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Product Designer

Houston, TX

Job Description

ForeFlight is looking for an outstanding Product Designer to join our team. This position is for a motivated individual well-versed in iOS as well as desktop and mobile web application design, who has a background in or passion for aviation.

This person will be a core member of our design team and will help us create the next generation of ForeFlight products.

We’re looking for someone who has a background in or passion for aviation (huge bonus points for a Pilot’s License) and an impressive portfolio of iOS and optionally web projects. A keen eye for detail is a must. We’re looking for someone who, given the realities of designing for the (often harsh) cockpit environment, can produce cutting edge interfaces that take into account the realities of glare, turbulence, and low light conditions.

A solid understanding of iOS design best practices, including knowledge of Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines, is required. Although we’re not looking for someone proficient in Objective-C, the ideal candidate is familiar with the basics of iOS UI implementation. Similarly, for candidates with experience designing for the web, a knowledge of web standards and modern HTML/CSS/JS best practices is preferred.

Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear. This person will be able to point to specific examples that highlight the individual’s ability to meet the objectives outlined above, and references will confirm this person’s unique abilities.

This position is for someone based in our Houston, TX office. A pilot-designer, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot license, is a huge plus. Benefits include medical insurance, 401K with matching, and flight training reimbursement.  Relocation reimbursement will be provided for the right candidate.

Experience and Skills Requirements

  • A killer portfolio
  • Solid understanding of iOS and web design principles
  • Experience or general interest in aviation
  • Experience with Sketch and/or Photoshop
  • For web design candidates, knowledge of responsive design best practices
  • Experience with PaintCode not necessary, but a huge plus.
  • Experience with Git not necessary, but nice to have.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Generous health and dental benefits.
  • 401(k) matching with immediate vesting.
  • Flight training reimbursement.

About ForeFlight, LLC

ForeFlight produces the best selling iPad and iPhone app for pilots flying personal and business aircraft, corporate flight departments, and aircraft operators. Customers include individual pilots worldwide, Fortune 500 corporate flight departments, state and federal agencies, leading operators, and leading aircraft OEMs. We have been in the App Store since Day 1 (7/10/2008) and are consistently ranked in the top 50 grossing iPad apps in the App Store.

We are known for our exceptional software user interface design and responsive, knowledgeable customer support team. ForeFlight Mobile, our flagship application, was named Aviation Consumer's 2011 App of the Year and received Flying Magazine's Editor's Choice Award for 2011, 2012, and 2013. Our app was recently featured in the “Dreams” iPhone commercial.

Our Houston office is located in the River Oaks area. We are a product-focused company where software development and customer service are the top priorities. Our software development team hails from Trinity University, Rice University, Texas A&M, UT Austin, and Clemson. We score 12 out of 12 on the Joel Test. We love shipping.

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If you’ve contributed to any open source projects, make sure to include links to relevant code. If you are a recent graduate, please include a copy of your transcript. In your cover letter, please indicate any aviation experience and list any relocation preferences or constraints.