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USER EXPERIENCE/USER INTERFACE DESIGN ENGINEER

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 07-27104
Posted Job Title USER EXPERIENCE/USER INTERFACE DESIGN ENGINEER
School Name Wharton School
Org Behavior Change for Good
Posted to the Web 10/17/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade D
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9-5
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The World’s First Business School

JOSEPH WHARTON, FOUNDER
In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually. https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/

Duties

- Establish, build, communicate and maintain the overall design direction, UX/UI guidelines, and implements design standards across all products and features
- Lead full suite of user research testing including methods to uncover what users need across various domain products.
- Conducting primary research, exploring behaviors and motivations, and working with team of designers, product managers, engineers, and researchers to develop new features and scale large platforms seamlessly
- Design and craft pixel-perfect interfaces with a high attention to detail
- Practice a highly efficient, iterative design process with light support documentation
- Create awesome icons and logos to implement across a range of products and features
- Ability to create wireframes, low to hi-fidelity prototypes as well as all product visual design components
- Brainstorm and prototype navigation solutions for flexible, dense layouts
- Expand upon existing template designs, UI components, and style guidelines
- Design with an awareness and understanding of browser sizes, device capabilities, and product functionality
- Deliver UI prototypes, mockups, and detailed design specifications
- Understand and design utilizing web standards, design-thinking, and UI/UX best practices

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience designing robust user interfaces for rich, interactive online products.
- Experience leading user experience and/or user interface design teams with demonstrated launched products
- Experience conducting user research through full lifecycle of product from prototypes to engineering feature refinement
- Fluency with Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Adobe Creative Suite
- Fluency or strong understanding of HTML/CSS and HTML5/CSS3
- Experience with prototyping tools such as Omnigraffle, proto.io, Balsamiq, or HTML5
- Solid understanding of UX/UI design principles and industry best practices
- High attention to detail across all deliverables
- Ability to thrive in fast-paced, agile, and deadline-driven environment to include: ability to work closely with others in a team, comfortable in rapid prototype iteration, usability testing methods, and front-end UI engineering best practices
- Excellent communication and teamwork skills
- Clear understanding of responsive web design and flexible layouts
- Excellent conceptual and problem-solving skills illustrating a thoughtful design process
- A strong online portfolio displaying UX/UI solutions and delivered projects
- BA/BFA/BS degree in Design (e.g., interaction, product, industrial), Interactive CS, HCI, or a related field
- Excellent systems thinker with a talent for implementing consistent design patterns across products
- Good understanding of how your designs are built by engineering teams
- Highly experienced with front-end asset creation and management such as HTML5; CSS preprocessors such as SASS; Layout & concept wireframes; Experience with charting libraries
Additional Qualifications:
- Experience designing for multi-platform products (web, native apps, tablet, desktop, etc.).
- Knowledge of front-end coding tools and version control software
- Experience in a start-up or similar fast-paced, agile environment

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/32134

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Jobs@Penn
    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
    • Referred by a Penn Employee
    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Indeed.com
    • Other Internet Advertisement
    • Linkedin
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    • Other Social Media Site
    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
    • Apple One
    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter