Web developer/ User Experience Specialist

Mississippi State University
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Created: May 18, 2015


Position Function

A professional position to assist in designing new and maintain existing interfaces that are visually appealing and built from the users' perspectives. The successful applicant will focus on interface design, from concept to implementation, utilizing user research and usability studies; web analytics and accessibility; will also work as a part of a team of web designers who share the full responsibility of managing the library websites and web-technologies. Reports to the Web Sites Manager. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Designs, implements and maintains user interfaces and locally developed applications as well as providing assistance in the ongoing support and integration of 3rd party applications; promotes, and takes part in, a process that provides for thorough and documented concept analysis and web development project pre-planning; provides technical support, and training for a variety of existing applications; develops documentation for projects to assist with cross-training and continuity; provides support for web content management systems (CMS) based on differing programming and scripting languages; provides leadership in the ongoing assessment of the Libraries interfaces by analyzing web analytics; conducting user research/usability studies and accessibility audits. This includes not only conducting studies but also analyzing results, identifying trends, developing recommendations and creating reports; collects, analyzes and communicates website assessment findings to provide data for planning and decision-making; assists in developing the scope, plan and management of multiple projects; supervises Library Student Assistants; provides training to Library faculty and staff as needed; participates in various Library committees and attends/presents at professional conferences; performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field; two (2) years of related experience; demonstrated experience with user-centered web design principles; proficiency with graphic and web design software including Adobe Creative Suite and programming code including HTML, CSS. 

Preferred Qualifications

MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution; knowledge of digital archival software, including CONTENTdm; experience working in an academic library. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Demonstrated experience with user-centered web design principles; experience creating concept designs, wire-frame and mock-ups; experience applying web and accessibility standards; excellent organizational, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to integrate feedback from committees and co-workers; ability to work in groups and independently; ability to work out complicated issues. 


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