User Experience Developer UX Developer
Garmin International - Kansas City, KS

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Garmin International
Full-time Olathe, KS (suburb of Kansas City)

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.

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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