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Interaction Designer

Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

At DarkMatter, we are building an organization of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients’ work, we'll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions.

DarkMatter is developing a suite of communication applications covering encrypted voice, instant messaging, email and other in-transit data. 

The Role

As a Interaction Designer, you will work closely with our product, design and engineering teams to deliver models and prototypes that communicate our design intent by delivering clickable prototypes using the latest tools and technologies. You should have a portfolio of professional design projects that includes work with web and mobile applications.

In this role, you will:

  • Define and implement the motion design language for communication applications for various platforms.
  • Leverage industry standard software (After Effects, Photoshop, Premier Pro, etc.) at an expert level to create digital content for various forms of visually delivered media.
  • Design user-centered interaction models, high-fidelity prototypes or screen mockups.
  • Work with the stakeholders to create a set of use stories to define the vision of the product in the form of clickable prototypes
  • Translate wireframes/mockups into functional HTML/JavaScript prototypes and support backend engineers integrating with API
  • Evangelizing UI/UX front-end best practices
  • Communicate effectively in a cross-functional product development team and present ideas and designs effectively. 

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

Required Skills:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 7-10 years of professional experience as a UX/UI/Interaction designer, in particular, creating clickable prototypes
  • Strong skills in fundamental animation principles, strong design and layout sensibilities
  • Understanding of user-centered design principles and best practices
  • Core design skills; ability to establish visual hierarchy, use of motion, animation, layout, typography, and color effectively. 
  • Extensive experience with prototyping tools like Marvel, InVision, Flinto, Principle and AdobeXD
  • Excellent CSS and HTML skills; understanding of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS; working knowledge of ActionScript, Adobe Suite.

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with Confluence and JIRA
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills

Working in Abu Dhabi

At DarkMatter, we’re turning our biggest ideas into reality in the fastest moving and most dynamic city on the planet. Working here, you’ll lead technical innovation in the region while taking advantage of all Abu Dhabi has to offer. From first class healthcare and education, to superior living accommodations and cultural attractions, you’ll find your ideal career and more in this global crossroads. The UAE is one of the safest and most secure areas in the world. And with its location between Europe, Africa and Asia, you’ll expand your worldview in just a short flight. But you won’t have to venture far from the city to experience its diversity. You’ll find people of over 50 nationalities working in the DarkMatter Group. Join us and see that while far away from the concrete tech jungle, Abu Dhabi is an oasis where your latest innovations will thrive and grow.

 

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DREAM ENVIRONMENT

At DarkMatter, you’ll find a fast-paced environment where you can shape our product roadmap. We’re a young company with the agility of a startup, but the experienced talent and resources of an established firm. With a sense of adventure and drive to succeed, you can make your dreams a reality in the Middle East.

A hub for innovation

  • The Middle East is one of the fastest moving economic regions on the planet and the UAE plays a largerole in this growth. In 2014, the government launched its National Innovation Strategy, which aims to transform the UAE into one of the world’s most innovative countries through a seven-sector plan.
  • The plan includes creating innovation incubators and technological infrastructure and supporting the private sector in building research centres, innovation communities and more. 
  • Additionally, the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda aims to shift the nation to a knowledge-based economy. Smart cities such as Dubai and the technologies they employ are examples of how the UAE has set these goals in motion.
  • This connectivity and investment in innovation can lead to exciting career opportunities for you in an expanding economy.

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