User Experience Frontend Developer (User Experience Developer)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 304109
EXPERIENCE DESIGN & DEVELOPMEN (UA-EEDD-IUBLA)
At University Information Technology Services (UITS) we provide the technology, tools, and services you need to succeed. UITS supports IU's vision for excellence in research, teaching, outreach, and lifelong learning. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility, and creativity, as well as a culture that champions inclusion, diversity, and overall employee well-being through programs supported university wide. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
The Experience Design & Development team within University Information Technology Service (UITS) at Indiana University works closely with partners in communication and marketing and UITS. We are responsible for IU's gateway websites (iu.edu, iupui.edu, Indiana.edu), as well as a number of online applications to serve students, faculty, and staff. We are a cross-functional team comprised of developers, user experience designers, and content specialists. Our goal in all we do is to create sites and services that are inclusive (accessible), easy to use, and help our visitors accomplish their goals.
We are looking for an experienced frontend developer who understands the importance of UX, can define and deliver new features, and translate designs into inclusive, functional code.
Develops user-centered software applications, including building and implementing advanced back-end (APIs, databases) and front-end (interfaces, web-based tools) solutions.
Consults with project owner(s), client(s), and/or User Experience designer(s) to develop project plans; translates advanced design concepts into detailed technical requirements.
Leads in the creation of integrations and APIs for developers to easily access public university data.
Ensures testing and reviews peer code, documentation, and prototyping; applies accessibility standards and UX design patterns uniformly across all projects, identifying and resolving bugs and issues with accessibility and design implementation.
Makes recommendations to improve, as well as implements, documentation standards, development guidelines, and promotes UX development best practices.
Leads in the development of training and information-sharing through seminars and various communications to user departments and internal staff.
Ensures that all UX development complies with university accessibility and development standards and protocols; researches and stays up-to-date with UX development techniques and approaches to improve visual appeal, performance, and overall user experience.
May serve as UX development project lead; often provides guidance to junior peers.
Bachelor's degree (preferably in computer science, human-computer interaction, or related field)
5 years of programming, UX/UI development, or related experience
Experience with Indiana University tools, systems, and development practices
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Possesses a high degree of initiative
Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents
Well-versed in accessibility best practices and strong ability to identify and remediate accessibility issues.
Advanced understanding of the major browsers (Firefox, internet explorer, Safari, Chrome, Edge, etc.) and creating sites/systems to work with varying browser capabilities
Advanced knowledge in good user-centered design methods and usability evaluations
Familiar with one or more front-end frameworks (e.g. React, Angular, Vue.js, Foundation Bootstrap, Rivet Design System)
Advanced understanding and strong ability to write in one or more back-end languages (e.g. Java, PHP, C#, Node.js)
Ability to structure and write code in a reusable and intuitive way
Knowledge of build and deployment processes and automation
Experience reviewing and interacting with interface designs in Figma or similar design tools
Experience working with REST and other web APIs to consume and post data with external services
Understanding of progressive enhancement, graceful degradation, and responsive design and how to apply these principles
Knowledge of at least one full technology stack for web development (e.g. LAMP, MEAN, WINS)
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
This position is eligible for remote work or to work a hybrid schedule (mix between remote and in-person work), subject to change in the future based on university policy and business needs.
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.