Habanero – Web Site and Web Application Designer

Habañero Consulting Group is looking to add an experienced, talented Web Site and Web Application Designer to our User Experience team. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, and have a strong service ethic. A user-centric design philosophy is also required, including an understanding what that means in practical terms.

Responsibilities

  • Design intuitive, engaging web sites, portals, and web applications;
  • Work creatively within client budget and time constraints;
  • Be responsive to client needs. Fit in well with our culture of customer service;
  • Inspire others with your knowledge and commitment to design – colour theory, typography, storyboarding and layout principles;
  • Educate clients on design and usability best practices;
  • Balance business needs with creative expectations and user experience goals; and
  • Help build the Habañero brand and act as an advocate for the company.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in web, Intranet or web application design;
  • An impressive design portfolio, including a wide variety of client types and projects;
  • Extremely strong hand coding HTML and CSS skills;
  • An appreciation of the holistic nature of the user experience;
  • An understanding of how to develop web products across multiple browsers and operating systems;
  • Experience working with template-based content management systems or portal products;
  • Extraordinary customer service and communication skills;
  • Usability testing experience; and
  • A university or college degree (communications, fine arts or a related discipline preferred).

Nice-to-have Skills and Experience

  • XML / XSL;
  • JavaScript;
  • Flash;
  • Identity and brand creation;
  • Icon design; and
  • Information architecture.

Attributes

  • Willing to learn and develop new creative and technical skills;
  • Desire to share skills and to teach others;
  • Open and honest communicator and collaborator;
  • Gracefully accepts critique;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Sense of humor; and
  • Self-directed: Takes personal ownership of timelines and budgets and follows through.

Applicants should expect a thorough interview process, including testing and comprehensive reference conversations.

Apply by sending your resume to: careers@habaneros.com In the subject of your e-mail, be sure to include the position that you are applying for. For this role the subject would be “Web Site and Web Application Designer”.