JOB: Senior Software UI Designer / Developer position open at Authoria in Waltham, MA (Fulltime)

30 Oct 2009 - 2:03pm
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Eric Swidey

Authoria, Inc.

Senior Software UI Designer / Developer

We are looking for a best of breed UI Designer to help design the
next generation of user experience for the Authoria Integrated Talent
Management suite of web based applications. Our software is used by
millions of users everyday and your work will be the centerpiece of
our look and feel.

Your role:

As a Senior UI designer on our team, you must be able to translate
complex business problems into intuitive software solutions as well
as create compelling functional prototypes of new user experiences
and product features. You will also help with implementation of user
interface elements and investigate and evaluate new concepts and UI
technologies. You will report to the Director of User Experience and
have at least five to seven years of Web, Internet related design and
development experience in a leading industry software application.

You have experience with:

-Designing and building user interface prototypes for web based

-Working with product managers and business analysts to refine
software requirements and evaluating design alternatives.

-Building functional high-fidelity UI prototypes to get customer
feedback and continuously iterating over designs to improve the user
-Working with engineers to ensure that UI designs are technically
feasible and can be implemented within release timeframes.
-Implementing user interfaces for web based applications:
-Building reusable user interface controls.

-Helping engineers with implementation of user interfaces for new
features by creating UI assets including graphics, css, html, and

-Defining UI standards and performing UI reviews to ensure compliance
with standards.
- Investigating and evaluating cutting edge browser based
presentation technologies.

Your degree:

Bachelor's degree in computer science, interaction design, human
factor and/or visual design (or equivalent).

Your skills include:

Required Technologies: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript (including jQuery),
Ajax, Photoshop, XML

Desired Technologies: XSLT, Velocity, Flash

Required Skills:

•Passionate about creating rich user experiences with a proven track
record of designing innovative and compelling web-based interfaces
(Portfolio required)
•Must possess a relentless attention to detail, a gifted eye for
aesthetics and the ability to quickly grasp and distill highly
complex matters.
•Ability to brainstorm well with others (designers, engineers, and
product managers) and give and take constructive feedback
•Exceptional understanding of fundamental design and usability
•Excellent understanding of cross-browser standards compliancy
•Ability to create final graphic and other UI assets for flawless
design implementation.
•Expert-level knowledge of graphic design tools such as Photoshop
•Good communications, time management, and interpersonal skills.
And NO FEAR of a blank white board.

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