Uptake is the actionable insights platform that makes the world more productive, safe, secure and reliable. We create products and solutions to achieve measurable results and outcomes to enable insight and predictive analytics across key industries by leveraging a common platform.

Interaction Designer at Uptake




What We Do

Uptake is a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures and enhance safety. At Uptake, we combine our strengths—machine learning, analytics, data visualization and software development—with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is enormous savings in development time and resources for Uptake’s partners and a proven industrial grade software platform that delivers value to partners and their end customers. 

The User Experience (UX) team defines and owns the end-user experience of Uptake’s products. Our Interaction Designers collaborate to understand the challenges our partners and end users face, and how Uptake’s products and technologies can solve them.

 

What You’ll Do

As an Interaction Designer, you will be responsible for understanding target audience needs, product requirements, and business strategy in order to transform them into high-quality, user-centric interactive products. You will deeply understand content with the intent to create and improve user experiences, user processes and services delivered to the user. You will contribute to building a platform that supports workflows across multiple industry verticals and ensures our users capture the immense value from our solutions. Interaction Designers work collaboratively with User Researchers and Visual Designers, as well as, the strategy, product and technology teams.

 

Some of the things you may find yourself doing:

  • Working through the entire design process using methods like sketching, storyboarding, diagramming, wireframing, and prototyping for screen-based experiences
  • Delivering detailed, annotated wireframes and prototypes
  • Revising and updating designs based on user and client feedback
  • Creating a systematic design language to create cohesive user experiences
  • Defining interactions standards for a branded UX platform
  • Focusing on consistency of UX patterns across the platform
  • Communicating to cross functional teams and advocating for UX best practices
  • Discussing and defending design decisions; articulating design rationale
  • Making timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints and risks of a project or task
  • Managing multiple priorities, working through rapid iterations, and meeting tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Accurately assessing and estimating work
  • Being flexible and cool under pressure with the ability to shift as priorities pivot

 

Key Characteristics

  • Highly motivated and organized
  • Naturally curious and willing to share work/findings
  • Thorough and detail-oriented
  • Articulate and clear in communicating process and decisions

 

Qualifications

  • BA degree in human computer interaction, other relevant degree or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years real-world experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated experience working within a user centered design process and transforming user findings to best-in-class user experiences
  • Demonstrated command of UX principles of interaction design, especially around workflows, information hierarchy and data visualization
  • Experience designing complex systems, web based applications and tools
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies
  • Experience with Axure, Sketch, and industry standard design tools
  • Experience designing interactions for touch and mobile devices
  • Knowledge of CSS/HTML 

 

Please submit:

Resume, work samples and/or links to your work

 

 




Company Reviews

What binds us is a passion for tackling hard problems and having a lot of fun along the way.
Nick Singh
UX Researcher
at Uptake
We have access to resources the moment we need them, and we can tap into an amazing talent pool at a moment’s notice.
Brad Nicholas
Lead Innovation Architect
at Uptake
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401(k) match
Open PTO policy
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