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Sr. UI/UX Developer

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The .com web site:
•Sees 12x the daily page views (12 million) of Gmail and 2x the unique visitors (2.2 million) of Gmail.
•Sees the most unique visitors of any airline site and has 2nd most unique visitors of any travel site. At this airline you have the freedom to be creative, dress casually, and have fun on the job. Computerworld named this airline one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT in 2010, a category which includes organizations that excel at providing Employees with great opportunities and benefits while demonstrating leadership through the use of information technology and strategic vision to align technology with business goals. Mission of the UX Developer A UX developer builds high performance, semantic web pages, with full cross browser support, to create a best in class website for southwest.com.

Expectations for UX developers include, but are not limited to, the following outcomes:
*Creating hand-coded, semantic HTML from site designs (comps)
*Building pages which faithfully implement the agile requirement specifications (user stories
)*Ensures web pages render smoothly and quickly using best practices such as sprites, efficient CSS rules, well-tuned JavaScript
*Communicates effectively with stakeholders and piers in daily stand-ups, end of sprint status meetings,etc.
*Repairs defects as needed
*Assists backend developers to implement small UI updates and fix defects
*Coordinates with other UX developers working on southwest.com to ensure consistency, best practices
*Builds reusable components to share across southwest.com such as common overlays, utilityJavaScript functions, etc.
*Continues to evolve UX standards such as defining style guide, documenting reusable components,etc.
*Maintains southwest.com and builds maintainable components
*Tests implemented solutions and builds testable components
*Estimates scope of project tasks

UX developers have expert level knowledge, or at least a strong working knowledge, of all the following technologies: UI Specific:
HTML (and HTML5)
CSS (and CSS3)
SAAS / Compass
CSS Grid Systems
JavaScript (MUST be abel to hand code)
AJAX
JavaScipt MV* Frameworks
oBackbone.js
oReact
JavaScript Template Engine
oHandlebars
Node.js
Southwest Airlines - UI Developer
 Grunt / Gulp
 Bower
 Server Side vs. Client Side Rendering
 Idiomatic JavaScript
 CommonJs vs. AMD
 Module Loaders
 Modules, Packages
 Dependency Injection
 Jasmine
Non-UI Specific:
 APIs
o Rest
o Rest-assured
o JAX-RS
 OWASP Top Ten
 Accessibility
 Tomcat
 Groovy
 Gradle
UX developers must also have a strong understanding of many other software development concepts, including, but not limited to, the following:
*Model View Controller (MVC)
*Standard OOP concepts
*Agile development
*High performance best practices (fast loading web pages)
*Debugging and troubleshooting – problem resolution
*Testing best practices
*Cross browser idiosyncrasies
*Version control (with tools such as GIT)

UX developers must exhibit many soft skills, including, but not limited to, the following:
*Integrity
*Passion
*Responsibility and ownership
*Pro-activeness
*Strong work ethic
*Intelligence
*Great communication skills

Build amazing UI components and user interfaces for world-class products
•Deliver compelling functionality in performance based code – we like things to go fast
•Invent and prototype new features and interactions you can actually ship

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