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About Your Job

As a UI/UX Designer & Front-End Developer at We Write Code, you will have the opportunity to take ownership of the experience we provide to our clients. You will be involved throughout the entire project lifecycle from conception to completion. Your ability to understand requirements and design beautiful, functional products will guide the development roadmap, and at times you will write CSS to implement your visual work with precision.

You’ll be expected to stick to your commitments and deliver quality solutions on time. You’ll create wireframes, mockups, and high-fidelity functional prototypes for a variety of projects across many industries. You’ll consult with the development team to ensure your work is within scope. You’ll have the opportunity to get user feedback and iterate. You’ll use your dangerous CSS skills to make the final pass on our products, ensuring the front-end experience is glossy.

About You

You have great taste, but you also know when to not reinvent the wheel. You take pride in your work and strive for an application that looks great and feels as smooth as butter. Taking complex problems and simplifying them is your jam. You are motivated and hungry to collaborate and grow with a talented team. You love the idea of joining a flexible company like We Write Code where you can have an active role in helping us shape the future of our company, culture, and team. Bottom line, you want to provide value. Not just for our company, but for the companies we work with.

These are the most important things for you to bring to the table:

  • Solid understanding of product design, usability, and basic design principles — as evidenced by your portfolio (please send us a link!)
  • Proficiency in design software such as Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, or comparable
  • You have at least 3 years of experience designing digital applications
  • You enjoy getting your hands dirty and implementing designs in code
    • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Solid communication skills; ability to question and understand complex functionality

You’ll get extra points if you have the following:

  • Experience with any of these roles: software developer, copywriter, business analyst, project manager, scrum master, QA / verification tester, or product owner
  • Have a unique hobby or background
  • Hands-on software development experience

How It Works

Send us an email and tell us about you, what you do, and why you’d be a fit for our team. Additionally, do you prefer a 4px or 8px grid? Personal website, Dribbble, Behance, Github profiles, etc are all good things too. Let’s be honest, we’ll be Googling you before we follow up. PDFs only please!

We’re based in Des Moines, IA and our office is in the East Village — remote allowed, but Central Iowa preferred. We provide competitive salaries, a wide variety of insurance options, a 401k with match, and an unlimited vacation policy as we believe the key to happiness is a great work-life balance.

If you like what you read above, shoot us an email at jobs@wewritecode.com and we’ll get back to you in a jiffy.

About the Company

At We Write Code, we believe great ideas deserve great software. We design and develop awesome applications – from startup ideas to enterprise systems – working on projects of any type and size. We take the time to get to know our client’s goals and strategic vision so we are able to craft an elegant and custom-built solution that fits their needs.

We’re also a big believer in building a team that likes to balance work with fun. We’re big nerds when it comes to technology, we like to go out for sushi and tacos as often as possible, and we get excited when we’ve got a new band to share with the team. We work hard so we can be proud of what we’re building for our clients, and we want our team to be excited to work in an environment that strives to make that possible.