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[JOB] Fwd: User interface engineer position to pass on

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From: Chris Rugger
Date: Thu, May 14, 2009 at 11:05 AM
Subject: User interface engineer position to pass on
To: Matt Parker


Can you please pass this on?  My company has an opening in NYC for a
User Interface Engineer.  I can recommend this company – competitive
benefits, Agile development, smart people, interesting business model.

We’re seeking candidates who have at least 2 years of relevant
front-end development experience.  Strong CSS and Javascript skills
are required, as well as a working knowledge of a UI toolkit such as
YUI or JQuery.  And, of course, we need our new team member to be a
good GLG fit.

Please see attached for the full UI Engineer job description.
Interested candidates should submit their resume and UI links.


Job Description

Position: User Interface Engineer

Location: New York, NY

The Company

Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) provides technology and services to support
a marketplace for expertise. Our web-based platform for consultation
and collaboration has helped our clients (1000+ of the world’s leading
financial services firms, consultancies, corporations, and nonprofits)
find, engage, and manage experts in a broad range of industries and
disciplines. GLG’s unparalleled network of the world’s leading expert
consultants includes more than 200,000 subject matter experts (called
Council Members) who educate and provide insight to decision makers
through a wide range of consulting methods, including telephone
consultations, expert surveys, and seminars. GLG has invested in one
of the worlds most sophisticated infrastructures for expert recruiting
and compliance.

GLG has grown quickly since inception in 1998 and currently employs
more than 650 people in 17 offices worldwide. Our diverse, energetic
staff and innovative technologies enable us to successfully compete
with much larger organizations. We are a privately held company with
2008 revenue in excess of USD $280 million.

Working at GLG is challenging and a lot of fun. Our environment
inspires collaboration and the teams are enthusiastic and passionate,
frequently jumping into impromptu discussions. We encourage our team
members to be current with their technical skills, share their ideas,
and actively promote best practices. Excellent communication skills
and the ability to handle multiple assignments are necessary for

We enjoy a casual dress code, complementary beverages and snacks, and
a competitive benefits package. GLG is a successful and growing
company offering opportunity for growth and career development. If
you want to work in an engaging environment where you will be
appreciated and challenged by your coworkers, and you want to improve
your skills by working with the latest in web development technology,
GLG is the place to be.
For more information about GLG, please consult

Position Description

We are seeking a User Interface Engineer to help design, develop and
support large multiple enterprise-level applications. The successful
candidate must be able to work under tight deadlines and work in close
collaboration with others, manage individual workload efficiently and
effectively, and must have excellent communication skills.
Responsibilities will include:

* Work with development team and designers to implement web interfaces
* Translate wireframes into semantic markup
* Support UI enhancements for existing applications
* Develop UI solutions for new applications
* Optimize pages for smaller file size
* Implement web standards
* Help resolve daily cross-browser incompatibility issues and
other interface bugs

Expected Background

* BA/BFA in Design, BS in Computer Science or related area or
relevant work experience
* Minimum of 2 years experience in web development and
presentation layer design and coding within a cross disciplinary
* Demonstrated implementation of a UI toolkit (YUI [preferred],
Dojo, JQuery, etc.)
* Must be able to hand-code XHTML, CSS2 and Javascript
* In-Depth knowledge of Web Standards and trends (508 compliance,
progressive enhancement, SEO)
* In-Depth knowledge of the browser box model and cross-browser
* In-Depth knowledge of the document object model
* Working knowledge of object oriented JavaScript
* Experience with Adobe Photoshop, ASP.NET , C# or Flash a plus
* Knowledge of the full development life cycle from requirements to launch
* Experience in Agile methods such as Scrum and XP is a plus

We seek bright, positive and flexible people who also:

* Act with the highest integrity and professionalism
* Take a creative approach to problem solving and strive for the
best solution, leading others to do the same
* Proactively seek out opportunities for growth
* Thrive in a team environment
* Express a strong interest in learning about GLG’s business model
and our overall vision