UI/UX Design Assistant (ISRDS3) (R0000182)

Mountain View, CA, USA

Full-Time Exempt Position

U.S. Citizenship Required

About the Role

Intuitive Machines is looking for a motivated user experience designer to join our team building a variety of tools for this mission, focusing on the mission control software built on NASA’s Open Mission Control Technologies (Open MCT) platform (https://nasa.github.io/openmct/), in addition to the VERVE rover driving tool (https://software.nasa.gov/software/ARC-16457-1A). Working directly under the user experience design lead, you’ll interact with a multidisciplinary team of software developers and spacecraft designers, instrument operators and science personnel.


NASA is returning to the Moon. The VIPER Mission lunar rover mission (https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-viper-lunar-rover-to-map-water-ice-on-the-moon) will land a rover at the South Pole of the Moon to map the distribution of water ice, in preparation for the first woman and the next man to land on the Moon as part of the Artemis program. VIPER is a challenging mission: operated by humans on the Earth, the rover must traverse through the low-angled light and shadows of the south pole while maintaining Earth communications and sunlight for solar power.

Required Education/Experience/Skills

  • Work closely with the design lead and development team to iterate and flesh out design ideas as paper prototypes, wireframe documents and more fully realized visual designs

  • Build clickable prototypes to interactively test design ideas

  • Assist with user and stakeholder interactions in a variety of scenarios to determine needs, collate and summarize conclusions to drive design goals and priorities

  • Assist with executing user testing processes from start to finish, including test preparation, conducting tests, observing user interactions, taking notes, collating, and presenting results

  • Create and maintain documentation, training materials and inline help content

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related field

  • 1 to 2 years of related experience

  • Experience with user interface and usability best practices for web and mobile applications

  • Modern web design interaction patterns and web-based development considerations

  • Documentation, design, and prototyping tools including Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Figma

  • Ability to use communication/collaboration suites like Google Docs and Spreadsheets, Microsoft Office, Teams and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of user needfinding techniques and processes

  • Knowledge of user testing and heuristic software evaluation methodologies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with high attention to detail

  • Ability and drive to efficiently understand and operate within technically and procedurally complex knowledge domains such as scientific research, robotics, and space flight operations


  • End-to-end experience with user needfinding, needs summarization and socialization, design solution ideation, design prototyping and user testing, result evaluation and further action recommendation

  • Experience with front-end web development including CSS, SCSS and rudimentary JavaScript

  • Expertise with video recording and editing software such as Camtasia and Adobe Premiere

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • Work may involve sitting for extended periods