Web UI Engineer

Location: New York, NY

Type: Contracted to Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

JOB OVERVIEW

Are you a Web UI Engineer with a solid combination of HTML/CSS & JavaScript?  Do you have passion for the visual aspects of building a great app in HTML and CSS?  Are you hard working, deadline oriented and a fast learner?  If this describes you, DirectNorth needs to hear from you ASAP!  We are looking for an Engineer that demonstrates clear potential, passion, communication skills, and a great cultural fit!  Our client is exploring the boundaries of what's possible with client-side technology, particularly with Angular.js and Phonegap/Cordova while working with data visualization with D3.js and Highcharts.  This opportunity is for an accomplished engineer who enjoys working with interfaces and related technology.  This is a really exciting chance to experiment with the latest and greatest tools, without being stuck in a legacy codebase, or spending much time worrying about cross-browser issues. This organization is growing fast, so there's lots of opportunity to stake out a specialty, and grow yourself rapidly within the organization.  And after a couple projects, it's possible to handle the requirements-gathering and client relationship for your projects, if that suits you. Great combination of the stability and resources of a big company, with the velocity and flexibility of a startup.  Contribution to open-source projects and community organizations is strongly encouraged.

Responsibilities

  • Create world-class, user-centered interfaces for prototypes and full implementations;
  • Translate business requirements into use cases and high-level customer experience requirements;
  • Design the UI architecture, interface, and interaction flow of new web and mobile applications;
  • Assist with conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, and prototypes;
  • Rapidly implement browser-based prototype applications using the stack of your choice.

Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience as a UI developer/engineer;
  • Nimbleness; the ability to turn around prototypes quickly in an iterative environment;
  • Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design;
  • Some knowledge of user-centered design methodologies, usability principles and the ability to provide detailed specifications, mockups/prototypes, and style guides;
  • An available portfolio or samples of work demonstrating engineering chops and user-centered design solutions;
  • Experience designing user experiences for web, mobile, desktop or connected devices;
  • The ability to prototype in HTML/CSS, JavaScript;
  • Proficiency with web and mobile standards.
  • Some proficiency with Photoshop & Illustrator
  • The ability to scope development work accurately and prioritize work items appropriately;
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment;
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills;

 

ABOUT DIRECTNORTH

DirectNorth is the next generation enterprise technology services firm. We are looking to expand our enterprise integration team and are looking for technologists that truly enjoy the craft of developing software, as well as solving big enterprise problems.
We are the enterprise professional service leaders here in the North East and have been growing significantly during the past several years. We are not a headhunter or software development "body shop". We work with Fortune 500 companies and a range of start-ups using the next generation open source software platforms, development techniques, methodologies and delivery process. We have a team of integration and development professionals with backgrounds ranging from large finance companies, McKinsey & Company, custom software development houses and Silicon Valley start-ups.
If you are looking to work with group of smart technology professionals and take your skills and career to the next level we should talk.

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