User Experience Developer
Thomson Reuters
Toronto, ON
5d ago

User Experience Developer

Come and join the largest and fastest growing UX team in Thomson Reuters! We are a highly-diverse, multi-disciplinary team, self-driven UX professionals that take great pride in our work, and love the challenge of turning complex problems and constraints into elegant solutions that meet our users’ needs.

Our dedicated, open work space is ideal for promoting an agile, collaborative, supportive environment where diverse thinking, innovative design and experimentation is welcomed and encouraged.

Our work focuses on a large portfolio of cloud-based, data-driven applications for the Legal market that gross over $1B annually, and range in size and scale from months to multiple years.

Role Summary :

The User Experience Developer is responsible for working with designers, information architects and a team of developers to define HTML markup and create custom CSS stylesheets for complex, information-rich web and mobile applications.

This position is perfect for someone who is passionate about the CSS and HTML, can follow coding standards already in place but wants to stay up-to-date on technology to help improve the code base, and is not afraid of new challenges.

About You :

You’re a fit for the role of User Experience Developer, if you have :

  • Associate degree in a technology-related field (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • Knowledge of web standards and accessibility (W3C and s508)
  • Minimum 2+ years experience developing front-end web applications
  • Portfolio of work
  • Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to create production-quality CSS, SASS, and HTML for web applications with support for mobile and tablet devices.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript a plus.

  • Knowledge of web standards, accessibility, CSS-driven layouts and manipulating the DOM
  • Implement browser-independent designs and cross-browser issues (IE, Firefox, Safari etc) on all platforms
  • Good eye for aesthetics and detail; can faithfully convert Photoshop design specifications into a functional, standards-compliant website
  • Familiar with :

  • Modular CSS, SASS mixins and functions
  • Developing for mobile and tablet devices
  • Understanding of AJAX and jQuery (other JS libraries like backbone.js, and angular JS) is a plus
  • Ability to follow technical specifications and production processes
  • Ability to adjust graphics and create / optimize graphic assets as needed to complete designs
  • Ability to work with source / version control software
  • CSS image sprites
  • Competencies

  • Ability to communicate ideas and collaborate with developers, designers, information architects, copywriters, project managers and executives.
  • Strong time-management, multi-tasking and prioritization skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Innovative and a self-starter
  • Scope of Influence

  • Ability to interact with other team members, both in UXE team and wider cross-functional capacity (technology, content, marketing, product development)
  • Ability to build consensus between technology, quality and business groups and justify design decisions
  • What’s in it For You?

    You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through :

  • Hybrid Work Model : Currently, as part of our COVID-19 response, our employees are working remotely and following local COVID-19 bylaws and guidelines with the majority of our offices planning to remain remote throughout 2021.
  • Upon return, we will embrace a hybrid work environment consisting of in-office and remote work.

  • Culture : Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
  • Wellbeing : Comprehensive benefit plans; company-wide Mental Health Day Off; Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs;
  • resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.

  • Learning & Development : LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company;
  • Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking.

  • Social Impact : Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact.
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