Web Designer / Developer
Rafter.com - San Mateo, CA

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Rafter, Inc. , the leading course materials management platform, lowers the cost of education by providing colleges and universities with much needed tools to manage the rapidly changing world of course materials on campus. To learn more visit www.rafter.com and watch our video. Rafter evolved from BookRenter.com, the first online textbook rental site, launched in 2008 with a mission to make education more affordable by allowing students to rent textbooks for up to 80% off the retail price. Rafter is one of the few private ed tech companies that is truly lowering the cost of higher education for students. By working directly with more than 300 schools to turn the painful and archaic process of managing course materials into a low cost, student-centric service, Rafter has saved students more than $240m . By taking an enterprise approach to course materials management, the Rafter Course Materials Network takes a more holistic approach that provides colleges and universities with a path to discover, adopt, distribute and manage physical and digital course materials. 500+ schools run on Rafter!
http://www.rafter.com/
http://www.bookrenter.com/

Web Designer / Developer

Position Summary:
We're looking for an ambitious Web Designer/Developer who is eager to brainstorm product ideas, communicate with clear beautiful design, and produce modular HTML & CSS for desktop & mobile web experiences. We love sketchbooks, wall-to-wall whiteboards, Adobe Creative Suite, and checking out the latest and greatest design tools and resources to help us better communicate with each other and with our users. Ideal candidates should know the difference between UI and UX, maintain a solid understanding of best practices, and possess the ability and experience to translate their knowledge into workable designs across all multi-media touch points (including web, social, and mobile) as part of the Rafter design team.

Primary Responsibilities:
Promote a user first design approach by thinking about the customer experience beyond digital touchpoints.
Work closely with small teams of software engineers, product designers, and product owners.
Solicit and confidently share design feedback within those small teams and with others across the company.
Rapidly build prototypes, ship code, and conduct design research.
Identify and communicate front-end and design best practices.
Set up and design A|B and multi-variant user tests to validate your designs.

Minimum Requirements:
Ability to create wireframes & mockups for a variety of online media.
An understanding of the limitations in designing on multiple browsers & media types.
HTML/CSS , Javascript (we use Backbone and jQuery).
A solid understanding of 'Responsive Web Design' and what it means.
A love for pixels. Especially the simple, elegant ones.
A portfolio of work that demonstrates your online design prowess.
Experience with Ruby on Rails and HAML/SASS is a plus.

We offer competitive salary, benefits, and the chance to improve the lives of millions of students!

Read more about our success.
Rafter Experiences 1,400 Percent Annual Revenue Growth in On-Campus Commerce -
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/schools-running-rafter-platform-saved-133056097.html

To learn more about Rafter, visit us on the web at www.rafter.com .

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