User Experience User Interface (UX/UI) Designer/Developer
University of Virginia
March 14, 2018
Posting Summary: The User Experience User Interface (UX/UI) Designer joins a team of talented UX staff in contributing to the Library's goal of being a central and responsive partner in the research, teaching, and learning priorities of the University of Virginia at a time of exciting improvements in Library spaces, technology, and services.
The UX/UI Designer/Developer creates engaging front-end web and digital interfaces that are informed by user experience research and data in order to help people discover and use Library resources and services. This position works within a team of UX researchers, software developers, and content experts, and collaborates with other Library staff stakeholders and end users to design, test, and implement effective interfaces across multiple platforms that support the Library's mission and goals.
Reporting to the Library's Director of User Experience and with guidance from the Senior UX Designer, this position produces wireframes, prototypes, mock-ups, user flows, personas, and other materials for user testing and development . The UX/UI Designer/Developer ensures compliance with branding, accessibility, and usability best practices and standards in support of consistent, inclusive, and pleasant experiences for all Library users.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, Computer Engineering, or related discipline. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Minimum of one year of job related experience.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: 3 or more years of user interface design/development experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Ability and desire to work collaboratively and productively in cross-functional teams. -Exceptional design skills, production value, and attention to detail. -Some demonstrated knowledge of front-end web development programming languages including HTML5 and CSS. -Experience using content management systems (Drupal preferred). -Experience applying design templates and adhering to brand standards. -Ability to create wireframes as well as visual design comps and prototypes using software such as Axure. -Understanding of responsive design, interaction design, and web and mobile app development. -Ability to work with self-initiative to gather requirements and manage multiple projects on-time under tight deadlines. -Knowledge and demonstrated application of accessibility standards including WCAG 2.0 AA and ADA Section 508 compliance. -Possess good verbal and written communication skills to convey technical guidance and information to users and to provide excellent customer service.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.