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Summary:

User Experience Designer / Front-End Developer

Reporting to the PMO department, this role contributes to the success of the project team. The team works cross functionally within the business with a number of stakeholders to help drive and develop best-in-class consumer experience (User Interface Designs, Wireframes, Prototypes, Responsive Design, Front-End Coding etc.).

As our User Experience Designer / Front-end Developer, you will need to be creative, flexible and a team player. You will be to be incredibly hands on and have a passion for your designs. You will be assigned to multiple projects for social sites and help cultivate an environment of sustained creativity and growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead coordination efforts with the Program Manager, Product Managers, Product Owners, Information Architects, and Development Team
  • Design/develop front end prototypes using HTML5, CSS/Sass, jQuery, using a responsive approach to hand off to development teams
  • Manage feature based wireframes for individual projects (annotations, task flow etc)
  • Facilitate/coordinate with the Design Team for individual projects
  • Manage individual feature based site maps
  • Attend Product Owner / Manager driven Client/Partner investigation meetings
  • Attend Cross Functional meetings with teams
  • Work within an Agile development framework
  • Identify and grow Information Architect Standards
  • Identify and resolve project scope concerns for a variety of projects
  • Analyze information from a variety of sources to isolate areas of opportunity & successes
  • Conduct research and analysis of various data to support management decision-making
  • Using analytic, business and technical skills, establish new requirements for existing websites
  • Attend weekly information sharing meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Technical Expectations:

  • In-depth understanding and experience with HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Photoshop, and Visual Design Skills are essential.
  • Strong command of visual design capabilities, including composition, layout information hierarchy, typography and colour theory.
  • Proven knowledge of having a user-centric approach to design and a working understanding of how to apply user research data.
  • Responsible for strong conceptual and strategic directions and clearly presents those ideas to the project team and stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of Flash is highly desired but not required.
  • Passion for design and ability to effectively share your point of view and expertise with project team members.
  • Experience working in a large volume, online or e-commerce environment is strongly preferred.
  • A demonstrated enthusiasm for learning and working with new tools and technologies is essential.

Skills Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3+ years experience in a Front-End Development or User Experience/Design role in a software development environment is required
  • Strong and proven Leadership skills a must
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure, with the ability to work within stringent timelines and to collaborate across departments to achieve results.
  • Must be a self-starter, be able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, own deliverables end to end, prioritize workload effectively, and thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with all levels of the organization.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and your portfolio containing:

  • A portfolio demonstrating breadth and creativity and proven experience in telling stories, building UI models, generating detailed wire frames, developing prototypes and delivering comprehensive specifications.
  • Please indicate your specific roles and contributions for each project submitted as part of the portfolio.

careers@instaclick.com

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