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Information Technology Services - Usability Engineer

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Posted 20 August, 2013. Open until filled.


Information Technology Services

Job Title:

Usability Engineer

Date Posted:

20 August, 2013

Closing Date:

Position filled

Number Available:



$15.00 per hour


16 - 19 hours per week
Schedule to be arranged


This position provides support for the assessment of the Libraries' websites and online services. Specific duties include:

  • Works with the Web Services unit to determine the appropriate methods for evaluation of the Libraries' sites and services
  • Plans and implements any evaluation sessions
  • Writes reports of evaluation findings as needed
  • Maintains the Libraries Usability website (http://www.lib.washington.edu/usability/)
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of usability engineering methods including but not limited to:
    • heuristic evaluation
    • formal user testing
    • focus groups
    • contextual inquiry
  • Ability to create prototypes, mockups, and web pages quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Familiarity with UW Libraries services
  • Experience conducting usability tests

Application Process:

  1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application form using Adobe Reader (some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms).
  2. Submit the following materials to the Library student employment online dropbox.
    • Application form
    • Cover letter
    • Resume

    Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

    For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:
    Erik Dahl