Augur is an open-source, decentralized prediction market platform where users can trade on the outcome of future events. The outcome of those events is determined by Augur’s decentralized oracle, where the community uses the crypto token Reputation (REP) to report and dispute event outcomes.
By combining the magic of prediction markets with the power of a decentralized network, we’re able to create a stunningly accurate forecasting tool that can be used by anyone in the world. Read more about Augur’s mission here.
Augur is built from the ground up to be owned and operated by the people that use it. This is a technical reality enabled by the Ethereum blockchain and open source software. The Forecast Foundation, a small team of 15 who are the primary developers, designers, and maintainers of the Augur protocol, is a globally distributed not-for-profit entity.
This is a remote, full-time position for a mid-level Product Designer with a heavy emphasis on visual design.
As the second designer on our small team, you’ll be essential to growing and shaping a product that’s currently in its first phase of life. With the original design now out in the wild (as of MVP launch in July 2018), we’re getting the feedback we need to begin iterating and refining the design based on actual use. This means that there’s a lot of redesign work to be done, along with the design of feature additions.
You’ll be working side by side with the lead designer and product manager to turn feature requirements into beautiful, usable interfaces. Sometimes this will mean taking a wireframe or prototype and applying visual design, and sometimes it will mean understanding the requirements and brainstorming solutions yourself prior to the visual design phase. You’ll also be interfacing with the engineering team to provide day-to-day support on visual design questions as they begin implementing features.
There are plenty of challenges on which to hone your design skills, including adapting to the unique constraints presented by a decentralized system. You will need patience for this role, as well as enthusiasm for complexity, because there is a definite learning curve. But we’re right there with you: we’ll help you develop an understanding of decentralized systems and the Augur platform, as well as growing your design skills under the lead designer’s mentorship.