As member of Custom Development (CD), participate in the conceptual, design, and production efforts in building innovative web sites for Cornell community. Responsibilities include design and front-end development to provide good user experience; working collaboratively with the CD Project Managers and campus partners to develop project scope, schedule and milestones; developing, recommending and implementing web solutions that meet client needs; and providing support for other concurrent CD projects as needed.
Working as a member of Cornell Information Technologies' (CIT) Custom Development (CD) team and campus stakeholders the Web Designer will at a minimum:
Adopt and Contribute back to CD design/usability standards, related documentation and instructional materials. Ensure that all CD sites adhere to University and CD visual design and branding guidelines in order to maintain consistency and quality.
Participate in conceptualization and design efforts for assigned projects, including designing site look & feel, architecture, site maps, paper and electronic prototypes, unique navigation features, iconography and graphics. Contribute into production effort for assigned projects, including construction of web pages using appropriate technologies.This includes and may not be limited to graphic development, photo manipulation, beta site development, as well as refinement and migration of other sites and site implementation. Monitor and adjust, as necessary, production to ensure deliverables are on time and within budget.
Collaborate with the CD Project Managers to develop and/or maintain project scope, schedules, milestones, graphic theme & identity, site structure and logic.Identify and escalate issues related to scope, schedule and milestone to Project Manager as soon as possible. Collaborate with CD programmers regarding database interactivity, search, and other issues required by individual projects. Advise and assist CD Project Manager in developing support plan for customers.
Counsel and advise clients regarding current web technologies, web accessibility, usability strategies and information design principles as they relate to client needs. Recommend and implement technologies as appropriate.
Perform Quality Assurance testing on their own work for compliance with Cornell Web Accessibility Policy. Evaluate and respond to issues identified during testing and QA; develop, recommend and implement, as necessary, innovative solutions. Ensure all new work, procured products and websites meet Cornell established Web Accessibility standards.
Bachelor's degree; more than 3 years of experience as professional full-time member of a design/development team, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Able to assimilate and organize large bodies of diverse information. Frequent application of reasoning, analytical thought, creativity, and innovation to identify and propose technical solutions.
Able to design and develop complex websites including application of basic web production technologies and CMS.
Expert in Responsive Web Design.
Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite.
Familiar with distributed version control systems (such as GIT).
Able to create clear, concise documentation.
Able to provide estimates based on project / task descriptions.
Able to manage conflicting and constantly changing priorities.
Able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment.
Perform duties and responsibilities under very general supervision of functional manager.
Perform occasional technical oversight, direction, or instruction to others (students and/or independent contractors/consultants).
Ability to stay up-to-date on the latest web development techniques and technologies.
User Experience skills
Able to assist with light programming (PHP)
Experience with web accessibility and familiarity with WCAG 2.0
Able to update WordPress plugins and troubleshoot bugs.
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