.  Some examples include:

o Historic Photos – http://phillyhistory.org/
o Elected officials and polling places lookup: http://guide.seventy.org/
o Economic development business siting: http://gis.ashevillenc.gov/mapasheville/priorityplaces/
o Online redistricting: http://www.redistrictingthenation.com/
o Walkability and sustainability visualization: http://walkshed.org/

We are looking for an energetic and meticulous UI/UX Designer.  We’d love to work with someone who can turn our thoughts into reality in designs that are friendly and inviting, yet elegant, contemporary and fresh.  If you want a place to grow and learn, this is it.  You will work closely with Azavea’s software development teams to wireframe, create, and implement user interfaces for our web and mobile software applications.  On occasion, you will also be required to create some print (e.g.  fliers and marketing collateral), and web designs (e.g.  web pages and ads) for our marketing team.

Here’s what we’re looking for
o Experience wireframing web and mobile applications
o Experience with front-end implementations
o Excellent knowledge of  standards-based XHTML, standards-based HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript
o Experience with a Javascript framework such as jQuery or Dojo
o Deep knowledge of Adobe graphic design software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, (Flash desirable, but not a must)
o Familiarity with skinning a CMS such as Concrete5, WordPress or Drupal
o Clean, efficient accessible design aesthetic for web and mobile software applications
o Collaborative attitude
o Radical attention to detail
o 1-3 years of applicable experience
o Interested in geography, maps, data and visualization
o Interested in technology, the web, and geeky projects
o Strong organization and time management skills
o Strong ability to work independently and use initiative to get things done

About Azavea
Azavea is a certified B Corporation that develops innovative, web-based software that uses maps and geographic data to solve complex, interesting, and novel problems. We serve a broad range of clients including governments, non-profit organizations, universities, and businesses.  We have particular expertise in natural resource planning, economic development, elections and politics, crime analysis, real estate property analysis, and cultural resources, but are engaged in a wide range of other interesting projects. We believe we can make a difference through geographic information technologies and each of our client projects, products and pro bono engagements showcases this commitment.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:
o health insurance, including spouse and children
o retirement plan
o flexible hours
o 3 weeks paid vacation
o 1 week of paid sick time
o federal holidays are paid time off
o public transit or bicycle expense reimbursement
o paid time off for disaster relief
o parental leave
o domestic partner benefits
o educational assistance
o profit-sharing and performance bonuses

We welcome candidates from all walks of life and value diversity in our company and do not discriminate based on race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or domestic partner status.

How to Apply
We want to learn about you and we want you to learn a bit about us (http://www.azavea.com/info/join-us/). To apply, please fill out the applicant questionnaire (LINK TO questionnaire) and send your questionnaire responses, cover letter and resume to Rachel Cheetham-Richard at info@azavea.com.

We will only consider applicants who have filled out the questionnaire.
This position is for a full-time, on-site candidate in our Philadelphia office only.

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