Garmin International: User Experience Developer (UX Developer)

Posted by | January 13, 2012 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: Kansas City

URL: http://www.garmin.com/careers

POSITION SUMMARY:
The User Experience (UX) Developer is someone who is extremely proficient where presentation layer development & lightweight prototyping is concerned, but also has a firm understanding of how to design / develop user interfaces (UI’s) in a way that results in the highest possible degree of usability.  The UX developer has an interest in understanding online user behaviors towards designing / developing simple, efficient, eloquent, & intuitive UI’s that meet Garmin business objectives and provide a superior UX for Garmin’s online customers.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Works directly with cross-functional teams of business stakeholders, analysts, architects, developers, web/graphic designers, and copywriters to design, develop, and implement innovative & cutting-edge UI’s for Garmin’s Internet applications.
  • Defines interactive UX prototypes that illustrate & document the optimal online experience and are employed to facilitate the user testing process.
  • Defines & documents presentation layer specifications for Internet projects and online standards.
  • Researches the latest presentation layer technologies, UX concepts & best practices, online trends and provides recommendations back to management, the UX team, & the Architecture team for consideration. 
 
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned
 
QUALIFICATIOINS: 
 
  • Bachelor’s or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Interaction Design or a field relevant to this role or 4 years experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description
  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule).
  • Must possess a minimum of 6 months experience developing advanced Internet UI’s relevant to Garmin’s business needs
  • Must possess demonstrated solid experience developing semantic presentation layer markup that can be easily and dynamically skinned relevant to Garmin’s business needs
  • Must possess demonstrated experience using XHTML & CSS
  • Must possess solid experience using Ajax & JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Prototype, YUI, jQuery, etc.).
  • Must possess experience working with dynamic, template driven applications (e.g. JSP, PHP, .Net) relevant to Garmin’s business needs
  • Must possess experience using the Adobe Creative Suite (e.g. Dreamweaver, InDesign, Bridge, Illustrator, & Photoshop)
  • Must possess knowledge of web standards & usability best practices relevant to Garmin’s business needs
  • Must possess demonstrated experience simultaneously supporting multiple projects of varying complexity
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and effectively with minimal supervision
  • Must possess the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must have good organization, creative, & analytical skills.
  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude, and demonstrate the ability to work well with others  
  • Driven problem solver with proven success in solving difficult problems
  • Excellent time management and follow-up skills
  • Superior organizational and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and quality
 
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Superior academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5).
  • 3+ years developing advanced Internet UI’s relevant to Garmin’s business needs
  • Experience using Axure or other common rapid prototyping tools.
  • Firm understanding of how to develop presentation layer code that is cross-browser compatible.
  • Experience developing presentation layer code that consumes XML & Web Services.
  • An online portfolio demonstrating a strong visual and conceptual design sense and a superior understanding of current coding practices, typography, color, and layout.
  • Familiarity with SEO & accessibility best practices.
  • Experience developing within HTML5 & CSS3 specifications.
  • Experience with Flash, ActionScript, & Flex.
 
EEO/AA
 

To apply: Please apply online at http://www.garmin.com/careers

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