Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Sabre: Principal GUI Architect

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

The Principal GUI Architect will be responsible for maintaining their industry presence, and approximately 10-15% of their available work hours will be dedicated to this task. Primary focus will be on elevating the technical prowess and User Interface innovation technologies utilized by Sabre Travel Network.

Position Description:

It is desired that the Principal GUI Architect already have an industry presence in the areas of User Interaction and Web 2.0 technologies. This could include; presenting at conferences, publishing white papers or magazine articles, creating and maintaining blogs on Web 2.0 and user interaction technologies, and active participation in open source Web 2.0 technologies.

Primary experience and proficiency should be in information architecture and advanced user interface design. This includes developing optimal product workflow and usability as well as extensive experience with interaction design. The role will consist of tasks including: working with product management and customers to develop paper prototypes and user interface mockups; conducting and participating in concept generation activities including the development of user profiles; user scenarios, organizational models, task models, and feature lists; creating process flows, site maps, wireframes, navigation systems, screen prototypes, and conceptual models to clarify and refine new product solutions.

It is preferred that the candidate be experienced in web based applications (not just websites). Preferably the candidate have substantial experience in designing with and implementing Web 2.0 technologies such as Dynamic HTML, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX, Lazlo, FLEX, and Flash. While actual coding experience is preferred, general understanding of these technologies and how they can be utilized to implement extremely usable web applications is a must. Additionally experience in graphic design is a major plus.

Minimum Job Requirements:

Qualified candidates will possess a strong tract-record of success in creative design in a web production environment. In addition they should possess: 5+ years of demonstrated expertise in user interface design and implementation; experience in large, transaction oriented environments such as Yahoo, Google, eBay, Amazon, etc. is a major plus; ability to set strategic direction for usability/user interface for entire web product line; ability to lead and influence others; excellent verbal and written communication skills. Degree in Human-Computer Interaction, information design, industrial design, or related area preferred. Advanced degree preferred. Candidate should be prepared to show an outstanding portfolio of detailed page schematics, functional specifications, interaction flows, site maps, navigation systems, and wireframes.

Experience with any of the following technologies and tools are a plus: Dynamic HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, FLEX, Lazlo, Flash, ASP, JSP, Java Servlets, Struts, Java Applets, J2EE, VBScript, JavaScript, Apache, Tomcat, IIS, JBoss, TIBCO Portal, SunOne Portal, Oracle Portal, and other Portal Technology, CGI, PERL, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Microsoft VISIO and Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop and other Graphic Design tools, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.

How to apply:

To apply for this opportunity, please visit Click on “careers,� then “search careers within the United States.� Post your resume to the Principal GUI Architect position.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:35 pm
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