University of Utah User Experience Developer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/16/2017

Requisition Number PRN14239B

Job Title User Experience Developer

Working Title User Experience Developer

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00028 - School of Business-Dean

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39,300 to 55,000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Designs the visual layout for websites or web-based products with the goal of enhancing appeal to the user while maximizing functionality. Designs graphics, pages, forms, and navigation schema. Requires familiarity withHTMLand various graphic design software packages.

This position allows significantly more creative freedom and autonomy than a typical university setting. The David Eccles School of Business has more than 40 WordPress websites that have not had any qualitative testing and minimal quantitative reporting. The UX Developer would be faced with the unique challenge of how to make our websites more engaging and increase enrollment for prospective students, while still offering relevant information to current students. This position would work directly with a website marketing manager, and a small team of interns, to make the websites successful. The Eccles School is pursuing ambitious growth goals, and this position will directly support achieving those goals.


The ideal applicant will be:

Excited about collaborating and communicating closely with teams and other stakeholders

Adept at working with clients to regularly deliver design solutions for approval

Willing to help teammates, share knowledge and experience with them, and learn from them

Open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism

Passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and innovation

Research and showcase knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies

Essential Functions

Work with web team to analyze and improve UX for 40+ websites at the Eccles School (

Collect and use web analytics, qualitative and quantitative testing (focus groups, surveys, A/B), and best web practices to provide recommendations for strategic design and user-experience decisions

Support Marketing Manager to provide elegant analytics reports for all websites

Optimize our sites based on web analytics

Manage content updates (both large and small) on all websites based on feedback

Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications department and other key stakeholders to concept campaigns and project ideas

Has knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude required. Typically reports to a manager.


This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalency and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing tools to work within WordPress, Qualtrics,

and SalesForce. Basic HTML5, JavaScript, Adobe CS,CSS/SCSS/LESSskills are a plus.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

For the writing sample please submit an example of how you improved a website’s “User Experience”. You can do this best with a before /after comparison, both visually and written out.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.