JOB: Senior Web Designer, Buffalo Grove IL, ASAP Software, FT

18 Jun 2007 - 10:58am
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Senior Web Designer
Company: ASAP Software

ASAP Software ( is a $1.3 billion provider of volume software
acquisition and deployment services for corporate and government
customers. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois,
ASAP serves customers in 45 different countries around the world. For more
than 20 years, ASAP has been a leader in providing businesses and
government with a fast, reliable and economical way to purchase software
and hardware.

ASAP?s supplier list includes Microsoft, Adobe Systems, Apple Computer,
Belkin, Canon, Cisco, CA, HP, IBM, Novell, Sony, and Symantec. ASAP is a
subsidiary of Corporate Express ($3.6 billion), which is owned by
Amsterdam-based office equipment provider Buhrmann N.V. ($7.5 billion).

ASAP is routinely recognized as one of the largest and fastest growing
companies in the computer industry and is ranked in the Top 50 in the
annual VAR (Value Added Reseller) Business 500 and among the top three in
Illinois along with Motorola and CDW. Recognized by Chicago Magazine as
one of the Top 25 Best Places to Work in Chicago, ASAP?s continued growth
can be attributed to the its healthy corporate culture and high performing

Presently we are seeking candidates for a Senior Web Designer to
strategize, create and design the user experience for ASAP?s eCommerce
websites and applications. This individual is also responsible for
providing website, eCommerice and ASAP Intranet graphic design, navigation
design, and ongoing support.

1. Create consistent information hierarchies for site navigation on both a
system-wide level and a page-by-page or screen-by-screen level, while
adhering to design uniformity within and across projects.
2. Develop detailed navigation flows, site maps, wireframes and interface
design/ functional specifications that capture site processes and all user
interaction points with the system.
3. Organize large bodies of information for domestic and international
eCommerce sites.
4. Provide usability guidance and support during development process and
on an ongoing basis.
5. Lead user-centered design and customer experience activities. Educate
and serve as a resource for functionality best practices.
? Analyze user needs and define strategies for meeting them.
? Ability to interface and interact with internal and external groups to
gauge requirements on various initiatives and translate into information
architecture and interaction design schematics.
? Ability to work with design and technical teams in a collaborative,
dynamic environment.
? Conduct research or work on internal projects as needed.
? 6. Assist in long term planning of online projects, consisting of:
? Project development
? Creating and refining project business rules
? Beta testing and troubleshooting
? Project roll-in
7. Provide design direction for third party design firm

The above responsibilities represent the major tasks assigned to
incumbents with this job title. They are not intended to be an exhaustive
list of all tasks. Therefore, on occasion, incumbents may perform other
related tasks.


Works in an office environment with regular use of a PC and keyboard.

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision and
disability insurance; matching 401(k); profit sharing; paid time off;
discounted coworker purchases; tuition reimbursement; adoption assistance;
and rewards for consecutive years of employment ( four week sabbatical for
7 years). There are also the little things like an all-day coffee bar, a
business casual environment and dry cleaning delivery that make it easier
to strike a healthy balance between your work and your life.

Most of all, we believe in people. We know that each person's contribution
makes a difference, and we are passionate about what we do. If you have
what it takes, we encourage you to come talk to us. See how you can
upgrade your career at one of the most exciting companies around, and help
us take our success to new heights.

Thank you for your interest! Here?s how to apply:

To become an official applicant, fill out a complete online application on
our website: under the job title above. For
more information or to simply send your resume, please email us at:
asaphr at

ASAP Software is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer by choice.


1. Solid background with the web and web technologies including a basic
understanding of the technical systems and architecture which underlie
dynamic websites.
2. Excellent visual/ verbal communicator with a demonstrated strong
creative vision for organizing interactive information systems.
3. Knowledge of and comfortable with the following IA toolkit and design
programs such as InDesign, Visio, DreamWeaver, GoLive, Microsoft office,
Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, plus Axure, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark
(for PC) or Pagemaker. Basic understanding and appreciation of how the
following programming languages affect site interaction: ASP, .xml,
JavaScript, .Net, VB Script and AJAX. Basic understanding of Content
Management Systems, Visual Studio, .NET, SQL, IIS, and SMTP.
4. Strong human factors and usability analysis skills as well as ability
to profile user patterns for site usage.
5. Extremely detail-oriented, flexible and able to work in a fast-paced,
demanding environment with aggressive development schedules.
6. Familiar with Website tracking and other analytics tools; ability to
recommend and implement changes basic on analytics in site.
7. Portfolio presentation is expected, to include URLs of websites or
samples of user interface design that reflect candidate?s work as well as
documentation that led to the site, including wireframes, site maps,
navigation flows, interaction design specs, etc.
8. Bachelor?s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Marketing
or Graphic Design or equivalent training.
9. At least five years of experience in a business setting.

Thank you!

Tess Beckman
Recruiting Coordinator
ASAP Software®
Software | Hardware | Solutions

Direct phone: 224.543.5265
Fax: 847.465.1087

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