Delvinia – Freelance User Experience Architect

Toronto, ON

Delvinia Interactive Inc. is seeking an energetic and motivated FREELANCE USER EXPERIENCE ARCHITECT to take on a role in our Strategy and Experience Design team. Work would be awarded on a project-by-project basis and begin immediately with the future possibility of full-time employment.

Company

Delvinia Interactive is a leading digital agency, developing, planning and executing high-impact interactive marketing and research solutions. We are dedicated to helping our clients acquire, retain and better understand their customers through the use of digital channels.

Location

Delvinia is located in downtown Toronto.

Job Description

This individual will proactively manage client projects and administrative tasks, will have a customer service mind-set and can ensure that customer concerns are handled in a timely and professional manner. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and facilitating customer insight activities to understand user needs, goals and tasks
  • Developing customer profiles, personas, scenarios and use cases
  • Planning, co-ordinating, and executing formal and informal usability evaluations
  • Establishing business requirements and design priorities:
    • Analyzing existing web interfaces for usability and user experience issues
    • Recommending improvements to content, features and functionality
  • Developing wireframes, prototypes and writing interface design specifications
  • Providing input to project quotes or proposals
  • Participating in team meetings
  • Other duties as assigned
    •  
      • A solid history of supporting experience with strong references
      • Solid visual design and interaction design skills
      • Experience working directly with clients in an agency or consultative setting
      • Ability to analyze client challenges and develop creative solutions
      • Effective communication skills, both orally and written as well as diagrammatic forms
      • Expert knowledge in programs including (but not limited to); MS Office, Visio and Internet browsers
      • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines
      • Detail oriented and a demonstrated commitment to the accuracy and completeness of information with ability to see the big picture
      • Proven interpersonal skills, client relation skills and ability to work in a team environment
      • Creative thinker
      • Positive attitude with a genuine desire to further the business objectives of Delvinia’s clients
      • Able to work flexible hours when requested
      • Desire to join a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
      • Experience working on integrated marketing campaigns
      • Experience architecting and documentation Flash applications
      • 2 to 4 years experience executing customer-centered web solutions
      • University or college education in a related field
      • Salary

        Based upon experience

        Apply

        Please e-mail your resume to: delviniajobs@delvinia.com and reference INFORMATIONARCHITECT in the subject line.

        We thank you for your interest, but only those candidates who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

    • Skills

      The candidate should demonstrate the following:

      Definite Assets and Differentiators

      Experience

RIM – User Interface Designer – 0805216

Mississauga, ON

Research In Motion Limited® (RIM)®  is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the BlackBerry smartphone product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. For more information, visit www.rim.com.

Position Summary

As a User Interface Designer at RIM, the successful candidate will influence the expanding market of Mobile User Interface Design for leading edge technology products. The candidate will also be involved in Mobile Game Development, Interactive / Rich Media Content Development, and actively contribute in taking Mobile Usability and Interactivity into the future.

The successful candidate will have an interest in functional design and an understanding of how to best design and implement graphics for mobile devices. An interest in iconography, communications, the latest design tools/trends and user interaction will also help to ensure success as a UI Designer.

Qualifications

  • Passion for creative design and innovation
  • At least 5 years of Photoshop development knowledge
  • Minor mark-up/coding background is helpful but not a requirement

Portfolio (maximum file size 2MB) required with resume

If you’re driven to take wireless technologies to the next level, it’s time you join the team at RIM. We offer a challenging environment that fosters creativity and rewards excellence. Employees also have use of our award winning BlackBerry!

©2008 Research In Motion Limited.  All rights reserved.  BlackBerry®, RIM®, Research In Motion®, SureType® and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world.

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Building the next Xobni

  xobniXobni is pretty gosh darn cool, it makes Outlook better.

Most new programs you use, ask you to enter more information for tracking purposes.  Applications like Xobni are the way of the future my friends!  I can’t believe more people are not jumping all over ideas like this.  Instead of asking users to track more information, do more work, and try and convince them to enter more data up front in order to provide them with new features and reports, why not let them install an application, that analyzes the data, and then gives you a ton of cool features! – Miquel Carrasco

Adam Smith’s blog that summarizes a lot of the experience over the past 2+ years building and shipping Xobni. His post, “User Bases, Pricing, Revenue and the Value of Users”, is a really solid way to think about how to build a $100 millon company. The post demonstrates the need to deliver value to a group of users (at the posting: “Outlook has 500M users, Skype has 200M users, Thunderbird has 8M users”). Adam walks through some hypothetical numbers to build a $300M company, it is dependent on a freemium model with 1% conversion and a $10/month reoccuring subscription revenue. It’s an interesting model for entrepreneurs and clearly dependent on getting access to a significantly large user base.

Xobni, TinEye, Photosynth all extra extra information from existing data.

The real genius behind Xobni is that they realized that they can give users more information, and allow users to interact in whole new ways with their email, without asking them to track any more information at all! – Miquel Carrasco

Xobni extracts relationships about contacts, your email patterns and other data sources on the web to improve your mail expereience. TinEye uses pixel and region matching to improve image search. Photosynth analyzes collections of photographs and extracts a three-dimensional model and the relationships between light points in each image. The trick is in figuring out “Why do people want what you’re building?”.

How do you build an application like Xobni?

Xobni is an Office for Business Application (OBA). OBA is a way to build applications that use Office apps context for your application. Why use Office for context? There are over 400 million Office users worldwide. There are a large number of enterprise and corporate clients that access Exchange using Outlook. If you’re interested in building an application that improves email and has a significantly large user base to build the necessary revenue model, Outlook and other Office applications are a good starting point. It is a defined market with problems and opportunities for improvement. 

Xobni is an add-in for Microsoft Outlook. It uses a set of custom file system, email analytics, SQLite and custom windows elements. (It’s possible to get SQLite up and running on .NET in 3 minutes). Xobni UI is rendered in a custom task pane in the Outlook client. The application indexes your mail and links to web services (LinkedIn and Facebook). Adding a Custom Task Pane to Outlook is probably the easiest part of building an add-in like Xobni. But it is the starting point for the display and user interaction through Xobni. The starting point is to create a Custom Task Pane and then to access the Object Model to begin indexing and analysis.

But why rebuild Xobni?

Don’t! It’s a better plan to start investigating how to use a customized Office UX for a web application. Email Prioritizer is a Outlook 2007 add-in to help manage email overload. There are a lot of example applications on OBA Central that look like they use Office apps as a browser replacement, which is the wrong way to build a great application. The goal is to enrich the users access to information by integrating web services and additional interpreted data in the user experience, not replace a web form. Document management and  financial data apps that integrate with Word and Excel are probably easier to visualize. But I’d love to see an MS Project integration with Basecamp, Devshop, or Midori (not the other Midori). It’s a  great way to start building enterprise RIAs.

The Tools

 Visual Studio Tools for Office

Additional Reading

 

BlueCat Networks – UI Designer

Toronto, ON

Have you ever wanted to be part of something really exciting?  Work with the brightest talent in the industry?  A place filled with dynamic professionals constantly resetting the standard for leadership and innovation? 

Then this is where you want to be!

BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence Company is a profitable and rapidly growing leading provider of enterprise-class IP Address Management (IPAM) platforms and secure DNS / DHCP network administration appliances. Our award-winning Proteus IPAM platforms and Adonis family of DNS/DHCP appliances are helping meet the rising IP management demands of small-medium enterprises, government, military, financial services, retail and manufacturing organizations worldwide.

UI Designer

The UI Designer will be a driving force in setting new UI standards and paradigms. The success candidate will be passionate about great design, innovative solutions, and intuitive user experiences. As a member of the UXD (User Experience Design) team, the incumbent will work closely with product managers, engineers, and management to visually and creatively take product ideas to concept through wireframes and mockups. This individual needs to be a self-starter who enjoys working in collaborative environments, takes direction and criticism openly, and are able to contribute to the creative spirit of the company.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Concrete understanding of UCD, usability and HCI principles and techniques, especially as related to GUI design for web applications.
  • Amazing analytical skills – ability to identify existing usability challenges. Experience performing heuristic evaluations and usability tests, as well as documenting results and translating the findings into design improvements.
  • Experience in leading the UX-design stages of software development.
  • Ability to work with stakeholders and the Engineering team to gather requirements, help define the overall user experience strategy, create the interaction model, architect effective solutions using wireframes solutions and prototypes, iterate upon them, and then proceed to work with a team to implement the same.
  • Be willing to challenge traditional design thinking and look for new and innovative ways to approach design projects and improve and streamline the user experience

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years experience designing user interfaces for Web and/or collaborative applications
  • Good knowledge of Web standards, the DOM, cross-browser & cross-platform (X)HTML/CSS/AJAX and Tapestry.
  • Information design & navigation systems
  • Application workflow diagramming
  • Wire-framing & schematics
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, and often intense project environment
  • Extreme level of attention to detail

Education

Post-secondary education in Programming, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, or related field.

Salary

Commensurate with experience.

Apply

Email your resume: careers@bluecatnetworks.com

Provoke thought and provide inspiration

mozilla-labs-concept-series

The Aurora project has always intrigued me, a successor to the famed SR-71 Blackbird (though I thought it was designated SR-75 and not SR-91). In a vain of building a next generation experience, the team at Adaptive Path and  Mozilla Labs have partnered to build the Aurora Concept, “a video presenting one possible future user experience for the web”. It’s the second time in recent history where I have been thoroughly impressed with the design process used by the Adaptive Path folks, check out my commentary on the book, Subject to Change, and the Charmr project. The work on the Aurora Concept is a fantastic way to design, prototype and explore future design directions for Firefox and Mozilla and how the web should be built for the next generation of uses.

Part 1 – Exploring shared experiences


Aurora (Part 1) from Adaptive Path on Vimeo.

Part 2 – Exploring mobility


Aurora (Part 2) from Adaptive Path on Vimeo.

Part 3 – Interacting with the physical world


Aurora (Part 3) from Adaptive Path on Vimeo.

Video as a prototyping is not new. Video has been explored by the HCI and design researchers for a long time. In 1992 at Sun, Bruce Tognazzni created the Starfire design prototype. The team at Apple created the Knowledge Navigator in 1987 and Future Shock in 1988. Video is a compelling storytelling medium allowing designers to explore concepts and ideas without having to create functional environments. They are engaging spots that are designed to present a dream to a community in a digestible format.

My favourite part of the Concept Series is the call for participation. It is an open call to designers, developers and others from industry and higher education to get involved and design a vision for the future. The goal is to “bring even more people to the table and provoke thought, facilitate discussion, and inspire future design directions for Firefox, the Mozilla project, and the Web as a whole”.

Concepts may take the form of Ideas, Mockups or Prototypes.

  • Ideas
    It all begins with an idea. A sentence, paragraph, or even bullet-points kick-start the process. Ideas can be simple and non-technical. It should be easy for anyone and everyone to help shape the future of the Web. So throw your notions, inspirations, dreams and visions out to the community.
  • Mockups
    Turn your idea (or someone else’s) into an image, sketch or video. Words are great, but you know what they say about pictures. Mockups offer up a visual and communicate ideas in terms that are just a bit more polished and real. They draw the next person in, tempting them to pick up the concept and run with it.
  • Prototypes
    A prototype is interactive. Feel, touch and play with developing concepts. Prototypes get ideas across by showing off the moving parts. They aren’t always fully functional or pretty, but they’re more than a static image or two. They’re a dress rehearsal of sorts, with minimal programming. Make a prototype in HTML, Flash, or whatever puts things into action.

If I was a student designer looking for a design project to consider for my final year project I would think seriously about participating in the Concept Series or the Imagine Cup.

Geosoft – User Interface Designer

Toronto, ON

The primary responsibility for this position is the design of all human – computer interfaces and workflows on both Geosoft desktop applications and server-based solutions. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design user interfaces for user models, workflows, and dialogs for new and existing Geosoft products and features.
  • Develop high level and/or detailed storyboards, mockups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
  • Assist in the creation of graphical elements to support implementation of the final user interface design.
  • Team up with subject matter experts to create designs that offer a natural user experience.
  • Work closely with software engineers and product managers throughout all stages of the product life cycle.
  • Be constructively involved in the test phases of software products.
  • Collaborate with the technical writing team to make technical communication around your designs as effective as your designs.
  • Work with product managers to enhance your knowledge of new and existing Geosoft market sectors through client visits, attending user seminars, and conferences.
  • Keep current on new and emerging UI technologies and concepts through on-going study, personal learning, and memberships in professional associations.
  • Work within the R&D department to continually improve the development process methodology.

Other Job Information

This position is located in downtown Toronto.  Up to 10% international travel may be required.

Job Specifications

Education and Work Experience

  • You have experience designing technical user interfaces, and can demonstrate success.  We are looking for between one and five years experience in this field.
  • A degree is required, preferably in Design, Human-Computer Interaction or other related discipline.
  • A background or degree in an earth-science discipline, such as geology, geophysics, geochemistry, or geography an asset.
  • Experience with Geosoft and/or the resource exploration industry is definitely an asset.
  • A membership in a human-computer association or special-interest group is a plus.

Knowledge and Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of a UI prototyping environment would be an asset.
  • Skills with Visual Studio and a .NET development environment with a UI perspective is an asset.

Professional Competencies

  • You are a critical and creative thinker with an excellent sense of good design, a strong technical background, and a passion for making things better.
  • You can handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, results-oriented, dynamic environment.
  • You want to have a real impact on the working lives of thousands of professionals who use your designs.
  • You enjoy working with people, understanding their reactions, and creating outcomes that benefit all.  This includes clients and members of your team.
  • You pay attention to details, but are also flexible, open-minded, and pragmatic.
  • You are a superb communicator and listener.

Apply

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates must be authorized to work in Canada.

Please send your CV and cover letter by email to jobs@geosoft.com with the subject header UI Designer.

Closing date for applications:  September 2, 2008.

About Geosoft

Established in 1986, Geosoft stands for integrity and best practice in earth science mapping and exploration technology.  Today, Geosoft software is helping to simplify geospatial data access and analysis for improved understanding, knowledge development and business decision-making in industries such as mineral exploration, oil and gas, government, and in environmental investigations and UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) detection.

The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in the United States, South America, Europe, South Africa, and Australia.  Geosoft’s partner network provides additional coverage throughout the United States and across the globe, in Russia, India, and China.  Geosoft provides a quality work environment that is informal but professional, friendly and supportive.  The company is employee-owned and has strong living-company principles, which have led to consistent and profitable growth for over 20 years.   

For more information on working at Geosoft, please see the Careers page of our website at www.geosoft.com.

Ice.com – Director of Experience

Montreal, QC

Here are some of the things the director of experience will be responsible for.

  • Manage the Site Team and ensure its performance in line with the company goals (increased customer satisfaction, optimized usability, increased conversion rates).
  • Ensure the execution of the daily, weekly and monthly Site production calendar.
  • Understand the content management processes and systems and ensure its efficiency.
  • Understanding of web-site optimization strategies and techniques while being the customer advocate and asking how will the customer react to this change on the site……
  • Proficiency in web analytics and leveraging the data to affect improvements in site design.
  • Propose new processes to improve the management of the sites.
  • Understand the structure of the company’s Web Sites and make sound recommendations to improve functionality and usability.
  • Work with the Marketing Team to develop the usability and functionality wireframe of the campaign landing pages and make recommendations on existing ones.
  • Partner with the Marketing Managers to create actionable, relevant and measurable tests to improve key web metrics on target pages or specific conversion paths.
  • Collaborate with the IS Department toward implementing new Site initiatives.
  • Work with the ice SEO team to implement all the new initiatives.
  • Provide actionable results and recommendations to the senior management on how to achieve goals and improve online results and conversion rates.
  • Detect, analyze and improve performance on specific problem areas and track changes.
  • Assist Marketing Director with site related initiatives.
  • Stay informed of new Internet technologies and changes in existing technologies with a keen eye on how to leverage them to add value to the business.

Apply

Email your resume to shmuel@ice.com

LearnHub: Social View of Learning

learnhubSaw on TechCrunch this week that John, Gosia and team had redeisgned the home page of LearnHub. Congratulations!

LearnHub is the evolution of Nuvvo. It’s a set of online tools designed to make learning fun and engaging for students, and easy and effective for teachers. It’s built on new technology, Nuvvo was built on a Java stack using Hibernate and Struts. LearnHub is build on the Ruby stack using Rails. It also represents an evolution in understanding of how important communities and interaction are in the learning process.

“We participate, therefore we are”

What is the social view of learning? Joshua Porter summaries very nicely,

The mere threat of social interaction changes our behavior…if you know your work is going to be put on public display, you’ll be much more motivated to make it good.

John Seely Brown presents Learn 2.0 as a shift from a view where knowledge is something that can be transferred to students. To a view where it is the social interactions and activities that help support the learning of content.

“This perspective shifts the focus of our attention from the content of a subject to the learning activities and human interactions around which that content is situated. This perspective also helps to explain the effectiveness of study groups. Students in these groups can ask questions to clarify areas of uncertainty or confusion, can improve their grasp of the material by hearing the answers to questions from fellow students, and perhaps most powerfully, can take on the role of teacher to help other group members benefit from their understanding (one of the best ways to learn something is, after all, to teach it to others).” – John Seely Brown [Minds on Fire – PDF]

LearnHub supports a set of social activities. Including blogging, comments, quizzes, tutoring, testing, and a reputation system. The reputation system provides a mechanism for students to evaluate teachers, the input and tutoring advice of other students, and generally create a public mechanism for building trust amongst the participants. The combination of using a socially motivated reward system, i.e., reputation, along with participatory social tools seems like a fantastic start for successful social learning communities. Coupled with the lessons from Nuvvo about how to build efficient course management tools, it sets LearnHub up to be a competitive player.

Quick Analysis

Management Team

The management team consists of Malgosia Green, John Green and Michelle Caers. The team is relatively inexperienced, but looks like a strong young team. Recent experiences building a succesful acquisition in Silicon Valley and lessons learned from a failed attempt at Nuvvo, should provide a strong basis for keeping LearnHub’s product development and business development on track.

Market

Bersin & Associates estimates the LMS market in 2006 at approximately $480 million/year and growing at 26% per year. March 2008 post shows the market at over $700 million with a strong focus on Web 2.0 and participatory tools as a important focus for vendors. There is a strong market for LMS solutions in India where there is a good mix of public and private sector adoption of learning management tools, there is a strong educational market with a strong group of private universities that account for 90% of the educational spend.

Product

The LearnHub product offering shows the experience of having build Nuvvo. The learning management tools included for teachers are comparable to those included with Moodle and Blackboard: courses, lessons, polls, quizzes, tests, student management, multimedia instruction, etc. The advantage for LearnHub is the participatory nature of the product is not bolted on after the fact. The LearnHub tools appear to be built around social learning. The integration of a reputation system that leverages many of the standard social design patterns, allows LearnHub to build tools for educators around a participatory community that supports individual learners improving the learning experience. The reputation system combined with the focus on easy-to-use instructor and participant experiences really set LearnHub apart from their enterprise competitors.

Business Model

There are still some open questions about the business model. The current model appears on the surface to be advertising based, there are Google Adsense on each pages, and larger educational institution brand advertising. With an investor like Educomp, there is bound to be additional business models brewing.

Strategic Relationships

The investment and strategic relationship with Educomp places LearnHub in a very good spot. Educomp is a large Indian educational technology provider with a strong presence the K-12 market in India. This is a strength for Savvica.

Competition

There are 2 leaders in the LMS space with the closed source Blackboard/WebCT offering, and the open-sourced Moodle. Moodle offers individual professors and instructors a great course management system, but it is missing many of the features and functionality necessary to run an institution. Blackboard is the 800 pound gorilla in North America and has recently added managed hosting and community features.

Barriers to Entry

Much of the barriers to entry analysis requires looking at information dependent on details of the business model, marketing plan, and a better understanding of the relationship with LearnHub’s investor Educomp. The barriers to entry in the LMS market appear to be related to existing vertical integration and key agreements in the educational market.

  • Globalisation
    My thought here is that the partnership with Educomp provides rapid access into the larger local Indian educational market. And that the size of this market will allow LearnHub to be able to adjust the tools for use in other English speaking markets.
  • Customer loyalty
    LearnHub is building tools that people enjoy using. And is trying to build a community around learning that allows students to eventually become teachers. Customer loyalty and community liveliness are metrics that can be track as LearnHub develops. First steps include their agile, human-centered design and development process.
  • Network effect
    There are strong network effects that are dependent on finding the right instructors, institutions and courses. Content is still king, and with the right participatory model surrounding the content LearnHub is set to build a vibrant community that replenishes the content but also improves the learning experience.
  • Sunk costs
    It’s pretty easy, once you get your courses and material entered into the system there is a huge cost to move them to another provider. Getting the right content and instructors is key to leverage the learning tools and community tools.
  • Research and development
    Let’s just assume that LearnHub continues to be out in front of the R&F curve. Leveraging an existing community and layering in new tools and techniques as they are discovered, invented or evaluated for effectiveness.

One key barrier that is difficult to assess from the outside is the one of intellectual property. Much of the LearnHub system is public, and many of the social design patterns are freely available an published by others (see Yahoo’s Reputation Design Patterns). It will be interesting to see how quickly existing LMS providers adopt social tools, Blackboard has a Community System but appears to be offering this as enterprise software to educational institutions to deploy. Missing the internal insight it’s very difficult to assess the intellectual property protections. In my search of the US Patent Office, I could not find any filings related to Savvica or LearnHub.

Summary

The experience in Silicon Valley appears to have prepared John & Gosia in building a solid business plan around an existing problem with key differentiators in the community tools for elearning. There are a few open questions around a business model that allows LearnHub to generate significant revenues, and the barrirers to entry for a competitor. However, the investment by Educomp and the existing Educomp salesforce and business development efforts lends significant credibility to the LearnHub efforts. LearnHub is building tools that are leading the social learning trend and have strong investment and business development relationships in India.

Savvica, the company that makes LearnHub, is hiring.

TinEye

I am impressed with the progress that Leila, Paul and gang at Idée Inc. are making on TinEye. Yesterday, they released an IE browser plugin for TinEye. This follows their Firefox plugin and nicely rounds out the offering.

tineye-plugin

TinEye is a visual search solution. It allows you to find the web pages where an image appears.

tineye-ieOne example is you’re looking at purchasing a stock image to use on your homepage, and iStockPhoto.com says the image has been download 11,337 times, but you want to know where it appears online. You can use TinEye to find where the image has appeared. Check out what Rick has to say about the power of TinEye.

Lessons for you? Suck up to Leila and Paul. Check out the software they are building and run a check on the stock photography you are using; you never know who else is doing the same voodoo as you.

Voodoo! TinEye is like speculative fiction, that is, it meets Clarke’s Third Law.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Idee has built a great base technology for doing visual search in very large image collections. They have built a strong business around image and video monitoring. You can think of this services as a compliance and monitoring service. They help clients by providing right management and tracking. The monitoring reports provide clients a snapshot of where their images have appeared. The reports are used to automate editorial photo sales, perform competitive analysis, and copyright monitoring of collections.

Idée monitors and actively tracks millions of clients images and can identify where their clients images have been used in both print publications and the internet. They are the only company in the world to do this. Their image recognition system analyzes each client’s images and creates a digital fingerprint for each image and compares it to images scanned from publications and crawled from the Internet. The image matches found for their clients can be partial image matches as well. This means that a person appearing in one image, and then reappearing in another image but with a different background, will be found by Idée. – Jevon MacDonald on StarupNorth

TinEye is a diversification of the existing Idée technologies. Leila and Paul are trying to figure out the power of visual search.

Level Platforms – UI Developer

Full-Time Position – Ottawa, ON

Level Platforms Inc. (LPI) seeks an experienced and hands-on full time UI  Developer. You will architect web pages and code these pages as HTML/XHTML/CSS templates and associated Javascript/ AJAX. You will perform analysis, design, documentation, implementation and unit testing as part of the software development lifecycle. You will provide on-going support and enhancements. You will be a part of the UI development team working with new Web 2.0 technologies as well as enterprise-class ASP.net.

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the full life-cycle development of the front end from a technical perspective from requirements phase through the QA phase.
  • Responsible for the technical design, coding and unit testing of GUI related features and functionality.
  • Required to create design specifications for all feature implementations as well as document code.
  • A tireless advocate for the user: both in terms of valued functionality, and usability.

Skills, Abilities and Qualifications

  • College/University degree or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of professional development experience
  • Expert hands-on knowledge of HTML, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, XML
  • Experience developing Web 2.0/AJAX based applications
  • Experience in ASP.Net & C#
  • Familiarity with relational databases and SQL
  • Experience translating wireframes / UI sketches into flexible and usable code templates
  • Adherence to web standards
  • Knowledge of developing cross platform/browser compatibility for dynamic web applications
  • Graphic and layout sensibility
  • Ability to manage and coordinate work flow and handle multiple assignments
  • Have a passion for usability
  • Excellent problem solving/debugging skills
  • Team player and work well in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral

To Apply

If you have what it takes to be successful in this position, please send your CV’s (Word or PDF) to hr@levelplatforms.com.