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UI/UX Designer

Apply now Job no: 502695
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Information Technology Services

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.


About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University is advancing its next generation experiential leaning through the development of a student learning framework and platform that integrates what we know from the learning sciences about learning: Self-Authored Integrated Learning (SAIL).  We are seeking a talented UX/UI Developer to create beautiful, engaging and interactive experiences.  It is critical that you have excellent taste and a creative mind that never stops coming up with new ideas and never runs out of energy to execute them. We believe inspiration can come from anywhere and experimenting with new ideas is a good thing. You must have strong communications skills and be versed in the latest design trends for all devices (mobile and web).  You have to be able to maintain consistency of brand. You’ve worked with JAVA, RXSwift, IOS, Kotlin REACT and know what great digital story telling is, and know how UI/UX best practices can take great design to the next level. You will inspire innovative web and design trends and thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment. As a member of the SAIL team in ITS the Experience Designer acts as a key member of the digital technology capability at Northeastern, helping to keep ITS at the forefront of higher education and deliver upon our university NU 2025 vision  ( and Robot Proof Future (



  • Creating interactive environments that convey information, engage and excite users of all kinds and on all devices
  • Conceptualizing and designing engaging interactive digital environments
  • Effectively deliver exceptional work for clients
  • Delivers on time and on schedule
  • Maintain integrity of Northeastern’s design process and brand
  • Conviction to champion your perspective while successfully collaborating with other points of view
  • Identify and plan UX deliverables for upcoming products and enhancements
  • Engage in cross-product design and development efforts, with responsibilities that span the entire product lifecycle, from preliminary user research, visual design, and front-end development
  • Present designs to users, stakeholders, and internal teams, collecting and incorporating design feedback for future iterations
  • Ensure a clean, consistent, appropriately branded experience across all products by contributing to UX Style Guides, CSS/SASS libraries, and UI component libraries - Prototype your ideas and create production-ready front-end implementations of your designs using HTML, CSS, and JS/React
  • Create mockups, mood boards and visual assets for use across teams.
  • Manage visual assets and design language for iOS, Android, and web projects.
  • Build upon our existing brand to deliver beautiful and functional designs.
  • Collaborate with product, engineers, and leadership to create a cohesive experience across our products.
  • Follow university and ITS processes and policies as required.
  • Communicate required corrective action as necessary.
  • Act as the functional area expert on how to handle exceptions.
  • Provide positive insight and encourage collaboration and consistency.
  • Escalate potential issues to the Director of D. Studio.
  • Make recommendation for change, more efficient processes and policies.
  • Stay up to date on the latest trends/tool/and techniques in design development.



  • Bachelor's Degree in a design related field


  • 3+ years’ experience in digital design
  • Independently produce original work that consistently wows the university and our team
  • Great taste and love for beautiful design
  • Experience with mobile app design and development
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Wireframing and schematics, prototyping where useful and necessary
  • Composed in high-pressure situations with a “big-picture” perspective on how to handle those
  • Have a Human Centered Design approach in solving user needs with deep customer empathy
  • Comfortable designing within iOS and Android native, Web Responsive, additional platform guidelines
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to explain and sell design decisions to stakeholders


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Additional Information:

A criminal background check is required for this position.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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