• Full Time
  • Anywhere

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There's A Smarter Way

About RS21

RS21 is a leading data science and visualization company tackling humanity’s biggest challenges. We develop interactive, big data analytics and visualization products that connect people with the data they need to make better, faster, smarter decisions. With offices in Albuquerque, NM and Washington, D.C., RS21 works with the federal government, Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, healthcare organizations, and public and private organizations across the United States and internationally.

RS21 is looking for a UI Design Lead with keen interest and abilities in the following: UI, information design, visual design, and team leadership. The ability to put together interactive prototypes (and teach others to do so as well) is critical. You will report to the UX/UI Director, you will mentor 2-5 UI Designers, and also be a key individual contributor to design work. Your ideal type of squad consists of inventive developers, brilliant data scientists, and killer UX / UI designers working in a collaborative, agile environment.

In other words, we do really cool stuff for our clients and have fun while doing it.


01 Have a strong background and experience in digital visual design, including IxD, UI design, typography, and prototyping

02 Have expertise in several of the following: fonts, palette selection, image strategy, geospatial representation / cartography, micro-interactions & animations, and complex interactive information visualizations

03 Be confident in leading consultative client engagements, including client workshops and pitches

04 Play a lead role in ensuring that each RS21 product is effective, engaging, usable, consistent, and aligned with client’s goals

05 Guide & mentor the UI Designers – from coaching to hiring, the UI team will follow your lead and you will set the bar for UI design excellence at RS21

06 Have experience streamlining workflows and/or visual elements to influence user behavior and interactivity

07 Have a solid understanding of information architecture, information design, typography, fundamental design principles, visual flow, and intuitive design

08 Work closely with the dev team to deliver on a sprint-by-sprint basis

09 Contribute to RS21’s thought leadership

10 Collaborate with fellow team members to keep up with trends and developments in big data, information visualization, interaction design, AI, and AR/VR


01 Degree (or other education/experience) in Visual Design, Graphic Design, IxD, HCI, Communication Design, Fine Arts, or related field

02 Strong design portfolio that showcases a variety of strategically-founded, conceptually strong and tactically clear digital work across several domains

03 Experience with guiding and mentoring small digital design teams

04 Information design experience / a hefty library of Tufte, Ware, or Few

05 Passion for visual innovation and beautiful execution

06 Expertise with Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite or vector-based UI tools – and a willingness to learn new tools as needed

07 Positive, optimistic, collaborative approach to creative problem solving

08 Ability to work in a group or independently

09 Excellent presentation, planning and organizational skills

10 Ability to work through ambiguity and act in a consultative manner with clients

11 Understanding of frontend development languages (HTML/CSS/JS)

12 Ideal experience of 5-8 years


We’re always looking for the next trick up our sleeve. Any secret talents or experience with these additional skills?

Interactive / Motion design.JS

We are looking not for a particular level, but for the right person and skill-set to lead UI work at RS21. Pay and exact title commensurate with education, experience, and skill. Relocation to the Albuquerque metro area is preferred if you are not currently a resident. Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.

RS21 is a dynamic, rapidly growing company doing great things, and we’re looking for the right people to help move us forward. Our nine core values empower a culture of integrity, learning, taking risks, making a difference, constantly improving, and helping our team achieve a healthy work-life balance with flexible schedules and remote work options. As a testament to our exceptional culture, employees voted us a “Best Place to Work”.

If you’re a fit for our team, please fill out online application at https://rs21.io/#!/careers. You can also download the application and submit it, along with your resume and cover letter, to hr@rs21.io.

UI Design Lead