UI Designer/Developer - University Communications and Marketing
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2017985
Are you a creative and skilled UI Developer who is interested in creating accessible, beautiful designs for a world-class institution?!
University Communications and Marketing at Carnegie Mellon University is searching for a UI Designer/Developer with demonstrated experience in designing and developing for digital platforms. The division of University Communications and Marketing leads and coordinates strategic marketing and communications for Carnegie Mellon University. They cultivate the CMU Brand and tell the university's stories with a rich and authentic voice.
The UI Designer/Developer will be a core member of the university's digital strategy team. This individual will be the lead designer for cmu.edu's content management system and associated design templates.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys collaborating with a diverse group of people and designing with a user-focused mindset.
Advocates on behalf of both front-end users of the enterprise CMS application, and visitors to cmu.edu to ensure that the user remains at the center of every interaction, paying special attention to digital accessibility.
Plans, develops, and maintains our UI/UX guidelines.
Works closely with the Creative team to ensure that the interface is an accurate interpretation of the university's brand guidelines, including new designs and refreshes
Shares UI trends and best practices (including accessibility and visual design) with the team, and applies those to create a flexible, configurable, elegant, and user-centered visitor experience.
Works alongside the rest of the development team on QA tasks, especially focusing on accessibility testing on each CMS release.
Uses Agile methodology, providing input on story and task creation and refinement.
Owns and continually improves the University's pattern libraries for UI, a key set of tools that ensures every online experience at CMU is branded, modern, and user centered.
Works closely with other development groups to provide guidance on how to implement the pattern libraries correctly and effectively.
Provides hands-on, front-end development assistance to external development groups as needed.
This position will have contact with a computer monitor for long periods of time.
You must demonstrate:
Expertise in digital/responsive design
Proficiency in HTML/CSS/JS
Strong knowledge of WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines
Oral and written communications skills
Problem-solving and reasoning skills
Ability to take direction as well as ability to work independently
Ability to work cooperatively and professionally with teammates and colleagues.
Ability to adjust priorities to deliver projects to specification
Adaptability, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within University Communications and Marketing. Inclusion, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of diverse audiences. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Bachelor's degree in digital design or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
At least 3-5 years of digital design and front-end development experience.
Successful background check.
Must be able to travel to on- and off- campus locations as requested; evening and weekend hours may be required.
Interested in this exciting opportunity? Apply today!
CMU's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. The most up-to-date information on CMU's COVID-19 mitigation requirements can be found here: Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus.
Web Design and Graphic Services
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Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.