Viewing technology in the context of work, scholarship and campus life, Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is a university-wide service organization committed to delivering technology services that support Tufts' mission of teaching, learning, research, and service. Understanding that IT enables innovation, TTS prioritizes holistic, human-centered design strategies to create timely and intuitive services, applications and tools that differentiate the Tufts experience.
Across our diverse and creative teams, we engage and focus our collective talent to strengthen Tufts' strategic IT capabilities. To keep pace with our community's emerging needs, we continue to evolve our competencies across four main families of practice, including Planning and Design, Service Delivery and Operations, Data Strategy, and Academic Technology.
Thinking and acting strategically with technology occurs through strong partnerships and an engaged community. Additionally, for technologies to take on integral meaning to our work, we also need reliable and consistent support in using them. With staff across all of Tufts' campuses, as well as a 24x7 IT Service Desk, we collaborate with schools and divisions to meet the demands of a global, mobile community and to enable the broadest possible access.
Come join our collaborative, flexible work environment, where leadership is valued at all levels of the organization, and opportunities abound to work with leading technologies and learn new skills.
The UX/UI designer enjoys wearing many hats by working across the UX spectrum. With a primary focus on designing visually engaging digital touchpoints that are easy to use, the person in this role leads the interface and interaction design of mobile friendly web application and websites, and develops responsive HTML/CSS templates that meet Tufts usability and web accessibility standards. The UX/UI designer also participates in requirements gathering and might assist with user research and usability testing. With strong communication skills, the UX/UI designer plays an active role in promoting Human-Centered Design best practices and mentoring colleague. Qualified candidates must provide an online portfolio of professional work samples and describe their role for each project.
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience designing mobile-friendly web applications and websites.
A portfolio of professional work samples is required, describing role and contribution for each project.
Demonstrated ability to design prototypes, responsive interfaces, visual, and interaction designs that meet accessibility requirements at the WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
Familiarity with gathering user, business and technical requirements with a Human-Centered Design approach.
Ability to code responsive templates using HTML5, CSS3.
Working knowledge of Drupal.
Proficient with front-end web frameworks such as bootstrap and design and prototyping tools such as Sketch, Adobe Suite, Axure.
Excellent writing, listening and communication skills.
Attention to details and exceptional organizational skills.
Ability to manage multiple concurrent, high-priority projects.
Familiarity with Lean UX and Service Design principles.
Familiarity with usability testing and user research.
Familiarity with GitHub.
Print design (InDesign, print production).
Experience in Higher Education or Educational Technologies realm.
Teaching and mentoring skills.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Occasional evening or weekend work, as well as the ability to participate in a 24x7 on call rotation for major incident support activities.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.