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Join the Design Center Team – Create industry-leading applications that contain our unique blend of top-notch user experience and cutting-edge technology.

At Design Center, we deliver more than just what is asked of us. This isn’t about “exceeding expectations” or “over delivering”…even though we do. It’s about identifying the right target for which to aim and having a passion for our work far outreaching even our clients’. If you are looking to stay inside your comfort zone, or a chance to deliver like everyone else, Design Center probably isn’t right for you. If you want to think big, dig deeper, and invent some amazing mobile tools, check us out.

We value resourcefulness, fearlessness, creativity, passion, and a good attitude. We interview, evaluate, and work based on these core values.

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Full Stack Developer

JOB DESCRIPTION

Design Center, Inc. is looking for a full stack developer with experience or a desire to create websites as well as native mobile applications. 

You will have the opportunity to develop and maintain our custom-designed software solutions and will have the opportunity to explore applications for new technologies like virtual and augmented reality. Applicants should be comfortable in an environment where you’ll be working alongside other developers, designers, copywriters, and 3D artists. You’ll be asked to take on new challenges consistently as part of a small team of developers implementing applications of all sizes.

DETAILS

Our Development Team

  • Develops maintainable code under industry standards, best practices, and guidelines
  • Collaborates with multi-functional teams within Scrum methodology
  • Creates engaging custom software
  • Develops web applications that drive our mobile applications (C#/ASP.NET/MVC)
  • Writes native mobile applications for iOS, Android, and Windows devices (Swift/C#/Xamarin)
  • Works on projects that range from weeks to months, with opportunities to consistently work with new clients and co-workers
  • Researches the frontier of technology and is continually learning new and relevant skills
  • Engages in improving their own processes and development practices

Skills & Requirements

  • Excellent personal skills with the ability to manage a small team of developers and interact with other creatives and clients
  • 4+ years experience developing a wide range of applications and in a variety of technologies
  • The passion to learn new skills and take on difficult tasks
  • Self-motivation and great time management skills
  • A desire to improve on best practices, code standards, and software architecture
  • Experience with database design, web development, API creation, and mobile application development
  • Computer science degree or equivalent experience

About Design Center, Inc.

  • We’re growing rapidly and innovating consistently
  • We’ve written over 150 mobile applications in the past five years—some of which
    established new benchmarks for their industries
  • We’re exploring how virtual and augmented reality can benefit our customers
  • Established in 1969 as a traditional print media design house, we’ve become a leader
    in mobile application development for distributed workforces
  • Our clients range from emerging local businesses to Fortune 100 companies, and we write custom applications tailored to their needs

To the qualified candidate we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • 401(K) with company match up to 3%
  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Opportunities to establish industry standard processes.
  • A fun and challenging environment where you will work as a respected member of a cross- discipline team

Senior Interactive Designer

JOB DESCRIPTION

Design Center is hiring a Senior Interactive Designer in our St. Paul, MN office.

Design Center, Inc. is looking for a Senior Interactive Designer to understand the customer need and design software solutions that are easy to use and provide a highly engaging experience. We are looking for someone focused on strategic vision who drives great execution. The main function of this role is to create meaningful and cohesive end-to-end experiences through a deep understanding of our customers and exceptional design execution. You will help us define all aspects of our projects: user flow, core UI elements and interaction patterns and intuitive visual design. Design Center is seeking a Senior Interactive Designer who can excite and inspire cross functional teams to prioritize the user in the work that they do. The Senior Interactive Designer plays a critical role in mentoring Interactive Designers and other agile team members to ensure we are creating market-leading experiences and grow future talent within the agile teams.

DETAILS

Key Responsibilities

  • Create user-centered designs by understanding business requirements, voice of the customer, personas and user journeys, customer feedback and usability findings – all within budget.
  • Design app & web interfaces that will bring an exceptional and consistent user experience across multiple digital platforms.
  • Help define and oversee the UX process, ensuring best practices are employed across different teams.
  • Able and willing to mentor other members of the UX team.
  • Monitor industry best practices, trends, and new technologies and evaluate them for possible adoption.
  • Identify areas of efficiency within Design Center’s UX practices (pattern & style libraries, knowledge sharing, etc.) and help implement & maintain these practices.
  • Contribute to Design Center’s overall strategy to become a UX leader in the Twin Cities, and be seen as a thought leader within the UX online community.

Experience: Skills & Requirements

  • 7+ of experience designing complex UX solutions for complete digital environments including mobile and responsive design, software/app development, and other digital channels.
  • Facilitate the product owner’s vision by researching, conceiving, sketching, prototyping and user testing proposed experiences for digital products.
  • Proven ability to advocate strongly for both the needs of the end-user, as well as the business needs of our wide range of clients, using research and data as the driver of your design decisions.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex, interactive design concepts to influence different audiences.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of UX/Interaction Design guidelines for iOS and Android.
  • Ability to work on many projects and teams in parallel.
  • Demonstrated success working in a collaborative & Agile team environment, directly with developers, for implementation of the design.
  • Experience with front end development, HTML & CSS skills are a plus.

About Design Center, Inc.

  • We’re growing rapidly and innovating consistently
  • We’ve written over 150 mobile applications in the past five years—some of which
    established new benchmarks for their industries
  • We’re exploring how virtual and augmented reality can benefit our customers
  • Established in 1969 as a traditional print media design house, we’ve become a leader
    in mobile application development for distributed workforces
  • Our clients range from emerging local businesses to Fortune 100 companies, and we write custom applications tailored to their needs

To the qualified candidate we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • 401(K) with company match up to 3%
  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Opportunities to establish industry standard processes.
  • A fun and challenging environment where you will work as a respected member of a cross- discipline team

Attention candidates, please be sure to include portfolio information along with your resume when applying.

Interactive Designer

JOB DESCRIPTION

Design Center is hiring an Interactive Designer in our St. Paul, MN office.

Design Center, Inc. is looking for an Interactive Designer to understand the customer need and design software solutions that are easy to use and provide a highly engaging experience. We are looking for someone focused on strategic vision who drives great execution. The main function of this role is to create meaningful and cohesive end-to-end experiences through a deep understanding of our customers and exceptional design execution. You will help us define all aspects of our projects: user flow, core UI elements and interaction patterns and intuitive visual design. Design Center is seeking an Interactive Designer who can excite and inspire cross functional teams to prioritize the user in the work that they do. The Senior UX Designer plays a critical role in mentoring UX Designers and other agile team members to ensure we are creating market-leading experiences and grow future talent within the agile teams.

DETAILS

Key Responsibilities

  • Create user-centered designs by understanding business requirements, voice of the customer, personas and user journeys, customer feedback and usability findings – all within budget.
  • Design app & web interfaces that will bring an exceptional and consistent user experience across multiple digital platforms.
  • Monitor industry best practices, trends and new technologies and evaluate them for possible adoption.
  • Identify areas of efficiency within Design Center’s UX practices (pattern & style libraries, knowledge sharing, etc.) and help implement & maintain these practices.
  • Contribute to Design Center’s overall strategy to become a UX leader in the Twin Cities, and be seen as a thought leader within the UX online community.

Experience: Skills & Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience designing complex UX solutions for complete digital environments including mobile and responsive design, software/app development, and other digital channels.
  • Facilitate the product owner’s vision by researching, conceiving, sketching, prototyping and user testing proposed experiences for digital products.
  • Proven ability to advocate strongly for both the needs of the end-user, as well as the business needs of our wide range of clients, using research and data as the driver of your design decisions.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex, interactive design concepts to influence different audiences.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of UX/Interaction Design guidelines for iOS and Android.
  • Ability to work on many projects and teams in parallel.
  • Demonstrated success working in a collaborative & Agile team environment, directly with developers, for implementation of the design.
  • Experience with front end development, HTML & CSS skills are a plus.

About Design Center, Inc.

  • We’re growing rapidly and innovating consistently
  • We’ve written over 150 mobile applications in the past five years—some of which
    established new benchmarks for their industries
  • We’re exploring how virtual and augmented reality can benefit our customers
  • Established in 1969 as a traditional print media design house, we’ve become a leader
    in mobile application development for distributed workforces
  • Our clients range from emerging local businesses to Fortune 100 companies, and we write custom applications tailored to their needs

To the qualified candidate we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • 401(K) with company match up to 3%
  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Opportunities to establish industry standard processes.
  • A fun and challenging environment where you will work as a respected member of a cross- discipline team

Attention candidates, please be sure to include portfolio information along with your resume when applying.

Quality Assurance Tester

JOB DESCRIPTION
Assure quality on our industry-leading applications that contain our unique blend of top-notch user experience and cutting-edge technology.

Design Center is hiring a Quality Assurance Tester in our St. Paul, MN office to help us continue our unprecedented growth.

Design Center, Inc. is looking for a Quality Assurance Tester that has experience testing native mobile and web applications. You will be asked to tackle challenges, implement industry standard processes, and work as a respected member of a cross-functional team. We develop custom software for a wide range of technologies including mobile applications, websites, and mixed reality. Our business to business tools are used as integral components in a wide range of industries and quality is one of the keys to our success.

DETAILS

Our Quality Assurance Team

  • Assures quality on native mobile applications, .NET web applications, and more
  • Focuses on bug prevention instead of detection
  • Empathizes with the end user and becomes their surrogate for our internal team
  • Facilitates the generation of Acceptance Criteria through various methods
  • Collaborates with multi-functional teams in a Dual-Track Scrum methodology
  • Works on projects that range from weeks to months, with opportunities to work consistently with new clients and co-workers
  • Researches the forefront of technology and is continually learning new and relevant skills
  • Engages in improving their own processes, standards, and practices

Skills & Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field
  • At least 3 years experience assuring quality on a wide range of applications and in a variety of technologies
  • Excellent communication skills and technical writing capabilities
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to maintain focus on the task at hand
  • Ability to take direction and work autonomously on various tasks
  • Ability to analyze written requirements and execute tests against those requirements
  • Possess an inquisitive mind that is driven to identify issues in software
  • Ability to work directly with customers and end users in a customer support capacity
  • Passion to learn new skills and take on difficult tasks
  • Self-motivation and great time management skills

About Design Center, Inc.

  • We’re growing rapidly and innovating consistently
  • We’ve written over 150 mobile applications in the past five years—some of which
    established new benchmarks for their industries
  • We’re exploring how virtual and augmented reality can benefit our customers
  • Established in 1969 as a traditional print media design house, we’ve become a leader
    in mobile application development for distributed workforces
  • Our clients range from emerging local businesses to Fortune 100 companies, and we write custom applications tailored to their needs

To the qualified candidate we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • 401(K) with company match up to 3%
  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Opportunities to establish industry standard processes.
  • A fun and challenging environment where you will work as a respected member of a cross- discipline team

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