UX Developer

Company Name ShopIgniter
Location Portland, OR
Date Posted Mar 31, 2012
Category UI/UX
Listing Type Jobs


Like some geeky, mythical creature with mystical powers, we are seeking an experienced user experience developer that bridges the gap between design and technology. Someone who is part designer, part developer. Someone who both understands and can apply design constraints on concepts that are extremely difficult or time-consuming to implement, as well as has the knowledge to translate the product vision to the development team in a way they can understand and accept. This role will own the front end implementation of the platform.

- Develop clean, easy-to-read, semantic HTML markup and CSS, adhering to W3C specifications and best practices
- Translate product specifications and comps into consistent, fast, and engaging user experiences
- Work closely with product management team members to create user-focused designs for web-based applications and products
- Apply techniques for cross-browser and cross-platform interface development
- Assist with requirements gathering and user interface design
- Create prototypes to explore design ideas, support usability testing, and obtain buy-in
- Assist QA and Customer Service efforts in resolving front end issues with the platform, particularly around cross-browser compatibility
- Keep up on current technologies and trends

- Deep experience in HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript for both mobile and desktop - applications
- Experience with JavaScript Libraries, APIs and runtimes including jQuery
- Experience developing software applications, not just content sites
- Deep understanding of User Experience best practices
- Experience with responsive site development
- Experience with integration of a multitude of web services and APIs
- Familiarity with Git or other source code management systems
- Ability to collaborate with technical and product team members and to mentor other interface developers
- Experience writing cross-browser and cross-platform markup, CSS, and JavaScript
- Experience with compliant web design and the capabilities and constraints provided by technologies such as CSS and JavaScript libraries
- Ability to translate business and user requirements, visual design compositions, and wireframes into functioning presentation layer markup, style, and interactions
- Ability to collaborate with technical team members and to mentor junior colleagues
- Ability to adapt to iterative requirements while under tight deadlines
- Ability to articulate a strong viewpoint on both technical and design decisions

Bonus Points:
- Experience developing mobile applications
- Bachelors Degree in Digital Design or Computer Science
- Experience developing front ends for web application frameworks (e.g., Wordpress, Drupal, Symfony, Magento)

ShopIgniter, a venture funded start-up located in Portland, OR, provides a next generation social commerce platform for physical retail, branded website and social channels.

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