Jobs2019-01-19T02:39:46+00:00

Jobs

We are looking to hire some folks to help us with some very exciting projects. Drop us a note via the contact form and we will help you get it up on the site.


Senior Graphic Designer / Visual Design Lead [Freelance In-house]

Job Description

Conservify (Conservify.org) is an open conservation technology firm that empowers conservationists and communities to tackle environmental challenges by making effective conservation more accessible. Through the development of new technology built to disrupt the current market, Conservify is breaking new ground in the democratization of conservation activities and data.

As part of their mission to build an “open conservation” community, Conservify is currently developing an innovative new product called FieldKit, due to launch in 2020. The product is an open-source software and hardware sensor platform that optimizes data collection and sharing from the field. The product will be low cost and easy to use, and will bridge the gap between hard science and storytelling by facilitating data storytelling through engaging visualizations and built-in connections to social media. The first of its kind in the conservation space, it has the potential to revolutionize conservation technology.

Conservify is seeking a hands-on Senior Graphic Designer / Visual Design Lead with a deep understanding of web and mobile application design best practices, and a strong desire to build a best-in-class product that stands out in both form and function. The candidate must be comfortable wearing multiple hats, working across the board from high level art direction responsibilities through to full asset production. They should have an excellent understanding of print design, as there may be occasions when print assets are required. A familiarity with fabrication is preferable, due to the nature of the product spanning both software and hardware capabilities.

The ideal candidate will be a team player and a proactive problem-solver with excellent communication & organizational skills. They are confident meeting the deadlines of a fast-paced schedule and working with local and remote creative and technical teams, knowing when to drive plans and when to pivot for the best results.

They must have a passion for conservation technology, to learn and share knowledge with other team members, and to engage a passionate open source community. If you meet the below criteria and want to see your work impact positively on the environment and our planet’s natural treasures, then we want to speak with you.

Position to start immediately.

Responsibilities

  • Senior Level design for print, web, and mobile applications
  • Leads the art direction as part of the design role
  • Develops and enforces the brand guidelines
  • Leads the web and mobile app UI and visual design, creating styleframes, UI designs, clickable comp prototypes and wireframes, full template designs, as necessary
  • Creates all graphic assets
  • Mentors and manages junior freelance designers and animators, as necessary
  • Tests final visual design after components have been built to ensure that it meets quality criteria
  • Owns artwork/visual style quality assurance
  • Attends regular workshops and project meetings
  • Liaises with the creative, technical and fabrication teams

Requirements

  • 7+ years proven experience leading fast-paced design projects for web and mobile applications, as well as print
  • Experience in product design
  • Experience with relevant software – Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Invision, Google Docs, Keynote

Preferred

  • Experience with fabrication processes

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@conservify.org


User Experience Designer [Freelance In-house]

Job Description

Conservify (Conservify.org) is an open conservation technology firm that empowers conservationists and communities to tackle environmental challenges by making effective conservation more accessible. Through the development of new technology built to disrupt the current market, Conservify is breaking new ground in the democratization of conservation activities and data.

As part of their mission to build an “open conservation” community, Conservify is currently developing an innovative new product called FieldKit, due to launch in 2020. The product is an open-source software and hardware sensor platform that optimizes data collection and sharing from the field. The product will be low cost and easy to use, and will bridge the gap between hard science and storytelling by facilitating data storytelling through engaging visualizations and built-in connections to social media. The first of its kind in the conservation space, it has the potential to revolutionize conservation technology.

Conservify is seeking a hands-on User Experience Designer with a deep understanding of web and mobile application user experience design best practices, and a strong desire to build a best-in-class product that stands out in both form and function. The candidate must be comfortable wearing multiple hats, working across the board from high level persona and user journey creation, to leading user testing workshops, through to full wireframe production. A familiarity with fabrication is preferable, due to the nature of the product spanning both software and hardware capabilities.

The ideal candidate will be a team player and a proactive problem-solver with excellent communication & organizational skills. They are confident meeting the deadlines of a fast-paced schedule and working with local and remote creative and technical teams, knowing when to drive plans and when to pivot for the best results.

They must have a passion for conservation technology, to learn and share knowledge with other team members, and to engage a passionate open source community. If you meet the below criteria and want to see your work impact positively on the environment and our planet’s natural treasures, then we want to speak with you.

Position to start immediately.

Responsibilities

  • Leads the user experience design for the website and app
  • Liaises with the creative, technical and fabrication teams
  • Attends regular workshops and project meetings
  • Works with users to understand and meet user goals and needs
  • Creates personas, user journeys, wireframes, clickable comps, mock-ups, paper prototypes to meet the creative and technical work packages
  • Identifies partners for field testing and use cases – targeting different user groups
  • Runs card sorting exercises, and user workshops / field testing to test and validate designs
  • Documents challenges and uses them to revise plans
  • Confirms final feature set and MVP with FieldKit team members
  • Tests final user experience after components have been developed to ensure that it meets quality criteria

Requirements

  • 5+ years proven experience leading fast-paced user experience design projects for web and mobile applications, as well as print
  • Experience in product design
  • Experience with relevant software – Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Invision, Google Docs, Keynote

Preferred

  • Experience with fabrication processes

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@conservify.org


Hardware Engineer / Product Design Consultant (Mechanical/Enclosure) [Freelance]

Job Description

Conservify (Conservify.org) is an open conservation technology firm that empowers conservationists and communities to tackle environmental challenges by lowering the barrier to entry for effective conservation. Through the development of new accessible technology built to disrupt the current market, Conservify is breaking new ground in the democratization of conservation activities and data.

As part of their mission to build an “open conservation” community, Conservify is currently developing an innovative new product called FieldKit, due to launch in 2020. The product is an open-source software and hardware sensor platform that optimizes data collection and sharing from the field. The product will be low cost and easy to use, and will bridge the gap between hard science and storytelling by facilitating data storytelling through engaging visualizations and built-in connections to social media. The first of its kind in the conservation space, it has the potential to revolutionize conservation technology.

Conservify is seeking a hands-on Hardware Engineer / Product Design Consultant (Mechanical/Enclosure) with 4-6 years of industry experience developing electronics products (with a preference towards consumer products, and a strong desire to build a best-in-class product that stands out in both form and function. They must have a passion for conservation technology, to learn and share knowledge with other team members, and to engage a passionate open source community. If you meet the below criteria and want to see your work impact positively on the environment and our planet’s natural treasures, then we want to speak with you.

Position to start immediately.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the mechanical and enclosure design for the FieldKit product line, including a cohesive design language that fits with the software side of FieldKit. Leads the art direction for the hardware. Ensures that the brand guidelines are clear and met and owns visual/style quality assurance
  • Design products from concept to production, including concept sketches, modeling, specifying/sourcing components, detail manufacturing drawings, and bill of materials. Including all duties listed below.
    • Perform product testing and failure analysis, including design of experiments as necessary
    • Support relevant mechanical analyses and certifications in support of design and manufacturing feasibility and bringing a product to market
    • Creation of 3D CAD designs and engineering drawings in preferred CAD software (Fusion 360 or equivalent) and proficiency in geometric dimensioning and tolerance.
    • Develop, prototype and assist in development and manufacturing of new products that are optimized for manufacturing, assembly, and test. Leads Certification and Quality Testing/Calibration to verify that products meet legal manufacturing criteria
    • Familiarity with product development considerations like layout, certifications, packaging, and other related skill in bringing a product to market.
    • Designs mechanical hardware/enclosure to meet the creative and technical work packages
    • Builds mechanical hardware/enclosure to meet the creative and technical work packages
    • Tests mechanical hardware/enclosure design and build
    • Escalates issues that threaten the project’s success
  • Experience in fabrication and rapid prototyping methods and tools. Familiarity with manufacturing methods (e.g., welding, soldering, adhesive bonding, machining, stamping, molding, etc.).  
  • Working knowledge of materials and processes typically used in consumer electronics fabrication. Experience or knowledge with injection molded plastic parts, components, enclosures and the design considerations around those.  
  • Ability to develops designs and processes with external vendors, acting as product development technical liaison among vendors. Communicates multi-functionally on design directions and requirements.
  • Walk through user-centered design for conservation technologies intended to be used in the field (possibly extreme environments) and around wildlife. Lead in mechanical considerations regarding complex decisions at the intersection of desirability, viability, and feasibility.
  • Manages and tracks multiple priorities within schedule requirements to meet deliveries and project deployments in the field. Conducts related mechanical design reviews and drives file release process. Experience in quality assurance procedures.
  • Good prototype sketching and concept generation skills.
  • Ability to travel (internationally) for manufacturing and do field deployments.
  • Reports to Creative Lead (Platform / Hardware) and Technical Lead / Technical Project Manager

Relevant Experience:

  • Preferred 4-6 years of experience in product development in industry, preferably in consumer electronics
  • Experience creating prototypes at varying levels of fidelity: from rough mockups to fully functional models
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of mechanisms, materials, and manufacturing processes
  • Experience leading others in a collaborative environment
  • Experience in electronics and/or programming a plus
  • B.S., M.Eng., or M.S. in mechanical engineering (from an accredited program, completed prior to start date).
  • Experience with Design for Manufacturability, Assembly, and Test
  • Experienced 3D CAD software user
  • Experience working with overseas manufacturers
  • Data-driven and detail focused.
  • Applied knowledge in PCB design, integration, and radio (RF) optimization is beneficial
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and people skills; ability to interact with management, team members and external vendors
  • Disciplined in crafting clear engineering documentation (including GD&T)

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@conservify.org


Senior Software Engineer

Job Description

Conservify (Conservify.org) is an open conservation technology firm that empowers conservationists and communities to tackle environmental challenges by lowering the barrier to entry for effective conservation. Through the development of new accessible technology built to disrupt the current market, Conservify is breaking new ground in the democratization of conservation activities and data.

As part of their mission to build an “open conservation” community, Conservify is currently developing an innovative new product called FieldKit, due to launch in 2020. The product is an open-source software and hardware sensor platform that optimizes data collection and sharing from the field. The product will be low cost and easy to use, and will bridge the gap between hard science and storytelling by facilitating data storytelling through engaging visualizations and built-in connections to social media. The first of its kind in the conservation space, it has the potential to revolutionize conservation technology.

Conservify is seeking a hands-on Senior Software Engineer with front end and back end experience developing rich web and mobile applications, and a strong desire to build a best-in-class product that stands out in both form and function. They must have a passion for conservation technology, to learn and share knowledge with other team members, and to engage a passionate open source community. If you meet the below criteria and want to see your work impact positively on the environment and our planet’s natural treasures, then we want to speak with you.

Position to start March/April 2019.

Technical Stack

  • Javascript (NodeJs, D3, Mapbox, React, React Native)
  • Golang (Goa, sqlx)
  • PostgreSQL DB
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS
  • C/C++ (Firmware)
  • Python (Tooling)

Responsibilities

  • Leads design and development of projects, either independently or in a team
  • Assists with recruitment, interviewing, and hiring new team members
  • Provides mentorship to junior team members and participate in design decisions

Requirements

  • 2+ years as a professional software developer
  • Strong familiarity with front and back end web development
  • Strong software development fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, etc.)
  • Experience writing automated tests for front and back end features
  • Attention to writing scalable and maintainable code and a passion for quality
  • Intimate knowledge of JS and Golang ecosystem (tooling, libraries, etc.)
  • Strong understanding and experience with HTML, CSS and dynamic frontend fundamentals
  • Passion for learning and sharing new knowledge with team members
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Familiarity with React Native iOS and Android development

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@conservify.org