Job Requisition Number: 25327. In 2017, a new department was established to oversee the operations of the software solution installed during 2016 to replace the university's constellation of disparate student systems. The Student Information Systems (SIS) department is part of Information Systems and Technology in the division of Administration and Finance.
The objective of SIS is to operationalize a continuous cycle of technical improvement and feature enhancements in the new PeopleSoft Campus Solutions system and its associated applications implemented as part of the Student Information Systems Project. These applications support processes in admissions, enrollment, registration, financial aid, student accounts, advising, and a student portal. To ensure the success of these mission-critical systems, SIS was staffed with a blend of technical and functional experts who will test and implement new features, respond to campus needs, and keep all systems running optimally throughout the academic cycle.
CalCentral is a secure online portal that delivers personal notifications from key campus systems, facilitates navigation of campus resources, and supports learning and the academic experience.
The CalCentral Designer will apply user-centered design processes to create, evaluate and modify designs and prototypes in support of the evolving CalCentral software application and web development. The incumbent will gather input from users at all phases of the design process and ensures that those needs are represented in the product or service being developed. The individual will perform usability evaluations for development teams and may produce specifications describing user requirements and internal structures for CalCentral.
Initiates, designs and manages the complete user-centered design cycle (user research, user modeling, user needs assessment, design, testing, developer relations) for medium to large projects, including approaches, trends, sources and uses of data that have a significant impact on individual or multiple departments. •May lead a team of user experience designers in the user modeling process (e.g. personas and scenarios) using information gathered during user research. •Performs highly complex requirements and specifications development and documentation from end-users, stakeholders, project sponsors, and developers. •Performs highly complex usability evaluations for medium to large projects, dealing directly with major department managers. •Designs or manages the design of medium to large web site and/or application architectures. •May design complex data/information visualizations. •Initiates and creates visual and/or functional designs of complex user interfaces for large projects that have a significant impact on individual or multiple departments. •May create the visual look and feel for user interface components and page layout. •May incorporate web accessibility best practices into the user experience design process. •Liaises with developers of product/service to ensure technical feasibility and that designs are properly realized. •Communicates designs and results of testing to end-users, stakeholders, project sponsors, and developers.
Engages and partners with colleagues in the field across campus and/or in higher education. May set, or advise the adoption of, campus or department-wide standards for user experience designs.•Possesses an advanced understanding of the user experience process (user research, user needs assessment, design, usability evaluation, and developer relations). •Has demonstrated experience with implementing user interface design best practices and guidelines in production software. •Possesses an advanced understanding of design principles and guidelines for one or more areas of expertise (for example, visual design, interaction design, data/information visualization, user interface programming). •Possesses an advanced understanding of common application architectures and IT infrastructure technologies -- especially presentation layer technologies. •Has advanced skills in diagramming, prototyping and using design tools. •Has strong communication and interpersonal skills. •Must be self-motivated, work independently and as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills. •May require web and/or application development skills. •Possesses knowledge of application development and the enterprise environment. •Requires knowledge of other related areas of IT, such as web/application programming and project management. •Ability to work well with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. •Ability to communicate technical information (for example, design rationales) in a clear and concise manner. •Ability to identify business needs, user requirements, and technical constraints, and identify ways in which application or web designs can support those needs. •Has knowledge of departmental processes and procedures. •Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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