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2nd Story Software/TaxACT
1425 60th St NE Suite 300
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Job Title:
Web Designer
Job Type:
Full Time
Hours Per Week:
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How To Apply:
To be considered for an interview, applicants must submit a resume plus recent professional and/or classroom samples of Web design work to hr@taxact.c
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Job Description:
2nd Story Software, the makers of TaxACT located in Cedar Rapids, is hiring a full-time Web Designer. As part of the marketing team, the Web Designer will be responsible for improving the customer experience and site performance. Duties include: • Partnering with other designers and management to translate marketing objectives into clear, compelling content (graphics and copy) for TaxACT web sites • Helping create, implement and interpret results for multivariate testing • Regularly interpret analytics data and make recommendations to improve results • Implementing responsive design across sites • Taking a thorough understanding of TaxACT products, customers, and marketing strategy and applying to content and design • Collaborating with application developers and IT as needed • Staying current with web, design, and technological trends and best practices • Providing collateral for online advertising, email and other graphic design projects as needed. The ideal candidate manages timelines and works independently in a fast-paced environment; is results-driven; values innovation; is dedicated to detail and quality assurance; is thorough, seeing projects through from start to finish; has a positive attitude; is proactive in communicating issues; and enjoys creative problem solving. An innovative and growing company. 2nd Story Software is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blucora. We strive to attract, motivate, and retain the best and the brightest employees who have an entrepreneurial spirit and can execute smartly against plan. Full-time employees are offered highly competitive benefits, including: • Competitive compensation with opportunities for bonuses • Employee Stock Purchase Plan options • 17 vacation days first year and 10 holidays • Medical insurance • Dental and vision insurance with premiums paid 100% for employees and dependents • 401(k) program and employer match • Monthly health club membership subsidy
Job Qualifications:
Experience & skills • Professional and/or classroom experience in designing and developing for web and mobile web • Highly competent in server-side scripting languages (ASP, PHP, etc.) • Skilled in HTML and CSS without use of WYSIWYG editors • Strong visual and graphic design skills with advanced Photoshop skills • Knowledge of best practices related to browser and mobile device nuances, image optimization, and accessibility • Understanding of JavaScript and search engine optimization • Ideal but not required: Working knowledge of Flash and video editing software (ex: Camtasia, Captivate)