UI/UX Designer

Location: Madison, WI

Department: Software

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Does designing solutions to unique and novel problems and working with a collaborative, multidisciplinary, caring team excite you? Do you love fast-paced, flexible, and fun environments?

If so, we have a career for you!

Working as Understory's Visual/UI Designer, you will have the opportunity to design interfaces for solutions to unique and novel problems, create tools to visualize and use ground-breaking data, and present an innovative solution to the world. While you rock this role, you will work alongside a diverse team that delivers disruptive products that bring together custom built hardware, unique data analytics, and user-friendly cloud platforms.

Your main role responsibilities will include:

  • Creating wireframes and mockups from sketches
  • Building semantic html pages from your designs
  • Working with the product team to design and implement web sites and applications
  • Working with the software team to communicate requirements, integration points, etc.
  • Fulfilling one-off marketing requests and collateral generation
  • Troubleshooting problems by analyzing root causes, documenting their resolutions, and relaying the outcomes to team members

If you enjoy working in a casual and highly collaborative organization that brings the most advanced weather data and technology to the market, you're a great fit for our team! 

You're exactly what we're looking for if you:

  • Have at least two years of UI, or front end development experience
  • Are experienced in building and maintaining web sites
  • Are comfortable with Photoshop, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, and XCode
  • Have a Bachelor's degree and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Enjoy overcoming challenges and solving problems
  • Are fun, enthusiastic, disciplined, and comfortable learning and adopting new technologies
  • Desire to work in an early-stage company

We’ll be even more excited if you:

  • Are comfortable with Python and Swift3
  • Have experience working remote, or with a partially remote team
  • Have designed mobile interfaces that display lots of data in a simple readable format

Compensation includes:

  • Base salary commensurate with experience
  • Full-time benefits
  • Position can be located in either Boston, MA or Madison, WI; relocation not offered


Company details:

Understory detects rain, hail, wind, and other weather events where the risk to life and property is the greatest -- directly at the earth’s surface. Understory's ground-truth detection provides weather data that leads the industry in resolution and fidelity, which has tremendous potential value and application throughout the country as $485 billion of the U.S. economy fluctuates with weather, touching industries such as insurance, agriculture, and broadcast.

Currently, Understory is an early-stage start-up consisting of seventeen awesome team members and is venture backed. Our team works hard, but also makes time for team and family fun!



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