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Design Technologist, CNBC – NBCUniversal – Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Company: NBCUniversal

Address: Englewood Cliffs, NJ

  • Full Time


About Our Team:
CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to over 400 million homes worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC’s highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries. CNBC also delivers content across a variety of digital platforms such as:; CNBC PRO, a premium service that provides in-depth access to Wall Street; a suite of CNBC mobile apps for iOS and Android devices; Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice interfaces; and streaming services including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung Smart TVs. CNBC is a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation

CNBC Product & Technology is looking for a Design Technologist to join our team. The Design Technologist will be a core member of our multidisciplinary, in-house Digital Product Design team that is responsible for user experience and interaction design. The Design Technologist will report to the Web Products Design Lead and will work closely with Product Managers, Editors, UX Researchers, Engineers, and Designers in an agile team structure

This role will be part design, part engineering, with a heavy focus on front-end prototyping and user interface design for CNBC’s consumer-facing web experiences including

What We Offer: New Jersey

  • Free shuttle service to/from the office from Manhattan – East & West side, Brooklyn, Jersey City, and Hoboken is provided throughout the day and evening.
  • This location also offers perks like a free gym that offers classes for Zumba, Yoga and High Intensity Training. Dry cleaning services, gourmet café and foosball tables are also offered at this office!
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO
  • Universal Park Tickets and companywide discounts
  • Active investment in skill-building and growth
  • Volunteer Opportunities and many more!

A Typical Day Includes:

  • Quickly generating, sketching and evolving design solutions
  • Prototyping front-end web experiences using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • Identifying and evaluating the viability of open source components
  • Defining (or evolving) user experience, interaction and visual design patterns
  • Collaborating with design, editorial, engineering and product to iterate designs from concept to final execution
  • Leading scope and feasibility discussions to identify best path forward
  • Communicating and discussing design solutions with others
  • Writing and pushing code to sandbox and production environments

Who We’re Looking For:

  • The ideal candidate should have a portfolio showcasing proven results in the design and development of impactful customer-centric design solutions, an in-depth knowledge of front-end development, an understanding of interaction and system design, and a passion for understanding the needs of users
  • One-part designer, one-part engineer. You are a curious, resourceful team player who loves to roll up your sleeves, build and experiment. You gracefully solve problems under pressure while checking your ego at the door. You are known for your passion for creative problem-solving and attention to detail
  • Enjoy shipping small, quick experiments to validate your ideas and opinions
  • Are endlessly curious and love to tackle challenges within a creative team
  • Possess a strong work ethic and are open to feedback


  • 3+ years of professional interactive prototyping design experience
  • Experience building web front-end, beyond just prototypes
  • Hands on front-end coding experience across a broad spectrum of technologies including (but not limited to): JavaScript, HTML/CSS, XML/JSON, and Responsive Design
  • Working knowledge of open-source JavaScript libraries (e.g. React, jQuery)
  • Comfortable writing and pushing production-ready code
  • In-depth knowledge of design tools (e.g. Figma, Sketch, Adobe CS)
  • Working knowledge of design prototyping software (e.g. Framer, ProtoPie)
  • Have experience (and are comfortable with) rapid, lean ideation


CNBC Digital Technology and Product

Career Level



Englewood Cliffs


New Jersey


United States


NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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