EXPERIENCED UX DESIGNER/DEVELOPER (REF. NO. 019359)

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Job Title:                             Experienced UX Designer/Developer (Ref. No. 019359)

Department:                        Creative Development Unit (CDU), TSSG (www.tssg.org

Commencement Date:        Immediately

 Location:                             TSSG, Carriganore

Minimum Requirement:     BSc. in Multimedia Applications Development (or equivalent)

Position Details:

TSSG is seeking an Experienced UX Designer/Developer to join its Creative Development Research Unit.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with common graphic and interface design tools.
  • Convert user requirements into user interfaces and media.
  • Design with consideration of colour, screen-flow, usability, user-efficiency, consistency of the user experience and professional appearance.
  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams across multiple projects, including product manager, customers, users, team members and others to develop concepts.
  • Understand and design for all accessibility levels.
  • Experience in web design and keep up to date in web design trends and developments.
  • Develop design documents and artifacts for software.
  • Work with UI technologies – HTML, CSS, JS.
  • Develop software using the appropriate technology
  • Work on mobile app planning and development.
  • Time logging of tasks and tracking.
  • Report to the Research Unit Manager.
  • Carry out other such duties as determined and directed by the Director(s) of TSSG that contribute to the achievement of the strategic initiatives of the organisation.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Academic Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc. in Computer Science/Multimedia (or equivalent)

Experience

Essential

  • 3+ years working in the design industry, with previous experience working in a senior UX role.

Specific knowledge and skills and  I.T. Skills

Essential

  • BSc. Degree preferred in Computer Science, Multimedia or related field.
  • 3+ years working in the design industry.
  • Expertise in UX/UI software and tools such as Axure, Adobe XD, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and the like is a must.
  • Provide a broad range of digital and print material for both internal and external audiences such as branding, marketing collateral, technical diagrams, presentations etc.
  • Ability to work with clients to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision.
  • Experience working within agile development methodologies.
  • A clear understanding of the importance of user-centered design, applying product cycles from requirements to concepts to finished products.
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • A Solid understanding of front end development, HTML/CSS and WordPress.
  • Collaborate and work with diverse and dispersed teams.
  • Mentor and share knowledge with junior researchers and designers.
  • Experience working in both commercial and research areas.

Desirable

  • Experience with web analytical tools such as Google analytics
  • Working knowledge of Search Engine Optimization
  • Marketing support such as design and release of promotional newsletters and email campaigns.
  • Be passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and innovation.

Specific Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Flexibility
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Highly collaborative and team-orientated
  • Excellent people and interpersonal skills
  • A highly motivated self-starter with positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Very strong attention to detail and a passion for delivering high quality work
  • Hard-working and results-orientated
  • Ability to work quickly under pressure to meet deadlines

Other

Essential

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic about position

Closing Date of Advert: 16.00 on Monday, 18th September 2017

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit a CV and covering letter via irishjobs.  Any documents in excess of this requirement will be deleted. Please mark the application clearly with the appropriate reference number.  Please address to Ms. Ruth Hennebry, The Human Resource Office, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford. Tel: 051-845519.

At a minimum candidates must demonstrate in their application that they possess all of the essential elements applicable in the person specification. The Institute will then decide to interview only those applicants who appear from the information available, to be the most suitable, in terms of experience, qualifications and other requirements of the post. Please note applications will be acknowledged within five working days of the competition closing. Candidates should keep a hard copy of the advert for their file as this will be needed for review should their application progress.

This role is subject to Garda Vetting

WIT is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Ref: Experienced UX Designer/Developer (Ref. No. 019359