User Experience Developer

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Working Title: User Experience Developer

Classification Title: Analyst/Programmer - Career

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Thursday, September 22, 2022 @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Information Resources & Technology (IRT) partners with faculty, staff, and students to provide essential information technology services that support mission critical activities and innovative technology solutions that facilitate the accomplishment of strategic campus goals.
Under the supervision of the Director of Digital User Experience, Web & Mobile Services, the User Experience Developer’s primary role is to develop the structure for engaging, enjoyable, and accessible experiences for all users. The position leverages user research, workflow analysis, and universal design principles to develop industry-leading digital customer experiences that meet user needs and eliminate barriers to adoption. Assignments include applications and services provided by the Information Resources & Technology (IRT) division.
The incumbent must operate from a deep understanding of user-centered design and be passionate about providing a structured platform that enables consistent and usable end-user experiences. While the incumbent must understand technical limitations as well as business strategies and goals, they must act as an advocate for the experience of the user, striking a balance between the two. Additionally, the position must have the ability to program scalable solutions with coded-in accessibility.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,372 - $10,792 per month

Hiring Range: $6,000 to $8,500 per month, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

Salary Grade/Range: 2

Recruitment TypeRegular (Probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

Pay Plan12 months 

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm; other hours as required

Remote Work

Full telecommuting (remote work) is available, on an opt-in basis, after successful completion of a hybrid onboarding period (remote and in-person work).

Please visit the following webpage for more information on the CSU Telecommuting Program:

Per our Out of State Employment Policy (see below), a successful candidate must reside within the State of California upon time of hire.

Department Information 

Who is IRT? 
Information Resources & Technology (IRT) partners with faculty, staff, and students to provide essential information technology services that support mission critical activities and innovative technology solutions that facilitate the accomplishment of strategic campus goals at Sacramento State. 

For more information, please visit: 

Minimum Qualifications 

To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in application programming and systems analysis and related programming support functions is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science or business, or equivalent training and applied experience. Foundation knowledge and skill for the Analyst/Programmer, depending on the position assignment, may include working knowledge of a specific industry standard applications programming language and knowledge of standard systems analysis techniques.

Required Qualifications 

1. Bachelor's degree in information systems, communications, educational technology, industrial design, or related fields from an accredited university or equivalent training and applied experience.
2. Experience in specific industry standard applications, programming languages, and standard systems analysis techniques.
3. Demonstrated experience applying agile project management principles.
Knowledge, Skill, Abilities
4. Basic foundation of knowledge and skills in web development and application programming.
5. Demonstrated familiarity with Section 508 requirements of the Federal Rehabilitation Act.
6. Knowledge of user interface design, usability and accessibility and validation tools.
7. Demonstrated ability to balance multiple work load and responsibilities, establish project milestones and timelines, and coordinate project teams to ensure project deadlines are met.
8. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in analyzing and defining requirements for solutions development.
9. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in analyzing business processes.
10. Demonstrated ability to execute the development lifecycle from requirements analysis through testing and deployment.
11. Demonstrated ability to engage stakeholders and use effective communication and listening skills to identify their requirements or make improvements.
12. Demonstrated ability to manage time, prioritize effectively, and meet deadlines.
13. Knowledge of coding principles and content structure practices that optimize search engine implementation and outcomes.
Condition of Employment
- Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications 

14. Experience with principles and best practices for developing and managing content management systems.
15. Extensive experience with modern coding practices in languages and frameworks, including HTML 5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery and CSS libraries and frameworks, PHP, JSON, XML, and RESTful API.
16. Knowledge of web security standards.
17. Knowledge of human-centered design principles.
Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter, and work sample(s).

Please upload 1 to 3 recent work sample(s) that are relevant to this position.  This can be a combination of a project you led, sites or apps you’ve built, information architectures or UI’s you have created, screenshots of digital properties (mobile or web) you have contributed to. Please feel free to upload these samples as multiple files.

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

CSU Telecommuting Program

Sacramento State is participating in the CSU Telecommuting Program. The opt-in program is available for positions within the Management Personnel Plan (MPP), Academic Professionals of California (APC) union, or California State University Employees Union (CSUEU). All CSU employees, regardless of telecommuting status, must still comply with the CSU’s Out of State Employment Policy.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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