User Experience (UX) Developer
Garmin - Olathe, KS

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Now seeking: Dreamers. In marketing communications, we dream it and create it.

All of the company’s promotional and communication needs are completed in-house by these “creatives” in an advertising agency-based set-up. This includes everything from advertising, promotions and print production to media relations, exhibition coordination and website maintenance. Everyone from artists, writers, designers, media buyers, event coordinators, video producers/editors and public relations specialists work together to bring campaigns and product-centric promotions to life. If you’re a dreamer, gather up your portfolio and show us your vision.

Working with Garmin designers, developers, copywriters, and business stakeholders, our UX team is focused on defining and delivering an incredible user experience for our customers.

We're seeking a full time Fitness User Experience Designer/Developer at our world headquarters in Olathe, KS. Garmin’s UX Designer/Developers leverage user feedback to guide, enhance, and/or produce UX design concepts and other deliverables such as wireframes, user flows, site maps, and interactive prototypes. Development of scalable, reusable, innovative front-end solutions for Garmin’s suite of Internet applications, research and implementation of new UX best practices, design patterns, frameworks, and technologies, and contribution to Garmin’s online standards are other key functions for this role.

Qualifications

A minimum of an Associate's Degree, or if no degree, a minimum of 4 years work experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description is required. Candidates must also possess 6 months experience developing advanced user interfaces and must be proficient in developing semantic markup and front-end code that is cross-browser compatible.

Other required skills and experiences for this role include:
Demonstrated experience developing within HTML5 and CSS3 specifications

Must have solid experience developing JavaScript, both with and without frameworks

Demonstrated proficiency designing in both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Must possess knowledge of usability, accessibility, SEO and other standard best practices

Demonstrated experience simultaneously supporting multiple projects of varying complexity

Must possess good organization, creative, and analytical skills

Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude, and demonstrate the ability to work well with others in a highly collaborative environment

Must be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

Candidates with a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Visual Design, Interaction Design, or a related field and 3 or more years of experience designing and developing advanced user interfaces are preferred.

Other desirable qualifications include:
Online portfolio demonstrating a strong visual and interaction design proficiency, as well as a superior understanding of current front-end coding practices

Proficient using Axure or other common rapid prototyping tools

Experience with dynamic, template-driven applications (PHP, Java, etc.)

Experience developing web services and manipulating data in JSON and XML format

Familiarity with Expression Engine or similar content management systems

At Garmin, we like to laugh, have fun and work hard. It comes easily when you work on cool products with hard-working individuals who share the same passion. We offer numerous opportunities to get involved – kickball anyone? – and believe strongly in a work-life balance so your creativity can flow.

Garmin offers one of the most comprehensive compensation and benefit plans around. We offer extensive health care coverage with little to no contributions, depending on the plan. Plus, we offer company-paid dental insurance, stock options, a 401k plan, a pension plan….trust us, it doesn’t get much better than this. Unless of course, you want to talk table tennis, fitness spaces, product discounts….come on, what are you waiting for? Apply today.

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Job

Marketing Communications

Primary Location

USA-KS-Olathe

Organization

Garmin International, Inc.

Schedule

Full-time

Job Class

Exempt

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