[JOB] Sr. UX Engineer | Washington DC | The Advisory Board Company | Full time

14 Dec 2009 - 1:59pm
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Sarah Kampman


Ensuring a compelling, intuitive user experience is a key strategic
priority for our company and we are looking for a senior engineer to
help take our web applications to the next level. We seek an
innovative, hands-on leader who will work closely with product
managers, development engineers, and external customers throughout
all stages of the product life cycle. The ideal candidate will have
proven success with commercial applications, current design aesthetic
with an emphasis on usability as the cornerstone of the user
experience, and strong leadership abilities.

Specific responsibilities include:
* Participate in the entire lifecycle of the UI Design: research,
mockup, implementation and feedback
* Gauge the usability of new and existing products and make
constructive suggestions for change
* Collaborate with product managers to define user personas and their
information needs
* Refine the information architecture of our application UIs to
enhance impact and increase “stickiness”
* Provide UI design leadership for new and existing products and
* Develop high level and detailed storyboards, mockups and prototypes
to effectively communicate user interface layouts and interactions
* Demonstrate a high degree of originality and innovation in defining
features and application level architecture
* Design typography, color palettes, transitions and animations
* Resolve design issues and define new software product features
* Work closely with Development teams to provide quality XHTML & CSS
* Review requirements and provides time estimates on the design and
implementation of features/fixes
* Communicate project status to peers, management and executives
* Perform testing at the page level to investigate
XHTML/CSS/JavaScript defects.

Non-Technical Requirements:
* 5-7 years experience in commercial application UI design, user
experience development, and/or related discipline
* Clean, innovative design aesthetic that fosters usability
* Self-directed results-orientation and comfort in a high-growth
* Ability to multi-task and provide expertise for multiple
development teams across concurrent project tasks
* Ability to provide design/UI expertise to other (technical and
business) team members
* Familiarity with agile software development methodology and
* Ability to rapidly design and prototype UI specifications
* Ability to interface with customers and customer-facing groups.
* Excellent written and verbal communication

Technical Requirements:
* Expertise defining UI requirements and standards for applications
* Expert in industry UI standards, tools and related technologies
* Deep expertise in HTML/CSS, DHTML, XML, DOM, JavaScript, AJAX, and
Web 2.0 technologies
* Deep expertise with graphics editors
* Background using UI libraries to enhance web application user
* Experience with both Java and Microsoft based UI development
* Strong knowledge and use of development, methodologies, standards
and procedures
* Must be comfortable working with markup within a web application
* Must be able to promote and maintain very clean, well formed markup
and CSS
* Must have experience with cross browser implementations (IE6+ &
* Experience with SharePoint and WebSphere preferred
* Experience with SVN, JIRA, & Wikis is also helpful

The ideal candidates will possess:
* Experience with one or more of the following application types:
SaaS, business intelligence/performance management, healthcare
* Fluency/experience with presenting quantitative information to
wide range of users

Benefits: Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most
valuable resource, The Advisory Board Company offers a competitive
benefits package, including a comprehensive health plan, a 401(k)
plan, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, a daytime leave policy for
community service, a medical flexible spending account, and
additional attractive benefits.

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Qualified candidates should send their resume on-line via our on-line
resume tool at:

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The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO)

Forbes: Ranked in “200 Best Companies” Issue
Washingtonian: Featured among DC’s “Best Places to Work”
Vault.com: Listed among Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting
Modern Healthcare: Named as 2nd Largest Provider of Healthcare
Consulting Services

The Advisory Board Company is a leading health care services firm
providing best practices insight, leadership development,
implementation and technology solutions. The company currently serves
over 2,700 of the country's preeminent hospitals and health care
systems as well as pharmaceutical and medical device companies and
insurers. Our continually expanding business portfolio provides
employees with significant opportunities for career development at an
accelerated pace, while a unique culture fosters spirit of generosity,
‘right answer’ orientation, and continuous learning.

Healthcare Business Intelligence Solutions
In response to hospitals’ growing need to integrate and standardize
disparate data into meaningful, actionable information, the Advisory
Board offers a suite of web-based business intelligence applications.
The goal of these solutions is to elevate a member (client)
institution's ability to surface problems, make faster and better
decisions and ultimately improve performance. The Advisory Board
currently offers applications covering a variety of content areas
including revenue cycle, surgical services, supply chain, nursing,
emergency department, and physician performance. Over the past
several years hundreds of hospitals have elected to participate in
these initiatives and - given the attractive ROI associated with
these solutions - we anticipate continued growth.

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An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

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