UX Designer

Location    Oslo (Fornebu), Norway

Ava is a global technology company with offices in the UK, Norway, and the USA. We exist because we believe that we can create a better, smarter way to deliver security.

We inject intelligence into our approach to security and all our solutions. We help organizations see, understand, and act on their surroundings to protect their people, business, and reputation in real-time.

We know that the best way to meet our goals is with a diverse team, where everyone’s voice is heard. We’re proud that our company comprises 24 nationalities and we’re always looking to increase the variety of ideas and points of view at Ava.

We founded Ava Cyber in 2016 and Ava Video in 2018 and the two companies merged in 2020 to become a unified security provider with extensive capital investment from Ubon Partners.

About this position

We’re looking for a UX Designer who wants to be a part of our design and front-end team at Fornebu, just outside Oslo, Norway. Your job will consist of designing and developing new and existing features in our cyber security solution. Together with our physical security department, you will also get the opportunity to shape our unified security solution.

A side of cyber security that hasn’t received a lot of attention until now has been challenges around insider threats. At Ava, we are taking this problem seriously, and our goal is to make the world’s best platform for revealing and acting on insider threats. An insider threat is a person with privileged access to your network and data, who has either been tricked into giving third party actors access or who him- or herself is behaving negligently, or has dishonest and malicious intentions.

Our platform is continuously gathering vast amounts of information, and it will be your responsibility to offer this information to the end user in an effective and user-friendly way.

While helping companies reveal insider threats, it is important to remember to develop any solution in an ethical way, with a focus on privacy and legislation.

Your job as a designer at Ava will be to create great solutions by balancing user needs with an understanding of good design, advanced technology, and business, by:

  • Conceptualizing, designing, and following up on implementation of new functionality in close collaboration with product management, and front- and backend developers
  • Improving current work, both in regards to processes and tools
  • Staying up to date with the latest developments within design and technology, and suggesting short- and long-term solutions that fit our requirements.

We will expect you to be proactive, to take ownership of the product, and to make decisions that will benefit the company. Our organization is still fairly small, and you will have the opportunity to shape our product.

About you

You’re not expected to have all of the following skills, but they will be useful in performing your job.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can use a wide range of design tools and techniques
  • Is able to develop wireframes, interactive prototypes, as well as manage and develop our current design library and processes
  • Is passionate about creating great user experiences on screen
  • Is analytical and tech-savvy, as well as a creative force
  • Understands, and can structure and convey, complex information in an easily understandable and user-friendly way
  • Is a UX/UI/digital designer with 5+ years of experience who has worked with a broad spectrum of projects in the tech industry
  • Is proficient in English.

Even though you’re not expected to be an artistic graphic designer, it is an advantage if you have a solid understanding of layout, compositions, colors, and typography to be able to deliver designs of high graphical quality. It’s also an advantage if you have some experience with programming in a design context, like for creating interactive prototypes. If you have experience working with and visualizing large data sets, that’s also considered a plus.

Does this sound like you? We'd love you to apply, even if you don't meet 100% of the requirements and qualifications.

What we offer

  • Attractive salary with possibility for stock options
  • Flexible working hours
  • A remote-friendly organization, with colleagues working remotely either part or full-time
  • A startup with solid financial backing and long-term horizon
  • Travel opportunities, as we have R&D offices in London & Oslo and Sales offices in the US
  • An international group of colleagues, working on anything from hardware, software, user experience, artificial intelligence, machine learning, audio/video processing, and analytics, mechanical, and industrial design.
  • Visa sponsorship available
  • Newly refurbished and modern offices with disabled access and a view of the fjord at Technopolis in Fornebu, right outside Oslo, Norway
  • Weekly circuit training with PT, and free fitness and workout facilities.

Ava is dedicated to encouraging and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We know that we are able to develop and learn better with a diverse group of people. The experiences, ideas, knowledge, self-expression and talent of our employees form our culture and are instrumental in our success.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected category.