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UX/UI Designer and Developer: Mobile/Desktop


TX, Houston

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Direct Energy is a leading energy and energy-related services provider with nearly five million residential and commercial customers in North America. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, please visit www.directenergy.com.


Direct Energy is looking for a Mobile Web designer who will be a big part of Direct Energy’s migration from mobile centric to mobile first web design. The Direct Energy family of websites consists of 5 primary brands that will need to be optimized and kept up to date with the latest in emerging mobile web technologies. The Mobile Web Designer must be able to work with the rest of the design team as well as with the Digital IT team, determining requirements and implementation steps for mobile experience enhancements.

The Mobile Web Designer must have insight into current mobile first best practices and be able to articulate a position on the direction of the mobile sites. This is an end to end position where the Mobile Web Designer is expected to take the pages from concept to design to execution. 

Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to learn quickly in various technical and creative environments, while delivering quality work by tight deadlines, are key attributes of this individual.



  • 2 years + experience in mobile web design.
  • 4+ years of web design experience.
  • Ability to design for Android and iOS.
  • A portfolio of mobile web designs in either adaptive or responsive environment.
  • Practical use of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for graphics creation
  • Expert level proficiency in: HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge of SQLite, MYSQL or similar database management systems.
  • Proficiency in: Jquery, LAMP development  and PHP
  • Adaptive Design
  • Responsive Design
  • Desire and willingness to work in a collaborative, innovative, flexible and team-oriented environment
  • Must be able to work on site at the Houston TX office.
  • A portfolio of mobile web designs in either adaptive or responsive environment.
  • MVT & progressive web app experience a plus.


  • Be a subject matter expert on mobile web design, and be able to articulate positions on the direction of technology and how to proceed.
  • Deep understanding of mobile web user experience.
  • Work
  • Closely with the user experience manager to develop ux research & usability testing.
  • Collaborate harmoniously with multiple stakeholders to synthesize and incorporate feedback appropriately with a user centered focus.
  • Ability to design code for speed as well as aesthetics.
  • Operates effectively as an individual for quick turnaround.
  • Responsible for meeting expectations and deliverables on-time and in high quality.
  • Responsible for the design and development of mobile web pages, graphics, and user experiences.
  • Develops in a clean, well structured, and semantic code in a easily maintainable format.
  • Full stack front-end designer, be able to take a design from concept to wire frame to design to live page.
  • Demonstrates creative, technical and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively in both technical and business environments

The IndividualDirect Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability