UI/UX Designer & Developer

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Created: November 15, 2013


The UVa Library is well known for excellent service, as a leader in innovative technologies within the higher education community and in collaboration to provide maximum benefit to the community it serves. This position takes a lead role in web interface design and development for the University of Virginia Library services and applications. The UI/UX Designer & Developer will report to the Manager of Software & Systems Engineering and will work closely with a wide variety of people across the library (the SSE team, the UX Librarian, fellow web developers, project teams and communities supporting usability, testing and interface issues) and within higher education. The majority of daily work will involve developing complex custom software designed to enhance user appeal and utility as well as the site's overall functionality, creating web front-end user interfaces to enable new or existing services web accessible, and developing custom code to integrate third-party applications to web platforms where necessary.

The selected candidate will address complex problems and will be expected to use expertise and standards to guide solution proposals. Colleagues and management will be a resource of support in resolving blockers, providing project management, priority setting and providing additional expertise.

Incumbent should possess good verbal and written communication skills to convey technical guidance and information to colleagues, library faculty and staff. The Library values mentoring and encourages all staff to share their expertise when an opportunity is evident. The UI/UX Designer & Developer will work with many people and as needed, will provide guidance to more junior staff members.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required. Degrees in Computer Science, MIS, Library Science or demonstrated equivalent experience designing and implementing enterprise-class web applications.
  • 4-7 years demonstrated experience in software engineering; 2-5 years specific to web application development, UI design and prototyping.
  • Ruby-on-Rails software development experience is desired. Familiarity with formal requirements definition techniques is also desired. Understanding project management techniques would also be helpful.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This position has University Staff status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans.

To Apply: Review of applications have begun and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/. Search by posting number 0612357, complete application, attach a cover letter and resume with contact information for three current, professional references.

For assistance with this process contact Al Sapienza, Associate Dean for Library Administration, at (434) 243-8636.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.


Published: Friday, November 15, 2013 22:51 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:44 UTC