Front-End UI/UX Developer

Rochester, NY
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Created: April 13, 2020


The River Campus Libraries (RCL) seeks a creative and collaborative Front-End UI/UX Developer to join the Digital & Research Strategies portfolio. The incumbent will lead user interface design and functional prototyping efforts for RCL’s digital initiatives, and provide support for front-end development of the library’s web presence, online exhibits, research applications, AR/VR projects, wayfinding, and digital signage. Reporting to the Assistant Dean, Digital & Research Strategies, the incumbent will leverage strong skills in user experience design, knowledge of front-end web development, and expertise in visual design to create transformative and engaging digital tools, services, and experiences. 

Job ID: 221084

Front-End Development 40%

  • Design, develop and implement mobile-first, performant, user-centered web experiences
  • Apply best practices in responsive design, usability, accessibility and interactive design to projects
  • Continuously improve user interfaces and interactive experiences for library websites and digital projects
  • Implement modern SASS/CSS that displays appropriately on all devices and ensure cross-browser compatibility
  • Participate in the design of software platform architecture and databases
  • Lead efforts to improve user experience by analyzing web analytics data, conducting and analyzing user testing, and implementing and sustaining user/constituent feedback activities

UI/UX Design 40%

  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes to communicate design ideas to stakeholders and support project planning
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging UI design concepts, standards, and best practices
  • Illustrate design ideas by leveraging wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, and site maps
  • Design graphic user interface elements like menus, controls, and other visual elements in alignment with University standards and guidelines
  • Create usable and accessible graphics, images, and logos for physical signs and web and mobile applications
  • Champion user-centered interaction models 

Professional Development 10%

  • Explore new trends in user experience, interface design, programming and development
  • Prototype new tools and run pilot projects to test new technologies
  • Participate in professional networks and organizations to expand knowledge base and share our work with a broader community

Miscellaneous Duties: 10%

  • Maintain currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures
  • Participate in and contribute towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events
  • Maintain professional collaborations with River Campus Libraries colleagues and university constituencies
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree plus 1+ years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Portfolio highlighting multiple projects and your direct contributions
  • Experience applying user-centered philosophies and interaction design best practices 
  • Proficient knowledge of front/back-end programming languages HTML5, SASS/CSS, JavaScript, PHP, with in-depth understanding of DOM 
  • Familiarity with debugging tools (Firebug, Chrome inspector)
  • Working knowledge of version control software (GIT)
  • Experience with design software (Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Cloud)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and engage with stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with a high degree of accountability
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Familiarity with WCAG 2.0 and 508 Accessibility guidelines


  • Background in user interface design, user experience, and/or computer science
  • Knowledge of modern front-end frameworks (React, Angular, Vue, Foundation)
  • Familiarity with major CMS and MVC frameworks (Drupal, WordPress, Omeka, Django)
  • Familiarity with multiple development stacks (LAMP, MERN)
  • Experience with project/ticket management software (JIRA)
  • Comfortable working in a Unix environment
  • Familiarity with game engines (Unity, Unreal)
  • Experience designing for native mobile applications
  • Familiarity with package management tools (Yarn, NPM)

All applicants must apply online.

Job ID: 221084

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