Full Stack UX Designer (Summer Internship) - Mad Paws

Full Stack UX Designer (Summer Internship)



Join the Mad Paws team!

Mad Paws Pty Ltd (www.madpaws.com.au) is a VC-backed, Sydney-based tech startup. We are Australia’s largest marketplace for pet sitting and pet related services. We launched only 2 years ago and have been showing strong and accelerated growth, which we are very excited about. Our team is driven, capable and very hard working! We are young and hungry; enjoying every minute of this exciting adventure with a clear goal to win! YOU can be part of this exciting new chapter from the very beginning! Are you a winner? Are you driven by a passion for making an impact? Are you keen to learn?

Your Role

Are you looking for a real UX internship that gets you on the ground level of one of Sydney’s hottest (and furriest) technology startups? This is a rare once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, we’re going to be working on some amazing projects which will literally change the face of the global pet-tech landscape.

We don’t want too say much more but the projects span everything from user research for a potential Internet of Things device all the way to driving delight through animated interactions. If you’re making the switch to UX, don’t sign up for a 3 month course that’ll set you back thousands of dollars, instead, apply for this internship!

As a full stack UX design intern you will be tasked with both the execution of user research and implementation of our product designs (low-fidelity to high-fidelity). We are looking for either a graduate or an intern, part time or full time (to be negotiated).

  • Research

    • Facilitation – conduct usability tests, discovery workshops, without biasing the experiment results.

    • Prioritisation – work with the Product Manager to prioritise user stories and acceptance criteria through the lens of user centred design.

    • Competitor Research – don’t reinvent the wheel unless you really need to. What are the existing design patterns to solve X.

  • Implementation

    • Mapping – develop user flows, spar with the product team and identify edge-cases

    • Sketch – you should be able to build low-fidelity wireframes stat!

    • Interaction – build high-fidelity interactive prototypes.

    • UI – think deeply about the purpose and intention of UI elements, not just doing it because it’s “pretty”.

    • Sell – be able to present and communicate the rationale and value behind designs.

Ideal candidate

  • Communicator. You are a top-notch assertive, communicator. You love giving presentations, maybe you have done some public speaking.

  • T-Shaped Skillset. Your degree is not as important as your skillset. We want a T-shaped generalist who can sit across design, technology and business sections of the business.

  • Details Obsessed. You often find yourself look at a product/business model and ask 5 x Whys to figure out the intent behind it’s design.

  • Love Data. Not looking for an expert, but you need to show that you can use some functions in Excel and that you genuinely want to know more.

  • Intrinsically Motivated. You’re an expert at “googling something”. You prefer being given goals as opposed to tasks.

  • Prioritisation. You’re going to Mars, you have 5 objects to take with you, what would you take?!!

  • Pets. Duh. Woof! You have an affinity with pets; this will help you understand our users better who absolutely love pets;

  • Team Player. You are a great team player and have ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;

Required Skills and Experience

  • Work Experience: None. Just the right mindset that prioritizes personal growth and learning above all.

  • Education: University degree majoring in one of the following: Human Computer Interaction, Design Computing, Industrial Design, Product Design, Architecture OR a UX intensive course with professional experience in other digital-related roles.

  • Know the tools of the trade. None of these are strictly compulsory however it goes without saying that you need to be proficient in at least 2-3 of these tools:

    • Wireframing/ UI Design Tool (like Illustrator, Sketch, Balsamiq, Axure)

    • Interaction Design Tool (like Origami or Principle)

    • HTML and CSS experience is a plus!

We’re super excited to receive your applications and we can’t wait to meet you!

  • Please e-mail your CV and motivation letter to Chris (Head of Product) via chris@madpaws.com.au