University of Colorado Senior UI/UX Developer in Boulder, Colorado

Senior UI/UX Developer

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

Be a part of CU Boulder’s Online Initiative to catalyze a campus transformation in digital and online education and seize a leading position in digital education. Join us and be part of creating a structure for continual innovation and program development in the online sphere. To learn more, go to:CU Regents Approve Online Initiative

Our goals include, among other campus-wide objectives:

  • Creation of at least four massive and automated, for-credit, online degrees or certificates

  • The ability to offer at least 10% of all main campus courses directly online, leading to online degrees.

In this role, you will be responsible for designing accessible and integrated web sites and mobile applications for our Online Education Initiative.

The ideal candidate will provide a creative spirit, a passion for cutting edge design, technical expertise, proven credentials, a love for teamwork and a desire to create an impact.

Who We Are

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is a dynamic organization, filled with energetic staff and students who aim to serve the campus and contribute to student success while supporting the University’s academic, research and service missions. We’re located in the heart of the beautiful CU Boulder campus. See what OIT is all about by watching our This is OIT video.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Design UX/UI and Prototype

Gather and analyze UX data to create personas, scenarios, maps, user journeys and other deliverables needed for great customer experiences. Quickly identify and develop the appropriate levels of design, including low-fidelity sketches, wireframes, and prototypes in HTML and CSS. Lead collaborative design sessions for idea generation, including sketching & critiques, lightning demos, user testing and evaluations. Build real, interactive representations for a subset of your ideas.

Socialize prototypes to all levels in the organization, senior management to student interns, for feedback.

Discover the voice of the customer (obtained via user data, a/b tests, interviews, surveys) throughout the project cycle; continually test, measure, and improve. Collaborate with teams of other Designers, Researchers, Engineers, Subject Matter Experts, and Product Managers throughout the design process. Produce quality design that accurately reflect a visual design language and brand guideline.

Organize a style guide with templates and approved interface components such as interactive, visual, and copy elements. Use interactions with students and faculty to to gain a better understanding of the audience, topics they care about, interests and emotions to inform a UX strategy relevant to the users.

Design for accessibility: ensure web pages and mobile apps are usable by people of all abilities and disabilities.

Work with the QA team for defect resolution.

Participate in design reviews to maintain consistency across multiple applications and guarantee adherence to requirements and standards.

What You Should Know

This is a 2-year appointment. While it may easily be the case that this appointment becomes ongoing, for the present we have dedicated funds only for the first 2 years.

What We Can Offer

Base salary for this position is market-based, highly competitive and will be commensurate with background and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be Creative. Be Brilliant. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution. A combination of education and/or related experience may be substituted for the degree on a year-for-year basis.

  • 5 years of experience as a UX designer, web designer or similar UX- specific role on a complex web application.

  • Experience working with UX deliverables, including personas, scenarios, maps, user flows and sketches.

  • Experience with user research and user testing.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to quickly produce basic to detailed prototypes, including HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

  • Intermediate to advanced skill level in web UI/UX technologies and design.

  • Exceptional attention to detail.

  • Extremely familiar with W3C Standards and best practices.

  • Intermediate to advanced skill level in Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Suite and willingness to learn new applications when necessary.

  • Ability to assist in identifying and troubleshooting cross-browser compatibility issues.

  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript and how it will be used to enhance a user interface.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution

  • Hands-on, user-centric design approach to problem-solving

  • Experience implementing designs in a production environment, turning vision into a reality

  • Knowledge of modern web development platforms such as Angular Material or React

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A current resume.

  • A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by January 20, 2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer