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Job ID: 7255

Job Title:

UI/UX Designer/Front-End Developer (JID 7255)

Appointment Type:


Time Base:


Date Posted:

December 19, 2017

Closing Date:

Open until filled

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UI/UX Designer/Front-End Developer (JID 7255)



Full-Time / $3470 - $4166 / mo.

CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

Major Duties

Under general supervision of the Matador Emerging Technology and Arts Laboratory (META+LAB) Director, and in coordination with the META+LAB Assistant Director, the UI/UX Designer and Front-End Developer designs and develops the front-end code and UI/UX for web-based software applications and systems that meet the needs of the Division of Academic Affairs and other clients. The incumbent coordinates with clients within the Division of Academic Affairs, as well as off-campus clients, as appropriate, to conduct needs analyses (and other user-centered analyses) to develop design solutions; prototypes wireframes and conceptual flow models for user interactions with interactive sites; works with all staff and student employees throughout the design and development process to ensure all human factor-based issues are integrated; actively participates and contributes in Google Venture-Style Design Sprints to develop clickable prototypes for UI/UX testing; actively contributes to the in-house UI kit; organizes work within a team-based approach to define, to design, and to document various applications that are developed by the META+LAB; works with various members of the team to break down project assignments, to track said assignments, to identify and resolve impediments, to select appropriate resources to ensure forward momentum of all projects/products; mentors students and student employees engaged with the META+LAB in the following tracks: Front-End development, UI/UX Designer, and Marketing. Within a team-based environment, helps to improve the technical development teams, takes steps to mentor and to develop the staff, and provides technical leadership. Within an agile methodology, breaks down programming assignments, leads sprint planning and sprint review meetings, helps the team meet their daily/weekly goals, and helps to coordinate the delivery and deployment of web applications; engages in exploring the use of new technologies, proposes how said technologies can be used, and shepherds the use of these technologies to appropriately support and address the needs of the META+LAB, Academic Affairs and the University; and performs other duties as assigned.


Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field. Certification training and applied experience may be substituted for the required education, on a year-for-year basis up to two years. Equivalent to six months of full-time, progressively responsible field-related experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

General knowledge of: programming and testing methods and techniques for software applications, using Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Keynote, JIRA, BaseCamp, Microsoft Project, AIS, Wave toolbar, Compliance Sheriff, Drupal, Wordpress, GIT, Jquery, Angular, and Vue; general knowledge of specific industry standard applications programming language and of standard systems analysis techniques; and generally accepted documentation methods. Thorough knowledge of PC UNIX and MAC based web browsers and related tools. Ability and specialized skills to: analyze problems; propose effective solutions; understand functional and procedural requirements; relate solutions to management, technical staff, and users; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; work effectively within a team environment, is self-directed, and able to thrive in a dynamic environment; make presentations; conduct meetings; provide user training; and prepare programming and user documentation.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $3470 - $6114 per month.

The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $3470 - $4166, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

General Information

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

Applications received prior to December 19, 2017 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.


Associated topics: gui, interactive producer, interface, ui, ui ux designer, user experience, user interface, ux, ux ui designer, wireframing


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