Careers at Virginia Tech

User Experience/Interface Developer

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Executive VP & Chief Oper Officer
Department: Business & Management Systems
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, Fully Remote
Categories: Information Systems / Technology, Visual Arts/Design/Creative Technologies

Job Description

The User Experience/Interface Developer has a hybrid set of skills between that of a Front-End Developer and a User Experience Designer. This position must be able to identify end user goals and work to develop interfaces that meet the identified goals. Working alongside a small team of multidisciplinary designers and developers, this position must be able to create and work through UX wireframing and prototyping, information architecture, and front-end development tasks. The User Experience/Interface Developer will be developing systems that require complex user interaction and accessible, responsive interfaces that adhere to brand standards. This role works closely with our development team to ensure proper technologies and best-practices are in place and with our UX team to deliver an optimal user experience. The User Experience/Interface Developer will develop front end interfaces to support the business process needs for the President, EVPCOO, and Executive VP and Provost senior management areas and supported offices. The User Experience/Interface Developer will report to the Assistant Director of User Experience Design.

Position Responsibilities:
• Business analysis, engaging with stakeholders and supported offices to evaluate and improve university processes, systems, and services
• Designs, develops, and implements web-based interfaces
• Creates wireframe prototypes for proposed solutions
• Helps implement cost-effective technology solutions by determining requirements and communicating them to stakeholders
• Develops consultative relationships with user base to assist with process work that advances their organizational objectives
• Functions as a member of a team of developers and designers who typically work on multiple projects simultaneously while utilizing various technologies
• Develops well documented front-end code in appropriate development environments
• Works iteratively with users to refine the design deliverable during development process
• Gathers system requirements per user interviews and produces project plans for design and development
• Provides technical training and guidance to users and appropriate other staff as needed

Workplace Arrangement 


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, or similar field of study
• Demonstrated experience working on a User Experience Design team
• Ability to identify user needs, design business solutions, and communicate complex concepts
• Strong knowledge of information architecture, interaction design, user centered design, and
accessibility best practices
• Experience leading design team(s) through project planning and setting deliverable timelines
• Experience in creating visual designs, sketches, wireframes, lo- to hi-fidelity prototypes, design specifications, and other design documents such as process flows and site maps
• Thorough knowledge and demonstrated experience conducting primary and secondary user-research methods including user-interviews and user testing, and applying those insights to persona’s user stories
• Experience programming with a variety of computer languages such as Visual Basic, PHP, C#, C++, ASP, .NET, and SQL
• Experience in front end development using Microsoft development technologies, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
• Familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field
• Experience with code management tools such as Azure Dev Ops
• Experience with bootstrap or similar responsive CSS frameworks
• Experience with agile development methodologies
• Accessibility certifications

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Salary Range of $70,000-$78,000

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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