UX/UI Designer

  • Montecillos, Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Full-time

Company Description

Hello, we are Edify, one of the highest ranked IT companies in Costa Rica and Central America according to Great Place to Work ®.

We're a consolidated technology services consultancy firm specializing in education technology. We deliver unbelievably creative and rock solid solutions for a wide range of clients, including major corporations, startups, educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

At Edify we believe that bored employees make boring products. Here, there's no such thing. We help our clients design, build and run some of the most interesting ventures in the industry, while promoting the warm, friendly and cooperative culture. Work and life should definitely be buddies, so we're serious about cultivating a great work environment.

Job Description

Edify's Design vision

Design is a way to create the future. It is in this moment of creation that we need to ask ourselves the toughest questions. Throughout the design process we start defining the impact of the technology we are building, how it may be used and why we are building it. As philosopher Peter-Paul Verbeek would argue, it's here were we 'moralize technology'.

In our role as a technology partner we must go beyond a superficial understanding of our client's needs. Instead, we enter a dialog in which we together share and define a vision. Our commitment is not simply to create pretty and easy-to-use systems but to create real value for users, clients and the wider world in which we live.

Job Description

We are on the hunt for a passionate UX/UI Designer with a focus on empathy and user-centric design for our Costa Rican office located in Aerocentro, Alajuela.

This position will be in charge of the following tasks:

  • Transform complex ideas into well-thought journeys and intuitive user interfaces.
  • Improve features by revisiting usability, adoption, and frequency of use.
  • Effectively communicate and explain ideas using wireframes, prototypes, and user stories.


You know your stuff:

  • Proven experience in user experience design and interaction design for mobile applications and web information systems.
  • Proven experience conducting user research.
  • Demonstrable design skills with a strong portfolio.
  • Attention to detail and consistency across platforms.
  • A strong focus on both user experience and aesthetics.
  • Ability to translate ideas into complex user flows.
  • Ability to support and communicate with the development team (especially front-end).
  • Ability to explain (verbally and in written form) your design process to the team and client.
  • Ability to transform business and user needs into a project plan.

Desired knowledge:

  • Experience in designing across platforms (web and mobile).
  • Experience in designing educational technology.
  • Experience in branding, and/or copywriting.
  • A university degree in a design related area.

Who he/she is:

  • Creative.
  • Empathetic.
  • Able to iterate quickly.

Additional Information

We believe that work and fun can, in fact, coexist. To wit:

  • Competitive salary in USD.
  • WFH all week.
  • Career path programs.
  • $200 quarterly training subsidy. 
  • Private health/life/dental insurance with PALIG (free for you, 50% discount to include for your spouse/children).
  • Social Responsibility, Wellness and Occupational Health committees to take care of ourselves and others.
  • Access to Headspace app for mindfulness meditation to improve sleep, and reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Very flexible schedule (objectives is what actually matters).
  • Work-Life balance.
  • Culture of integrity.
  • Culture of knowledge sharing.
  • Special time-off licenses for: paternity, marriage, bereavement and minor sickness (that may not require a CCSS incapacity).

Once we can go back to the office (1 day per week):

  • Lunch is on us the days at the office.
  • Free fruits to enjoy at the office Monday thru Thursday.
  • There's always drinks and snacks in the kitchen.
  • Private and secure parking space.
  • Video game room.

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