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We're a truly great team and we love our work. And we're currently on the lookout for new members to join our crew.

The perks include:

  • A great location
  • Interesting clients
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounts on local restaurants and shops
  • Free beer!

Even if the role you're looking for isn't advertised, but you think you can add to our creative mix, we'd still love to hear from you. Just holler, by sending your CV or portfolio to: jobs@thinmartian.com

We work with a small group of preferred recruitment agencies and are not looking to increase this roster. If you are a recruitment agency, please do not contact us. Thank you for your understanding.

Senior Front End Developer

We are looking for a smart, senior developer specifically focusing on front-end & proficient in modern JavaScript (React, Redux, ES2015+) with a strong knowledge in API integrations.  We are a small vibrant digital interface agency who specialise in building fast, dynamic digital interfaces in a variety of different markets.

The working hours are from 9.30am till 6.00pm. The team enjoy going for regular drinks after work and everyone is down to earth, friendly and passionate about digital.  

Key skills:

● Strong with React and Redux (and associated middleware such as redux-saga)

● Familiarity with Webpack (1 or 2) and other JavaScript build tools

● Practical experience with ES2015+ APIs and language features

● Proficient in CSS/3 with deep knowledge of browser compatibility (IE9+) and responsive design

● Familiar with linux production environments and basic proficiency with key cloud providers including AWS, Heroku and Digital Ocean.

● Can use Photoshop to extract style info from designs

● Worked with RESTful API design tools such as Apiary

● Worked with JIRA software development tool

● Digital agency background  

Responsibilities:

● Build and architect large single page applications, primarily in React/Redux, using internally built APIs or 3rd party RESTful APIs

● Develop responsive sites built on open source CMS with modern CSS techniques and animation.

● Able manage and provide support junior or freelancer developers.

● Weekly development meetings

● Provide project managers with clear, accurate estimates for briefs

● Communicate technical difficulties and solutions; to be presented to clients if needed

● Interact directly with the design team to create solutions to complex problems

● Attend client meetings if required

● Provide support to client technical teams during product deployment or API development

● Research into new technologies and adjust the preferred tech stack for projects based on browser requirements and possible new novel solutions

● Support your team by engaging in product-lead planning sessions with the goal of ensuring consistent and predictable delivery

● Deliver high quality tested products  

Nice to have:

● Advantageous to have experience with PHP and PHP frameworks like Laravel 5+

● MySQL/PostgreSQL

● Knowledge of other frontend frameworks such as Angular/Vue

● Experience with other backend technologies such as Python (Django/Flask), and Ruby (Rails).

● Experience with TDD and associated tools/frameworks (Karma/Mocha/Chai)  

 

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Mid-Weight UX / UI Designer

Thin Martian connects people with products by adopting a user first approach, research and continual testing to provide an intuitive and meaningful experiences.  

We produce digital products and creative campaigns for enterprise and consumer markets with informed UX and impactful design whilst using the latest digital interface technologies. Our process focuses on continually ideating, improving and validating any assumptions through a controlled user-testing approach to deliver proven solutions to any problem.  We are looking for an experienced mid-weight UX and UI designer to join the team who is passionate about making a difference within our business and to our clients.  

Full Role description: A fantastic opportunity for a mid-weight UX Designer to work with a experienced and talented team of developers, designers, UX specialists and project managers with an impressive portfolio of clients. Your role as a mid-weight UX designer will require you to create a diverse range of innovative digital products for a wide variety of industries. From concept to delivery you will own the entire life cycle of all projects you work on.  

The role will include running kick off meetings and workshops with clients to understand their problems, creating user-journeys, wireframes, prototypes and general solutions, presenting them back and then taking these prototype through to full UI design to go to developers.  You will be expected to show strong skills in UX, UI, prototyping and creative design as well as showing the ability to clearly articulate and present your idea, style variations and concepts. The work you produce will be of the highest quality and optimised for the required delivery format.

The successful candidate will need to be able to work with clients, project managers, developers, SEO specialists and other specialists to produce high quality end products and polished, informative workshops and presentations to guide the design process. You will be expected to help with the creation of proposals, briefs and pitches as well as being responsible for time tracking, managing your own time effectively, working within given budgets and ensuring projects are delivered to deadline.  

You will be required to work collaboratively as part of the Thin Martian team, with third party suppliers and freelance workers following the framework and processes of Thin Martian’s existing work flow. There will be an expectation to keep up to date with all Adobe and other design software, design and tech trends, development possibilities and problems, attend training seminars and talks, have basic HMTL and CSS skills. We will also ask you to help us with suggestions for and writing of blogs, emails, promotional material and social media posts.

Who you are:

● A creative problem-solver who thrives in a fast paced, collaborative and Agile environment.

● Passionate about developing strategies derived from insight, with the mastery of your craft to turn these into products (both interactions and visuals) adhering to user-centered design principles.

● You are constantly looking to hone your design instinct through user feedback. Whether through hands-on user research, or by designing options for multi-variant testing.

● Proficient with industry standard design tools (e.g. Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Axure, InVision etc).

● Excellent problem-solving skills and familiarity with technical constraints and limitations when designing for platforms such as desktop and mobile, conversational and voice interfaces, Android and iOS apps.

● Proven ability to act as a leader in communicating conceptual ideas and design rationale.

● 5 year’s experience in Digital Design.

● Solid experience designing and facilitating workshops.

● You have an online portfolio, or PDF that you can share with us.

As a UX/UI mid-weight Designer you will:

● Have a mix of User Experience and User Interface design skills – including interaction and Information Architecture design, psychology and user-centered design principles.

● Possess a passion for all things design, with the ability to demonstrate this passion through your work and when communicating with business stakeholders and customers.

● Work within an Agile multi-disciplinary team to design and deliver user-interface designs and journeys across our website, app and other digital platforms.

● Work closely with a wide range of people from across the business to understand and interpret requirements, identify opportunities, and communicate design strategy and rationale.

● Rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes; knowing when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail, and when to make low-fi sketches and prototypes.

● Help provide mentoring and training to junior members of the team, as and when required.

Nice to haves:  

● Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript is helpful, just to know the limitations and capabilities of web languages, coding is not a requirement.

● Familiar with Invision or more advanced prototyping tools such as Framer.

● Familiar with After Effects, experience doing basic animations etc.

● Experience working on product design projects and creating consistent design rules and style guides that can be scaled up and easily relayed to developers.

The working hours are from 9.30am till 6.00pm. The team enjoy going for regular drinks after work and everyone is down to earth, friendly and passionate about digital.  

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