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    This is the position of Information Technology Specialist (APPSW) in the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Project, High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.  The ADS maintains an API and rich web client which provides access to a database of scholarly publications containing more than 13 million carefully curated records.  Our web client is used daily worldwide by professional astronomers,  librarians, students, and the general public.  

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    Responsibilities

    1. In collaboration with project management and stakeholders, design visually appealing, intuitive, and accessible user interfaces that help to make our set of complex APIs simple to interact with and understand.
    2. Develop and maintain user stories, wireframes, specifications and other design tools/documentation.
    3. Communicate with users to understand their needs and use that knowledge to drive the design process.
    4. In collaboration with senior developers, help implement components of the ADS user interface as a web application.
    5. Perform other duties as may be required.

    Duties above duties at the grade 11 may include but are not limited to:

           1. Design visually appealing, intuitive, and accessible user interfaces that help to make our set of complex APIs simple to interact with and understand.  

           2. Gather data from usability studies, develop and maintain user stories, wireframes, specifications and other design tools/documentation.

           3. Implement components of the ADS user interface as a web application.

    In addition to the duties above , duties at the grade 12 may include but are not limited to:

          1. Design and implement components of the ADS user interface as a web application

         In addition to the duties above duties at the grade 13 may include but are not limited to:

    1. Communicate with users to understand their needs and use that knowledge to drive the design process.

         

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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