Programmer

FastTek

Programmer

Programmer #476886
Job Description:
  • MDOT Operations has a comprehensive Information Technology (IT) portfolio of over 150 distinct applications.
  • The DTMB Business Planning and Analysis Unit, along with its MDOT business partners, is responsible for providing software maintenance and operations support for the MDOT portfolio.
  • Additionally, the Business Planning and Analysis Unit provides resources for new and on-gong development efforts in support of MDOT’s Call for Projects.
  • The resource will be responsible for using a combination of user centered design and agile development methods to create a highly usable user interface for development projects.
  • The resource will work very closely with project business analysts, technical leads and developers to develop system information architecture and responsive designs for the user interface during projects.
  • This a combined position, requiring the skillsets of both a UX Designer and UI Developer, primarily focusing on interaction design.
  • The position assists development teams with the final look, feel and behavior of the interface in different contexts.
  • The position also works with project teams to provide the user interface solution that is ADA compliant and in compliance with the State of Michigan’s look and feel standards.
 
 
 
Responsibilities include: 
  • Works directly with project team including business analysts, business owners, solution architects, developers, and QA to ensure understanding of the requirements, functionality, size, scalability, and usability of the IT solution.
  • Works in conjunction with the Business Analyst to examine existing business processes and systems to develop a full representation of the system’s interface design and usability by the business.
  • Participates in all requirement gathering meetings, JAM sessions and/or brainstorm sessions with business owners to identify product usability concerns and desires.
  • Examine and analyze current user(s) flow and process, pain points, and desires from a usability and visual standpoint to deliver proper solutions.
  • Leads the overall visual design and usability of the product. Provides expertise and leads the project team through applicable design patterns, screen layout decisions, and usability testing.
  • Serves as an advocate for the end user of the product, consistently working to improve the overall design and usability of the delivered product, as the budget allows.
  • Creates sketches, wireframes, and mockups of user interface screens according to the requirements/user stories that adhere to the Look & Feel Standards as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Creates high-fidelity functioning prototypes when applicable/feasible.
  • Reviews wireframes with the Business Analyst for business requirements and with Technical Lead for technical feasibility before presenting wireframe solutions to the business.
  • Provides guidance to the development team regarding UI/UX best practices, established coding standards, and ADA vulnerability remediation.
  • Ensures conformance to the Look & Feel Standards.
  • Performs usability testing to ensure conformance with UI/UX best practices.
  • Performs accessibility testing to ensure conformance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
  • Creates and facilitates usability tests with the intended users of the product and iterates screen designs accordingly.
  • Actively advises developers on accessibility requirements and vulnerability remediation.
  • Serve as liaison to E-Michigan and CSS team.
 
Experience and Skillsets
Approximately 6-8 years of experience with the following: 
  • The candidate must have experience designing the user interface and user interactions for systems. 
  • Cascading Style sheets, HTML5, and Java Script development experience is required.
  • Angler JS experience is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to interpret user research to design highly usable system information architecture and screen designs.
  • They should be able to develop both low fidelity and high fidelity prototypes and have the knowledge and skills to evaluate the designs’ usability through cognitive walkthroughs and heuristic reviews.
  • The individual should be able to plan and execute other forms of usability evaluations including informal and formal usability tests.
  • To be effective, the candidate should be familiar with user profiles and personas and how to use them in design development and in a walkthrough.
  • The consultant must be able to work closely with developers and analysts during the construction of designs.
 
Required Skills: (4-8Yrs)
  • Developing low and high fidelity prototypes for UI design
  • Performing information architecture design for system UIs
  • Experience in usability assessments of software such as cognitive and heuristic walkthroughs as well as formal usability testing
  • Experience in Agile development methods
  • Experience in interface visual design
  • Experience in the use of the Axure prototyping / mockup software tool
  • Experience programming in Jquery and JavaScript framework
  • Experience writing HTML5
  • Experience developing cascading style sheets
 
Desired Skills:
Experience with angler JS and View.
 
Additional Info:
 
At FastTek Global, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories. Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve and have a little fun along the way.
We have been doing this with pride, dedication and plain, old-fashioned hard work for 24 years!
FastTek Global is financially strong, privately held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.
We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things and we do them for Fortune 10, Fortune 500, and technology start-up companies.
Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefit options you can choose the benefits you need or want, options include:
 
  • Medical and Dental (FastTek pays majority of the medical program)
  • Vision
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Long Term Disability (100% paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid)
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match
 
Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.
FastTek Global was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020!
To view all of our open positions go to: https://www.fasttek.com/fastswitch/findwork
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fasttekglobal
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fasttekglobal
Find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fasttek
You can become a fan of FastTek on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fasttekglobal/