Spending a lot of time in Austin, and this came across my desk. High end position working as a Senior UI Developer comfortable interfacing with a server-side Java team.
Update: the position has been filled, but there's a similar one for a team in Northern Virginia. Salary is still good, and it's clear what they're looking for.
Here's my job desciption:
This is a collaborative position where you work with the product manager, take the advice of the UX folks, and work with the architects to make sure they understand that a working product is not the same as a product that delivers a quality UI to customers.
You’re not going to just do strategy - you’ll be expected to build features and components of server side services, which is why this isn’t a 70k a year design position, but that’s what we keep getting in resumes.
The Boring Stuff:
- Analyze, design and develop Web based UI capabilities and J2EE server side services in an Agile environment
- Work with product management on detailed requirements and deliver working
features in short iterations
- Write code that is of superior quality, and ensure good test case coverage of the modules.
Degree: I don’t want to say. Let’s just say that if you can do the work, this won’t matter, and if you can’t, this won’t get you the job.
Keywords That Are Fun:
- Java. (not as a programmer, but clearly the description is working with server side developers and the more you know how to do that, the better).
- Familiarity with Application Servers such as JBOSS
- Experience with RDBMS's such as ORACLE, DB2, SQL Server
- Knowledge of XML based technologies
This is a serious position. It's for someone at the top of their game, but still likes to get their hands dirty. It's not a Creative Director job. It's a not front end design job. It's a get in the middle of the corporate development team and work with everyone beginning to end. The good news is that you're in at the beginning. The bad news is you can't site at your desk listening to Daft Punk and knocking out some clean design that looks awesome. And, you'll have to work with the UX team, which means they'll want to do stuff that offends the creative mindset, but tests well, in the UX lab.
If that's you, I want to talk to you. It pays well, and it's going to be interesting work.
Contact me by emailing me at the link at the top right, or calling me at 214-509-7262.