School of Engineering, Management Science & Engineering
(Stanford Technology Ventures Program - STVP)
The Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) is the entrepreneurship center of Stanford Engineering, in the department of Management Science & Engineering. With a startup-like culture, STVP is dedicated to accelerating entrepreneurship education through research, teaching, and outreach at Stanford and around the world.
Reporting to STVP's Digital Product Manager, the Web & UX Specialist supports the development, testing, user interface design and maintenance of Stanford eCorner, and all other STVP digital sites and experiences. The Specialist will help design and execute site/feature testing programs and assist in the analysis and presentation of user behavior and site performance data. The Specialist will also be responsible for making timely and accurate site updates, proactively seeking out and offering technical guidance to improve systems and experiences, coordinating communication between internal stakeholders and external vendors, and supporting project management activities and process improvements.
The ideal candidate is organized, driven, and technically-minded, with an interest in the topics of entrepreneurship and innovation and STVP's mission to develop the entrepreneurial mindset in organizations and individuals around the world.
Under general supervision, assist with defining and designing the functionality and interface of applications with user interfaces; work with users, analysts, software engineers, architects and QA staff to ensure designs aligned with user needs and underlying technology. Create graphic and visual design or work with specialists to merge these into the interface. Ensure compliance with Stanford's online accessibility policies through implementing alternative technologies.
Assist with defining, designing and testing the functionality and interface of applications.
Ensure compliance with Stanford's online accessibility policies through implementing alternative technologies.
Assist with creating application code to manifest the designs, or work with software engineers to develop them.
Assist with usability testing on applications during the development lifecycle; refine designs based on the results of testing. May administer testing focus groups.
Execute and administer user research protocols, understand or contribute personas, identify required tasks and information flows for given systems.
Implement established information architecture and user interface designs for given systems.
Gather, monitor and report on metrics and user feedback for issues and opportunities for improvement; liaise with quality assurance and help desk specialists to identify defects in application functionality or design and create strategies for mitigation.
Contribute to and maintain documentation on design assumptions, application requirements and specifications, business logic, training materials, help text, and release notes.
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