Garmin International: User Experience Developer

Posted by | January 19, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: Olathe, KS (suburb of Kansas City)

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

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. 
 
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Interaction Design, a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years developing advanced Internet UI’s.
  • Solid experience developing semantic presentation layer markup that can be easily and dynamically skinned.
  • Solid experience with XHTML & CSS.
  • Solid experience with Ajax & JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Prototype, YUI, jQuery, etc.).
  • Experience working with dynamic, template driven applications (e.g. JSP, PHP, .Net).
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (e.g. Dreamweaver, InDesign, Bridge, Illustrator, & Photoshop).
  • Knowledge of web standards & usability best practices.
  • Experience simultaneously supporting multiple projects of varying complexity.
  • Must have good organization, creative, & analytical skills.
  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude, and demonstrate the ability to work well with others.
  • Must be flexible and posses the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
 
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5).
  • Experience using Axure or other common rapid prototyping tools.
  • An online portfolio demonstrating a strong visual and conceptual design sense and a superior understanding of current coding practices, typography, color, and layout.
  • Firm understanding of how to develop presentation layer code that is cross-browser compatible.
  • Familiarity with SEO & accessibility best practices.
  • Experience developing presentation layer code that consumes XML & Web Services.
  • Experience developing within HTML5 & CSS3 specifications.
  • Experience with Flash, ActionScript, & Flex.
 
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To apply: Candidates must apply online to be considered http://www.garmin.com/careers

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