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Lead User Interface Designer

Cambridge, Massachusetts Takeoff Technologies, Inc.

Experienced with ecommerce web & mobile app design?

Looking to lead Design at a high-growth startup?

Takeoff Tech is a well-funded, 30-person startup enabling retailers to sell groceries online profitably. Takeoff is developing automated aisleless stores coupled with an end-to-end eGrocery technology stack, offering customers the assortment and low prices of supermarkets, fast & easy mobile ordering, and free pickup in an hour.

We are looking for a talented, seasoned UI Designer who can take on the challenge of building the best websites and apps in the online grocery space. You should be experienced with translating business and user goals into impactful and user-centric designs, including wireframing, navigation flows, visual design, prototyping and user testing. As the main designer on the UI / Front end team, you will work closely with product managers, developers, marketing, account managers and other designers, to evolve and implement your designs.

In addition to your strong user interface design and visual design skills, you bring broad experience across web, iOS and Android platforms. Your goal will be to bring a cohesive user experience across the three platforms, while respecting the design standards and leveraging the leading-edge technologies of each of the platforms. As the initial full-time member of the Design team, you will have the opportunity to shape the impact that Design and UX have on the company, and to grow as the Design team grows.


* Design our ecommerce web and mobile apps, following mobile-first and responsive web principles, as well as native iOS and Android app design guidelines
* Lead the user interface ideation and execution for the sign-up to pick-up user experience
* Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, and digital prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
* Collaborate with product, engineering and retail/ecommerce operations to define and implement innovative solutions for the user experience across web and mobile apps
* Execute all interaction and visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering
* Leverage usability testing and beta users to seek user feedback and help team iterate and validate design ideas
* Architect design system to efficiently co-brand our web & mobile ecommerce apps with our retail partners while maintaining consistent UX and features across our UI portfolio
* Launch our v1.0 apps and continuously improve them across multiple customer deployments to deliver the best online grocery-shopping experience
* Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and customers
* Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards for the company
* Champion, bring to life, and deploy the brand identity, style guide and design templates across digital and physical channels
* Recruit, mentor, and collaborate with other designers to build a top-notch design team and foster user-centric design thinking across the company


* 5+ years of UI design experience with leading ecommerce or user-facing software companies
* Digital portfolio showing strong user experience skills for websites & mobile apps
* Experience with mobile-first, responsive web design & development
* Experience shipping native mobile apps on iOS and Android platforms
* Proficiency in Invision, Photoshop, Illustrator and other leading design tools
* Understanding of what it takes to create delightful, consumer-oriented experiences
* Experience as a member of a UI / Front End team participating in the complete product development lifecycle of successfully launched applications
* Solid understanding of interaction design, yet thrives at bringing designs into reality
* Experience working in an agile/scrum development environment
* Excellent attention to detail and a passion for design and craftsmanship
* Collaborative team player with strong communications skills
* Up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies
* BA/BS in Design, Human-Computer Interaction or related field, Masters a strong plus


Takeoff Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse team. We offer stock options, health & dental plans, flexible paid time off, daily catered lunch, and a fun and supportive company culture.

Our headquarters office is in Kendall Square at the CIC startup hub, a really cool space full of creature comforts, plus a killer view of Boston and the Charles River. Learn more at *********** [********************************************************************************************************

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