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Senior UX/UI Designer (Remote)

Remote   |   Full Time

We are looking for: 

Senior UX/UI Designer (Remote)

— SORAMITSU is a Japanese technology company delivering blockchain-based solutions for enterprises, universities, and governments.

From the creation of domestic and cross-border payment systems, to the development of our own decentralized autonomous economy, our projects and use case studies represent the next-generation of fintech. The company was established in 2016 and currently employs more than 90 people across the globe.

In 2020, SORAMITSU was recognized by Central Banking as the "Central Bank Digital Currency Partner of the Year". We have many widely recognized projects in both enterprise/institutional and crypto, including BakongHyperledger IrohaPolkaswapFearless WalletKAGOMEFUHON, and of course, SORA. You can familiarize yourself with our various activities by visiting our homepage at soramitsu.co.jp.

This is a remote position, though we do maintain physical offices in Japan, Russia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Switzerland — which you would be welcome to stop by if you're in one of those regions. There is also the possibility of relocation to Thailand and help with the settlement process, however it doesn’t mean that office hours are required, you can still work remotely of course just as before.

We are looking for a Senior UX/UI designer that has strong experience and a proven history of success, meaning excellent skills for UX/UI design, research, wireframing, prototyping, analysis as well as strong aesthetics for pixel-perfect visual graphics and brand-aligned design style implementation throughout our design system and our core brands/products visual presence. This position is part of the UX team and reports to the UX team lead.

Job Responsibilities

  • Execute on all phases of the UX/UI design process — from helping to evaluate user stories and collecting user feedback to creating user flows, lo-fi/hi-fi wireframing and prototyping, and designing highly professional visuals

  • Work with and help maintain and improve our design system

  • Maintain aesthetic coherence across the design system working to find meaningful expressions within brand guidelines and visual identity for each product

  • Create visually striking UI design, fitting the brand aesthetics and design standards while incorporating usability findings, feedback and metrics

  • Transform technical insights into informed user-centric design decisions and create complete documentation on flows and interactions

  • Provide quality assurance of all deliverables within the required design standards

  • Follow an iterative development timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time

  • Perform analysis to help drive UX optimization and efficiency

  • Develop deep relationships within the organization to understand the needs and establish strong user-centric brand-aligned solutions throughout the business

  • Collaborate in cross-functional capacities with the UX, engineering, creative, and marketing teams, to build concepts, graphics and layouts for our products

  • Communicate with product and engineering teams as well as business stakeholders and executive leadership

  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise with the UX team

  • Assist in the daily duties of the UX team

  • Stay up to date with new production techniques and design trends through research and education

  • Implement feedback from leadership and partners to refine and revise work and help with improving processes

  • Manage responsibilities with little supervision

  • Organize and maintain all project assets

  • Prepare mockup images for online and mobile applications

  • Receive creative direction

  • Maintain a positive attitude while giving and receiving constructive criticism to make improvements and take appropriate corrective actions with a high level of empathy and understanding for various people, positions, and cultures

  • Resumes will not be considered without an accompanying portfolio

Experience

  • Experience with industry standard design software (Figma)

  • Knowledge of best UX practices

  • Knowledge of how to balance design and tactical priorities

  • Understanding of the systems development life cycle

  • Creativity and problem solving skills

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and incomplete information

  • Deadline-oriented time management and multitasking abilities

  • High attention to detail

  • Proven success working in a fast-paced, high-growth environment

  • Ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources

  • Committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment

  • Must possess a strong work ethic

  • Proficiency in macOS and Google Suite is a big plus

  • Bachelor’s degree in user experience, information architecture, product design, graphic design or equivalent required IF less than 5 years of professional working experience OR provable equivalent of real world / self-taught education

  • Working knowledge of frontend javascript frameworks is a plus

  • Experience in blockchain-related projects will be highly appreciated

  • Knowledge and basic/broad understanding of enterprise blockchain solutions, including payments and identity systems is a very big plus

Skills

  • Strong graphic design skills for web and mobile applications

  • Solution focused

  • Extremely detail oriented

  • Highly efficient and organized

  • Excellent analytical and time-management skills

  • Good communication skills in English (both written and spoken, above average)

  • Strong aesthetic visual design skills

  • Creative thinking

  • Knowledge and understanding of front-end web/mobile development with emphasis on pixel perfection

  • Basic level of animation skills and/or understanding of basic animation principles a big plus

  • Likes taking ownership, has self-starter character, and enjoys driving projects from beginning to end

  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines

  • Experienced in communicating clearly and confidently with fellow team members and executives

  • Interpersonal skills with ability to quickly create trust-based relationships

  • Must be proficient in Telegram for most work communication (or a very fast learner)

  • Willing and eager to learn

  • Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges

Working Conditions

  • Flexible 40-hour work week

  • European/Asian time-zone would most likely fit best

  • Possibility of relocation to Thailand and help with settlement process

  • Permanent, full-time position

  • International team of professionals

  • Relaxed work environment

  • Quarter bonuses based on productivity

  • Possibility to work from offices around the globe

  • Possibility to visit global meetups and conferences for education and/or for giving a speech

Seniority Level

  • Senior (at least 5 years strong professional experience)

Employment Type

  • Full-Time (Remote)

Job Function

  • UX/UI, Design, Research, Mobile, Web, Front-End, Creative

Industry

  • Fintech, Blockchain, Information Technology

Compensation

  • Salary and other benefits are TBD based on experience and fit (general salary range 44-77K USD)

SORAMITSU is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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