Creative Technologist at Schema Design

Company: Schema Design

Location: Seattle, WA, United States
Type: Full-Time
Category: Technologist


Who You Are:
As Creative Technologist, you are an experienced coder with design and creative thinking skills. You are responsible for concepting, prototyping, and building data visualizations, websites, web apps, and data experiences. You have a passion for data visualization and emerging technologies. You can think critically, code quickly, and make innovative tools and experiences that work. You can balance creative coding and rapid prototyping with a project’s business, user experience and technology goals.

You will work closely with our designers and technologists on a wide range of projects, from data-driven websites and web applications to media installations. While you enjoy teamwork and thrive on collaboration, you are self-motivated and also willing and able to work independently. You will be in frequent communication with our clients and partners, making presentations and working collaboratively across teams. You will alternate between lead and supporting roles on projects and strive to ensure that our work maintains the highest standards possible.

Curious and driven, you are interested in contributing to Schema’s ongoing research at the intersection of design, data, and technology. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary, award-winning design firm with forward-thinking clients. This position will start out remote, but following the Covid-19 pandemic you will work at our offices in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood or our forthcoming New York City studio.

-4+ years of applicable professional experience
-Undergraduate or graduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction Design, Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field
-Experience creating data visualizations in D3.js
-Fluent in coding for the web using Javascript and Node.js, incorporating good coding practices
-Experience with creating and deploying websites and web applications, including using AWS and frameworks such as React and VueJS
-Familiarity with content management systems such as Craft, Contentful or Sanity
-Familiarity with design tools such as Figma, Sketch and Adobe CS
-Ability to balance multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
-Excellent communication skills and experience working collaboratively with clients
-Data analysis in R, Python, Observable and Jupyter Notebooks is a plus

Who We Are:
You’ll join a tight knit and passionate team made up of professionals who left their roles at agencies, corporations and institutions to tackle challenging and meaningful problems together. We view our clients as our partners, and are dedicated to creating ground-breaking work together.

We offer the creative freedom to develop innovative design solutions, concepts and strategies around data experiences that we believe could push the boundaries of the design field. The work environment is fast-paced, energetic and collaborative—we thrive on and support the diversity of our individual talents and perspectives. We offer a competitive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance and a 401(k) retirement plan.

About Schema:
Schema is a research and design firm. We create digital experiences that turn information into action. We are experts in the areas of interaction design, visual design, and data visualization, and approach projects from a human-centered perspective. We engage deeply with our clients, and work across a broad spectrum of media, from websites and web apps to physical installations. Our process is collaborative and hands-on. We emphasize dialogue and prototyping as methods for inquiry, discovery and validation.

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