AccessQuint LLC

Company Details

UI/UX Designer

Job ID

: 21308

Location

: Lansing, MI, USA

Salary

: Not Specified

Job Views

: 57

Posted

: 12-11-2018

Job Description

UI/UX Expert working with the Small New Technology Program.

A technical consultant is required to assist the Business Planning and Analysis Unit of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB), and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) as part of the Small New Technology Program team to re-platform the small legacy applications into a completely new systems and develop small new technology for the MDOT. The resource will be responsible for using a combination of user centered design and agile development methods to create a highly usable user interface for MDOT systems. The resource will work very closely with the business analyst, technical lead and developers of the Small New Technology Team to develop the system(s) information architecture and responsive designs for the user interface. Duties will include reviewing business and technical requirements as well as interviewing business users as required to understand their work processes and personal needs. When designing the system information architecture and screens the consultant will use current best practices and tools such as user profiles and personas; prototyping; heuristic reviews and usability reviews of developed screens; and formal and informal usability testing. The consultant designer may need to adapt personal methods to the MDOT agile development methodology. Products are developed in a web-based java development environment which includes a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) application architecture.

MDOT Operations has a comprehensive Information Technology (IT) portfolio of over 150 distinct applications. The Business Analysis and Planning Unit, along with its MDOT business partners, is responsible for providing support for the portfolio. Additionally the Business Planning and Analysis provides resources for new and on-gong development efforts in support of MDOT’s Call for Projects. To ramp up the Small New Technology Projects, one Java user interaction/user experience designer position is required to complete the project(s) in a timely manner and also to provide quality customer support and staff mentoring.

Software Engineer capabilities with 8-11 years of experience, Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, independently performs a variety of complicated tasks, a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

This position if for what is commonly called a “UX Designer” or “Interaction Designer” in the industry.

The candidate should have experience designing the information architecture, user interface and user interactions for systems. Skills should include interpreting user research to design highly usable system information architecture and screen designs. They should be able to develop both low fidelity and high fidelity prototypes and have the knowledge and skills to evaluate the designs’ usability through cognitive walkthroughs and heuristic reviews. The individual should be able to plan and execute other forms of usability evaluations including informal and formal usability tests. To be effective, the candidate should be familiar with user profiles and personas and how to use them in design development and in a walkthrough.

The consultant must be able to work closely with developers and analysts during the construction of designs. Cascading Style sheets, HTML5 and javascript development is desired.

Since the individual should have the skills and mindset more closely aligned with human computer interaction or cognitive science graduates than software engineers or programmers, experience or advanced degree in cognitive science and/or Human Computer Interaction (HCI) or Human Factors is desired. Visual and graphical design skills are also very beneficial.


 

Required/Desired Skills

 

Skill

Required /Desired

Amount

of Experience

Developing low and high fidelity prototypes for UI design

Required

8

Years

Performing information architecture design for system UIs

Required

8

Years

Experience in usability assessments of software such as cognitive and heuristic walkthroughs as well as formal usability testing

Required

8

Years

Experience in Agile development methods

Required

4

Years

Experience in interface visual design

Required

8

Years

Experience in the use of the Axure prototyping / mockup software tool

Required

4

Years

Experience programming in Jquery and JavaScript framework

Required

4

Years

Experience writing HTML5 code

Required

8

Years

Experience developing cascading style sheets

Required

4

Years

 

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