EdLab at the Gottesman Libraries is seeking a Front End Web Designer with expertise in user interface and interaction design and implementation. The web designer will be expected to work with teams of educators, graphic designers 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.
Responsibilities for this position include:
- Participate in conceiving and designing UI
- Participate in and lead actual coding of the UI infrastructure for products
- Ensure the delivery of high quality products to users by working on redesigns, enhancements and fixes for UI components in existing products.
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, graphic design, and programming/testing.
- BS/BFA in Web Design, Graphic Design, Communications Design, Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Graphics, or related field.
- A minimum of two years of hands-on UI design experience.
- Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
- At least 2 years experience with Ajax technologies (including libraries such as JQuery, Google Web Toolkit and or Prototype).
- Demonstrated problem solving skills on large and small scale issues with ability to undertake and complete large design projects with little supervision.
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.
- Experience working on diverse project teams consisting of graphic designers, engineers and non-technical stakeholders (clients, product managers, etc.).
- Candidates should be able to articulate an interest in the education sector and a vision for new technologies and a vision for new technologies and processes that may benefit the learning process.
- Experience with Flash/Flex, Mobile UI development on iPhone, iPad or Android platforms.
The Gottesman Libraries staff is organized into small, flexible teams but we work across teams to support one another in achieving the goals of the library. Each team identifies requirements for their part-time hourly and/or graduate assistant positions. Hourly Associates typically work a half-time schedule. EdLab Graduate Assistants work 20 hours per week and must be current Teachers College students enrolled for at least 6 credits.
Individuals in this position will contribute to the intellectual life of EdLab and the library and feed their own academic curiosities by participating in weekly EdLab seminars and other lectures, workshops, and special events.
How to Apply
If this sounds like the position for you, send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (use the title of the position in your subject line). Cover letters are a chance for you to tell us why you’d be a great fit and what makes you stand out. We care about getting to know you, the real you. What is it about the future of education that gets you excited? What personal flair would you add to the team? Give us a reason to put you in the game!