Programmer/Analyst—User Interface Design and Development

New York City
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Created: December 6, 2012


NYU Digital Libraries group seeks a coding designer, someone with great user interface and interaction design skills, who's also comfortable coding web pages and employing the latest techniques in responsive design. The Position is charged with working across a portfolio of projects to design, build, and maintain front end software for web-based systems that support and enhance accessibility and user experience for the Digital Libraries. Overall the position relies on user and project manager feedback to drive improvements.

Visualization Skills / Design Process: Experience with some of: Wireframes, Sketching User Interfaces, Paper Prototyping, Interactive Prototyping, HTML/CSS/JS Mockups, Photoshop Mockups, Usability Testing

Web / Graphic / Interaction Design Skills: Grid systems? Äîcss frameworks, Typography? Äî Especially web fonts, Visual Hierarchy, Style guides? ÄîFollowing and Creating, Color Theory, Image Optimization

CSS / HTML Skills: Familiarity with CSS3 and browser prefixes, Familiarity with / interest in CSS preprocessors such as Sass, Compass, or Less, Familiarity with / interest in Responsive Web Design / Mobile First / CSS Sprites

Languages: Advanced CSS & HTML, Familiarity with / interest in : CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, PHP (Drupal Themeing), Bonus: Javascript, YUI, MySQL, Mustache, other Frameworks

Visual Design Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, OmniGraffle etc

Technical Tools: Local Web Development (WAMP/XAMP/MAMP or equivalent), Command Line Navigation Unix/Linux/Mac Os X, SSH SFTP SCP, Version Control, Systems SVN GIT etc. 

Qualifications/Required Education: Bachelor's degree 
Preferred Education: 

Required Experience: 3 years of experience in web user interface design and development and services or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Preferred Experience: Experience developing start-up web 2.0 and / or social networking applications 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.): Strong, demonstrated experience in Web 2.0 user interface design, development, and deployment using technologies such as HTML, XHTML, JavaScript (including AJAX), and CSS; knowledge of UI design methodology and processes such as user-centered design; demonstrated experience with one or more of the following languages and frameworks: Java/JSP, Perl CGI, Ruby on Rails, Python, PHP, Ruby; demonstrated experience with XML and XSLT; experience with search engine optimization; experience with source code version control; demonstrated experience with UNIX/Linux command line tools; demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills; excellent interpersonal, communication and collaboration skill; flexibility to work in a dynamic and evolving area both independently and as part of a team. 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.): Experience in web user interface programming frameworks such as JQuery, CoffeeScript, Blueprint, SASS, and/or other WebUI frameworks. Experience with HTML5; experience with web content management systems, specifically expertise in Drupal Theming and Drupal module development; expertise in web development frameworks, such as Rails; advanced Unix/Linux command line interface skills, work experience in an academic library or research university; knowledge of Library and Academic standards such as METS, MARC, MODS, OAC, EAD; familiarity with ADA requirements and methods of achieving compliance; familiarity with web security standards and methods of achieving compliance; demonstrated experience with distributed source code version control systems such as Git; demonstrated ability to take initiative to improve current services offered by the organization and to document procedures. Relational database experience, preferably MySQL and Postgres. Experience with webservers such as Apache httpd and Nginx and Java Servlet containers such as Apache Tomcat.

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