Now Hiring! Edison Nation is seeking a UI/UX Designer!

Know of any great UI/UX designer/developers out there? We’re always growing and we need to add one to our team. Please let them know about this opportunity!

UI/UX Designer & Front-End Developer

Do you love designing AND coding beautiful interfaces? Do you get excited about Responsive Design? Do you want your work to touch millions of people from over 170 countries? Then we’re looking for you!

If JavaScript shoots from your fingertips like The Force from the Emperor, we love you already but even if you’re still a JavaScript Padawan learner, we can help you level-up and take control of your interfaces. The ability to implement is what separates the good designers from the great ones.

What we’re looking for, without all of the Star Wars references: Edison Nation is seeking a passionate, talented and self-motivated UI/UX designer/developer with excellent communications skills and the ability to excel in a fast-moving, creative environment. The desires to teach and learn in an ego-free environment and a good sense of humor are critical.

A little about us

We own innovation. And we’re bringing it to the world through our online community. Did you catch Everyday Edisons on PBS or Hulu last night? That’s our television show. It’s actually about us and members of our site. And it airs in over 60 countries around the World. Are you sick of the late-night ads for Gyro Bowl, Mr. Steamy or Emery Cat yet? Those are all ours, too. We’re taking over the world as the online engine that brings consumer-driven innovation to market. And we want you to help lead us into the future. You can check us out at EdisonNation.com.

Charlotte or anywhere

We’re located in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. If you are here – or would like to relocate here – that’s fantastic. If you’re more the telecommuting type and already love the city you’re in, we’ll consider a telecommuting position for the right candidate. We use Skype and 37 Signals’ suite of products to keep the team connected, regardless of location.

A look around the office

Note: click the photos above to view an around-the-office gallery from a previous post.

More about you

You should be comfortable working on large web applications. You should understand the ins and outs of working with dev, staging and production servers with multiple developers. Most importantly, you should have experience working in robust Ruby on Rails environments. You will enjoy receiving free swag from our friends at GitHub. You will put an Octocat sticker on the bumper of your car/skateboard/bike/whatever.

You will be given the opportunity to drive the development direction by choosing the tools you feel best solve the everyday challenges of a quickly-growing site. We’re looking for someone we can trust to make important decisions and own them. Our main site is a fairly large rails app spanning over 100 models, several thousand assertions and around 20,000 LOC.

Required skills

  • Intuitive UI style
  • CSS/HTML
  • JavaScript (at least the libraries)
  • Know your way around Rails
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Education

If you have the communication skills and maturity of a university graduate, we could care less where – or if – you went to school. On the other hand, if you went to a really nice school, we’ll make a point to sound impressed when you tell us about it. With the cost of higher education these days, it should at least get you something.

A little more about us

We’re profitable. We’re a startup of around 4 years but our sister company has been around for a decade. We have launched one international site and have several others on the way this year, including a major industry vertical that we can’t wait to tell you about! Our Web team is starting to grow pretty quickly.

Benefits

  • Salary negotiable
  • Excellent healthcare/dental insurance
  • Work with a large team of diverse professionals
  • Appear on our television show and your parents will finally understand what you do for a living

To apply

Please send a very solid cover letter, a resume if you have one, and URLs for your best apps to webjobs@edisonnation.com. Seriously, if you’ve got the skills, you’ll win or lose the job based on your cover letter so please take the time to tell us why you think you’re a great fit.

  • No Recruiters
  • No Contractors
  • No Outsourcing Shops

If you are a recruiter, contractor or body shop, we’re just going to mark your email as spam if you send it to us. Your witty email isn’t going to change that, either. We’ll just figure out a way to click the spam button twice.

4 thoughts on “Now Hiring! Edison Nation is seeking a UI/UX Designer!

  1. Greg Bruce

    Whoever wrote this up is a genius. I have none of those required skills, however I would qualify under the eduaction requirement.
    Sounds like a great opportunity.

  2. dina macaluso

    Do u have any intern positions? I am looking to change careers. I believe in your business concepts and find this industry exciting. I worked in mental health program development but unemployed. I am open to learning new skills.

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