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Lead UI Engineer

at Visual.ly in San Francisco, CA   —   Jul 05, 2014   |  
Overview
Visual.ly is looking for a lead ui engineer with a strong command of javascript and object-oriented design principles. Candidates should have experience in collaborative environments, integrating user-centered design, technology, and traditional data visualization methods. You should also enjoy working independently, taking initiative and innovating. You must be able to handle a range of project types—some of them simultaneously—from discovery to concept to design. It is a plus if you have demonstrated experience planning and conducting user research, usability testing, and analysis. This position reports to the VP of Product Management.
Responsibilities
Design the information architecture and user interfaces for client projects, which include websites, software UI, devices (including touch devices), and other emerging platforms
Work in close collaboration with clients and internal teams to develop initial strategy—addressing product, brand, marketing, content, and overall user experience
Participate in user research efforts, including contextual interviews, focus groups, and usability testing
Create internal and external deliverables, including wireframes, site maps, interaction flows, storyboards, paper prototypes, content inventories, taxonomies, and detailed functional specifications
Translate research findings into recommendations and implementation of designs
Conduct competitive research and online research to uncover the opinions of end users and best practices for design
Compare and contrast various design solutions, taking technical, resource, and time constraints into account
Collaborate with visual designers, technical developers, and project managers to generate superb design work
Experience
2 to 5 years dedicated experience in information architecture, user experience design, or related field
Bachelor's degree in computer science, cognitive science, human factors, HCI, engineering psychology, applied psychology, or a related field
Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements
Ability to work constructively with design and engineering teams
Great attitude and ability to embrace change
Ability to work independently, prioritize, and solve problems proactively
Ability to work in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams
Creativity and extreme attention to detail
Skills
3 Years Javascript/jQuery in a production environment
Experience with at least one javascript-based data visualization framework such as Protovis, d3, Axis
Bonus points for.
Experience with any of the following programming languages PHP, Python, Java, or Ruby.
High-level of energy, initiative, self-management, self-motivation, and passion.
Experience with a data visualization framework such as Protovis, d3, Axis
Ability to rapidly prototype design concepts and interactions with html/css/js or flash
Previous startup experience
Experience developing interfaces for mobile application frameworks
Education
Bachelor's degree in computer science, cognitive science, human factors, HCI, engineering psychology, applied psychology, or a related field
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