The Position

We are seeking a UX Designer / Developer who can both imagine and build.  You’ll be taking huge amounts of data and analytic workflows and creating an intuitive experience for users.  You will:

  • Contribute to all facets of design to make a great product
  • Make interfaces that are beautiful and elegant
  • Ensure information is structured in a way that makes the most sense
  • Create interactions that are enjoyable
  • Develop user interaction and interface deliverables, including sketches, wireframes, visual designs
  • Write front-end code.  At a minimum, quick prototyping of features in HTML / CSS.
  • Iterate with team members through the entire design and development process, with a focus on “ship and improve,” rather than “make it perfect the first time”
  • Be a champion for users’ needs from requirements gathering through implementation

The Successful Candidate

A successful candidate will combine left-brain and right-brain thinking.  He or she will lean one way or the other, but should be able to move fluidly between them.

More tangibly:

  • Experience in designing usable interfaces for web apps (1-3 years)
  • Strong visual design sense (sample portfolio required)
  • Passion for developing world-class user experiences
  • Good problem solving skills, attention to detail and critical thinking abilities
  • Experience wire-framing and creating visual comps (and the tools for doing this)
  • Experience with HTML / CSS.  Ideally, will have developed usable code using HTML / CSS / JavaScript, and have experience with major JavaScript libraries (e.g. YUI, jQuery)
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback from non-designers
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Energetic, self-starter with strong communication skills

Academic qualifications

Degree in HCI, Interaction Design, or related field preferred