Job title: UX Designer - I
Location: Bellevue, WA
Duration: 2+ months W2 contract with possible extension/ conversion
A Front-End Engineer on the User Experience Platform team is responsible for assisting with the design and development of a forward looking UI \ and consistent design language that transforms Platform Cloud applications into a beautiful, mature, performant, accessible and consistent platform for its users. In collaboration with Research, Design, Product, and Engineering, we work across teams to pair standardization with innovation and experimentation to craft great product experiences through rapid prototyping, validation, and iteration.
A day/week in your life as a UX Engineer will include:-
Rapid, iterative prototyping to test concepts, technical feasibility, or validate and test with customers
Educating and enabling product and engineering teams with the adoption of Fuel UX our design patterns, visual style guide, and UI framework
Assisting engineering teams with front-end performance optimizations to improve both perceived and actual performance
Working on fast-paced projects, requiring attention to detail and working within constrained timelines
Implementing AJAX-driven interface. This includes extensive knowledge of web technologies such as HTTP, AJAX, and REST.
Evaluating and promoting standardization of front-end libraries and technology stack across all applications
Handling the management and administration of our public GitHub repositories for our libraries including pushing/pulling changes
Interacting with the GitHub community for open-source projects, promptly answering questions and fixing bugs
1-2 years related experience
Understanding of W3C standards and experience in addressing cross-browser and platform compatibility issues.
Expert-level proficiency in developing against deployed REST APIs. Experience with integrating major 3rd party APIs (Facebook Open Graph, Twitter, Google Maps, YouTube, Open Social, etc) is a plus.
Expert-level proficiency in XHTML and CSS. Must be able to hand-code standards compliant XHTML and CSS. Practical knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 is a must.
Familiarity with classical programming concepts such as polymorphism, inheritance, and encapsulation. Previous experience with multiple languages also a plus. (C#, Node, Java, Ruby, PHP)
Excellent debugging and problem solving skills
Experience developing and deploying applications for different PaaS providers: Heroku, Azure, Amazon, etc.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (or similar graphics programs)