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User Interaction Engineer

at EdLab in Manhattan, NY   —   Jul 08, 2014   |  
EdLab is seeking a User Interaction Engineer with expertise in user interface and interaction design and implementation. The incumbent will be expected to work on teams of educators and engineers to help define and complete projects that serve EdLab's clients, with a specific focus on defining the user experience of our products.
Build beautiful, functional web experiences
Create and be accountable for the user interaction model, workflows, information architecture, prototypes, and guidelines for user interfaces.
Conduct user and design research including: usability studies, user surveys, prototype testing, competitive product analysis, and latest industry & design trend research.
Participate in UI conception and implementation for both new and existing products
A good portfolio to showcase, in addition prior experience of hands-on user interaction engineering experience is preferred.
Demonstrated problem solving skills on large- and small-scale issues with ability to undertake and complete large software projects with little supervision.
This position requires participation in all phases of the development cycle, from gathering user requirements to defining interaction design, to actually coding and testing interfaces for large-scale projects. We are thus ideally looking for individuals with demonstrated ability across all phases of interface design: requirements analysis, interface design, and programming/testing.
The following qualifications are strongly desired in any candidate:
Experience conceptualizing and deploying UI designs demonstrated through a portfolio of web, mobile or native PC applications.
Proven ability to gather and synthesize functional requirements and technical realities into workable user interface designs.
At least 2 years experience with at least one of the following:
(1) Javascript frameworks (e.g., Angular, Backbone, etc)
(2) Ajax technologies (including libraries such as JQuery, Google
Web Toolkit and HTML5).
(3) Mobile UI development on iPhone, iPad or Android platforms
Mastery of some major web or mobile programming languages and the ability to pick up new technologies quickly.
Candidates should be able to articulate an interest in the education sector and a vision for new technologies and processes that may benefit the learning process.
Effective communicator with experience collaborating with product managers, software engineers, researchers, and educators.
Preferred Qualifications
Individuals with graduate or undergraduate degrees or background in human computer interaction, cognitive psychology, computer science
• BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Graphic Design, Computer Graphics, or related field.
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