Studio D is seeking a Technologist to join our pool of top-notch freelance talent for international projects. We are a distributed studio that builds teams on a per-project basis. Please apply if you are interested in project-based, one to three month commitments.
Many of the people we work with go on to become long-term collaborators, working across projects and countries. This is what we go up to last year.
You will work alongside our team of designers and strategists through articulating (both creatively and technically) potential means to execute on concepts for our clients. You can code in parallel to the design team, contributing to the creative process rather than being a consumer of its results. You have the ability to quickly (and often natively) prototype proofs of concept. You consider how something might be executed, rather than why it can or cannot be. You have experience building a variety of applications and products, with experience developing for Android and building or adapting existing back-end systems as necessary.
Being offline isn’t a problem for you, and you thrive on the challenges that come with emerging markets, such as building for network latency and extreme use cases. The first project in Myanmar will be working in an environment of highly variable internet (affected by Monsoon rains and generally poor connectivity into the country), although the recent launch of 3G networks is improving the situation.
The ideal candidate
Has experience in consulting, start-ups or in a fast-paced corporate environment.
Has 3+ years of experience in designing and developing for software products with a rich user-interface.
Is comfortable with object-oriented and iterative design.
Is comfortable managing relationships with integration partners and other technical contributors to us and our clients.
Has a keen awareness of current technology trends (platforms and their applications) and best practices.
Has experience with physical prototyping and hardware integration, specifically using Arduino and other open-source platforms.
Has proven track record in mobile app development (specifically for Android).
Has worked collaboratively, in the same room, as designers and strategists.
Is comfortable coding anywhere, with any kind of connectivity (like in the back of a light truck in the middle of the Dry Zone).
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About Studio D
Studio D is a research, design and strategy consultancy that specialises in understanding consumer behaviour in emerging markets — from the upper middle class through to the base of the pyramid. We are a tight knit group of world-class designers, researchers and strategists are committed to delivering exceptional and rewarding projects. Most of our work is client-confidential, but can get a sense of where we operate here.
We take clients from defining the questions that are important to their business, generating concepts, articulating ideas through design, all the way through to prototyping products and piloting services.
Our team has pioneered human centered design and are constantly experimenting with new ways of gathering data, and drawing insight. Projects are intensive, and often require long hours of tight collaboration between the international team, the client and our local crew through the pioneering use of pop-up studios.
We’re a flat organisation with a no-bullshit approach to doing what’s right by the client and the project. Everyone spends time in-field and everyone gets their hands dirty. Along the way we create magic.