UI/UX Specialist – Planning Support System – ETH Zürich

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ETH Zurich is one of the leading universities of the world with a strong focus on science and engineering. In 2010 it established the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) in collaboration with the National Research Foundation (NRF) to do interdisciplinary research on pressing problems.

The Singapore-ETH Centre is home to a community of doctoral, postdoctoral and professorial researchers working in three main programmes: Future Cities Laboratory, Future Resilient Systems, and Future Health Technologies. The centre provides a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment to researchers working on diverse themes, with the shared vision of translating research to practical solutions for more sustainable and liveable cities, resilient physical and social urban systems, and patient-centric healthcare systems.

Project background

The Cities Knowledge Graph (CKG) project is a collaboration between the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) and the Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research and Education in Singapore (Cambridge CARES).

The three year project will develop a planning support system, building on knowledge graph technology, to integrate information and assessments from multiple planning-related knowledge domains (e.g. energy, mobility, or built form). This platform will be demonstrated in multiple use cases, at different planning scales, and tested with planning practitioners.

SEC is looking for talented and motivated professionals to design, develop, test, and deliver this prototype.

Join us if you want to:

  • Work in an attractive workplace in Singapore, in a unique and world-leading research environment.
  • Work alongside SEC’s Collaborative Interactive Visualisation and Analysis Laboratory (CIVAL).
  • Join a team of highly talented people from two top universities.
  • Have the opportunity to shape and develop cutting edge research at the nexus of computer science and urban research.

For more information on the project, consult our web page https://sec.ethz.ch/research/cities-knowledge-graph.html.

Job description

Starting July 2020, or at a later date to be agreed upon, we are looking for a talented UI/UX specialist to join our interdisciplinary team based at the Singapore ETH-Centre in Singapore.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Developing the interface and experience for our prototype Cities Knowledge Graph platform, particularly for the urban planners that will engage with it.
  • Contributing to the design and architecture of the platform.
  • Developing interfaces to interact with detailed information and visualisations.
  • Collaborating in a small software development team using an agile approach.
  • Designing, integrating and testing visualisations, functionalities, and metrics. Addressing and integrating user feedback.
  • Participating in and contributing to team meetings and other interactions with key stakeholders.

Your profile

For these responsibilities, you should:

  • Have experience designing UI/UX for software, web or mobile applications.
  • Have experience with Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, InVision …
  • Be a self-motivated and independent learner who is not afraid to develop and test novel ideas.
  • Be a proactive communicator who can signal issues and commit to targets. You have at least a professional working proficiency in English.

To further highlight your suitability, demonstrate that you:

  • Have experience designing UI/UX for planning support tools.
  • Have UI/UX experience related to new visualisation environments (AR, VR).
  • Have been part of collaborations between people from various (scientific) backgrounds.
  • Can present your work and ideas in an engaging and effective way.
  • Are a team player.
  • Have basic experience in front-end development (significant benefit).

Singapore-ETH Centre

The Singapore-ETH Centre provides a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment to researchers working on diverse themes focussed on sustainable and liveable cities, resilient urban systems, and patient-centric healthcare. The centre is home to a community of over 100 doctoral, postdoctoral and professorial researchers working in three main programmes: Future Cities Laboratory, Future Resilient Systems, and Future Health Technologies.

Interested?

You will be notified if selected for an interview. Interviews can take place at SEC in Singapore, or remotely.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Pieter Herthogs and Aurel von Richthofen by email (no applications).

  • Dr Pieter Herthogs (herthogs@arch.ethz.ch)
  • Dr Aurel von Richthofen (vonrichthofen@arch.ethz.ch)

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • A short cover letter explaining your interest in the project and position
  • Your CV, preferably taylored to this position
  • Contact details for at least 2 referees
  • A portfolio that illustrates your past work
  • If available, one example of a document that you wrote in support of your development work (e.g. user manual, style guide)
  • If available, one example of a slide deck (presentation) that you developed

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the Singapore-ETH Centre can be found on our website www.sec.ethz.ch.

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