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User Experience Lead (UX)

Root Robotics
Company Overview

Root Robotics is creating robots, apps, and curricula that will be this generation's way to fall in love with coding.  We are the makers of Root, a wall driving, music playing, artwork drawing robot with a unique coding interface that goes from a graphical environment up to career-based languages.

Job Summary

We have an immediate opening for a creative user experience designer that is fueled by the deep connections between app experiences that reach into the physical world. This is a role with responsibilities that cover the strategic direction for the entire product life cycle of Root, from a coder’s first out-of-box experience through their ongoing learning goals. This position will have a direct impact on the success of Root. We are looking for a high energy, experienced designer that is a relentless problem solver and has a proven track record of successful product launches.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Key person for identifying future design directions at the interplay between robotics, apps, and learning materials.
  • Tackle deep design problems that are messy and coming up with solutions to make elegant experiences.
  • Apply UX/UI principles to design environments that are motivating and engaging for a wide age audience.
  • Use illustration tools to quickly mock up the look, content, and flow of user interfaces.
  • Conduct user testing and refine approaches until results create delight.

Qualifications and Skills

  • You have spent at least five years being awesome in a user experience job
  • You are comfortable with an iterative and rapid-prototyping design process
  • You are a master at visual and interactive design
  • You have an eye for good design
  • You have excellent collaboration skills
  • You have the ability to work independently in a fast paced startup environment
  • You are an expert at graphic design tools like Adobe creative suite
  • Ideally you know - or have learned to code - not needed for role but it would make you stand out in the application
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