UI/UX Designer at Altair (Detroit, MI)

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Transforming the Future with the Convergence of Simulation and Data

UI/UX Designer

Do you like a challenge, are you a complex thinker who likes to solve problems? If so, then you might be the new Altairian we are searching for. At Altair, your curiosity matters. We pride ourselves on a business culture that enables open, creative thinking, and we deeply value our employees and their contributions towards our clients' success, as well as our own.

Job Summary:

Altair is looking for an experienced and talented UI/UX Designer to join their internal digital product design team to create unique, user-centric products and experiences for their portfolio of simulation and innovation-driven software products. Ideally you would have experience working with agile teams including product managers, designers, and developers. You will also have familiarity with traditionally UX-oriented tasks, and will use user data to inform your design decisions. Your primary responsibilities will revolve around crafting beautiful and polished UI for product teams to translate into live, commercially deployed software. A working knowledge of 3D applications and modelling proficiency sets you apart from the crowd.

What You Will Do:
  • Team player capable of comfortably cross-collaborating with teams and roles of all different shapes and sizes. From large legacy teams to small emergent product teams you will need to interact and collaborate with all level of product managers, developers, technical writers, and designers.
  • Perform requirement gathering and discovery tasks for design exercises with functional managers, product teams, and stakeholders.
  • Create exceptionally polished, pixel-perfect mockups and designs to help guide and influence product and feature development using style guides, design pattern libraries, wireframes, prototypes, and user flows.
  • Present and defend your ideas and design decisions using user research and data, design thinking, and design fundamentals (ie: color theory, hierarchy, usability, legibility, etc.) to designers and non-designer stakeholders.
  • Show a high level of self-organization, initiative, and thoughtfulness when approaching design tasks.
  • Stay up-to-date on current design trends, patterns, and industry standards and present and share with your team on a regular basis.
  • Actively mentors and instructs other team members on industry best practices, design fundamentals, and other design-related topics.
  • Document design specification and guidelines for style guides, design components, and design patterns for product and design teams.

What You Will Need:

  • 2-3 years experience working as a Visual, UI, UI/UX, or Product designer.
  • Portfolio showing critical thinking, ability to solve problems using creativity, strong attention to detail, and expert level command of design fundamentals.
  • Systems-thinking capable with ability to create, organize, and apply design systems to digital products, experiences, and ecosystems.
  • Advanced understanding and experience using the following tools: Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, etc.
  • Understanding of basic front-end languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, etc. (no coding required)
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum development process
  • Give and receive objective criticism of your and others' design work.
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design or related degree and education level
  • Bonus: 3D or CAD modelling experience using SolidWorks, Maya, or similar 3D/CAD applications, High-fidelity click-through prototypes, Experience designing for desktop software

How You Will Be Successful:
  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business "Firsts"
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • Outstanding Work/Life Balance
  • Flex Time
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Unlimited vacation and Unlimited sick days
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off for Community Service
  • Collaborative environment
  • Charitable Matching Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer's toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today's problems into tomorrow's opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing and artificial intelligence (AI).

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation, and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit altair.com.

Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD

At our core we are explorers; adventurers; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world's most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and uncharted waters, we dive in headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer's toughest challenges.

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair's history demonstrates a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.
More Information on Altair
Altair operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Troy, MI. Altair was founded in 1985. It has 3065 total employees. To see all 35 open jobs at Altair, click here.
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