UI/UX Developer
Questex Media Group - Washington, DC

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UI/UX Developer (front-end developer) starts with Photoshop comps and implements B-to-B websites in our preferred CMS, Drupal. In particular, this person will:

  • Work independently and with members of our design, content, analytics, development, and management teams to build websites, apps, and other digital products for our clients.
  • Assist in creation of storyboards, mockups, and wireframes to communicate UI/UX ideas for new and existing websites, apps, and other digital products.
  • Serve as the production lead on a portfolio of sites. This means adding new features and content types, keeping code clean, and serving as the point of contact for business leads and project managers for those sites.
  • Actively communicate with stakeholders throughout the course of a project.
  • Actively perform routine evaluations of existing websites’ user interface and propose usability improvements.
  • Contribute to scoping and estimating discussions, working with sales and business development teams as needed.
  • Find creative but practical solutions to problems.
  • Translate requests from non-technical people into tasks for technical people.

Job Responsibilities (specifics)

  • Web Production/Development
  • Website and newsletter development – user interface implementation for web, tablet, and mobile
  • Website troubleshooting/maintenance – Oversee the websites to ensure web production, workflow, and enhancements are carried out properly.
  • QA/Test - Perform Usability Testing, and cross browser, platform, device testing
  • UI standards & best practices - maintain site UI architecture, file-naming, and file-preparation conventions and procedures that provide consistency in a collaborative environment with respect to UI/UX development; suggest and implement procedures to improve the UI/UX production workflow.
  • Day to day web requests – manage and support day-to-day web production and technical issues submitted by the users.
  • Documentation – user guides, new processes/procedures etc.
  • Additional Expectations
  • Proactive on providing digital guidance/recommendations to business teams on various digital/web aspects
  • Analysis & Research – Assist Project Manager and/or Web Operations Manager on analysis and research on web applications/tools to enhance Questex’s overall web experiences, understanding and business practices.
  • Continued self-improvements to keep up with the ever changing web technologies

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3-5 years of implementation experience with strong emphasis implementing interactive experiences for web sites.
  • Mastery of HTML/XHTML and CSS.
  • Proficient in Javascript/AJAX/JS/jQuery. Being able to write plugins is a plus, but being able to implement and write small scripts is a must.
  • In-depth understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and requirements with an ability to translate design comps that are compatible with all major browsers.
  • Understanding of current and evolving web standards and trends as they relate to browser-based applications including those proposed by W3C.
  • CMS knowledge and experience such as Drupal, WordPress, or others.
  • Experience with GIT or other source control tools.
  • Experience creating wireframes and user flows from business requirements, and creating final prototypes that can be leveraged by developers.
  • Excellent visual and user interface design skills with a strong emphasis on usability is a plus.
  • Degree in web design, graphic design, or equivalent work experience is a plus.