NIC, Inc.: UX Designer/Creative Genius

Posted by | October 28, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog


Location: Salem, Oregon


The Oregon Information Division of NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is
seeking a talented UX designer with a passion for delivering amazing and
effortless designs and solutions.  Our
growing Salem team is on a mission to knock the socks off the citizens of
Oregon by bringing clean, streamlined design to Oregon’s online services and  To do this we need rock star
designers who think outside of the box and have a desire to push the envelope.
The ideal candidate understands and has experience in full
web design cycle, including: meeting with clients, wire framing, user interface
design, client-side coding, and working with product managers and programmers
for a successful product launch. 
You will definitely need all this:
  • A passion
    for delivering solid user experience.
  • Advanced
    HTML/CSS knowledge (minimum 3 years). Be prepared to talk about the latest
    developments in HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Understanding
    of browser differences with respect to rendering HTML/CSS.  Tell us what works, what doesn’t, and how you
    make it work anyway.
  • Motivation
    to set the standards for user experience.
  • Strong
    ability to design and build front ends with accessibility in mind. We work for
    government agencies, so Section 508 isn’t just a good idea for us. It’s the
  • Ability to
    completely code by hand (no WYSIWYG).
  • High
    attention to detail.
  • A strong
    portfolio of your work history.  Not only
    what it looks like on the face, but we want to see great semantic code under
    the hood.
  • Photoshop is
    a must.  Illustrator and Fireworks are a
    strong plus.
SERIOUS BONUS POINTS for any of the following:
  • JavaScript
    (jQuery is our library of choice)
  • Mobile First
  • Responsive
  • Social Media
  • Experience
    in a Microsoft environment, especially SharePoint.
  • A desire to
    live on the bleeding edge of the web and make it work.
  • SVN
    experience is nice, but not a show stopper.
Who we are:
The Oregon Information Division of NIC is a leading
eGovernment/eCommerce company that helps Oregon government entities Web-enable
their information services.  We are a
premier provider of Internet-based, electronic government services that help
government entities use the Internet to reduce costs and provide a higher level
of service to businesses and citizens.
Why work for us?
  • NIC was
    currently ranked #20 on the Forbes list of “Best Small Companies in America”.
  • Your work
    will be used by thousands, if not millions of people.
  • We offer the
    excitement of a start-up AND the benefits/support of an established company.
  • Your work
    will be recognized and win awards.  (We
    won’t hire you unless we think you it can, because we like to win ‘em!)
  • We encourage
    new ideas and different approaches to solving the problems facing eGovernment.
  • We provide
    excellent opportunities for career growth and professional development.
Salary and Benefits:
  • Competitive
    compensation and stock purchase plan
  • No-cost
    group medical/dental insurance
  • Matching
    401(k) contributions with 100% vesting
  • Disability
    and Life insurance
  • Company
    wellness program
  • Paid State
    holidays and vacation
  • Tuition
  • Great work

To apply: Send your resume and links to examples of your work to

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