Front End UI/UX Developer

at River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester (view profile)
Location Rochester, NY, New York
Date Posted September 16, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $55,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary



SUPERVISOR: Assistant Dean, Digital & Research Strategies

DEPARTMENT:  Information Discovery Team

STATUS:  Full-time



The River Campus Libraries (RCL) seeks a creative and collaborative UI/UX Designer to join the Digital & Research Strategies portfolio. The incumbent will lead front-end development of the library’s web presence and web apps, as well as contribute design, development, and prototyping expertise to online exhibits, research applications, AR/VR projects, wayfinding, and digital signage. Reporting to the Assistant Dean, Digital & Research Strategies, the successful candidate will leverage deep knowledge of Drupal development with a focus on theming, alongside skills in user experience design, to create transformative and engaging digital tools, services, and experiences.




Front-End Development 40%

  • Develop and implement mobile-first, performant, user-centered web experiences in Drupal
  • Apply best practices in responsive design, usability, and accessibility
  • Continuously improve user interfaces and interactive experiences for library websites and digital projects
  • Implement modern SASS/CSS to ensure cross-device and cross-browser compatibility
  • Participate in the design of software platform architecture and databases
  • Leverage reporting and analytics to improve design and user experience


UI/UX Design 35%

  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes to communicate design ideas to stakeholders and support project planning
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging UI design concepts, standards, and best practices
  • Illustrate design ideas by leveraging wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, and site maps
  • Design graphic user interface elements like menus, controls, and other visual elements in alignment with University standards and guidelines
  • Champion user-centered interaction models
  • Collaborate on user research and user testing for RCL’s web presences and web apps


Professional Development 15%

  • Remain current on changes and developments within the Drupal content management system
  • Explore new trends in user experience, interface design, programming and development
  • Prototype new tools and run pilot projects to test new technologies
  • Participate in professional networks and organizations to expand knowledge base and share our work with a broader community


 Miscellaneous Duties: 10%

  • Maintain currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures
  • Participate in and contribute towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events
  • Maintain professional collaborations with River Campus Libraries colleagues and university constituencies
  • Perform other duties as assigned





  • Bachelor’s degree plus 1+ years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Portfolio highlighting multiple projects and your direct contributions
  • Experience applying user-centered philosophies and/or interaction design best practices
  • Experience with Drupal theming and Twig
  • Knowledge of HTML5, SASS/CSS, JavaScript, PHP, with strong understanding of DOM
  • Familiarity with debugging tools (Firebug, Chrome inspector)
  • Working knowledge of version control software (GIT)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and engage with stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with a high degree of accountability
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Familiarity with WCAG 2.0 and 508 Accessibility guidelines



  • Background in user interface design, user experience, and/or computer science
  • Experience with theming in both Drupal 7 and 8, including creating subthemes
  • Experience with design software (Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Cloud)
  • Knowledge of modern front-end frameworks (React, Angular, Vue, Foundation)
  • Familiarity with other major CMS and MVC frameworks (WordPress, Omeka, Django)
  • Familiarity with multiple development stacks (LAMP, MERN)
  • Experience with project/ticket management software (JIRA)
  • Comfortable working in a Unix environment
  • Familiarity with game engines (Unity, Unreal)
  • Experience designing for native mobile applications
  • Familiarity with package management tools (Yarn, NPM)


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