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Information Technology (Internal)
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Motor Information Systems, Inc
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UI ARCHITECT AT HEARST / MOTOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS

MOTOR Information Systems, a Hearst company, has an exciting opportunity for a passionate UI Architect/Application Developer who understands that building complex web experiences requires truly engineered solutions. The UI architect mindset and toolbox has radically advanced over the last couple years. We are embracing this change to redefine our whole UI architecture by utilizing modern open source libraries to lay the foundation to build our new ecosystem of applications. We are looking for someone who wants to be part of our mission to transform the future. We have a rare opportunity for you to use your talent, passion and expertise to help drive this massive change in how we build our user experience across our product lines and how consumers experience the MOTOR Powertrain Platform.  

The UI Architect position is a Senior Technical Leadership role, reporting directly to the Executive Director of MOTOR’s Application Development team. This position offers excellent career growth and promotional opportunities, competitive compensation and the ability to work with the world's premier provider of aftermarket automotive data. Hearst/MOTOR Information Systems will be the best place you’ll ever work!

Our Ideal Candidate
• 8+ years building web experiences focused on the UI/front-end
• Former experience as UI Architect overseeing and delegating to a team of developers 
• Experience as a decisionmaker and influencer for UI/front-end architecture 
• The ability to understand a high-level vision and create a robust and modular architecture
• Expert understanding of Angular and JavaScript
• Strong understanding of TypeScript, HTML, CSS and Bootstrap
• Expertise in writing automated unit/integration tests with testing frameworks like Jasmine and Selenium
• Expertise with cross-browser and cross-platform design constraints
• Can identify, communicate and implement UI/front-end best practices
• Comfortable performing code reviews and providing candid feedback
• Experience working with RESTful web services
• Experience in web security standards and how to apply them
• Experience in UI performance testing and cross-browser compatibility testing
• Experience using Agile/SCRUM methodologies
• Experience with .NET/.NET Core
• Experience with relational databases
• Data-informed product development through analytics, A/B testing and user group testing
• Embrace end-to-end ownership of projects
• Thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Strong presentation and verbal communications skills
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment
• Capacity to serve as the technical expert for MOTOR’s UI/front-end architecture
• Strong troubleshooting skills
 
Primary Responsibilities

 

• Research, architect and develop innovative digital solutions to engineer highly responsive and engaging web and mobile front-ends with technical excellence
• Work closely with the Enterprise Architect, Solution Architects and Product Owners to provide project estimates based on customer experience, features and envisioned solution
• Implement rapid prototypes to evaluate solutions and ensure technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
• Ensure architecture and design of the solution is in alignment with overall enterprise architecture
• Demonstrate a customer-centric mentality/passion for building products with great UI/UX
• Solve problems and pro-actively look for ways to improve our products and platform
• Provide leadership on the future of UI framework and design concepts when architecting applications
• Mentor, guide and delegate to junior software architects/engineer

 

 
MOTOR is an EEO EMPLOYER

 At MOTOR, we are driven by diversity and creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace that celebrates our differences. Being MOTOR driven is celebrating your uniqueness. We are MOTOR driven.
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About MOTOR

MOTOR is the world's premier supplier of automotive data. Since 1903, MOTOR’s mission has been to provide accurate, thorough and timely information.

At MOTOR we design information solutions for the vehicle aftermarket from decades of automotive parts, repair and service information. We use the latest technology to deliver these solutions as mobile software applications, web services, data extracts and printed books.

MOTOR data is involved in billions of transactions annually across multiple segments of the industry. If you have ever taken a vehicle in for an oil change, received an estimate for mechanical or collision repair, or purchased a part online or in a store, you’ve benefited from MOTOR data. In addition, the fleets of cars and trucks that deliver your goods and services are maintained using MOTOR data.

MOTOR is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.

MOTOR Employee-Driven Success

Departments at MOTOR

Would you like to have a dramatic impact on company performance? Do you find joy in setting and meeting high standards? Are you inquisitive? Are you analytical? Are you creative? Are you energetic, outgoing and inspirational? If you have a passion for doing great things with a great company, we have a place for you.

Benefits

MOTOR offers its employees a variety of health, fitness and savings benefits.

Health

Comprehensive options for medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurances for you and your family, including domestic partners.

Fitness

An annual $300 reimbursement for fitness equipment, gym memberships and more.

Savings

Immediate access to 401(k) plan with generous employee match and H.S.A. with yearly employer contribution.

Paid Time Off

Vacation, personal, volunteer, holiday and sick days available to each employee.

 

We Love Cars

MOTOR employees know their cars. And it may not surprise you that many of them collect, restore and maintain classic vehicles. In fact, we sponsor our own employee car show each summer. If you want to show off your labor of love, or just enjoy these beautiful machines, come join us.

We Love Food

From company picnics to Tigers baseball games to monthly pot luck lunches, MOTOR knows how to put up a feast. If you like your career success to come with appetizers and dessert, MOTOR may feel like home.

 
 

We Love Winning

Our competitive spirit ensures that we not only provide great products and services for our customers, but provide a great place to work by constantly challenging ourselves to improve.

Community Service

We believe in giving back to our communities and to help encourage our employees to do so, we provide two days off each year for people to spend with the organization of their choice.

Contact: Karen Bisgrove, KBisgrove@blackbook.com for information.

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A Path to a Career

"I started as an intern in graphic design. After graduation, I was hired full-time and a short four years later I was promoted to Art Director. I always know there is room to grow my career at MOTOR."

Jessica Nestorovski

Investing in Employees

"After a long career in creating great automotive content for MOTOR, I was selected for Hearst’s Software Engineering Education & Development (SEED) program. This program is designed for employees interested in making a career change into software development. I like a company that invests in its employees."

Diane Watts

Long Tenure

"I’ve worked at MOTOR for more than 20 years. And I am not the only one who has built a career here. The average tenure of a MOTOR employee is long because it is a great place to work."

Keith Naszradi