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Programmer Analyst 3

Requisition ID req7878
Working Title Interaction/UX Designer
Position Grade 14
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO is looking for an Interaction/UX Designer to join our dynamic and growing product development team. Project ECHO is a collaborative model of education and care management that empowers clinicians around the globe to provide better care to the most vulnerable populations, right where they live. Our model has been replicated by organizations in more than 35 countries.  The Interaction/UX Designer will be crucial to our ECHO Digital strategy –a societal platform that reimagines all aspects of Project ECHO in a digital way and supports the global ECHO movement in our audacious goal to touch 1 billion lives by 2025. Design and user experience (UX) are central to this effort and will ensure that the ECHO Digital products are intuitive, innovative, and provide solutions to the needs of our culturally and geographically diverse users. 

In this role, you will lead the ECHO Digital design team in understanding our users’ needs, behaviors and constraints through research and testing.  You will work with our global team of product managers, engineers, and researchers in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment to develop useful and usable solutions. If you are passionate about collaboration, design, and innovation, and want to make a lasting, positive impact on millions of lives around the world, this position is for you.

As an Interaction/UX Designer, you will be responsible for:

             Working with product management and engineering to conduct user research and gather user insights, defining the user model and user interface for new products and features

             Creating designs, including user flows, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes, and integrating in   agile development processes; conducting prototyping and user studies (research, test, surveys)

             Storytelling and framing problems for a diverse audience of stakeholders, helping them envision ECHO Digital solutions. Articulating user journeys with scenarios, storyboards and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas

             Communicating effectively in a cross-functional product development team

             Supervising and managing a globally dispersed UI/UX design team. Allocating work and managing design priorities

Project ECHO prides itself on being a values based organization.  Our seven values include: Service to the Underserved, Demonopolize Knowledge, Mutual Trust and Respect, Teamwork, Excellence and Accountability, Innovation and Learning and Joy of Work.  We strive to find individuals who can embrace and exemplify these values.

Project ECHO is grant funded and has received support from the NM Legislature, the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico Department of Health.  We are growing exponentially, serving communities around the globe.  By joining our team, you will be part of a movement that is leading the way in technology-based healthcare initiatives and will support our vision to touch the lives of 1 billion people by 2025!


See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Specialty licensure/certification may be required, as specified by the department.
  • Successful candidate may be subject to a criminal background check prior to starting work.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 2 years of progressively responsible experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Higher education and/or experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

•             Demonstrated experience in designing and shipping usable web-based interfaces

•             Proven experience in leading user centered design process

•             Demonstrated HTML skills, with knowledge of JavaScript for rapid prototyping

•             Experience with design tools, e.g., Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, to produce wireframes and mockups

Experience integrating third party solutions into platform designs

•             Experience managing complex projects and geographically dispersed teams



Additional Requirements
Campus Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
Department Project ECHO (259B)
Employment Type Staff
Staff Type Term - Full-Time
Term End Date 06/30/2019
Status Exempt
Pay $3956.33 - $5924.53 (Monthly)
Benefits Eligible This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB Statement Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check Required No
For Best Consideration Date 2/11/2019
Application Instructions Please provide a resume and cover letter. Please also provide a URL to your design portfolio that showcases your expertise in designing web and/or mobile applications.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.