Senior UX Designer / UI Developer

Location: Denver, CO

Benefits Offered: Competitive salary; paid vacation/holidays; medical, dental, life and vision plans; 401K plan with match; flexible work environment

Employment Type: Full-Time

Are you a Senior UX Designer / UI Developer with strong design skills and extraordinary JavaScript experience, particularly with AngularJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, ReactJS, and DurandalJS, looking for a phenomenal and exciting opportunity at a technical agency? Do you thrive in a fast paced, technology-driven environment? Are you interested in leading a UX/UI development practice for BlueModus that includes working with top design agency partners around the world, while leading a small team of independent front end developers / UI contractors? If so, then BlueModus is the place for you!

We are targeting a highly-motivated Senior UX Designer / UI Developer to join a high-performance and innovative team. This person must be a strong contributor with a high-quality mindset, able to adapt quickly to leverage emerging technologies, and able to utilize his/her demonstrable experience and dedication to ensure that our customers are delighted. The Senior UX Designer / UI Developer will be working closely with peers as part of an agile team, where collaboration is key.
 

What You Will Be Doing:

You will be responsible for billable client consulting that includes the design, production, modification, and maintenance of our client’s website and web application UI. You will work closely with UI/UX Designers at our agency partners on some projects, while directly creating the design for clients on others. Additionally, you will work with Solution Leads at BlueModus to bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works. This includes:

  • Designing and developing new user-facing features
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensuring the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimizing application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assuring that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end team for development
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders


What You Need:

  • Previous experience designing and developing websites and microsites

  • A portfolio showcasing strong abilities in producing creative concepts, layout, typography and user interface design

  • Knowledge of UX principles, web/mobile standards and ability to design for them

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and other visual design and wire-framing tools

  • Experience with prototyping tools such as Axure, Balsamiq, OnmiGraffle, InVision, Sketch, and UX Pin

  • Ability to adhere to client graphic standards and brand guidelines as well as the ability to help define design and brand guidelines as needed

  • Proficient with web markup, including HTML5, CSS3

  • Understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS

  • Experience with client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery

  • Experience with advanced JavaScript libraries and frameworks, such as AngularJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, ReactJS, and DurandalJS

  • Understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX

  • Experience with image authoring tools such as Gimp or Photoshop for making small adjustments to UI/UX Designer delivered finished resources

  • Experience resolving cross-browser compatibility issues

  • Strong testing ethic

  • Understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git, Mercurial or SVN

  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that applications will adhere to them

 

What We’d Like To Find:

  • A genuine passion for interface design and interaction with a strong attention to detail

  • Fun, enthusiastic, and dynamic personality

  • Motivated and self-driven to stay abreast of current design and technology trends

  • Someone with leadership skills who wants to grow a practice/team

  • Agile/lean development experience

  • Collaborative in an agency environment and able to work under deadlines and with cross-disciplinary teams

  • Talented front end guru with stellar JavaScript skills and experience with Angular, Knockout, Backbone, React, or Durandal

  • Bootstrap experience preferred

  • Agency or digital project experience preferred

  • Kentico, Sitecore, Veeva, or CMS experience preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in a visual design field preferred

 

About BlueModus:

BlueModus® is a technology agency with over 15 years’ experience serving marketers and technologists of all types. Our office is in the historic brick Denver City Cable Railway Building located at 18th Street and Lawrence Street where blue jeans, ping-pong, and digital technology are the stuff of daily life.