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Design Technologist, Medium Labs




Medium’s mission is to help people deepen their understanding of the world and discover ideas that matter. We are building a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers. We are creating the best place for reading and writing on the internet—a place where today’s smartest writers, thinkers, experts, and storytellers can share big, interesting ideas.



Medium Labs is a new team within Medium, whose purpose is to explore and develop new product ideas. Labs operates as a small product team, and uses design tools, prototypes and working code to illustrate and develop our ideas. We are looking for a hands-on Design Technologist who can help develop new product ideas, and bring those ideas to life through UX and code. Your work on Labs projects will range from conceptual wireframes and mockups, to clickable prototypes, to working code. You have experience with a mix of development and prototyping platforms and tools, as well as modern front-end frameworks.



What you’ll do:



    • Collaborate with a small team to explore and develop new Labs product ideas

    • Rapidly produce and iterate on product concepts and prototypes, knowing when to make lo-fi sketches, and when to bring pixel-level attention to detail

    • Develop functional products and prototypes using modern front-end development frameworks for web and mobile

    • Effectively present your work to others inside Medium




Who you are:



    • You’re able to rapidly ideate and iterate in a fluid startup environmentYou are comfortable with ambiguity and have shown an ability to bring clarity and structure to a complex system or user experience challenge

    • When presented with a product idea, you have the itch to dive in and “just build it”

    • You have at least five years of experience, participating in the design and development of successfully launched applications

    • You have expertise in with modern web frameworks (React, Node)

    • You have an ability and willingness to learn new technologies quicklyYou have a portfolio of work that demonstrates detailed attention to type, color, imagery, iconography and motion




At Medium, we foster an inclusive, supportive, fun yet challenging team environment. We value having a team that is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Come join us as we continue to change the world of digital media. Medium is an equal opportunity employer.



Interested? We'd love to hear from you.




Please note that communication regarding your application, interviews, and job offers will only come from e-mail addresses ending in "@medium.com". Anything else is not a legitimate outreach.



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