Ui / Ux Engineer at Simons Foundation

New York City,NY,United StatesJul 24, 2015


The Simons Foundation is seeking an experienced UI/UX Engineer to develop a highly interactive and effective user interface and work collaboratively with internal front-end and back-end developers. The UI/UX Engineer will make a direct and lasting impact on autism research by building an online platform supporting the engagement of tens of thousands of families affected by autism.


  • Design, develop and maintain effective user interfaces for querying, analysis and display of phenotypic, genetic and imaging data.
  • Work collaboratively and closely with other front-end engineers, back-end engineers, study coordinators, project managers and data analysts.
  • Participate in open source software development efforts that are aligned with foundation priorities.
  • Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned or required.

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) in Computer Science or related discipline with five years of experience

Required experience:

  • At least five years of software development
  • At least five years designing and developing user interfaces and data visualization interfaces
  • At least five years of experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Ajax
  • At least three years of experience with Javascript framework such as jQuery
  • At least three years of experience with Python
  • At least three years of experience with MVC framework such as Django
  • At least three years of experience with test automation framework such as Selenium and Behave
  • At least three years of experience with version control systems such as Git
  • At least three years of experience building responsive web designs that are cross browser compatible
  • Experience with databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB and/or CouchDB

Desired experience and knowledge:

  • Experience with mobile development
  • Experience with D3.js
  • Experience with SVG
  • Experience with AngularJS
  • Experience with responsive framework CSS such as Bootstrap and Foundation
  • Experience with basic workings of various protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, etc.
  • Experience with RESTful APIs

The Simons Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

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