Design Technologist ( UX/UI Developer)

Bucharest, Romania /
Engineering – Product /
Full-Time
As an industry leader and Software-as-a-Service provider our mission at 8x8, Inc. [NYSE: EGHT] is to transform the future of business communications. The 8x8 Open Communications Platform (TM) uniquely brings together Voice, Video, Collaboration, Contact Center, and enterprise-class API solutions, helping businesses across the globe transform their customer and employee experience, and empowering workforces worldwide to work smarter.

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About 8x8 
Our seamless Cloud Unified Communications and Contact Centre solutions have become critical to businesses across the globe.
8x8 combines unified communications, team collaboration, contact center, and analytics in a single, open, and real-time platform to help companies improve employee productivity and overall customer experience. Organizations need to be able to act quickly, collaborate effectively, and communicate seamlessly, whether it be working from home, or on the move, our single platform offers extensive benefits to our customers.

About the role

The Design Technologist is a hybrid designer/developer role and bridges the gap between product design & engineering. You will work closely with Designers to build sophisticated interactive prototypes against customer research and user needs, emotions and behaviors. 

The successful candidate will be highly collaborative and being able to tackle front-end programming and user-centric design together.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Acting as a bridge between design and development, with an understanding of both technical specificities as well as design rigor
    • Rapidly build and test prototypes at all levels of fidelity within design software and/or in the browser to find solutions that work
    • Create rich and robust interactive prototypes with details of how the design works to set the right expectation with stakeholders
    • Create development-ready UI React components for our design system
    • Ensure our products meet WCAG 2.x accessibility requirements
    • Produce a high-quality library of production-ready assets and artifacts for web/desktop and mobile applications
    • Demonstrate self-development by staying current with the UX best practices and design patterns

Required Experiences and Skills:

    • Experience in cross-functional design and development teams creating web/mobile-based products
    • Proficient understanding of JavaScript (not only frameworks)
    • Good knowledge of React
    • Good knowledge of implementing styles in JavaScript
    • Excellent semantically written HTML
    • Pixel perfection implementation of UI with CSS
    • Good knowledge of cross-browser UI programming
    • Experience building in-browser prototypes with ReactJS/HTML/CSS
    • Experience in working with GIT
    • Experience in writing tests
    • Excellent knowledge of Accessibility & production of WCAG 2.x markup/code
    • A sensibility of user journey & interaction design
    • Experienced in Product design & prototyping tools like Figma, Framer, Protopie, XD
    • Experienced in collaborating tools; Miro, google docs & sites
    • Experience working in a team environment and ability to work with remote teams spread across multiple time zones

Working at 8x8:

    • Industry leading, award winning technology and recognised on two Gartner Magic Quadrants
    • Inclusive, supportive and collaborative culture yet with a winning mentality
    • Encouragement and environment to make a difference
    • Fun – check out our Instagram posts in the UK, Romania and the US, the smiles are real
    • Deep passion for doing the best for our customers, giving them the best service and the best technology
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