Rally (S20)

Rally is Zoom for social events

UI/UX Designer

Location
 
/ Remote
Job Type
 
Full-time
Experience
 
1+ years
About Rally

Rally is a video conferencing platform enabling multiple conversations in parallel. You no longer have to take turns to speak, and can hop in and out of conversations with a click. This is perfect for happy hours, networking, and other social gatherings. We are being used by institutions like MasterCard, Harvard and a multitude of startups across North America.

Learn more about us: TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/16/rally-wants-to-make-big-group-video-calls-more-fun-more-real-and-maybe-less-exhausting/ HackerNews: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24109523

About the role

We are looking for a talented UI/UX Designer who can design beautiful interfaces that inspire a feeling or warmth and connection. Rally is a real-time multiplayer experience with lots of intricate functionalities and configurable options - it's a very challenging design problem. The UX and UI in video hasn't changed much in the past 20-30 years and we believe now is the time (See links below to what we mean).

You'll be working very closely with the founders, early engineers, customers, and will be a major contributor to the voice and direction of the company. Let's make it happen! 🎉

Some roles and responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement new designs (We use Figma!)
  • Optimize existing user interface designs
  • Test for intuitively and experience
  • Communicate with clients to understand their business goals and objectives
  • Develop technical and business requirements and always strive to deliver intuitive and user-centered solutions
  • Combine creativity with an awareness of the design elements
  • Create prototypes for new product ideas
  • Test new ideas before implementing
  • Conduct an ongoing user research

Key requirement: Must be a fan of emojis! 🙏😏

Sources: https://www.fastcompany.com/90529993/zoom-doesnt-need-to-be-so-awful-what-the-future-of-video-chat-could-learn-from-the-past https://a16z.com/2020/12/07/social-strikes-back-video/

Technology

Our Stack:

  • 🎥 WebRTC
  • 🌐 Kubernetes
  • ⚙️ NodeJS
  • 🗄 PostgreSQL
  • 🗃 Redis
  • 🔌 Websockets
  • 🛠 GraphQL
  • 💻 ReactJS

Rally is in some ways more like a realtime multiplayer video game than it is like a typical web application. We are streaming multiple video and audio streams, and must optimize CPU usage and framerate. We are managing real-time state and behavioural rules in a central "game" server, and firing off events to large numbers of clients in real-time. Lots of tough and interesting technical challenges to solve - not just another CRUD app 😀. Come join us in our quest to bring the energy back into online gatherings! 🙌

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