Design Technologist

| Austin

Job Description:As a Design Technologist for HomeAway’s Global Experience Design Group, you are the kind of person that makes exceptional user experiences come to life. You blend UX design and engineering expertise into a single progressive discipline. At HomeAway you will define the best practices and solutions for multiple types of technologies and platforms with an emphasis on responsive web prototyping. Design Technologists work hand-in-hand with our Experience Designers to conceptualize and define the user experience, while partnering with the engineering teams to deliver great experiences and patterns for HomeAway travelers and suppliers. As part of the Global Experience Design team, you’ll be empowered and challenged to tap the full range of your skills while also being in an environment of growth and learning to develop new skills.

Is this you?

  • You will design and develop technology assets, interactions, motion behaviors and highly finessed experiences for A/B tests and usability tests.
  • You will work closely with the Experience Design team members and technology partners to develop prototypes and presentation layer experiences.
  • You will provide technical guidance and support for implementation.
  • You will participate in both creative and technical evaluations, brainstorms and discussions.
  • You will develop a systemic point of view to problem solving and pattern development, while contributing to the development of a signature HomeAway pattern library.
  • You are a champion for the team and by working hard, respectfully and humbly, you earn trust and respect from your colleagues and managers.
  • You are highly versed and skilled in responsive web (native mobile a plus).
  • You don’t believe hierarchies make you a better design technologists, but you want to be rewarded and acknowledged for your great work.
  • You are equal part interaction designer and developer.
  • You exemplify the design technology role and inspire others by leading a great example.


Required:

  • MS or BS in Computer Science and/or equivalent industry experience.
  • 5 years experience as a key member of a UI/UX design team participating in the complete product development lifecycle.
  • Expert proficiency with CSS (and JavaScript) transitions, animations, and motion behaviors
  • Expert proficiency implementing both macro- and micro-interactions.
  • Expert level proficiency with video and audio media for the web.
  • Strong experience writing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code.
  • Native Mobile IOS or Android a plus.
  • Expert level knowledge of SEO trends and best practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including strong verbal, listening and written communication.
  • An eye for detail and a desire for performance and craftsmanship.
  • Portfolio of work that demonstrates detail and attention to typography, layout, color, image and motion behaviors.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavaLanguages
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    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

HomeAway has five offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters under construction at the Domain set to open in 2019.
11800 Domain Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

Insider's spotlight

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

HomeAway has the best work-life balance out of any company I've worked for. Not only are you given plenty of vacation time, they actually encourage you to use it. Around here, we call it a "whole vacation" because you're supposed to enjoy your time away from work and return recharged.

Kayla

Employer Brand & Digital Media Specialist

What projects are you most most excited about?

As a Software Engineer, I’m excited to rebuild an old JavaScript and jQuery STAB component into a new React based component. The goal is to update this component to our new tech stack so when consuming applications move to using Catalyst based applications we can ease the integration process.

Juliana

Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned to always be flexible and always question all assumption to a logical conclusion.

Dottie

Partner Success Account Manager

Passion for the business. When you genuinely believe in our mission and the unique value we offer owners/travelers, our clients feel your enthusiasm and want to work with you.

Nevo

Regional Sales Manager

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Dental
Game Room
Generous PTO
Health Benefits
Onsite Gym
Generous Parental Leave
Parking
Stocked Kitchen
Vision
Volunteering Opportunities
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