Softchoice – Web Interface Designer

Softchoice Corporation is a runaway hit. Softchoice makes it simple for businesses across North America to select, acquire and manage software and hardware resources. As the fastest growing reseller in the US and #1 in Canada, our dedication to providing the best selection of products to our customers is stronger than ever. Our partnerships with 4000+ software and hardware vendors (including Microsoft, IBM, HP and 3Com) enables us to be a single source solution for our small, medium and large business clients. For our employees, we provide a progressive and tech savvy workplace suited to ambitious and passionate people

We have an immediate opportunity for a creative, driven and user experience focused Web Interface Designer/Developer to join our e-Business team at our International Headquarters in Toronto.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Interface Development, you will manage the development, design and maintenance of our Website. You will work as a critical member of a team dedicated to ensuring our Websites meets the highest quality and content standards. This is a great opportunity to be part of an innovative Business-to-Business e-Commerce team.

  • Candidates will be required to demonstrate a portfolio of work and sample URLs.

The Interface Designer/Developer is responsible for leading the intelligent interface design and implementation of the user experience in an e-Commerce environment. Your expertise in site structure and content management will be critical in the optimization of Web applications for maintenance and quality. Your passion for e-Commerce and process and design innovation will contribute to shaping our Web vision today and into the future.

  • Design and build Web interfaces
  • Combine design theory and take into consideration content, navigational structure and usability issues to continually optimize the user experience
  • Innovate and build-on the existing Web template architecture
  • Author application logic to implement client side functionality in multi-tier applications
  • Work closely with members of the team to implement and optimize rich media and dynamic Web experiences
  • Design graphics using Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash and demonstrate an understanding of client side tools such as Java Script and HTML
  • Develop Web pages and templates using CSS, xHTML, XML in Dreamweaver
  • Assist in the development of requirements and specifications documentation
  • Deliver project assignments on time, within budget, and with a high level of quality
  • Able to edit content and establish content guidelines
  • Work with the team to determine browser or other client side technology recommendations, execution and QA
  • Proficient in Website interface design/development in a digital production environment using Photoshop and Illustrator (minimum of 2 years experience)
  • Proficient user of Dreamweaver
  • Extensive knowledge of ASP, Advanced xHTML, CSS (ability to hand code a must), JavaScript, JSP, and DHTML
  • Familiar with accessibility standards
  • Intermediate expertise developing in Shockwave, Flash, SMIL, Real Audio/Video and other rich media applications and protocols (minimum of 1 year experience)
  • Knowledge of Macintosh and Windows operating systems and associated browser standards, applications and utilities
  • Experience with content management systems and search engine optimization
  • Able to author requirements, specifications and related documents; experience working within full life cycle Web projects
  • Able to work well under pressure in a task/module oriented project team environment
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Copywriting experience and French language skills are assets
  • Proficiency employing version control, issue tracking, and build/release management

Graphic design experience or formal training is an asset. Students of a new media degree program preferred, but candidates from other disciplines/programs will be considered.

Softchoice offers a great blend. Enjoy the benefits and an environment that are important to you:

  • Our health benefits are competitive, including medical, vision and dental
  • Our employees work in a comfortable, progressive and friendly environment
  • Career progression is based on merit not tenure

Learn more about what’s happening at Softchoice, please visit our website at www.softchoice.com

We thank you in advance for your application!

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