UX Architect / Principal UX Designer - Freelance [Remote]

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Braintrust is a user-owned talent network that connects top-tier professionals with the world's leading enterprises. We prioritize transparency, eliminating middlemen and high markups, ensuring job-seekers are matched swiftly to innovative roles while clients benefit from unparalleled efficiency and quality.


The hiring process for this role involves completing your Braintrust profile, applying directly to the role on Braintrust, and undergoing a one-time screening to ensure you meet our vetted talent specifications. After this, the hiring team will contact you directly if they believe you are a suitable match.

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  • JOB TYPE: Freelance, Contract Position (no agencies/C2C - see notes below)
  • LOCATION: Remote - United States and Canada only - EST | Full day overlap
  • HOURLY RANGE: Our client is looking to pay $100 – $125 /hr
  • ESTIMATED DURATION: 30h/week - Long term
  • EXPERIENCE: 5-10 years



What you’ll be working on

Our UX Architect is primarily an excellent prototyper skilled in ideation, gathering insights, feedback, technical details, administration, and flawless communication. You are capable of initiating qualitative & quantitative research to support (or debate) a PM approach and have a hefty experience in fully prototyping features, functions, and full flows from start to finish, delivering robust user journeys, information architecture strategies, and other essential artifacts to create outstanding user experiences. You are proficient in balancing changing priorities and managing stakeholders' feedback while also creating highly eective experiences.

You will report directly to the VP of Design & UX, joining a multi-faceted team of product, visual, and UX designers. You will adhere to our unique Agile for Design teams’ ways of working, occasionally leading low-fidelity design reviews, providing feedback to Sr. & Junior team members, and managing shifting priorities, all while receiving and incorporating feedback as well.

You possess the qualities of a self-starter and a team player, along with a healthy dose of empathy and patience toward customers and colleagues alike. These core qualities are integral to your approach to design leadership and individual contribution.

You will:

  • Be a core UX member and the top experience-level peer in our Product Design team, driving fast-paced as well as long and hefty projects from inception to the finish line

  • Take part in holding lead-review sessions diligently (especially on Low-fidelity prototypes) while consistently incorporating best practices & UX standards in your ongoing feedback.

  • Initiate and drive user discovery sessions, design thinking discussions, and journey/empathy mapping workshops to unlock a cohesive understanding of our users’ pain points & blockers

  • Deliver designs on-time for our sprint cycles, and do so continuously while constantly raising the quality bar.

  • Lead design-centric projects hands-on from beginning to end; through internal + exec reviews, internal testing, and UAT insight to pixel-perfection

  • Learn, relearn, and share best practices with peers and higher-ups

  • Ensure adherence to best-in-class methodologies, research & brand consistency standards

  • Relentlessly seek user feedback and validation; rework your deliverables accordingly; repeat

You are:

  • Humble

  • Egoless

  • Curious

  • A hard worker

  • Well-organized

  • Inspired by great design

  • Love being challenged

  • Friendly, communicative

  • Humble yet confident

  • Empathy-driven 

What You Bring to The Table:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (or equivalent experience)

  • 8+ Years of experience in Digital design, UI+GUI, full-stack product design

  • Stellar portfolio demonstrating both technical skills & creative thinking

  • 3+ years of experience leading UX workshops as a sole UX leader

  • Worked with SAAS products, platforms, or eCommerce tools in the past

  • Willingness to learn, iterate and reiterate

  • A keen eye for details

  • Proficient written & oral skills

  • A superpower to operate and invent optimally while under pressure

  • Superb skills in Sketch, Figma, Invision & Adobe creative suite

It’ll be great if you also (Bonus):

  • Have an engineering/industrial/graphic Masters's degree

  • Have eCommerce and/or Marketplace experience

  • Worked in an agency, creative studio, or startup before

  • Have experience involving Accessibility best practices

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Our employers all have varying legal and geographic requirements for their roles, they trust Braintrust to find them the talent that meet their unique specifications. For that reason, this role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency. If you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around their consulting practice, this is well aligned with Braintrust and we’d welcome your application.

Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

More Information on Braintrust
Braintrust operates in the Blockchain industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. Braintrust was founded in 2018. It has 241 total employees. To see all jobs at Braintrust, click here.
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