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UX Designer
Ref No.: 17-00806
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
MOMA Title: UX Engineer

Team Overview
Local Guides is the our client Maps community program for people who share their knowledge and make it easier for others to Client local places. Their contributions, like photos and reviews, help capture the latest information about the real world so our client can better assist users wherever they are with relevant and up to date information.

Our team cultivates this community of users, by showcasing the utility of their contributions and building bridges that allow Local Guides to better connect with each other. We need a smart, driven, problem solving engineers to help us continue to grow our program. As a UX Engineer for Local Guides, you'll help to build an improved user experience with projects that leverage cloud platforms and APIS, building web apps and internal tools, setting a foundation to help make our client Maps better for users around the world.

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:
Architect, develop, and maintain innovative, engaging, and informative web experiences for a worldwide audience
Push technology, challenge established thinking, and Client new ways of approaching (and solving) a problem
Manage your own time, and work well both independently and as part of a team

Additional Responsibilities:
Build tools to grow the Local Guides program and make the team more efficient, improving upon existing processes through problem solving ingenuity
Deliver highly scalable and reliable applications using latest web technologies.

BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or minimum 5 years equivalent practical experience.
Expertise in JavaScript (AngularJS), Python, CSS & HTML
Experience with mobile development, including responsive design.
Experience with our client App Engine and our client Analytics

Nice to Haves:
Knowledgeable in Python web frameworks, Jinja2 & Django as well as TypeScript and/or Closure
Knowledge of usability and accessibility issues.
Keen eye for clean UI implementation and knowledge of website design best practices
Excellent communication, project management and organizational skills
Experience with at-scale testing and code reviews