Creating and building products and prototypes in latest technology fields (App/Web, IoT, A.I., AR/VR, etc.) is the core competence of Motius. In order to not only develop these products on a high technical level, but also build appealing products satisfying the needs of the user, we look for you as a UI/UX Designer for digital products. If your job title is currently something like UI/UX Designer, Webdesigner, Media Designer, or Concept Artist, you should continue reading. If you want to go the complete journey from conception, ideation, customer meetings, workshops, sketches, iterations, mockups, design, and implementation, then you should continue reading.
You'll support our engineering teams in various projects with customers like BMW, Siemens, Microsoft or Lufthansa as a Designer. It could be the draft of a B2B web app, the screen design of a mobile app, the complete user flow for a new digital service, or the look&feel of a deep learning software.
By and by the team around you will grow and you'll learn with us to become the Creative & Art Director of a young tech company with 50-70 employees. If this sounds exciting, please please apply with your CV, motivational letter, and your portfolio here. We're looking forward to hearing from you.
Our Tech Stack & Infrastructure
You can pretty much choose your tool stack. We mostly use the whole Adobe Suite, Sketch, InVision, and sometimes Balsamiq. Our engineers mostly work on a Python (Django) or NodeJS setup and use ReactJS or VueJS in the Frontend. With a dedicated two-people DevOps & Infrastructure team we use a continous integration pipeline based on GitLab CI. We use Docker, Kubernetes, and Openshift for hosting and deployment. Except for that, everybody choses his/her own hardware and OS. We use Slack and O365 for communication and Nextcloud for file sharing.
Our Management Process
Our project management process follows Scrum principles with bi-weekly sprint reviews and retrospectives. A team is managed by a Team Lead in collaboration with a Project Owner. We use a digital Kanban board (Taiga or Jira) and GitLab for Issue Tracking. We don't work on-site at the customer's office. Everything's happening at the Motius office.
Core team engineers track their time only on a weekly percentage basis and usually work 40h/week with peaks for deadlines / presentations. Flexible work arrangements are easily possible - the core team is usually in the office between 9:30 am and 5 pm with exceptions. Home office is possible at least once a month (and more in arrangement with your supervisor). Weekends are holy.
We invest 10% of our work time for learning and exploring new technologies, we call this time ELU. It's basically at two-day company internal hackathon every month for creating prototypes and improving your skillset.
Every year, the core team is invited to a weekend Surprise Trip. We've already been to Muscat, Stockholm, and Riga (Motius Surprise Trip 2019).
Team & Company Culture
If you ask the colleagues around here, attributes being mentioned are mostly: a very friendly, open-minded, and collaborative environment. People help each other, go have lunch together, and laugh and chat in the kitchen/lunch area. People here are curios, positive, and self-ironic. Most of them are interested in sports, tech topics (e.g. trends), and games.
We don't have fixed desks at Motius. Rooms and areas have certain rules and furniture and therefore offer everybody to find a place where they can be productive, e.g. in a silent room, in areas with standing desks, couches, in different meeting rooms, in a workshop, or in an open space. But, remember to always lock your screen: if not, you'll probably volunteer to bring a cake or muffins to the office.