Web Developer and User Interface Specialist (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois)

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Created: September 9, 2014


Web Developer and User Interface Specialist (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois)
Academic Professional Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, academic professional position. Responsibilities: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a collaborative and experienced professional to join the University Library’s Web Team.  Working in the Library Information Technology unit under the direction of the Technical Architect for Web Content, the Web Developer and User Interface Specialist will develop and maintain data-driven and user-centered web pages and related internet applications.   The Web Developer and User Interface Specialist will initially focus on the re-design of the general Library website but may also collaborate with other Library units and groups that maintain web pages; and will contribute to the Library’s evolving user experience (UX) program.   Duties and responsibilities: Collaborate with faculty and staff to design new interfaces, develop wireframes, mockups and prototypes for testing in an Agile development environment. Collaborate to transition final prototypes to production.  Create and maintain documentation. Maintain web pages and related applications. Participate in UX studies, including comparative and iterative testing of interfaces, and incorporate findings into designs. May modify third party interfaces and create new ones to meet accessibility standards.    Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree with a focus on interactive design, graphic design, web development, informatics, human-computer interaction, or related field; Familiarity with web coding best practices; Demonstrated fluency in best practices for web-based and mobile information architecture, responsive design, and other web design standards; Excellent communication skills, including the ability to accurately communicate ideas across varying perspectives; Solid understanding of visual design best practices, particularly for website design; Experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; Successful experience working in a collaborative environment.  See https://jobs.illinois.edu for Preferred.   To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three  professional references.  Please provide a list of three to five samples of projects/development work along with a brief description (no more than 5 sentences) summarizing your individual contributions to the project.  Please provide URLs for these projects or submit images with documentation.  Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.   Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before October 3, 2014.   Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer which includes statuses of protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities (www.diversity.illinois.edu/chancellorscstmt.html). Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu)

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