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Product Design Intern

| Chicago

Product Design Intern

Vail Systems Company Profile

The human voice is capable of conveying nuances and meaning that just can't be expressed through clicks and text messages. And for that reason, voice interactions have always had a special power to shape our perceptions and experiences. At Vail, we believe in the unique power of voice interactions to create more expressive, more intimate, and more efficient interpersonal interactions. Our experts work with Fortune 500 companies to help them serve their customers more efficiently and effectively through the use of various voice technologies. From basic network services, to state-of-the-art IP telephony, to cutting edge real-time analytics, Vail technology makes millions of voice interactions better every day.

Product Design Intern (Chicago Loop)

At Vail the UX & Design Team advocates for user-centered design in all our enterprise applications, following an analytical process to arrive at solutions that not only work but feel natural and easy to grasp. We believe enterprise product design starts with an understanding of the user's needs, and strives to balance those needs with the real-world constraints of business requirements and technical resources.

Vail's Product Design Intern will support the UX & Design Team in implementing company-wide design standards for application development. They will have the opportunity to own the end-to-end product development of an internal tool for Vail Software Engineers to access and understand the technical framework for our design system. The project will encompass user research, wireframing, design validation with users, UI design, and consulting with software engineers on technical feasibility.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a degree program, focusing on design with an interest or specialization in product design. The ideal candidate has:

  • An interest in technology and workplace applications
  • An interest in user research and data-based decision making
  • A positive, entrepreneurial attitude
  • A curious mind with broad interests

Additionally, familiarity with the following design concepts and tools will be useful:

  • Design software, either Figma or Adobe XD
  • Prototyping techniques
  • User research best practices
  • Visual design 
  • Interface design
  • Basic understanding of web development

If you are excited about the internship we encourage you to apply, even if you are not familiar with all of the above concepts and tools.

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Location

We are located on the Chicago River, next to Ogilvie and Union Station for easy commuting and there are hundreds of restaurants to choose from.

What are Vail Systems, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Vail Systems sponsors a summer softball league and triathlon team.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $1000.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employee Referral Bonuses. Gym Memberships. Collaborative Work Space. Competitive Pay.

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