Toura: User Experience Developer

Posted by | January 4, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: New York, NY

URL: http://toura.com

Toura is developing a platform for the efficient creation of
multi-media tour applications for smart phones, such as the iPhone, Android,
Nokia, Blackberry, iPad and similar devices. With operations in the U.S. and
Europe, Toura is working with world-renowned publications and cultural institutions
attractions to help them to manage content and create enriching mobile and
tablet applications. Toura’s cutting edge technology and business model make it
one of the emerging leaders in this field.
Toura is currently recruiting a User Interface Designer/Developer
to manage front-end design and development of both the Toura Content Management
System and Mobile applications using thoughtful, insightful application of
HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript. The designer will participate and closely manage
stakeholders (creative and development teams), operate self-sufficiently in a
startup environment and ultimately design creative and modern interfaces that
meet Toura’s needs. The candidate should also be an excellent communicator and
work proficiently and quickly with design, management, and implementation
projects.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Interact with
    customers and product managers to help identify usability issues.
  • Develop creative
    UI solutions that simplify complex workflows and address customer needs.
  • Work with the
    Toura team to refine concepts, create prototypes, and conduct usability
    testing.
  • Present design
    concepts and solutions in a clear and effective manner.
  • Enhance the
    discussion of design focused thought and trends.
  • Effectively collaborate
    with team members and throughout the organization.
 
SKILLS
 
  • 3-5 years of
    professional experience in interaction design.
  • Comfortable with
    all parts of the user-centered design process including personas,
    wireframes, information architecture diagrams, screen designs, interaction
    designs, interactive demos and UI specifications.
  • Strong familiarity
    with a variety of content management systems and mobile applications.
  • Experience using
    innovative interactions to simplify complex applications.
  • Expert fluency in
    Adobe Creative Suite CS5, wireframing tools (e.g. Omnigraffle)
  • Fluency writing
    CSS.
  • Working knowledge
    of SASS.
  • Experience with
    creating a pattern and/or component library.
  • Experience
    conducting or participating in user interviews or usability testing.
  • Ability to create
    rapid prototypes for collecting customer feedback.
  • Desire to
    constantly learn and improve
  • Familiarity with
    Ruby on Rails a plus.
  • Excellent
    listening, oral and written communications skills.
 
COMPENSATION
AND CONDITIONS
  • Equal opportunity
    employer
 

To apply: To apply for this position, please send brief introduction, resume, and portfolio to jobs@toura.com.

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