Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for a UX/UI Designer and Developer to join the Communications Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. This position is eligible to work remotely or onsite.
The internal working title for this position is Information Systems Associate II, however the final level will be determined commensurate with an individuals education and experience.
Primary UX/UI designer for whoi.edu and other Institutional web efforts using Wordpress
Provide UX/UI design and development support to Research and Administrations web and digital communications efforts
Meet with clients to determine technical requirements
Collaborate closely with WHOIs Web Applications Development team to create themes and plugins in WordPress
Use analysis and reporting to improve user experience
Monitor and investigate SEO issues, live web performance, and determine appropriate resolutions
Create and maintain digital assets, such as interface design files, wireframes, and interactive mockups using Adobe XD, Balsamiq, and Photoshop.
Understand the limitations of our tech stack and nonprofit model and provide technical advice wherever necessary.
Writing/editing skills a plus
As deemed necessary by supervisor
Education & Experience
The UX/UI Designer and Developer must have both a demonstrated artistic/creative ability and a superior knowledge of design and information visualization principles with continuing knowledge of innovations and trends within those fields. The candidate must also have a portfolio of demonstrated skills in front end development with WordPress.
Bachelors Degree in Multimedia Design, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline with 4+ years experience in a related field with several years of relevant experience, or demonstrated competency as an Information Systems Associate I, or significant, progressive independence and skill development at the Information Systems Assistant III or Senior Information Systems Assistant levels or equivalent positions on the other technical ladders, or equivalent work experience in the absence of a formal degree.
4+ years experience as a UX/UI designer.
3+ years experience as a front-end developer.
Expert knowledge of CSS, CSS extension languages (Less, Sass), and CSS preprocessor tools.
Expert knowledge of HTML5 and its best practices.
Proficiency in designing interfaces and building clickable prototypes.
A history of deconstructing user behavior to create an improved experience for users, showcased in the form of blog posts, articles, screencasts, etc.
Proficiency using Git version control.
Extensive experience with the Adobe suite, Balsamiq or similar wireframing software, specifically with mockups, web and email design
Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from peers and clients
Adaptive design eye and skill
Excellent communication skills
No pre-determined physical requirements; all candidates should be encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 2021-1463
About Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's leading, non-profit organization dedicated to ocean science and engineering, exploration and education. Come join a diverse organization whose curiosity, creativity, and commitment help improve the world's understanding of the ocean's importance to the plant and to society. Experience a culture of excellence, dedication, innovation and discovery.Please visit https://careers.whoi.edu for a listing of all of our openings and apply today!