User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) Designer

Employer
Virginia Tech
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Communications, Digital Media, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Job Description

The UX/UI Designer will serve as a visual designer and UX expert, helping to create improved systems for the President, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, and Executive VP and Provost senior management areas. This position will create compelling, user-focused experiences for Business and Management Systems (BAMS) supported offices by understanding the intersection of user needs and departmental goals. Through research and user-testing, this position will provide clear, creative solutions to complex technical and non-technical scenarios as well as develop strong visual designs that serve as communication tools for our supported offices.
To accomplish job responsibilities, this role will require excellent collaboration skills with a multi-faceted team of developers and designers. This position will create and implement designs in accordance with university, state laws, federal laws, policies, and regulations as well as follow Virginia Tech brand guidelines.
The position must demonstrate a high degree of initiative and self-sufficiency, and the ability to work both individually and on the team, serving as an effective communicator with users and other BAMS team members.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science or a related field
Strong portfolio of design projects
Experience analyzing problems and designing creative solutions
Background in user research and usability testing
Familiarity with information architecture and process design
Experience developing UI mockups and prototypes
Knowledge of HTML/CSS
Proficient in design software (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud)
Analytical mind with business acumen
Excellent communication skills
A self-starter with ability to manage multiple, simultaneous tasks and projects
Ability to learn new technologies quickly through self-paced research
Ability to operate independently and without supervision and with assigned teams to accomplish organizational goals and objectives
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately

Preferred Qualifications

Professional experience as a UX Designer, UI Designer or similar role
Background in graphic design
Background in video production
Experience implementing creative solutions within brand guidelines
Understanding of web accessibility standards
Experience with responsive/mobile design
Experience presenting concepts to clients and managing feedback

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

10/05/2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Sara Simpkins at saralane@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: September 22, 2021
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