Job: User Interaction Developer/UC Berkeley/Berkeley, CA

23 Apr 2007 - 12:54pm
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Daphne Ogle

User Interaction Developer

The University of California, Berkeley, is the preeminent public
university in the country. We’re also one of the leading employers in
the San Francisco Bay Area. We are currently seeking a User
Interaction Developer for the Educational Technology Services division.

UC Berkeley's Educational Technology Services (ETS) is looking for an
energetic and teamwork-focused User Interaction Developer to play a
leadership role on our dynamic Learning Systems Team, and help
develop the next generation of learning and collaboration systems for
the UC Berkeley and Sakai communities. This position is a critical
bridge between the user experience and User Interaction Designers and

Interested in community and open source software? Ever wondered how,
as a Designer, you can help those projects build more useful and
usable products for users outside of the development community? UC
Berkeley is a core institution involved in the FLUID project (http:// that has critical goals to enable Designers to be
an integrated part of software development in community and open
source projects, as well as enable Developers to make better design
decisions through education and providing them with well thought-out
tools, such as personas, design patterns, and user interface (UI)

ETS is leading UC Berkeley's effort for the FLUID project, as they
have been for the Sakai project (, for
several years. We are looking for an individual who is passionate
about good, useful, and usable interaction design, and can help us
change the way people think about design in community source.

· Contribute to the design of the UI layer and develop UI
components, skins, and widgets for the Sakai and FLUID projects
developed within the ETS Learning Systems Group, under the general
supervision of the ETS Associate Director for Learning Systems, and
in cohort with other UI team members and Developers

· Collaborate with users, Instructional Designers, Project
Managers, and Educational Technologists across ETS and the FLUID and
Sakai projects to translate functional requirements into wire frames
and prototypes that Programmers use to build web-based applications

· Specify the user interaction and functional behavior of Sakai
applications and conduct user testing to ensure their usability

· Contribute throughout the development cycle, working with the
UI Designers and Developers and drawing on their expertise to define
appropriate technologies, interactions, and UI components to apply to
each project

· Serve as one of the key representatives to the Sakai
Consortium and FLUID project for UI design, and participate in
meetings with a multi-institutional team of Software Developers to
plan requirements for the functionality and usability of Sakai and
other community source tools

· Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education
and experience

· Minimum of five years of work experience in software development

· Minimum four years of experience in web design and production

· Minimum of three years of experience in developing and
managing client relationships

· Minimum of two years of experience with JSP, XSLT, or JSF coding

· Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, and
facilitation skills

· Ability to communicate abstract design ideas clearly using
storyboards, wire frames, flowcharts, and working prototypes

· Knowledge and expertise with XHTML and CSS

· Knowledge of XML and related implementations, including XML

· Experience with interface design, prototype development, and
the implementation of UI layer using CSS, AJAX, and other technologies

· Knowledge and expertise with graphics applications, such as
Adobe Creative Suite, and web design applications, such as Adobe
GoLive, Dreamweaver, and BBEdit

· Knowledge of diagramming and flowcharting applications, such
as Omnigraffle or Visio

· Understanding of W3C and Section 508 Web Standards, and user-
centered design methodology and usability testing

· Master's degree in a related field, such as Design or
Information Science

· Experience with PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Flash, or AJAX

This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a
Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment
contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

The hiring salary range for this position is $57,936 - $82,128.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. We offer a diverse working environment, competitive
salaries, and comprehensive benefits. Apply online at: http:// indicating the job code 6254.

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