PostRank – UI/UX Designer

Waterloo, ON

Details from http://jobs.postrank.com/jobs/384-ux-ui-designer

AideRSS/PostRank is looking for a creative UX/UI designer to continue to build the company’s brand online and offline in the area of social media measurement. We offer a casual work environment, great location, competitive salary and a chance to hone your craft on state-of-the-art technology.

You will need to maintain the existing UI applications, as well as help define the information architecture and design of our upcoming tools and features. Apart from the implementation of the UI, you will also be responsible for helping drive graphical and interaction design. This is an innovation-rich technical leadership role, with the opportunity to influence the rest of the development team.

Requirements

  • Working knowledge of Photoshop / Corel / Illustrator, or parallel tools
  • Expert (X)HTML/CSS skills, with hands on knowledge of silly browser quirks
  • Proficiency in web-oriented JavaScript / AJAX / JQuery
  • Solid understanding of the graphical and interaction design aspects of UI development
  • Experience with usability testing, research and web analytics
  • Excellent understanding of programming fundamentals
  • Strong communication skills are essential
  • Portfolio of work and past projects

The following skills will be considered a plus:

  • Hands on experience with Rails
  • Hands on experience with JQuery
  • Ability to work well in a high tech start-up environment
  • You’re smart, quick out of the gate, thrive with strong colleagues and know how to get stuff done
  • An up to date blog

About AideRSS

AideRSS is a well-funded startup based in Waterloo, ON that develops innovative social media measurement tools for content publishers and to help readers find and Read What Matters.

We practice a Scrum/eXtreme Programming based agile development methodology. As such our environment is more collaborative than most, focusing on teamwork, constant feedback and informal communication. We primarily use open-source software, and believe in contributing back to the community.

Interested? We only hire the best. If this sounds like you then please send your resume and an email explaining why you are the right person for the job directly to jobs@aiderss.com.

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Blast Radius – Interface Dev Lead

Toronto, ON

Description

At Blast Radius, we are inspired by a vision of strategy, technology and design working in harmony to create innovative, profitable experiences. We’ve won awards for our work, for the way we manage our company and for the way we treat our employees, but our greatest reward is the growing list of global brands who turn to us time and time again for results they can count on.

Position Objective

The Interface Development Lead provides day to day ID leadership to the Blast Radius account teams and is responsible for the ID deliverables for the assigned accounts. In addition, this role provides on-the-job coaching, mentoring and training to some of the ID team. This role combines 30% non-chargeable responsibilities (which include the career management for some of the ID team, recruiting involvement, conducting project based reviews and collaborating on pitches) and 70% chargeable responsibilities working on client projects.

Responsibilities

  • Act as a mentor, coach and leader to some of the members within the ID group, who are assigned to account teams which you are providing leadership.
  • Review Interface Development projects delivered to clients regularly to ensure accuracy and overall success.
  • Act as the Account Team Leader when delivering on client and internal projects on an as needed basis.
  • Identify emerging web technologies with potential application for website user interface and functionality development.
  • Collaborate with Creative Directors and other members of the User
    Experience team to ensure consistency with the project’s overall goals and the client’s expectations
  • Write semantic, standards-compliant, and cross-browser compatible XHTML and CSS without use of a WYSIWYG editor.
  • Write or repurpose advanced JavaScript solutions.
  • Design in Flash (drawing tools, timeline animation) at an intermediate level.
  • Develop Flash applications with Action Script at an intermediate to
    advanced level.
  • Work collaboratively with other project team members, including those from Creative, Technology, and Quality Assurance.
  • Responsible for completing performance reviews, recruiting and retaining employees and assisting in career development for those on your assigned client accounts
  • Communicate the Blast Radius’ vision throughout the organization, with direct accountability for one business area.
  • Participate in Blast Radius internal events such as social events,
    workshops, etc.
  • Define and enforce best practice methodologies.

Skills/Experience

  • A mind blowing personal website that demonstrates technical and creative flair
  • A related New Media Diploma from an established school
  • At least 7 years of web agency experience.
  • Expertise with web standards, XHTML, XML, Flash, CSS, JavaScript,
    ActionScript, and related interface development technologies.
  • Knowledge of application development, project management, creative processes, and business management.
  • Minimum of two years of experience providing coaching, mentorship and management
  • Strong communication, motivation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Related diploma or degree and/or equivalent experience.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit the careers section of our website:
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA7/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BLASTRADIUS&cws=1&rid=259

Website: www.blastradius.com