Mid-Level UX Designer

Location: Flexible, but travel to Louisville headquarters expected

Reports to: Director of Products and User Experience

GoodMaps is looking for a Mid-Level UX Designer. This designer will be part of our agile team, the group responsible for creating, evolving, and maintaining GoodMaps products. Those products are GoodMaps Explore, the outdoor and indoor navigation app for people who are blind and visually impaired, and GoodMaps Studio, the mapping platform where venue owners can view and manage their building maps. The designer will also contribute to cutting-edge R&D projects happening behind the scenes. For the Mid-Level UX Designer to be successful, this person will need to be comfortable asking questions, learning on their feet, and applying their knowledge of UX to indoor navigation. GoodMaps is looking for someone with 2-3 years of experience in User Experience or Product Design to grow into future opportunities at GoodMaps.

About GoodMaps

The GoodMaps mission is to improve the accessibility, safety, and productivity of indoor spaces. We believe that indoor digital maps can change the world. Whether helping individuals who are blind or visually impaired navigate independently, providing critical spatial information to first responders, tracking mobile assets, improving facility management, or helping you find your way around the local hospitals, GoodMaps paves the way. We use LiDAR and hyper-accurate infrastructure-free positioning technology to create mapping and navigation experiences through the GoodMaps platform.

UX and Technical Skills

The Mid-Level UX Designer position is about understanding our users then delivering an experience that solves a problem for them that is GoodMaps mission-aligned. To do that you will need:

  • Experience with the product development life cycle including concep, design, testing, release, and support
  • Experience creating wireframes, prototypes, and user flows
  • Experience sketching (with pencil and paper, or digitally) to quickly generate idea
  • Experience collaborating with developers to design and refine product features
  • Experience collaborating with users, customers, subject matter experts, and stakeholders
  • Experience with user research including user interviews, user surveys, managing data collection
  • Experience balancing user feedback, business needs, and technical limitations to deliver a great solution and user experience
  • Experience creating functional, then beautiful user interfaces
  • Knowledge of design principles and best practices, experience in graphic design a bonus
  • Knowledge of Atomic Design Methodology a bonus, but not required
  • Experience with Sketch, Zeplin, Balsamiq, Draw.io, Storybook, or comparable tools
  • Knowledge of Jira, Confluence, and the Microsoft Suite preferred
  • Experience designing and delivering iOS and Android apps
  • Experience with responsive web design and web design best practices
  • Knowledge of mobile screen resolution, artboard sizing, and exporting best practices
  • Experience with designing and testing for accessibility on mobile and web is not required, but will need to be learned - VoiceOver, TalkBack, NVDA, JAWS, Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR), WCAG 2.1.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and web and mobile development concepts including components (this is not a developer position - you will not be coding - but a basic understanding of these languages helps our team talk)
  • Knowledge of our market and users is not required, but will need to be learned

Soft Skills

As a small startup, we believe the impact of the people we hire at this early stage has a ripple effect on the future of the company. Beyond technical skills, here are some qualities the Mid-Level UX Designer should have:

  • Interest in navigation experiences for web and mobile, AR/VR experiences
  • Interest in designing accessible experiences and working with people with disabilities
  • An independent thinker who is naturally curious
  • Has a tendency to ask questions
  • Prepared to communicate early and often with your day-today team members
  • Manage to changing priorities and be ready to pivot or adjust plans quickly

How to Apply

Submit a portfolio and resume to hiring@goodmaps.com with the subject “UX Designer”. Emails without that subject will will be filtered out by our system, so please be mindful of spelling. Your portfolio must be a website or PDF, and contain examples of UX work. Resumes must be in PDF format - other formats will not be accepted. Cover letter not required.