UI/UX Designer & Developer
University of Virginia
The UVa Library is well known for excellent service, as a leader in innovative
technologies within the higher education community and in collaboration to
provide maximum benefit to the community it serves. This position takes a lead
role in web interface design and development for the University of Virginia
Library services and applications. The UI/UX Designer & Developer will report
to the Manager of Software & Systems Engineering and will work closely with a
wide variety of people across the library (the SSE team, the UX Librarian,
fellow web developers, project teams and communities supporting usability,
testing and interface issues) and within higher education. The majority of
daily work will involve developing complex custom software designed to enhance
user appeal and utility as well as the site's overall functionality, creating
web front-end user interfaces to enable new or existing services web
accessible, and developing custom code to integrate third-party applications
to web platforms where necessary.
The selected candidate will address complex problems and will be expected to
use expertise and standards to guide solution proposals. Colleagues and
management will be a resource of support in resolving blockers, providing
project management, priority setting and providing additional expertise.
Incumbent should possess good verbal and written communication skills to
convey technical guidance and information to colleagues, library faculty and
staff. The Library values mentoring and encourages all staff to share their
expertise when an opportunity is evident. The UI/UX Designer & Developer will
work with many people and as needed, will provide guidance to more junior
* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required. Degrees in Computer Science, MIS, Library Science or demonstrated equivalent experience designing and implementing enterprise-class web applications.
* 4-7 years demonstrated experience in software engineering; 2-5 years specific to web application development, UI design and prototyping.
* Ruby-on-Rails software development experience is desired. Familiarity with formal requirements definition techniques is also desired. Understanding project management techniques would also be helpful.
Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This position
has University Staff status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of
vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans.
To Apply: Review of applications have begun and will continue until the
position is filled. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia
online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/. Search by posting
number 0612357, complete application, attach a cover letter and resume with
contact information for three current, professional references.
For assistance with this process contact Al Sapienza, Associate Dean for
Library Administration, at (434) 243-8636.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural
diversity. The University actively encourages applications
and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.
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