Contract UI/UX Designer

Basis Technology, Cambridge, MA

Data is messy. We make sense of it.

Contract UX/UI Designer
Basis Technology is the leader in text analytics software components used in search, security, and big data applications around the world.

The Opportunity
Design an industry leading B2B application from the ground up. We have an exciting opportunity to leverage our deep expertise and market credibility in order to create a new product that solves critical problems for our customers. In order to capitalize on this opportunity, we are creating a new team to design, validate, and build this product. As this team proves market fit, this contract UX/UI role could turn into a full-time employment opportunity.

The Role
Reporting to the product manager, you will work directly with customers, Basis Technology executives, sales teams, and engineers to craft a new enterprise web application through an iterative product development process. As the sole UX/UI designer on the team, you will deliver an intuitive user experience. This will include a modern and compelling UI through your choices of visual elements, color, spacing, and typography. You will need to quickly generate visible deliverables in order to get fast feedback as part of our agile development process.


  • Understand User Goals, define personas, document workflows
  • Design the information architecture and interaction design
  • Create low fidelity wireframes for initial feedback sessions, followed by high fidelity wireframes
  • Create clickable prototypes
  • Create visual design elements as required for the UI developers
  • Collaborate with the engineering team to turn your designs into a functioning product


  • 3+ years of experience leading large-scale UX projects on enterprise business applications
  • 2+ years of experience creating pixel perfect visual elements for an engineering team
  • 2+ years of experience collaborating with engineers to convert designs into functional products
  • Strong visual, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and responsive design principles
  • A killer portfolio with experience that matches the needs of our project

Preferred background

  • College degree in Design Human-Computer Interaction, Fine Arts, or Computer Science
  • Deep experience working with HTML, CSS, Javascript (jQuery, AngularJS), Bootstrap, and GIT


About Basis Technology

About We’re the leading provider of software solutions for extracting meaningful intelligence from multilingual text and digital devices Our mission is to improve the process of extracting meaningful intelligence from unstructured multilingual text and digital devices by developing the industry’s best software. Since our founding in 1995, our products and services have been used by over two hundred major firms, including Amazon.com, EMC, Endeca/Oracle, Exalead/Dassault, Fujitsu, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Oracle, and governments around the world. Our language analysis and digital forensics software are widely used in the U.S. defense and intelligence industry by firms such as BBN, CACI, Lockheed Martin, MITRE, Northrop Grumman, and SAIC. We’re also the top provider of Asian linguistic technology to web search engines, including Ask.com, Google, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo!. Through these relationships, we’ve developed a reputation for deep expertise in computational linguistics and digital forensics, an uncompromising commitment to providing quality software and services, and dedication to serving our customers’ needs with unparalleled support. Our Rosette linguistics platform uses state of the art natural language processing techniques to improve information retrieval, text mining, machine learning, statistics, and computational linguistics. Rosette provides capabilities like identifying the language of incoming text, providing a normalized representation in Unicode, and locating names, places and other key concepts from a body of unstructured text. Rosette is the world’s most widely-used family of commercial software products for multilingual information retrieval. Its reliability, scalability, accuracy, and strict compliance with industry and international standards have been put to the test in high volume transaction environments, such as Google’s multilingual search engine, PeopleSoft’s human capital management software, and Amazon.com’s global e-commerce system. Our digital forensics group provides investigative services and software to make examiners more efficient. They develop solutions that focus on speed, ease of use, and extensibility for incident responders, corporate investigators, law enforcement, and the military. The digital forensics group are the primary contributors to several open source projects, including Autopsy and The Sleuth Kit, for which they provide commercial add-ons, training, and support.

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