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Associate User Experience Designer

Stanford University

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Associate User Experience Designer
Business Affairs: University IT (UIT), Redwood City, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4432
Employee Status: Fixed-Term
Grade: J
Requisition ID: 93516


Under general supervision, assist with defining and designing the functionality and interface of applications with user interfaces; work with users, analysts, software engineers, architects and QA staff to ensure designs aligned with user needs and underlying technology. Create graphic and visual design or work with specialists to merge these into the interface. Ensure compliance with Stanford's online accessibility policies through implementing alternative technologies.

  • Assist with defining, designing and testing the functionality and interface of applications.
  • Ensure compliance with Stanford's online accessibility policies through implementing alternative technologies.
  • Assist with creating application code to manifest the designs, or work with software engineers to develop them.
  • Assist with usability testing on applications during the development lifecycle; refine designs based on the results of testing. May administer testing focus groups.
  • Execute and administer user research protocols, understand or contribute personas, identify required tasks and information flows for given systems.
  • Implement established information architecture and user interface designs for given systems.
  • Gather, monitor and report on metrics and user feedback for issues and opportunities for improvement; liaise with quality assurance and help desk specialists to identify defects in application functionality or design and create strategies for mitigation.
  • Contribute to and maintain documentation on design assumptions, application requirements and specifications, business logic, training materials, help text, and release notes.


Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Requires knowledge of computer system capabilities.
  • Hands-on design skills.
  • Experience in current Web technologies.
  • Understanding of HTML, CSS, wire framing tools and visual design software.
  • Knowledge of delivering mobile solutions, responsive design across platforms and devices.
  • Knowledge of W3C (World Wide Web consortium) and related standards, including accessibility.
  • Skill in conducting user research, user testing, usability testing and analysis.
  • Skill in developing specifications and mockups using UI design tools and/or programming in web application languages.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to bridge functional and technical resources by communicating effectively with individuals of varying systems expertise
  • Ability to document business scenarios or requirements and create mockups.
  • Proven problem solving and analytical thinking and ability to approach problems logically and systematically.

Certifications and Licenses:


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, and reach/work above shoulders.
  • Occasionally sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat.
  • Visual acuity including color vision.

  • Occasionally work weekends, evenings, holidays, and flexible shifts.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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