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Senior UI Front End Developer

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Senior UI Front End Developer
Length of contract: 1 year assignment with possibility to convert to perm
Onsite in Cambridge, MA
Start date: ASAP

Our client, a university in Cambridge, is looking for a Senior UI Front End Developer. This role is a full time hours/long term contract onsite in Cambridge.

They are looking for someone who really understands AJAX and is able to code those types of web services at a true transactional level. The UI Developer should know responsive design and be comfortable developing for web apps/web services.

The project you'd be working on - the manager's group is education system, a core management system. One of the projects is to put online a lot of the forms and petitions that students have to fill out (in additional to other on going projects). The team consists of 2 tech leads, a project manager, and a project analyst.

The successful candidate will:

- Work with business needs for application users and translate that knowledge into the creation of workflows and experiences for enterprise applications with an emphasis on usability in an Ajax, Jquery, web services Environment.

- Work closely with project management, programmers and other designers to

translate requirements into highly usable web applications using cutting edge technology.

- Identify the needs of an application's users and translate that knowledge into the creation of workflows and experiences with special emphasis on usability.

- Address complex and diverse set of interaction problems, and research and/or developing new solutions to design/technology challenges.

- Develop clean UI for web services for large data set presentation;

- Plan, design, code and test user workflows, behaviors and interfaces of web-based applications in a JavaScript, jQuery CSS2 environment.

- Develop conceptual models, storyboards, scenarios, flowcharts, prototypes, detailed UI design requirements and interface designs.

- Create, run and analyze usability tests to measure effectiveness of UI solutions; incorporate results into overall UX design through assessment and prioritization of business, technical and user constraints.

- Build and write design deliverables to effectively communicate functional behavior to stakeholders.



The appropriate individual will have demonstrated experience in the

following:



- Strong background in developing complex, interactive web services driven by large data sets within an Ajax framework

- Development of Web based applications or highly interactive web sites and the design of significantly complex UI designs for web applications.

- User Experience (UX) Design principles, User Interface (UI), or Human Factors, Human and User-Centered Design Processes, or Interaction Design guidelines, Usability Testing Methodologies, web-industry standards and trends, platform standards, software development process, and prototyping/design.

-In-depth experience with skinning, UI customization, and workflow design -Expert-level CSS2 skills -In-depth knowledge of and ability to code clean, valid, lightweight JavaScript

- Familiarity with best design practices and patterns for Web 2.0 workflows

- Code in JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, HTML, XHTML and CSS; advocate web standards, cross-browser compatibility and semantic mark-up

- Familiarity with best design practices and patterns for Web 2.0 workflow

- In-depth experience with skinning, UI customization, and workflow design

- Proficiency in use of design tools such as OmniGraffle, Photoshop, Illustrator, and BBEdit

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